How to Draw a Cartoon Raccoon

Raccoons are often misunderstood creatures, but they have a very cute side that is all too often overlooked – and we will prove it to you in just a few short, simple steps. Let’s get started!


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Step-By-Step Images and Instructions

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Grab a gray pencil, and add a curved line to the center of your page, curving this down, and add a small curved shape to the bottom.


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Add a “D” shaped ear to the end of this line.


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Add a curved line to the center of this, and then add another, smaller ear to the left of the main line.


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Bring a curved line down from the bottom of the right ear, and take this across to meet the nose on the left.


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Add another curved line just below the top of the head, and add a curved line to the bottom of this for the mouth.


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Add curved shapes across the face, and then add a small circle to the center for the eye, and a mark above this for the brow.


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Bring a curved line down from the bottom right of the face.


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Bring a curved line down from the bottom of the face, and then add a curved line to the front of this, pointing towards the bottom left-hand corner of the page, and add two curved lines to the right for the front paws.


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Bring a curved line down from the bottom of this leg, and curve this across to the right, adding a leg to the back, and then join this to the top. Add a curve inside this for the tummy.


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Now, add another leg and foot to the bottom left…


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Add add two small paws to the top arms.


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Bring a curved line down inside the tummy…


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And then add a curved tail to the back.


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Add a series of curved stripes down the tail, and then add dots between each stripe.


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Use a black pen to add color to alternate sections of the tail, the front of the ears, and the stripes of the tail.


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Use a brown pen for the main body and the top of the face.


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Erase the pencil marks on the tummy.


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Shade the rest of the body, as well as the stripes on the tail with the gray pencil.


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Shade the hands with the black pen.


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Add a line to the bottom of the foot with the brown pen and a ruler.


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Bring a vertical line up from the left end of this, and then add a diagonal line to the bottom corner, using the brown pen and the ruler.


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Use the black pen to add a diagonal line to the right end of the bottom line, and a short mark to the left end.


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Use a red pen to add two small circles to the bottom of this, for the wheels of the scooter.


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Use the black pen to add “spokes” to the inside of this.


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Finally, use a black fineliner pen to add a dot to the center of the eye.


And there we have it – your very own cute cartoon raccoon; all that remains now is to give him a name!

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