Simple Crescent Moon Mandala Tutorial

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Introduction: Simple Crescent Moon Mandala Tutorial

Learn how to draw a crescent moon mandala in this easy to follow tutorial. It is divided into very simple steps accompanied with descriptive images.

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Supplies

  • A4 white paper or cardboard
  • Sharpened Pencil
  • 0.2 drawing pen, black (Uni pin)
  • Compass
  • Eraser
  • 12" Ruler

Step 1: Draw the Outline of the Crescent Moon Mandala

  1. Mark the center of your paper
  2. Trace a 10 cm radius circle
  3. Mark a point at the border of the circle.
  4. From this point draw another 10 cm radius circle.
  5. Erase the line outside the crescent.

Step 2: Draw the Mandala Grid Inside the Crescent

  1. 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.
  2. Then trace grid lines separated by 10 degrees.

Step 3: Fill the First Two Rows of the Mandala

  1. Trace a very small circle of a 0.2 cm radius and color it in black.
  2. On the first row, draw one regular petal on each two grid sections.
  3. On the second row, draw a large tear drop that starts from the intersection of the previous petals, then draw one small tear drop on each side of it. Repeat this step on the whole row.
  4. Retrace the outline of the 3.5 cm radius circle. Color the blank spaces in black.

Step 4: Fill the 3rd Row of the Mandala Grid

  1. On the third row, draw one regular petal on each 2 grid sections. Decorate the inside of each petal with arcs. Color the blanks in black.
  2. Between each large petal, draw a smaller petal that has a double outline as shown in the picture above.

Step 5: Decorate the 4th Row of the Moon Mandala

  1. On the 4th row, draw one pointed petal on each two grid section.
  2. Between each two pointed petals, draw a tear drop.
  3. At the inner top of each pointed petal draw an empty circle.
  4. Retrace the outlines of the 6 and 6.2 cm circles.

Step 6: Decorate the Next Two Rows

  1. Next, draw one arc petal on each grid section.
  2. On the next row, draw one regular petal on each 2 grid sections, holding within to arc petals from the precious row.
  3. Decorate the inside of the petals with a leaf pattern as shown in the picture above.
  4. Color the tear drops in black.
  5. Retrace the outline of the 8.5 and 8.7 cm radius circle.

Step 7: Last Row

  1. On the last row, draw one large regular petal on each two grid sections.
  2. Decorate one side of these petals with tear drops as shown in the picture above.
  3. Draw a tear drop between each two petals.
  4. Retrace the outline of the crescent moon mandala.

Step 8: The Video Tutorial

You can find this tutorial in a clear video on my youtube channel.

To watch it please click below:

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