How to Draw Witch Faces

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How to Draw Witch Faces
Even a scary witch face is made up of ovals, squares and triangles. (wooden witch image by bluefern from

Making a drawing project for kids is an easy way to enhance their self-esteem and stimulate their natural drive toward creative expression. The tools are simple, cheap and readily available to most households -- a pencil and a piece of paper -- and even the most complicated of drawings can start out with simple and recognisable shapes like circles, squares and triangles. With a little guidance from a parent or other family member, and a little trial and error, learning how to draw a scary witch face is easy.

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Things you need

  • Piece of white paper
  • Sharpened pencil
  • Black felt-tip marker

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  1. 1

    Draw a triangle using a pencil, with one side of the triangle about an inch long and the other two sides about three inches long. Draw an oval shape around the line that makes up the shortest of the three corners, as if you are circling it to point it out to someone.

  2. 2

    Darken the outline of the long triangle and the oval shape with a black felt-tip marker, then fill the entire shape to form the witch's hat and brim. Rotate the piece of paper you are using as a drawing surface so that the tip of the witch's hat points at approximately 2:00 on a clock's dial (up and to the right.)

  3. 3

    Draw an oval shape that will represent the witch's face using a pencil, making sure that the top-right part of the oval will be covered by the brim of the witch's hat. Make sure the oval-head shape and the witch's hat overlap.

  4. 4

    Draw a small circle on the oval-face shape with pencil just beneath the brim of the witch hat to represent the witch's eyeball, then make a small black dot inside the circlular eye shape just left of centre to make the pupil of the witch's eyeball. Give the eye an angry eyebrow by drawing a slash mark above the eyeball that rises from left to right.

  5. 5

    Draw a triangle (smaller than the witch's hat, but shaped the same way) with a pencil, with the shortest side attached to the left side of the oval-face shape just below the level of the eyeball and the two longer sides extending from the face to the left. Use this triangle as a guide to draw the crooked nose of the witch, tracing over it to add bumps and a bulge at the tip of the nose.

  6. 6

    Draw a triangle with a pencil to represent the mouth of the witch, with the short side touching the left side of the oval-face shape and the two longer sides extending right across the bottom of the face to about halfway through the face. Draw little squares in the mouth to look like broken teeth with gaps in between, both on the top of the mouth and the bottom.

  7. 7

    Outline the witch's face, nose and mouth with a black felt-tip marker, then outline the eyeball and darken the pupil of her eye. Draw hair jutting out from her under the witch's hat with the felt-tip marker, making jagged lines that extend from the brim of the hat in a fringe.

  8. 8

    Make sure to draw a nice bump on the witch's nose (with a hair sticking out of it) and give her a nice round mole on her face.

Tips and warnings

  • Make several different witch faces, experimenting with the size and shape of the nose, mouth and eyes. Work on making the eyes look mean by making them less round and more angled.

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