Introduction: Halloween Silhouette Drawing

Picture of Halloween Silhouette Drawing

This is a fun and easy Halloween project that requires very few supplies. 

Step 1: Supplies

Picture of Supplies

Nice size sheet of watercolor paper, light board (If you have a watercolor block you dont need the board or tape) tape, I like to use orange liquid watercolor, Pan watercolors work as well, then of course you need a cup of water, wash brush, pencil, assorted size permanent markers. 

Step 2: Tape Paper to Board

Picture of Tape Paper to Board

Securely tape the watercolor paper to the board. When the paper gets wet it will stretch and swell. By taping it to the board it will shrink back as it dries and dry flat.

Step 3: Orange Watercolor

Picture of Orange Watercolor

Paint an overall watercolor wash

Step 4: Pencil Drawing

Picture of Pencil Drawing

When the paper is completely dry and flat again begin a very light pencil drawing of your Halloween theme. Be sure to draw lightly, It is very difficult to erase without lifting the paint.
You can take the paper off the board it you wish at this point. I like to keep it taped, for me it is easier to handle.

Step 5: Begin Outline

Picture of Begin Outline

When the pencil image is complete, use a thin marker to go over the pencil.

Step 6: Finish Outline

Picture of Finish Outline

Finish outlining entire image

Step 7: Fill In

Picture of Fill In

Continue using the thin marker to fill in tight areas of the drawing

Step 8: Large Areas

Picture of Large Areas

Once you have filled in the tricky little spaces use a thicker marker to continue filling in shapes. Work slowly and carefully so you dont leave and spaces of orange showing. The silhouette should be very solid and black. 

Step 9: Completely Filled In

Picture of Completely Filled In

When the silhouette is completely filled in solid black......

Step 10: Detail

Picture of Detail

Go back with the skinny markers and begin to enhance with detail.

Step 11:

Picture of

Step 12:

Picture of

Step 13:

Picture of

Step 14:

Picture of

Step 15:

Picture of

Step 16: Finish

Picture of Finish

My Halloween silhouette is complete

Step 17: Haunted House

Picture of Haunted House

Step 18:

Picture of

Step 19:

Picture of

Step 20:

Picture of

Step 21:

Picture of

Step 22: Halloween Parade

Picture of Halloween Parade

Step 23:

Picture of

Step 24:

Picture of

Step 25:

Picture of

Step 26:

Picture of

Step 27: Boneyard

Picture of Boneyard

Step 28:

Picture of


John Induna AD (author)2012-10-12

Nice pictures of your nice pictures. I like this one.

Barbara Stromberg (author)2012-10-04

These are unique, also like the creepy critters surrounding the main figure!!

Penolopy Bulnick (author)2012-09-28

I love these! I really like silhouettes :)

About This Instructable




Bio: I am an artist living and teaching ART in NYC for over 30 years, and I am a CZT, Certified Zentangle Teacher. I love to ... More »
More by Susan Cirigliano:Teaching Cross-pollination in Pre-schoolWine Bottle StopperCeramic Table Lamp
Add instructable to: