How to Draw a Mardi Gras Mask

Learn how to draw a great looking Mardi Gras Mask with easy, step-by-step drawing instructions, and video tutorial.

By following the simple steps, you too can easily draw a perfect Mardi Gras Mask.

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​Step by Step Instructions for Drawing​​​ a​ Mask

How to Draw a Great Looking Mardi Gras Mask for Kids and Beginners - Step 1

How to Draw Mask for Mardi Grass Step 01

1.​ ​​​Begin by drawing the cut-out eyes of the mask. For each eye, use two curved lines to form a teardrop shape that is gently pointed on each end.

Easy Mardi Gras Mask Drawing - Step 2

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2. ​Begin to sketch the shape of the mask. Use two long, curved lines to form a larger teardrop shape around one of the eyes. Do not enclose the shape between the eyes.

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Easy Mardi Gras Mask Drawing - Step 3

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3.​ ​​Draw the other side of the mask, forming a mirror image of the first. Again, use two long, curved lines to enclose a teardrop shape around the eye. The two teardrops should connect between the eyes.

Easy Mardi Gras Mask Drawing - Step 4

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4. ​​​​​​Draw decorative flourishes on the top of the mask. Above each teardrop shape, use a series of curved lines of different lengths to form sharp points.

Easy Mardi Gras Mask Drawing - Step 5

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5.​​ ​​​​​​​Erase the guide lines beneath the points drawn in the last step, leaving a clean outline of the mask.

Easy Mardi Gras Mask Drawing - Step 6

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6.​ Add decorative details to the mask. Draw a long, "U" shaped line surrounding one eye. At one tip of the "U," draw a small circle. On the other side, draw a curved line parallel to the "U," connecting at the end using a circular shape.

Easy Mardi Gras Mask Drawing - Step 7

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7. ​Repeat this process to form a mirror image on the opposite side of the mask. Draw a long "U" shaped line with a circle at one end. On the other end, draw a curved parallel line, enclosing a circular shape on the end.

Add More Details to Your Mardi Gras Mask Picture - Step 8

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8.​​​ ​Using curved lines, enclose curved shapes along the "U," above each eye.

Complete the Outline of Your Mardi Gras Mask Drawing - Step 9

How to Draw Mask for Mardi Grass Step 09

9.​​ ​​Give your mask some glitter and bling. Draw small circles along the sides of the mask and above the eyes. Then, draw small diamond shapes beneath the eyes.

Color Your Mardi Gras Mask Drawing

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10. ​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​Color your mask. Remember, the colors representing Mardi Gras are generally purple, yellow, and green.

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Learn More About The Mardi Gras Mask Drawing

What is Mardi Gras? In the United States, Mardi Gras is often associated with images of parades in New Orleans, elaborate costumes, and strings of beads.

In French, the term means "Fat Tuesday," the day before "Ash Wednesday." What are these holidays, and how do they fit together?

Long ago, those of the Roman Catholic religion spent forty days, excluding Sundays, fasting in preparation for the Easter holiday.

This was called Lent. On the first day of Lent, Ash Wednesday, ashes were sprinkled on the heads of the repentant. Today, most people don't fast entirely, but they may give up eating meat or something else they enjoy.

During the days and hours before Lent, however, many people party. In countries around the world, festivals similar to Mardi Gras are observed.

These are often called Carnival, from a Latin term meaning "to remove the meat."

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Why do people wear masks for Mardi Gras and Carnival? The tradition may go all the way back to ancient religious rites in Rome.

Masks allowed the revelers to mingle without consideration to class - with a mask on, no one could be recognized as rich or poor.

Masks also conceal the identity of the wearer. That way, if a party-goer behaved in a way he or she normally would not, he wouldn't be recognized - and no consequences would follow when the party was over and life went back to normal.

Masks are also used to make a statement, as in social commentary.

Would you like to draw a Mardi Gras mask? Now you can, with the help of this simple, step-by-step drawing tutorial.

All you will need is a pencil, an eraser, and a sheet of paper. You may also wish to use crayons or something similar to color your finished drawing.

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