20 Spooky Ghost Drawing Ideas

Check out these spooky and cool ghost drawing ideas that are perfect for Halloween or any time of year. There are drawings that range from easy and beginner-friendly to drawings that are more advanced.

If you’re a beginner, try some of the drawing ideas that are drawn using simple lines. If you’re an experienced artist or if you’re interested in a more complicated art piece, check out the drawings that use additional colors or have more detail.

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Casper the Friendly Ghost

Casper the friendly ghost drawing
Artist Credit: apoos_art

If you’re a fan of Casper the Friendly Ghost, you’ll love this simple ghost drawing. Casper is a pleasant, personable ghost that’s often criticized by his three wicked uncles, the Ghostly Trio.

Easy Ghost Drawing

easy ghost drawing
Artist Credit: howdoyoudood

If you want a ghost drawing reference that’s easy to recreate, try your hands at this unique piece. The quote says “Oh boo. I hurt my own feelings again.”

Pumpkin Head Ghosts

pumpkin head ghost
Artist Credit: iamrachellmichelle

This drawing combines your favorite fall elements, ghosts, and pumpkins. You can use pencils, paints, and more to complete your spooky but fun ghosts with pumpkin heads.

Cute Ghost Using Colored Pencil

cute colored pencil ghost
Artist Credit: jillyfrancineart

Those who enjoy drawing with colored pencils will be inspired by this cute ghost. I love his sweet facial expression and the addition of the flowers in the background.

Ghost Mushrooms

Ghost Mushrooms
Artist Credit: kmcubley

This creative painting features ghost mushrooms that have been colored using watercolor paint. Have fun drawing different facial expressions for your ghosts.

Scary Ghost

evil ghost drawing
Artist Credit: lethargic.larva

Turn your art up a notch by drawing this scary ghost. As you can see from the photo, he was created using Faber-Castell pens, which are some of my favorites.

Movie Magic Ghost

Movie Magic Ghost

This movie magic ghost is such a fun and creative idea. This drawing was actually a commissioned piece, so if you’d like to commission the artist, check out their Instagram account @mariann_art.

Mini Ghost Doodles

easy ghost doodles
Artist Credit: myart.outlet

If you enjoy doodling, why don’t you try creating multiple ghost doodles? You can see that the artist has drawn chef ghosts, crying ghosts, skateboarding ghosts, and more.

Poor Martha

poor martha ghost
Artist Credit: nannie_arts

I love the caption that the artist wrote for this art piece. It says “Poor Martha, she wouldn’t of worried so much about her appearance if she knew she’d decay into a pile of bones”

Simple Ghost Drawings

Simple Ghost Drawings
Artist Credit: startheepicone

These ghost drawings are so simple, that even newbies can draw them. Color your ghosts and leaves in to give your drawing a unique look.

Ghost Holding Coffee

ghost holding coffee
Artist Credit: toki.mew

This ghost holding a hot coffee is such a simple and creative drawing. If you plan on making handmade Halloween cards this year, he would look great on the cover.

Fun Ghost Drawing

fun ghost drawing
Artist Credit: varied87

Sit back and have a little fun getting creative with your ghost drawing. I think that it would be so cool if you took the time to color in the background.

Camping Ghosts

Camping Ghosts Doodle
Artist Credit: where.aliens.live

This doodle of ghosts camping is so cute and fun. If you want to practice your drawing skills, this is a great ghost reference. If you add color, this drawing would make a great gift.

Oh No, a Ghost

oh no a ghost drawing
Artist Credit: 13_robots

I just love what the artist has done with this ghost drawing. He has large eyes and is wearing a pretty cool hat. This drawing is great for helping you think outside the box.

Shocked Ghost

shocked ghost
Artist Credit: twiinterested

This ghost is definitely shocked, which is pretty fun because he’s the ghost. Your drawings don’t have to be complicated to be awesome and fun.


ghost stickers

These ghosties are actually stickers created by Color Pisces. This sticker sheet includes a variety of cute ghosts that would be so fun to draw.

Halloween Doodles

halloween drawing
Artist Credit: elfcupsart

These doodles feature more than just a ghost. You can see there’s also a moon, butterfly, crow, and more. Get creative with your doodle additions.

People Are Scary

people are scary ghost
Artist Credit: emily.m.healey

This cute little ghost thinks that people are scary. Draw your own scared ghost and include your own unique quote to go with the drawing.

Ghost with Flowers

ghost with flowers
Artist Credit: ghost.rose.art

Give your ghost a feminine appearance by adding flowers to your drawing. The flowers would look great with some watercolor paint.

If you’re looking for a way to get into the Halloween spirit, try out some of these spooky cool ghost drawing ideas. No matter your skill level or what type of mood you’re in, there’s something on this list for everyone! So grab your sketchbook (or iPad), and let’s get drawing.

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I'm Tiffany, author of the 30-Day Drawing Challenge Workbook. I'm a crafting expert and writer with over 12 years of experience. I love sharing my passion for crafting, which includes crocheting, drawing, painting, and DIY projects.