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Halloween Sketchbook Prompts: 70 Spooky Ideas to Get You Started

It’s that time of year again! Halloween is just around the corner, so it’s time to get creative with your sketchbook. If you’re looking for some inspiration, we’ve got you covered. This blog post will provide 70 spooky sketchbook prompts to help get you started. From haunted houses to monsters and witches, there is something for everyone on this list. So grab your sketchbook and get ready to create some amazing artwork!

70 Halloween Sketchbook Prompts

  1. Draw yourself as a monster.
  2. Draw a skeleton.
  3. Draw a coffin with a skeleton in it.
  4. Draw yourself as a skeleton.
  5. Draw a skeleton hand from behind a pumpkin and snapping at you!
  6. Draw an army of skeletons marching through the streets
  7. Draw a picture of you as Frankenstein’s monster.
  8. Draw a picture of you as a vampire
  9. Draw a bored vampire
  10. Draw what scares you.
  11. Draw a scared child.
  12. Draw a scared woman.
  13. Draw your favorite costume as a child (or adult).
  14. Draw a horror movie scene
  15. Draw a horror movie poster
  16. Draw a ghost
  17. Draw a ghost holding a burning lantern
  18. Draw a ghost standing in front of a mirror, looking at his reflection and frowning.
  19. Draw a monster lying under the bed.
  20. Draw an evil witch or wizard.
  21. Draw a zombie attack.
  22. Draw yourself being chased by a zombie in a deserted graveyard at midnight!
  23. Draw a vampire looking at himself in the mirror.
  24. Draw a vampire looking for its prey.
  25. Draw a group of vampires feeding on blood in a dark cave
  26. Draw a pumpkin and add a face.
  27. Draw twelve pumpkins of different sizes and colors in your sketchbook, then write “pumpkin field” under them all at once!
  28. Draw a haunted house with glowing eyes on the roof and bats flying around the house.
  29. Draw a spooky tree house
  30. Draw a creepy gothic mansion with a secret room full of skeletons!
  31. Draw a witch riding a broomstick.
  32. Draw a witch hat
  33. Draw a witch stirring her brew in a cauldron
  34. Draw black cats and witch hats everywhere!
  35. Draw a werewolf howling at the moon.
  36. Draw a bat.
  37. A bat in the moonlight
  38. Draw two people lost in the woods on Halloween night.
  39. Draw your favorite Halloween candy.
  40. Draw a scene from a Halloween party.
  41. Draw an ax-wielding monster wearing a severed head.
  42. Draw a mummy wrapped tightly in bandages holding candy corn.
  43. Draw the sarcophagus of a mummy at the base of an ancient pyramid.
  44. Draw a mummy and a vampire fighting over a coffin
  45. Draw a wisp with a human face on it
  46. Draw creepy cobwebs stretching across the page
  47. The moon shines brightly through cobwebs
  48. Draw a giant spider chasing children
  49. Draw a cemetery with a full moon
  50. Draw a dark and creepy forest
  51. Draw a creepy tree
  52. Draw a mountain of skulls
  53. Draw a Halloween fashion show
  54. Draw your own spooky Halloween costume
  55. Draw a spooky mask
  56. Draw your favorite Halloween activity (trick or treating, scary movies, etc.).
  57. Draw a Halloween party taking place in your house
  58. Draw a devilish face with a pitchfork
  59. Draw an evil black cat
  60. Draw a dead monster
  61. Draw a scary clown
  62. Draw an animal you think would be creepy if it were on your doorstep on Halloween night.
  63. Draw a portrait of your favorite villain
  64. Draw the creepiest thing you can think of.
  65. Draw a blood-soaked knife in the hand of a murderer
  66. Draw a happy ghost
  67. Draw a laughing vampire
  68. Draw dancing zombies
  69. Draw dancing skeletons
  70. Draw scared monsters

How to Make a Spooky Halloween Theme

Halloween is the time of year when people like to get into the spooky spirit. If you’re looking for ways to make your Halloween drawing prompts a little spookier, here are some tips:

First, it’s important to know that the prompt you choose isn’t about drawing faces – it’s about drawing feelings. So if you want to set the mood, focus on your characters’ emotions rather than their facial features. A good way to do this is to use shapes and lines instead of detailed drawings.

For example, drawing a haunted house, you should use a dark rather than a colored pencil. Drawing in black and white with a pencil creates a darker mood and helps you focus on emotions rather than colors.

It’s also important that you don’t rely too much on color in these sketches. Color can help make things look creepier, but it can also detract from the overall effect of the image if not used properly (for example: don’t use bright reds or purples when depicting blood or gory areas). Try to use black and white instead.

But before you get started, make sure your sketchbook is ready for the task. Here are some tips on how to prepare it:

  • Make sure your paper is heavy enough to draw on with markers if you need them.
  • Add a few pages of tracing or graph paper before you start your sketches, so you’ve room to practice without worrying about ruining the rest of your work.
  • Don’t forget the erasers! You don’t want any unwanted marks to ruin your masterpiece.
  • If you’re using markers, make sure they’re completely dry before you put your artwork in the box, so they don’t smudge or rub off on other pages.

Posting Your Halloween Sketch on Social Media

You want to post your Halloween sketch on social media. Great! But before you do, there are a few things you should know.

