In this free art lesson, you'll learn how to draw the head detail of a Raccoon step-by-step.
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All of the tutorials on How2DrawAnimals.com are good drawing tutorials for beginners and experienced artists alike. The online tutorials are easy to follow; they teach you the how to draw basics while showing you how to draw animals step by step. Each animal has a video drawing tutorial option, as well as step-by-step photos and written text to follow.
To draw this Raccoon Head step by step, follow along with the video tutorial below and pause the video after each step to draw at your own pace. You may find it easier to follow the step-by-step drawings below the video. The new lines in each step are shown in red, so you'll know exactly what to draw next. You may want to open the video in a new tab and use both drawing methods. Take your time and draw at your own pace.
The Written step-by-step video tutorial:
For the first few steps, don't press down too hard with your pencil. Use light, smooth strokes to begin.
Step 1: Draw a big, wide circle as a guide for the raccoon's head. To draw the circle, first make four marks to determine the height and width. Then connect the marks using curved lines. Draw the marks on the sides farther apart than the top and bottom marks so that the circle is wide and oval-like. Sketch lightly at first so that it's easy to erase if you make a mistake. If you're struggling to draw the circle, just trace the outer rim of a circular object like a bowl or a cup. For a more detailed guide on the different ways to draw a circle check out this tutorial: Four simple ways to draw a circle.
Step 2: Draw a long, curved, horizontal line across the circle as a guide to help you place the raccoon's facial features later. Draw this line slightly lower than the middle. Add a curved, vertical line on the top, right for another guide.
Step 3: On top of the horizontal line, and on either side of the vertical line, draw two small circles as guides for the eyes. Keep the eyes close to the middle. Use the vertical line as a guide to help you space out the raccoon's eyes.
Step 4: Draw another circle below the horizontal line as a guide for the raccoon's muzzle. Use the four-marks method again to draw this circle. Make the circle wider than it is longer. The top and bottom of this circle should fit snugly between the horizontal line and the bottom of the head.
Step 5: Inside the muzzle, near the bottom, draw small oval as a guide for the nose. Sketch lightly at first to get the shape right. Pay attention to how big the oval is in relation to the raccoon's muzzle.