My class has been learning about nocturnal animals and last week we focused on raccoons. I actually lost sleep over this particular project! I just couldn't decide what approach I was going to take! I originally thought I would have the kids paint their drawings grey and then do the pastel details on top after the paint was dry. Then I couldn't decide if I should do just a close-up of the face or a full body. I had to include that tail though, so it couldn't just be the face. After googling many different raccoon pictures for some inspiration I came across this idea from Apex Art. I modified it a bit by doing our drawings right onto brown construction paper and had the kids colour in their details with oil pastels.