Berry Happy Raccoon

Berry Happy Raccoon - student project

Wanted to try one of my favorite critters in watercolor and anxious to try the masking fluid I bought some months ago.

Berry Happy Raccoon - image 1 - student project

After I laid down a light layer of water color I applied the masking fluid. It was pretty tricky to get used to but I think will get easier with more practice. I used it mostly in the leaves surrounding the raccoon.

Berry Happy Raccoon - image 2 - student project

Berry Happy Raccoon - image 3 - student project

I had to simplify my original idea and then used my watercolor pencils to add definition and add some contrast.  I was much happier after incorporating the watercolor pencils and then went on to finish the piece below.  Thanks for a great class Sandra!!

Berry Happy Raccoon - image 4 - student project

Jean Ruth
illustrator and designer