In a world of daily stress and endless demands, we find ourselves constantly stressed and overwhelmed. We try our best to add healthy habits to our routine to reduce the tension. The first thing we think of is exercising. This is the number one technique in cleaning the body from toxins and increasing the ” Happy hormone” levels.
But do we always have the time and energy to exercise? I know I don’t.
I have struggled for a month trying to add an hour a day to exercise. But with my hectic lifestyle, it was truly hard to do so. So the next best thing to target to relieve your body from poisonous energy is art. You might be thinking now: “Well she has been going on and on about time and busy life, then how can we find time for art?”
Well, dear, you’re right! You might think that art requires a certain special setup, a perfect and beautiful drawing table, and lots of artistic knowledge. But no! Meditative arts is not about that. All you need is to sit comfortably, hold a drawing pad and a pen in your hand and draw. If you are not in the mood of drawing a mandala with a grid you can draw it freehand. You can even doodle, spiral doodle, etc.
More than 130 tutorials are available on my channel and here on this blog for you to enjoy!
How to draw a crescent moon mandala?
In order to start drawing the crescent moon mandala, you need to have the following materials ready. But before targeting that list, make sure to be sitting in a comfortable seat that allows your stomach to be up straight in order to breathe well and tune in soft music, it could be classical, jazz, or meditative.
- A4 white paper or cardboard
- Sharpened Pencil
- 0.2 drawing pen, black (Uni pin)
- 12″ Ruler
Below you will find all the steps needed to draw the crescent moon mandala. The pictures and the description below each one are very helpful for beginners to follow the tutorial and replicate the design in success.
Mark the center of your A4 paper by measuring 14.7 cm widthwise and 10.5 cm lengthwise.
Measure 10 cm on your compass.
From the center, you marked in step 1, trace a 10 cm radius circle.
Mark one random point at the border of the circle.
From the point marked in step 3, draw another 10 cm radius circle.
Erase the line outside the crescent.
Draw a grid inside of the crescent. Trace 8 circles that have the following radii: 1.5, 3.5, 5, 6, 6.2, 7.5, 8.5, 8.7 cm.Then trace grid lines separated by 10 degrees.
Trace a very small circle of a 0.2 cm radius and color it in black.
On the first row, draw one regular petal on each two grid sections.
On the second row, draw a large teardrop that starts from the intersection of the previous petals. Then draw one small teardrop on each side of it. Repeat this step on the whole row.
Retrace the outline of the 3.5 cm radius circle. Color the blank spaces in black.
On the third row, draw one regular petal on each 2 grid section. Decorate the inside of each petal with arcs. Color the blanks in black.
Between each large petal, draw a smaller petal that has a double outline as shown in the picture below.
On the 4th row, draw a one-pointed petal on each two grid section.
Between every two pointed petals, draw a teardrop.
At the inner top of each pointed petal draw an empty circle.
Retrace the outlines of the 6 and 6.2 cm circles.
Next, draw one arc petal on each grid section.
On the next row, draw one regular petal on each 2 grid sections, holding within to arc petals from the previous row.
Draw one teardrop between every two large petals.
Decorate the inside of the petals with a leaf pattern as shown in the picture below.
Color the teardrops in black.
Retrace the outline of the 8.5 and 8.7 cm radius circles.
On the last row, draw one large regular petal on each two grid sections.
Decorate one side of these petals with teardrops as shown in the picture below.
Draw a teardrop between every two petals.
Retrace the outline of the crescent moon mandala.
That is, practically, all you need to know in order to replicate this project. On my website, you can find many tutorials that will teach you how to draw a mandala. All the basic needed to learn this art thoroughly is available. You can find articles explaining the mandala grid, lists of basic mandala shapes, a number of very basic mandala tutorials which teach you how to draw an easy design to help you get on track. Little by little, with lots of practice, you will start creating your own mandala designs and learn how to put your soul and mind into your work. The more you draw the more you will relax.