Halloween is just around the corner, which means it time to get creating! To help you, I've gathered my 5 favorite Halloween art projects for beginners. Anyone can do these fun and easy Halloween paintings in just five steps or less! Plus,
For those who celebrate Halloween, or Día De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead in Mexico), in this video, I have put together five of my favorite art projects to add joy to your festivities. So, gather your friends, family, and you... just a few simple art supplies, and you'll be ready to make some fun memories.
Watch the video below and pick your favorites. Then continue reading to enjoy more instruction and Halloween inspiration.
#1 Full Moon Painting
This realistic full moon painting is so cool looking and makes great art on your wall anytime of year, especially around Halloween. This simple painting for beginners only takes four steps!
How to Paint a Moon
Step 1: Paint background black and let it dry.
Step 2: Grab a round object and trace around it in the middle of your painting.
Step 3: Paint inside the circle white, don't worry if black shows through
Step 4: Add details, such as craters to get a more realistic look. (You can get my reference photo linked below if you need help.)
Watch the tutorial below, and get the reference photo as a Createful Art Member here on Patreon to help you.
#2 Sugar Skull Drawing
For all those who love to draw, color, and paint, this the project for you! The sugar skull is a colorful skull with many designs that is used to celebrate Día de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) in Mexico.
This holiday the is right around the time of Halloween. It's a great time to celebrate family and culture. You can enjoy this art project as a full workshop, (click on it below for more details). It includes...
How to Draw a Sugar Skull
Step #1 Trace the Skull on Surface. Go over lines with fine tip pen.
Step #2 Color or paint background - optional (do this step first if painting on canvas)
Step #3 Color of or paint the details
#3 Painting a Pumpkin on Canvas
Painting a pumpkin is a favorite Halloween tradition for many. But, this pumpkin painting puts a fun twist on that tradition by painting a pumpkin on a canvas or other surface.
How to Paint a Pumpkin on a canvas
Step 1: Paint gray background with horizontal line about a third up from the bottom and let dry.
Step 2: Trace the shape of a pumpkin in the center of canvas. Use my reference photo linked below if you need.
Step 3: Paint the pumpkin purple and then add blue and brown vertical curved lines for ribs of pumpkin.
Step 4: Paint the shadow of the pumpkin on background.
Optional - Splatter orange paint on canvas for a playful look.
Step 5: Paint the pumpkin orange leaving the ribs to show. Add highlights to the top center of the ribs.
You can get Pumpkin Painting Reference Photo and color mixing help on as a Createful Art Member on Patreon to help you paint along.
#4 Cat Painting
This cat is really cute, maybe a little too cute for Halloween, but you can easily paint it black to make it spookier and fit for the season!
How to Paint a Cat
Step 1: Paint background a color purple, or choose a different color if you want. Let dry.
Step 2: Sketch the cat on surface. Use my reference photo, link below if you need.
Step 3: Paint the fur of the cat. Your brush strokes need to go in the direction of the fur.
Step 4: Add details, such as the nose, eyes, mouth and whiskers. You can use my reference photo for this step as well.
You can get the cat reference photo and color mixing help by becoming a Createful Art Member on Patreon to help you paint along.
#5 Forest Painting with Owl
This nighttime forest scene with an owl looks spooky. And, is a favorite on my wall, it's so Halloween but yet, so cool, anytime of year.
How to Paint a Forest with Owl
Step 1: Paint background with a white vertical line in the middle, blue on the edges and yellow in-between those colors.
Step 2: Paint the trees as vertical blue lines along the lighter areas.
Step 3: Paint trees darker blue and black on the outer edges of the canvas. Add branches with the tip of your brush. Dab with your brush at the top of the trees for the look of leaves.
Step 4: Add white dots as lightning bugs and other details you desire.
Step 5: Paint owl. Use my reference photo linked below if you need it.
You can get more help painting along with these posts by becoming a Createful Art Member on Patreon...
Thanks for painting with me!
Remember that the best memories are made when you enjoy the process! Don't worry so much about what your painting turns out like, just have fun, and progress will follow. If you would like to share your painting with me, I would love to see it. You can share it in my Facebook group or by tagging @CreatefulArt on Instagram.
Let me know in the comments if you have an idea for my next Halloween painting.
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