how to draw a raccoon

In this drawing lesson we’ll show you how to draw a Raccoon in 8 easy steps. This step by step lesson progressively builds upon each previous step until you get to the final rendering of a raccoon. Simply follow along with each step, drawing the portion shown in red for each step. Then, in just a few minutes you’ll have a final and easy animal drawing!

Before we begin the How To Draw a Raccoon drawing lesson, here are some fun facts about the raccoon you might find interesting, especially for kids.

  • Raccoons are nocturnal animals, meaning they prefer to run around and look for food during the dark, nighttime hours each day.
  • Raccoons reproduce one per year and give birth to 3-4 babies at at time.
  • Raccoons often carry rabies, after bats, raccoons are the 2nd most likely wild animal to be rabid – so stay away from a raccoon if you see one.
  • Raccoons are very smart. They are often thought to be as smart or smarter than domestic cats.
  • The black fur under their eyes acts as an anti-glare device to help their night vision. Just like how football players use eye-black to reduce glare while playing American football.

How To Draw a Raccoon – Easy Step-by-Step Drawing Guide

Step 1: Begin by drawing the raccoon’s ears and top of head.

how to draw a raccoon

Step 2: Draw the chin and lower portion of the face.

how to draw a raccoon

Step 3: Now you can draw the inside portion of the two front legs.

how to draw a raccoon

Step 4: Finish drawing the first front leg and start on the back leg.

how to draw a raccoon

Step 5: Sketch the other front leg and back paw

how to draw a raccoon

Step 6: Draw the raccoon’s back and rear end.

how to draw a raccoon

Step 7: Add detail to the face and draw in the tail.

how to draw a raccoon

Step 8: Draw in the final eye and face detail, along with lines to show stripes on the tail.

how to draw a raccoon

Well Done! Now that you’ve completed How To Draw a Raccoon, consider adding some shading or coloring to make your critter look realistic! Use the picture below as a guide to shade or color your raccoon drawing – look at that cute face!

how to draw a raccoon

Congratulations!

You did it! Congratulations on drawing a Raccoon! Your first try may not have gone as smoothly as you had hoped, but I’m sure after another attempt or two you will see a big improvement. The best way to learn how to draw a raccoon is with practice…practice…practice!

Are you looking for another forest critter to draw? How about learning how to quickly and easily draw a MOOSE?! Take a look here for another quick and easy drawing tutorial: How to Draw a Moose.

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