Today we will learn how to draw a witch, another popular character to add to your Halloween drawings collection. Our witch drawing starts with a simple chibi-style girl. By adding a few details – a pointy hat, broom, long cape and hooked nose – we turn the little girl into a cute witch flying her broom on a full moon night. Oh, and check the extra colour "variation" for an easy interesting twist on the same drawing.
Let's start the witch drawing with a very simple base body shape sketch as usual.
Draw a circle for the head. Then add a bowling pin body – narrower at the top, widening at the bottom. Also, the whole body is bent a little – our witch will be sitting on the broom leaning forward.
Finally, draw two straight lines at an angle – this will be the broomstick the witch is riding on.
Let’s turn the bowling pin into a human body.
Add a chin to the face – two straight sidelines, a curve at the bottom and draw a “C” shaped ear. Check the how to draw a chibi tutorial for more details – this is the exact same head.
Continuing with the chibi style, draw the arms as simple long ovals. The front arm goes over the broomstick and is visible at the shoulder. The rear arm is hidden behind the body at the shoulder with a hand behind the broomstick.
The legs are again simple sausage ovals, bent at the knees. The front leg is fully visible. We only see the thigh from the rear leg.
Now it is time to add the first “witch trademarks” – the hat and the broom.
The witches hat is a cone, which becomes a triangle on the flat paper. Draw the two straight sides, and add a bent curve for the hat rim.
Then we sketch the base shape for the broom – just two curved lines. Add a small rim on the broomstick.
The final line in this step is the curve for the witches cape.
Our witch sketch is almost done – all we need to add is the face. Still following the chibi style, the eye is a large oval, with a smaller inner oval for the pupil. We draw a short curved line for the mouth.
Every witch needs a properly crooked hook nose. But since ours is a cute little chibi girl, we gave her only a small, cute hooked nose (but feel free to draw any size nose for your witch).
Last we sketch the hairlines – two curves for the fringe on the forehead, and a two for the short hair on the shoulder.
Let's outline the witch drawing and improve on the simple sketch. Start with the witch's hat. Draw an extra hat band with a nice buckle in front. Then outline the hat rim, double up the sides and join them to the hatband.
Finally, add a little fold to the tip of the hat and outline the remaining sides of the hat cone.
Another small but important improvement – let’s add some spikes to the hair, while you are outlining it, to make it more interesting.
Then draw out the eye – either just outline the oval from the sketch, or you can improve the shape with a little corner as we did here. Then add the curve for the pupil.
The rest of the face, nose and ear are just straight outlines of the sketch.
Now it is time to draw the witches cape. Again, improving on the sketch by adding jagged edges to both the sleeves and bottom of the cape. Start with the sleeve, then draw the rest of the cape, where it is not hiding behind the sleeve.
Next, draw a very simple arc for the hand. Then draw out the other sleeve and the second hand. Notice the hand is not completed, as it will be partially hiding behind the broomstick.
Next, outline the legs and add a little line to mark out a very simple shoe. Again notice we are leaving out space for the broomstick.
Now it is time to draw out the witch's broomstick. While you can leave the handle as simple straight lines, we like to add some interest with an extra curved handle and a little squiggle just above the broom.
Similarly, the shape of the broom bristles can be as simple or as complex as you like – going with the spiky and jagged theme, ours is nicely ruffled.
We have a nice how to draw a witch's broom tutorial you can check for detailed instructions.
This is the last step in our how to draw a witch tutorial - let's just finish off the part where the witch's shirt folds over the broom handle. Draw the fold-out as an “S” curve, and then finish the part of the shirt behind the broomstick. We have also added a small corner of the cape sticking out – another little detail that adds more interest.
Finally, a few crossing strings to dress up the shirt a bit and we are done.
Here is the final result of our how to draw a witch tutorial, after we have erased the sketch lines – a cute young witch flying her funky ruffled broom.
Here is the witch drawing coloured in: we went for the green shirt and trousers, with a contrasting dark purple hat and cape. Golden (or dark yellow) for the details – the hat-band and shirt laces – to add some flair. The broom handle is wooden, which means brown, and the same yellow for the broom sweep.
Just for fun, we have added some background – a nice full moon and a starry night is the perfect time for a broomstick flight!
Oh, and here is yet another interesting version: if you just fill in the outline in black, you will get a nice witch silhouette drawing - another perfect addition to your Halloween drawing repertoire, similar to our bat silhouette drawing variation.
And that is it - now you know how to draw a witch on a broom!