How to draw a simple crescent moon mandala

this is the image of a crescent moon mandala with drawing pens on the side

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.

Materials

this is an image of a number of drawing materials
  • A4 white paper or cardboard
  • Sharpened Pencil
  • 0.2 drawing pen, black (Uni pin)
  • Compass
  • Eraser
  • 12″ Ruler

Directions:

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.

Step 1:

Mark the center of your A4 paper by measuring 14.7 cm widthwise and 10.5 cm lengthwise.

this is the image of a paper, a ruler and a pencil
Step 2:

Measure 10 cm on your compass.

From the center, you marked in step 1, trace a 10 cm radius circle.

this is the image of a circle sketched on an a4 paper
Step 3:

Mark one random point at the border of the circle.

this is the image of a paper, a ruler and a pencil

Step 4:

From the point marked in step 3, draw another 10 cm radius circle.

this is the image of a circle with a crescent shape inside

Step 5:

Erase the line outside the crescent.

this is the image of a crescent moon and an eraser

Step 6:

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.

this is the image of a crescent moon with a mandala grid sketched inside
this is the image of a crescent moon with a mandala grid sketched inside

Step 7:

Trace a very small circle of a 0.2 cm radius and color it in black.

this is the image of a mandala being sketched inside a crescent moon

Step 8:

On the first row, draw one regular petal on each two grid sections.

this is the image of a mandala being sketched inside a crescent moon

Step 9:

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.

this is the image of a mandala being sketched inside a crescent moon

Step 10:

Retrace the outline of the 3.5 cm radius circle. Color the blank spaces in black.

this is the image of a mandala being sketched inside a crescent moon

Step 11:

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.

this is the image of a mandala being sketched inside a crescent moon

Step 12:

Between each large petal, draw a smaller petal that has a double outline as shown in the picture below.

this is the image of a mandala being sketched inside a crescent moon

Step 13:

On the 4th row, draw a one-pointed petal on each two grid section.

this is the image of a mandala being sketched inside a crescent moon

Step 14:

Between every two pointed petals, draw a teardrop.

this is the image of a mandala being sketched inside a crescent moon

Step 15:

At the inner top of each pointed petal draw an empty circle.

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Step 16:

Retrace the outlines of the 6 and 6.2 cm circles.

this is the image of a mandala being sketched inside a crescent moon

Step 17:

Next, draw one arc petal on each grid section.

this is the image of a mandala being sketched inside a crescent moon

Step 18:

On the next row, draw one regular petal on each 2 grid sections, holding within to arc petals from the previous row.

this is the image of a mandala being sketched inside a crescent moon

Step 19:

Draw one teardrop between every two large petals.

this is the image of a mandala being sketched inside a crescent moon

Step 20:

Decorate the inside of the petals with a leaf pattern as shown in the picture below.

this is the image of a mandala being sketched inside a crescent moon

Step 21:

Color the teardrops in black.

this is the image of a mandala being sketched inside a crescent moon

Step 22:

Retrace the outline of the 8.5 and 8.7 cm radius circles.

this is the image of a mandala being sketched inside a crescent moon

Step 23:

On the last row, draw one large regular petal on each two grid sections.

this is the image of a mandala being sketched inside a crescent moon

Step 24:

Decorate one side of these petals with teardrops as shown in the picture below.

this is the image of a mandala being sketched inside a crescent moon

Step 25:

Draw a teardrop between every two petals.

this is the image of a mandala being sketched inside a crescent moon

Final step:

Retrace the outline of the crescent moon mandala.

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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.

The Video Tutorial

How to draw a Simple and Easy Crescent Moon Mandala for Beginners

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