We made raccoons!
This is such a fun mixed media project, and I've decided it's one of my very favorites!
Aren't they the cutest little rascals?
Using a soft pencil or vine charcoal, we start with a quick step-by-step lesson on how to sketch the raccoon's face.
We select our oil pastel palette: black, grays, browns, tans, and yellows; and we fill in our raccoons with furry texture, using the photos as a guide.
Then we add cute little eyes, a shiny black nose, sharp little claws, and other details.
Next, we add the bark to the tree and a soft watercolor background.
For an added 3-D effect, we cut out some autumn leaves from crayon rubbings, fold them slightly, and glue them to the artwork.