When you post your sketch on social media, you should always remind people that it’s Halloween – you don’t want them to think you’re just being weird! Even though they may be used to seeing weird things on the internet, you don’t want it to invade their feed.

Next, be prepared for feedback. People will have an opinion about what you draw and how it looks, and they’ll likely tell you that opinion in the comments section of your post or on other social media platforms. That’s fine – it’s part of being an artist! But remember, if someone says something mean or rude about your art, they don’t know what they’re talking about. They’re probably jealous because they can’t draw as well as you (and maybe because they just want attention).

Lastly, read the social media guidelines, so you don’t end up with a suspended account! The last thing you want is for this blog post to be censored because it’s too inappropriate or too sensitive for public consumption.

How You Can Still Use Your Halloween Sketches

Halloween is a great time to get creative, and one of the best ways to do that’s with a sketchbook. Whether you’re an artist or just want to try something new, sketching is a great way to express yourself. Plus, it’s a lot of fun!

However, I know that sometimes it’s hard to find ideas for what you want to draw. That’s why I’ve put together a list of other ways you can use Halloween sketching in your everyday life!

  • Make your own Halloween cards: write “Happy Halloween!” in your best handwriting on one side of the card (or print it out if you’re unsure). Then get creative and draw spooky shapes on the other side! You can also draw pictures of pumpkins or bats – whatever suits your family this year!
  • Use them as inspiration for crafts: You can draw any templates on a piece of paper and then cut them out or transfer them to different materials like felt or construction paper to make cool decorations for your home.

Other ways to use Halloween sketches

If you’re looking for ideas, don’t forget that there are other ways to use Halloween sketches. Here are a few ideas:

  • Book covers are a great way to show off your creativity and style. They can also help you stand out from the crowd. If you want to design your book cover, you can use our Halloween Sketchbook suggestions! You can create a unique book cover by drawing the main character with features from the guidelines, such as skeletons, monster eyes, or even an eye patch!
  • Movie Posters: If you’re a budding filmmaker or just love watching movies, why not design some movie posters? This is a great way to get creative and flex your artistic muscles! You could use your favorite horror movies as inspiration for movie poster design. Or come up with something original!
  • Music album covers: how about using one of your favorite bands as inspiration for the cover of their next album? You could design some ideas about their music and submit it to them to be signed as an official artist!

Enter a Halloween Drawing Challenge!

A Halloween drawing contest can be a great way to kick-start your artistic process and get in touch with your inner artist. Whether you’re an experienced artist or just looking for a fun way to get started drawing, here are some tips to get you started:

  • Find the right contest. There are many contests, so ensure you enter the appropriate one for your level. If you’re drawing for the first time, look for a contest that isn’t too challenging but still gives you room to grow. If you’re more experienced, you should look for a contest that’s a theme that appeals to your style or interests.
  • Make sure the rules are clear and understandable to you. If they aren’t clear at first glance, ask questions! Don’t worry about sounding stupid or asking too many questions – the organizers want you to succeed as much as you do, and they’ll be happy to help answer any questions or guide you through the process.

Other Halloween Ideas to Express Your Creativity

If you’re looking for a creative way to spend your Halloween, here are some fun suggestions that have nothing to do with drawing!


Making a video for Halloween can be a fun and creative way to celebrate the vacation. Plus, it’s a great way to create memories and share your love for this special time. Whether you make a funny, spooky, scary, or entertaining video, there are many different types of videos you can make that your friends will watch repeatedly!

Here are some ideas for a video for Halloween:

  • You could make a simple and short video of you wearing a great costume and lip-syncing to a song. Or, if you don’t want to mess with costumes and makeup, you could just make a video of you talking about what it was like as a kid.
  • You could make a horror movie! The best thing about horror movies is that they don’t have to be scary; they just have to be creepy or suspenseful. You could even have suspenseful music playing in the background while you film, or include sound effects like creaking doors and footsteps in the distance!
  • You could make an instructional video about how to survive the zombie apocalypse! The most important thing is that everyone knows exactly what to do when zombies roam the city – because no one wants to end up on the menu! Such a video should contain important information, such as where the best weapons are (e.g. axes and chainsaws), how much ammo you need per zombie headshot (just one) and


Scary music is a great way to get into the Halloween spirit. If you’re looking for inspiration, here are some ideas for spooky music:

  • Make sure your piece has lots of dissonances, sounding angry or mysterious, depending on the mood you wish to set. You can use bells or whistles for this.
  • Add a lot of creepy sounds like screams and howls.
  • Try using an organ or another instrument that sounds like it’s trying to kill you.


No matter what your goal is, there are many ways you can make your writing more compelling. Here are some tips on how to get the most out of your Halloween writing this year:

  • Write a short story or poem about what it’s like to be home on Halloween night instead of trick-or-treating (you’ve all those candy bars anyway).
  • Write about what would happen if one of your family members turned into a zombie because they ate too much candy!
  • Write about your favorite Halloween character or costume. Did they’ve any superpowers? Were they good or evil? What were their strengths and weaknesses? What was their favorite vacation food?

You can also write something that’s nothing to do with Halloween. Just make sure it’s a spooky element or twist (like an unexpected ending!) so people know it fits this time of year!

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