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How to Draw a Cauldron

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Shawnte is an elementary school science educator and illustrator who studies various life cycles of animals.

Learn to draw a cauldron!

Learn to draw a cauldron!

Halloween Art

It's time for Halloween-themed art! Today, we will learn how to draw a bubbling witch's cauldron. Although this tutorial is meant for Halloween, a cauldron can have other uses. Whether you're drawing a scene involving a wizard or a medieval tavern setting, this tutorial will help!


Step 1

Draw the top opening of the cauldron. Just an ovular shape at the top of your paper.


Step 2

Draw a slightly larger oval around the previously drawn oval. This will be the lip of the cauldron.


Step 3

Next, we are going to draw the belly/body of the cauldron. It has a round drop-like appearance and is very round at the bottom. In the center of your cauldron's base, leave it blank. This will be for the middle leg on the cauldron.


Step 4

Start drawing some legs on the cauldron. Start with the one in the middle.


Step 5

Now, draw the legs on the outer portion of the cauldron. Just one leg on either side of the belly.


Step 6

Now that we have the overall cauldron completed, it's time draw in the handles. Draw two handles similar to one another. One handle on either side, close to the lip.

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Step 7

Draw in some details on your cauldron. Maybe just a few faint lines for shadows on parts of the lip, on the under belly and legs or on the inner parts of the handles.


Step 8

Last but not least, it's time to draw in some bubbling substance inside the cauldron. A witch's brew. Imagine what water boiling in a pot would look like. Very bubbly and sizzled.

That's that! I hope you enjoyed this tutorial as much as I enjoyed writing it.


patty0108 on March 24, 2020:

Thank you so much for this wonderful tutorial! You made this so convenient and user-friendly.

pink cakes on February 17, 2020:

this is hard

roblox and fortnite noob on January 30, 2019:


Lilly Han on October 29, 2018:

This cauldron is going to look amazing.

shawnese on December 06, 2017:


Shawnte (author) on October 20, 2012:

I hope this was helpful to you. Good luck! :)

mismazda from a southern georgia peach on October 16, 2012:

Great hub..I can't draw a lick..but with these great tips..I am sure that I can start to draw this cauldron...sharing and voted up and amazing..:0