30 Easy Moon Drawing Ideas

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.

crescent moon drawing

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!

how to draw moon step by step

Next, draw a curve-y line inside your circle.

how to draw moon step by step

For our last step, erase part of the circle we drew in step 1.

This will leave only your finished crescent moon drawing.

moon drawing crescent

For drawing enthusiasts who want to get really good at drawing moons, you can try practicing drawing your moon in two steps!

step by step moon drawing

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!

full moon sketch pencil drawing

Below is a step-by-step guide on how to draw this.

full moon drawing tutorial

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.

moon sun drawing

4. Moon and Clouds

Below is a pencil drawing of the moon and clouds.

moon cloud drawing easy

5. Cute Moon

Here is a cute drawing idea of the moon to try out as well!

cute moon drawing doodle

6. Ocean View

Here is a drawing of a dock-side view of the moon and sea.

dock moon horizon sea drawing

7. Doorway

Here’s a simple doodle idea of a door leading to the moon.

door moon drawing

8. Moon and Stars

Next, let’s draw the moon and stars! I added various types of stars for some variation.

moon stars drawing

9. Sleeping Moon

Below is a simple doodle idea of the moon taking a nap.

moon goodnight drawing eyes

10. Moon and Mountains

Here is a cool drawing idea of the moon and some mountains in its shadow.

moon mountains drawing

11. Moon and Wind

Here is a drawing of the moon blowing wind to some stars.

moon blowing wind drawing

12. Luna Moth

Have you ever seen a Luna moth? Here is a drawing of one resting on the moon.

luna moth drawing moon

13. Fish and Moon

This little doodle is from my other blog post 20 Easy Fish Drawing Ideas.

fish moon drawing

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.

moon rose flower drawing

(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.

moon phases drawing tent outdoors

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.

moon arrow drawing artemis

17. Moon with Eyes

Here is another drawing of the moon with a pair of eyes.

moon sun eyes drawing

18. Moon and Mushrooms

This drawing idea is from another one of my blog posts 20 Easy Mushroom Drawing Ideas.

moon mushroom drawing

19. Fishing for Stars

Here is a whimsical drawing idea of someone fishing for stars.

fishing for stars moon drawing

20. Hanging Stars

Next, let’s draw some stars hanging from the moon.

hanging stars moon drawing

21. Moon and Vines

Here is a cool drawing idea of the moon with vines growing in its shadow.

moon and vines drawing growing shadow

22. Moon in Window

Let’s draw a window next with the moon right outside.

moon window drawing

23. Skateboarding Ghost

Here is a fun little drawing idea of a ghost skateboarding on the moon.

ghost skateboarding 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.”

moon heart doodle

25. Cat and Moon

Here is a cute little doodle of the cat and moon combined.

cat moon drawing

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.

moon fish bowl drawing

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.

moon hands drawing

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.

dogen moon in a dewdrop drawing

29. Moon in a Bottle

Here is a cool drawing idea of the moon and stars in a bottle.

moon in a bottle drawing

30. Moon Goddess

Here is my interpretation of what a Moon goddess would look like.

moon goddess woman drawing

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50 Cute Easy Things to Draw
30 Easy Circle Drawing Ideas
15 Outer Space Painting Ideas

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!

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