Andy Warhol’s Mr. Moon

American artist Andy Warhol (August 26, 1928 – February 22, 1987) is one of the most famous artists of modern times, reaching celebrity status not only for his artwork but his quirky personality as well. Originally from Pittsburgh, PA, Andy moved to New York City to become a commercial illustrator. He worked in a wide range of media including painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, and film; and was a founder of the 1960s Pop Art movement, a style influenced by mass produced goods and popular entertainment.

Supplies Needed

  • White Drawing Paper
  • Pencil
  • Black and Yellow Tempera Paint
  • Medium Round Paintbrush
  • Placemat

Drawing the Moon

Use a pencil to draw a crescent shaped moon. Add a half circle for the eye, a simple nose, and lips for mouth. Make sure to draw lightly until you get it right. Once you are happy with the moon and its detail, retrace your moon shape.

Painting the Moon

Use a bright yellow tempera paint and fill in the moon shape. Make sure not to paint over the eye.

Outlining the Moon and adding Stars

With black tempera paint outline the eye, curved eyebrow, and lashes. Next, begin at the top and add short dashes following the curved edge of the moon. Next, add simple stars in the background with black tempera paint. Let dry.

Display It

Display the moon by surrounding it with large painted stars. Splatter some white tempera paint on large sheets of black paper for the background.

Keep Creating!


  • Christine

    June 28, 2019 at 10:48 am

    This looks like a fun, quick project! Is this inspired by a specific work of Warhol’s or just his “style”?

    1. Laura

      June 30, 2019 at 6:19 pm

      Hi Christine, The inspiration for this project is from Andy Warhol’s advertising drawings. There is an adorable kid’s board book that has the abc’s of his art.

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