I create a lot of drawings with moons in them so I decided to make a blog post dedicated to moon drawing ideas.
Moons are such a simple thing to draw, yet it adds a an element of dreaminess and aesthetic beauty to your art.
I hope this inspires you to add more moons to your doodles as well!
Drawing Tip: I recommend creating a pencil sketch of your drawing first. Then, if you like, you can go over that sketch with an ink pen. Then erase the sketch underneath once the ink dries.
Also, if it helps – use a round object to help you trace a circle (washi tape roll or a base of a cup).
Frankly, I think it’s okay if the moon shape isn’t perfect because it gives a more hand-drawn feeling 🙂 Hope this helps!
If you are interested in what I use to create my art, check out my blog post Art Supplies I Use for the list!
And above all, enjoy doodling!
Now let’s get to our drawings!
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1. Crescent Moon
Let’s start off by drawing a crescent moon. Below are a couple different styles to draw them.
In order to draw a crescent moon, beginner drawers can follow this step-by-step guide:
First, draw a circle (it doesn’t have to be perfect!)
Make sure to use a pencil!
Next, draw a curve-y line inside your circle.
For our last step, erase part of the circle we drew in step 1.
This will leave only your finished crescent moon drawing.
For drawing enthusiasts who want to get really good at drawing moons, you can try practicing drawing your moon in two steps!
Please use this step-by-step moon drawing guide for any further crescent moon drawings you’d like to create!
2. Full Moon
Next, let’s practice drawing a full moon.
I created the drawing below using a pencil.
Create craters by creating darker round shadows in your circle. Pretend your shading a ball with some holes in it!
Below is a step-by-step guide on how to draw this.
3. Moon and Sun
This drawing idea is from my other blog post 40 Simple Tattoo Ideas.
I combined the moon and sun into one doodle idea to draw.
4. Moon and Clouds
Below is a pencil drawing of the moon and clouds.
5. Cute Moon
Here is a cute drawing idea of the moon to try out as well!
6. Ocean View
Here is a drawing of a dock-side view of the moon and sea.
Here’s a simple doodle idea of a door leading to the moon.
8. Moon and Stars
Next, let’s draw the moon and stars! I added various types of stars for some variation.
9. Sleeping Moon
Below is a simple doodle idea of the moon taking a nap.
10. Moon and Mountains
Here is a cool drawing idea of the moon and some mountains in its shadow.
11. Moon and Wind
Here is a drawing of the moon blowing wind to some stars.
12. Luna Moth
Have you ever seen a Luna moth? Here is a drawing of one resting on the moon.
13. Fish and Moon
This little doodle is from my other blog post 20 Easy Fish Drawing Ideas.
14. Moon and Rose
Next, let’s draw a rose growing from the moon.
This drawing idea if from my other blog post 15 Easy Rose Drawing Ideas.
If you need help drawing the rose, follow some of the step-by-step rose drawings in the blog post linked above.
(Roses can be difficult to draw for beginner artists, but once you master it – it’s such a cool skill to show off to your friends!)
15. Moon Phases
Here’s a little outdoorsy drawing idea of a campsite below the different moon phases.
16. Moon and Arrow
Here’s a quick little doodle of the moon shot by an arrow.
It reminds me of Artemis, who is the Greek goddess of the Moon and the hunt.
17. Moon with Eyes
Here is another drawing of the moon with a pair of eyes.
18. Moon and Mushrooms
This drawing idea is from another one of my blog posts 20 Easy Mushroom Drawing Ideas.
19. Fishing for Stars
Here is a whimsical drawing idea of someone fishing for stars.
20. Hanging Stars
Next, let’s draw some stars hanging from the moon.
21. Moon and Vines
Here is a cool drawing idea of the moon with vines growing in its shadow.
22. Moon in Window
Let’s draw a window next with the moon right outside.
23. Skateboarding Ghost
Here is a fun little drawing idea of a ghost skateboarding on the moon.
24. In a Heart
Below is a simple doodle of a heart with the moon inside.
The drawing was inspired by a story I heard about Natsume Soseki telling one of his students that in Japanese, the saying “The moon is beautiful, isn’t it?” is a subtle, poetic way of saying “I love you.”
25. Cat and Moon
Here is a cute little doodle of the cat and moon combined.
26. Moon in a Fish Bowl
Here is a unique drawing idea of a fish leaping out of a fish bowl, with the moon and stars inside.
27. Holding the Moon
Here’s a good drawing idea for those who want to practice drawing hands as well.
Let’s draw a pair of hands holding the moon.
28. Moon in a Dewdrop
When I was creating these moon drawings, I was reminded of Dogen’s Moon in a Dewdrop and decided to create a little drawing inspired by it.
29. Moon in a Bottle
Here is a cool drawing idea of the moon and stars in a bottle.
30. Moon Goddess
Here is my interpretation of what a Moon goddess would look like.
Thank you so much for visiting this blog post!
I hope you enjoyed this list of moon drawing ideas and found something that sparked your creative interest 🙂
Please feel free to comment down below and share which drawing idea you enjoyed or tried out!
If you are interested in more drawing ideas, feel free to take a look around the blog because there are many more.
I wish you a wonderful day or night and until next time! Have fun drawing!