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Uploaded: September 3, 2010
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Novice  Novice Skill Level
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Updated: September 3, 2010
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What’s spooky, dark, full of mystery, and is usually home to many tales? It could only be one thing, and that thing is a spooky house. I just had to do another tutorial on one of these creepy structures because we will be seeing a bunch of them in less then a month. So, for today I will be showing you guys "how to draw a haunted house", step by step. One great thing about these houses of lore, is the fact that they all come in many different styles, colors, and sizes. You got to think, why is it cool to go on a haunted house amusement ride, but not walk inside of the real thing? I know the answer to that question, and it’s simple. For starters, haunted houses that can be found at various amusement parks, and carnivals are all fake, but walking inside of the real thing is a bit different because you are actually risking your life by even stepping foot into a house that is spooked to the max. To me, I think it’s more fun to "draw a haunted house" because you can make them look like anything you want. If you want to draw a really fantastic creation, adding some real scary looking gargoyles or bat structures may be something that can spruce up your drawing creation. This is a fun submission because I really want you guys to follow the steps, but also add some of your uniqueness to bring out the monster in you. I hope I see a lot of artwork going up on your very own haunted house. Remember, everybody’s perception is different when it comes to inventing your own stuff. Have fun guys, and remember to also have an awesome Halloween when it’s time to ring that bell and shout “TRICK OR TREAT”!

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How to Draw a Haunted House

how to draw a haunted house step 1

STEP 1.

Draw the foundation of your surface which could either be a flat ground, or a hilltop. Next, draw three structure shapes like you see here.
 
how to draw a haunted house step 2

STEP 2.

Begin drawing out the rooftops on both the house, and the houses porch. When that is done you will also need to make the sides of the porches structure which should be a bit squiggly. Lastly, draw in the stairs.
 
how to draw a haunted house step 3

STEP 3.

Continue to draw out the shape of yet another roof which is incorporated with tower structure, and porch structure which includes the columns. Now add some lining for the shingles like so, and draw in the shape of the front door.
 
how to draw a haunted house step 4

STEP 4.

The biggest part to drawing a haunted house, is getting all the roofs drawn in. That is what you will continue to do here as you can see. The other roof tops should be triangle in shape, and they should also overlap the sides of the building. Once done, move onto the next step.
 
how to draw a haunted house step 5

STEP 5.

It's now time to have even more fun. Draw out all the windows. There should be one on each side, two in the middle tower, and two on each side below the caps. You will also need to thicken and shape out the shape of the house like you see here.
 
how to draw a haunted house step 6

STEP 6.

Okay, you are almost done I promise. Draw two tress that are wicked spooky, and dead, and then draw out the front lawn, walkway, and the rest of the stairs. Add some minor or faint detailing to the front door, and then some cobwebs, or spider webs whatever you want to call them. Erase the guidelines and shapes that you drew in step one so you can clean up the drawing and prepare it for the shingles.
 
how to draw a haunted house step 7

STEP 7.

You are now ready to finish off this drawing. All you have to do is draw in the faint lines for the roof shingles and the siding of the house like so. I hope you had fun guys, move to the last step to see what your new haunted house looks like.
 
how to draw a haunted house step 8

STEP 8.

Ta da! Now that is an awesome haunted house. Have even more fun coloring it in. That does it for this lesson, see you next time.