A Feisty Mama Raccoon

Summer Drawing Challenge Day 4

Raccoons have been much on my mind lately, what with drawing the character of Renfrew  for Spam and the Sasquatch, and discovering that the mysterious intruder who had been eating my cat’s very expensive special dental kibbles was a raccoon, and the discussion that ensued over my Facebook post about it. I’m sure it’s a young one, it’s not very big from what I saw of its furry bottom wriggling out through the cat door, and I keep envisioning its mother waiting for up for it at night with a stern word about the dangers of entering the abodes of humans. At least I can fantasize! Anyway, that kind of came out in this drawing — I was wanting to continue my series of animals is costumes, who will someday be characters in a story I have in mind.

 

This sketch is from my little doodle sketchbook; it's about 4x6 inches. The lines are Pigma Micron pens and the colours are some of my new Prismacolor markers. The background was kind of smudgy so I cleaned it up in Photoshop.

This sketch is from my little doodle sketchbook; it’s about 4×6 inches. The lines are Pigma Micron pens and the colours are some of my new Prismacolor markers. The background was kind of smudgy so I cleaned it up in Photoshop.

 

11 responses to “A Feisty Mama Raccoon

    • The markers are so quick and easy! I have been trying to get more of a loose, watercolour look to them, rather than smooth; the lighter colours seem to be good for that. I can see instances where they might be good for combining the two; something I’ll have to try soon.

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  1. Have you seen the Sears optical commercial where the lady calls for her outdoor Cat to come in and a coon comes in as she says, ‘good bootsy, come to ma ma. ‘ your story made me think of that. Happy weekend!

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    • Hahaha! No, I haven’t; I don’t have a TV. Maybe someone has it up on you-tube, though, I’ll see if I can find it. There’s a scene in the book where Renfrew asks Spam if Darcy couldn’t just keep him around as “just another grey tabby”!

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        • Try putting “the tube” in a closet for a week, just to see what it’s like! I haven’t had one for most of my adult life, so it’s not really a sacrifice. I *have* recently discovered watching movies on netflix, though — I watch them while I ride my exercise bike, which has resulted in a lot more exercise!

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          • We’ve stopped using it while we camp. I do only invest about an hour a day while eating. I guess I’ve almost closeted it. Just need to ditch dish. ..

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            • An hour a day’s not so bad! I tend to read while eating, a habit acquired in childhood, and which I will probably never kick (and don’t want to)!

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