🟡 How to Draw a Raccoon with Colored Pencils

In this lesson we will learn about texture.

Let’s use texture to draw the fir on a Raccoon. In this lesson we will learn about texture. We will first draw the Raccoon with markers and then color him with strokes of colored pencils. Next learn how to draw and color a pink donut.

Recommended for Grades 3rd-8th

Don't forget to download the PDF document with more information.

Learning Objectives

• Learn what is a texture

• How to create textures with strokes from a pencil

• How to draw a raccoon

• Use fine motor skills

• Use hand-eye coordination


•  Copy Paper

•  9” x 12” of white construction or mixed media paper 

•  Black permanent markers

•  Crayons

•  Colored Pencils

•  Things with texture: paper plates, fabric, leaves, string, wood, or doily.

Texture describes the feel of an actual surface. In art, when we talk about "texture," we mean how things look and feel in a picture. Artists use different tricks to make their drawings interesting and fun to look at, just like you like to touch and feel different things.

So, let's say you're drawing a picture of a cat. You can make the cat's fur look soft and fuzzy by drawing lots of tiny lines close together. Or if you're drawing a bumpy road, you might use little dots or short lines to show the bumps.

Examples of actual texture

rough, smooth, slick, bumpy, velvety, jagged, prickly,

grainy, soft, wiry, pebbly, 

Wood can be rough.

A glass can be smooth or slick.

Rocks can be bumpy.

A road can be bumpy.

Fabric can be velvety. 

A mountain can be jagged.

Blackberry bushes are prickly

The sponge your mom uses to scrub the dishes can be wiry.

Fur can be wiry or smooth. A cats fur is smooth, but raccoons have wiry fur.

Just like I say in my videos, any colored pencils will work, but I do recommend Prismacolor Pencils.

Prismacolor Pencils


Prismacolor Colored Pencils | Premier Soft Core Pencils, Assorted, 72 Count


Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencils, Soft Core, 150 Count


Crayola Colored pencils 


Course curriculum

    1. Introduction For the Class How to Draw A Raccoon with Colored Pencils

    2. How to Draw a Raccoon

    3. How to Draw a Raccoon -- Let’s use texture to create the fir on a Raccoon. PDF

    4. How to Draw a Raccoon Part 1

    5. How to Color a Raccoon With Colored Pencils Part 1

    6. How to Color a Raccoon With Colored Pencils Part 2-- Coloring The Donut

About this course

  • $10.00
  • 6 lessons
  • 1 hour of video content

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Karen Barge

Hi, I'm Miss Karen
Karen Barge is a native Texan born and raised in Dallas, now living in southern California. Karen received a Bachelors of Fine Arts Degree from The University of North Texas and went back to school to get a degree in Computer Graphics in Multimedia a few years later. In 1992, Karen pursued a career in California as a graphic designer in the video game industry. She worked for GTE/Verizon for 9 years. After that she ran her own graphic design corporation for 6 years.
Along the way, she taught a variety of art classes for ages 4 to 85. She created her own curriculum for classes at the Vista Art Foundation’s Gallery 204 and held teaching positions at several Montessori and Catholic schools. Karen has taught kids classes and camps, watercolor, acrylic and oil painting.

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