Learn how to draw a Raccoon with Bethany, following along with the demonstration step by step using reductive drawing techniques in charcoal.
In this video Bethany introduces the main types of charcoal, then demonstrates reductive drawing technique and furry mark making to create a tonal drawing of a cheeky racoon against a dark background. Learn new skills as Bethany shares with you useful drawing tips including a little on measuring proportions and fixing your charcoal drawings.
Suitable for beginners and improvers with some previous drawing experience.
On Demand video Tutorials mean that you can paint and draw at your own speed and at a time that suits you, pause and rewind as required.
Video length: 1 hour 40 mins (available to stream).
Also included as a downloadable PDF file:
You will need:
A Greyscale Reference photo -
• Willow charcoal
• Drawing/cartridge paper or a
sketchbook (A4/A3 size
suggested, you are welcome to go
larger if possible!)
• Putty rubber
• Spray Fixative or hairspray
• Paper/sketchbook for practice and
• Compressed charcoal (optional)
• Charcoal pencils (optional)
• Chalk (optional)
• Blending stumps, tortillion or
other tools e.g. cotton buds,
make up applicators, cloth…
• An Apron and something to cover
your table with; if using charcoal
be prepared for mess!
Video length: 1 hour 40 mins (available to stream). Also included as a downloadable PDF file: Materials list Reference photos Links