How to Draw a Pakistani Flag

Written by evander blimpington | 13/05/2017
How to Draw a Pakistani Flag
The Pakistani flag is relatively simply yet rich in meaning. (Stockbyte/Stockbyte/Getty Images)

The Pakistani flag, as designed by Ameer-ud-din Khidwai, is one of the easiest world flags to draw by hand. The flag consists of four separate components, each representing a different concept. The first component is the white strip on the left-hand side which represents minority groups. The second component is the large dark green area that envelopes the right side of the flag. This part represents the Muslim majority. The third component is the crescent moon which stands for progress. Finally, the five-pointed star represents knowledge or light.

Sketch a large rectangle lightly as the basic shape for your flag with a ratio of 2:3. The rectangle can be as big as your sheet of paper if you choose or can take up just a small section of the paper.

Find the point one fourth the distance along the flag's length from the left side using your ruler. Mark this spot with your pencil and repeat the same measurement and marking on the top of the flag.

Sketch a line down from the top to the bottom of the flag connecting the two points you previously marked.

Find the exact centre point of the right three quarters of the flag. Mark this point very lightly with your pencil.

Draw a five-pointed star turned slightly counterclockwise just up and to the right of the point you previously marked. The distance across the star between the furthest ends should be equivalent to one tenth of the length of the flag. Check for accuracy using your ruler. Erase the star and sketch again if it is too big or too small.

Draw a larger crescent moon just down and to the left of the centre point of the right three quarters section of the flag. The moon should face the top right corner of the flag and should form an incomplete circle of sorts with the five-pointed star further up and to the right. The moon should be the equivalent of half the length of the three quarters section of the flag between the moon's furthest points. Check and make sure the moon is neither too big or too small. Erase the moon and sketch again if necessary.

Go over your Pakistani flag's border with a black marker. Erase any leftover pencil markings on the flag. Colour the right three quarters section dark green with the exception of the crescent moon and five-pointed star which should be left white like the left strip.

Things you need

  • Sheet of paper
  • Pencil
  • Marker
  • Crayons or coloured pencils
  • Ruler

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