How to Draw a Haunted House

If there is one setting that is present in every spooky story, it is a haunted house – but do you have what it takes to create your own? If you think you are up to it, read on to bring your own haunted house to life.


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Grab a pencil and ruler, and draw a large rectangle in the right of the page, leaving the bottom unconnected.


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Add another long rectangle to the bottom of this, heading to the left.


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Add a line down the center of the vertical rectangle, extending this above the top.


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Add a curved line from the ends of the vertical rectangle to the top of the central line on both sides to form a triangle.


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Add a small circle just below the triangle, and then three curved, “bullet” shapes below this.


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Add three rectangles to the left of the tower…


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And then draw a line in the bottom third of the outside rectangles. Add small vertical lines to this bottom section.


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Add a small window to the right section, with a cross in the center dividing this into four windows.


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Add a curved, “n” shape to the central section, and add a line to the top of this.


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Add a “V” shape to the top section, and then add a square below this, and divide this into two.


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Add a small line to the top of the left-hand section, and bring a smaller “bullet” shape down from the bottom of this. Add a horizontal line to the top, and divide the bottom into two halves with a vertical line.


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Now, bring a straight line across above this section, add a curved line to the left end, and connect this to form the roof.


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Use the pencil and ruler to add another rectangle above this…


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And then add three square windows inside this.


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Add another long, thin roof to the top of this section.


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Now, add another horizontal line above the roof, and then small vertical lines to divide this into sections.


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Add spirals to the left of the roof…


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And then a small chimney to the right of the tower, with a long rectangle topped by a short square.


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Now, add teardrop shapes to the top windows…


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And two bat shapes to the left of the tower.


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Now, add small stars and circles all around the house.


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Use a black pen to go over the lines of the tower, and the section at the bottom. Add horizontal lines beneath the door for steps.


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Divide the bottom section into small squares…


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And then use a black fineliner to go over the rest of the details, adding small faces to the tear-drop ghosts.


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Use an eraser to remove all remaining pencil marks…


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And use a gray pen to shade the main body of the house.


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Use a pink pen for the rooves, the door and alternate squares at the bottom.


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Use a gray pen for the alternate squares…


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And then a yellow for the inside of the doors and windows, and the stars around the outside.


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Fill in the three little dots outside the house with the pink pen.


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Add color to the bats at the top with a black pen.


And there we have it – your very own spooky haunted house, complete with resident ghosts and creepy bats! The real question is: do you dare to enter?

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