The moon is one of the most dominant features of our night sky, and it is always a beautiful sight to behold. Because of this, it has often been featured in various artworks that showcase its beauty.
You will get to create some artwork featuring the moon yourself in this guide on how to draw a cartoon moon! You will also see a more lighthearted side of this famous night-time fixture with this fun design.
The steps that we have laid out for you will show you now only how easy drawing this design can be but also how fun!
So get ready to have a great time as you work on this step-by-step guide on how to draw a cartoon moon in just 6 easy steps!
How to Draw Cartoon Moon – Let’s Get Started!
We will start things off simply as we begin this cartoon moon drawing.
The moon takes on various visual appearances due to its position in relation to the Earth, and we will be portraying it in its crescent form in this guide.
First, this moon will have a fun face design, and we will begin this face with the nose. The nose will be drawn using a simple rounded line facing the left.
Then, we will draw the inner edge of the moon’s ‘body.’ This will be drawn using a really curved line, and it will go behind the nose that you just drew.
Once these details have been drawn, we can head to the second step of the guide!
Step 2 – Now, draw the rest of the moon’s body
In this second step of our guide on how to draw a cartoon moon, we will be drawing the right-hand side of the moon’s body.
To do this, we will be drawing another large, curved line that begins and ends where the two curved lines you drew for the inner portion began and ended.
This will result in a crescent shape that has two pointy tips, as shown in our reference image.
That’s all you need to do for this step, and then we can proceed to the third part of the guide!
Step 3 – Next, draw some more facial details
Now that the outline of the moon’s body is complete, we can begin drawing some more facial details. Specifically, we will draw the eyes of the moon above the nose.
These will consist of two oval shapes that each have a smaller oval shape within. Then, the inner oval shapes will each have a large black dot inside.
Next, we will add another curved line underneath the eye on the right, and this will serve as the cheek.
Finally, you can finish off the face by drawing two large, curved eyebrows above the eyes. These will finish off the expression nicely, and then you’ll be ready to tackle step 4!
Step 4 – Now, draw the mouth
We will finish off the facial details of your cartoon moon drawing in this next step! For this part, we will be drawing the smiling mouth of the moon.
First, extend a slightly curved line down from the base of the nose, and then extend that into a curved smile.
The tip of the moon’s lip will be rather pointy as well. The mouth will be open, and we will also draw some rounded lines inside for the tongue inside.
Finish off with another simple curved line underneath the bottom lip, and then you will be ready for some final details and elements in the next step of the guide.
Step 5 – Add the final details to your drawing
Before you bring this moon to life with some stunning colors in the final step of this guide on how to draw a cartoon moon, we will first add some final touches to finish it off nicely.
Once we have added these details, you will also be able to add some extra detail ideas of your own!
For our design, we added several small oval shapes to the surface of the moon. Each of these has a simple rim inside of it to make them look like holes in the surface.
Each one will also have some tiny lines surrounding them for more depth.
Once these are added, you should feel free to add any extra details of your own! There are so many fun ideas you could go for, from drawing stars in the background to adding some alien spaceships.
What else can you think of to finish off this charming drawing?
Step 6 – Finish off your drawing with color
This is the final step of this tutorial, and in it we shall finish off with some colors! In our reference image, we show you one set of colors you could use to finish off the moon.
We used various shades of yellows for the surface of the moon to give it a beautiful bright look.
By using darker shades for certain areas, you can create a shaded look that will make the moon look a little more dynamic.
Do you think you will try to emulate what we did in our example, or do you have other colors you think you would prefer to use?
You can also have fun trying out various art tools and mediums, so have a great time getting creative and see what happens!
Take Your Colors To The Next Level With These Ideas
We love the colors that were chosen for this cartoon moon drawing, but there are a few ways to make them even more amazing. When it comes to coloring, sometimes it isn’t just the colors you choose but how you choose to apply them.
We covered some of the art tools and mediums you can use, but there are some out of the box ideas that can be used as well. For example, let’s say you want some sparkly stars on the page.
Using bright colors and mediums would be great and would certainly achieve the effect, but there are also crafts that would make them look even more incredible.
Some glitter or glitter glue would make the stars actually sparkle and would even add some texture to the image. There are also some special paints that glow in the dark.
Using these on the cartoon moon would make it glow on the page, much like the real moon in the sky! If you use these mediums and crafts, you can contrast it with a dark black background to make them stand out even more.
If you have too many art mediums and crafts to choose from, you could always do a few different versions of the drawing to experiment with all of your ideas.
You could create a whole series of different drawings and each one would look unique if you use various art tools and mediums! Changing the style and details of the drawing can also contribute, and you could come up with some incredibly unique designs.
One thing is for sure, we would love to see how your drawings come out! Before we finish the guide, we also have a few more tips on ways to make this drawing even better.
4 More Ways To Make Your Cartoon Moon Drawing Unique
Send your cartoon moon sketch to new heights with these fun tips!
Right now, your cartoon moon drawing is just on its own in the sky, but you could add a few more elements to the sky. The first and most obvious addition would be to add some stars.
These could be drawn as simple dots, but they could also be a bit more complex in their shapes.
You could also add as many as you can fit on the page or keep it to just a handful.
What are some other objects you could add to the night sky?
Another approach you could take for the background of this drawing of a cartoon moon would be by drawing something below it. You could create all kinds of cool environments beneath it!
The moon could be over a farm, an amusement park or maybe a sleepy village. These are just a few examples, but you could really get creative with it!
What are some settings you could use for the base of the background?
We love the expression used for this cartoon moon sketch, but you could also change that a bit. For example, you may want to show the moon taking a nap.
If you were to do that, you could start by drawing some curved lines for the closed eyes and then change the mouth. The expression could be pretty easily changed to suit whatever you like!
What are some other expressions you could make for this cartoon moon?
Finally, you can make the colors look really incredible on this drawing if you play around a bit. We showed you one way to do it in our example, but you could use any other colors you like.
It can also be great to try out different art mediums. If you want a bright moon, you could use mediums such as colored markers or pens for vibrant colors.
That is one approach, and you may want some more muted colors instead. What colors will you choose for your cartoon moon drawing?
Your Cartoon Moon Drawing is Complete!
We’ve all seen the moon looking stunning in the night sky before, and we hope that you had a great time capturing this lighter side of it in this guide on how to draw a cartoon moon!
These six steps were there to show you how breaking down the elements of a drawing can help to make it a much easier experience to take on.
We hope that we succeeded in our goal of making this a fun and easy drawing for you to complete!
Remember to put your own creative spin on the image as you add your own fun details, elements and ideas to bring it to life!
When you’re ready to amaze yourself with what you can do again, you can check out our website for many more awesome drawing guides and other fun activities to enjoy.
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