In this post you will learn how to draw a cute raccoon face

How to Draw a Cute Raccoon Face

I love drawing cute chibi animals.

These drawings are super cute to add to any notebook or planner and also make great drawing projects for kids.

I’ve already done a lot of tutorials on drawing cute and kawaii animals that you can check out here.

In this post, I’m going to show you how to draw a cute raccoon face step by step so that by the end of the tutorial, you’ll get something like this:

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I am currently using an iPad Pro and an Apple Pencil to create my digital art.

But you can use any tool – a pen and paper or color pencils or Copic markers or Photoshop because the drawing method remains the same.

How to draw a cute raccoon face – easy step-by-step tutorial for kids

I always start with easy shapes so that you can draw practically any animal easily!

Please note that a raccoon’s face is rather simple to draw – where it matters is the coloring. The raccoon’s face has a unique pattern, especially the dark grey (almost black) pattern around its eyes.

So, that’s where we want to pay the most attention!


Let’s start!

In this case, we are going to start a simple semi-circle first.

Imagine you’re drawing a rainbow and draw a nice big semicircle like this:

Next, I will draw the bottom part of the raccoon’s face – you will draw a rounded C shape right underneath the semi-circle.

This will become the raccoon’s cute chubby cheeks!

Draw the bottom part of the raccoon's face

We’ve finished drawing the raccoon’s face.

Now, it’s time to draw the pointy ears.

Just draw 2 triangular shapes at the sides of the raccoon’s face on either side.

Draw the ears

Then, we will draw the facial features.

Let’s draw 2 small eyes and a nose on the raccoon’s face. Underneath the nose, draw a small line dragging downwards to indicate the cute muzzle.

Draw 2 eyes and a nose

Now, erase the outline of the face that is underneath the ears so that the face looks cleaner – this will also make it easier to color the raccoon’s face!

Erase the rough lines

We’re almost there.

To finish this raccoon’s face drawing, we just need to start coloring the raccoon.

Let’s start with a simple light grey.

If you’re not drawing this digitally, please skip to the end to see the final result.

Color the racoon's face grey

Now, I’m going to draw a small white pattern around the eyes until I reach the ends of the face. Pretend you’re drawing spectacles on the raccoon’s face – this will make drawing easier!

Draw the areas around the eyes

Color the whole bottom part of the section white.

Color the bottom part of the racoon's face white

Now, draw 2 white teardrop accents above the nose in the center.

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Add 2 white accents above the eyes

And draw 2 dark grey spots around the eyes. It looks like the raccoon has been using pranked binoculars.

Color the area around the eyes dark grey

Finally, draw 2 small triangular shapes inside the ears to complete the raccoon drawing.

Add 2 small grey triangles on the ears

You can leave it at this, or add some small fur indentations and shadows to the face to give the raccoon’s face more depth!

Add shadows


You’ve learned how to draw a cute raccoon face from scratch!

Drawing Resources

I hope this tutorial was helpful to you and you enjoyed drawing this raccoon face.

Check out these books if you’d like to learn to draw more cute things!

If you want to see more tutorials on drawing kawaii animals and kawaii things, please leave a comment below on what you’d like to see next!

I will add more kawaii drawing tutorials (animals, food, and lots of things) to this blog, so keep a lookout!

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A sketchbook, Photoshop, and a graphic tablet so that you can draw the kawaii characters. If you want to make stickers, you’ll need a printer and sticker sheets.

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Sara teaches you how to draw anything in a nice kawaii style. I really love these kinds of courses because they’re so easy to learn and it’s very easy to get clients because this is a really relatable drawing style.

It is in Italian but it comes with subtitles and it’s really easy to follow.

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