how to draw a raccoon dog

How to Draw a Raccoon Dog

Step 1.

Make two shapes, one for the head and another for the body. You will then add guidelines for the face and legs.

Step 2.

Here you will start to sketch out the actual structure of the Tanuki's face and head shape. This should include the ears, fluffy cheeks and then some of the chest.

Step 3.

Up next, we will draw in almost all the legs and paws, then draw in a small section of the belly.

Step 4.

Complete the body shape which is the back arch, long thick tail and then the other leg.

Step 5.

You will now draw in the face. This should include the eyeballs, snout, nose and marking lines on the face, chest, legs and tail. Erase your mistakes and you're done.

Step 6.

Here is your very own drawing of a raccoon dog otherwise known as a Tanuki.

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Uploaded: January 28, 2016
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Novice  Novice Skill Level
Steps: 6
Updated: January 29, 2016
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There is a particular animal that has been making headlines all over the internet and it's not a species from my country and his name is Tanu. This animal species is from Japan and it is known as a Japanese raccoon dog or a tanuki. This species is a very old one that dates back many centuries ago. In fact, the Tanuki is from Japanese folklore, but since the animal has been in the public eye worldwide, this is no longer a creature from lore. This lesson is going to show us how to draw a Tanuki or a raccoon dog, step by step. Of course these animals look so much like raccoons or badgers, it's hard to say if they are dogs at all. Anyways, I do hope you enjoy the tut. I will be back with some other fun lessons so stick around.

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