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Please PAUSE the "How to Draw a Raccoon" video after each step to draw at your own pace.
For the first few steps, don't press down too hard with your pencil. Use light, smooth strokes to begin.
Step 1: Draw an oval on the left side of the paper as a guide for the raccoon's head. The oval doesn't have to be perfect. It's just a guide. Leave enough room on the right for the body.
Step 2: Draw two intersecting lines inside the head to help you place the raccoon's facial features later on. Curve the lines a bit to follow the contour of the oval.
Step 3: Draw a small oval on the lower half of the raccoon's head as a guide for the muzzle. The bottom part of the oval shouldn't touch the bottom edge of the main oval.
Step 4: Draw two small arcs on top of the head as guides for the raccoon's ears.
Step 5: Draw a big circle to the right of the head as a guide for the back part of the raccoon's body. Don't draw it too far away from the body or your raccoon will end up too long. The circle should be about twice the size of the original oval. The top edge of the circle should line up with the bottom of the ear on the right.