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How to Draw a Moon in 5 Simple Steps

September 23, 2021

To be able to draw is a gift. It is more natural for those who are born with an eye for lines and a mind that follows. It’s difficult for the rest of us to understand. Drawing is an acquired skill. Drawing is a skill that parents can help their children develop through encouragement and cheerleading. These kind of useful activities like drawing and games like activity cubes keeps a child productive, while they’re having less screen time.

Step-by-step drawings are a great way to get started. You can follow a professional artist as they create a scene or character. This is great for beginners or those who are more skilled. This is a great way to practice, and you will likely end up with a drawing that is beyond your ability.

Fatherly’s illustration fellow Connor Robinson has brought a collection of Halloween drawings to the table.

Here are 5 easy steps to draw the moon. There are many Halloween jokes that can be used to keep your child interested in drawing.

What You’ll Need

  • A paper
  • A pencil
  • Some crayons (optional)

Also, draw a moon realistically, it requires that you know how to combine round and spherical shapes. To form the craters, you need to have a large one and then some smaller ones.

Step 1: Start by drawing a big circle across the page

You can try a few drafts for this first step to show your children that it is not an easy skill even Rembrandt could master. This is a great way for your kids to practice their drawing skills.

Step 2: Scribble a cloud towards the top and bottom of your circle

This can be achieved by using curved lines that are short and connected. You can be creative here. Do you want a fluffy cloud? Try some straight lines.

Step 3: Fill the bigger circle with smaller spheres of different sizes

These smaller spheres will create the craters on moon.

Step 4: Draw a line across the bigger spheres to form a crescent

To add more detail, you can use your pencil to draw curved lines on the moon’s surface with your pencil.

Step 5: Shade in the crescent, with a black pencil to highlight your craters

That’s all! This is your chance to let your child add some flair. For a more eerie Halloween effect, you can paint the moon or clouds in dark colors, add bats to the picture, or use glue and glitter to make this portrait pop. It’s a great addition to your Halloween decorations.