Raccoon on Yupo Paper

For one of our watercolor classes, we had to draw on yupo paper, which is a very water-resistant, almost plastic-y “paper” that dries quickly. It was an… interesting experience.

Actually, to be honest, some students really disliked it, but I thought it was fun. It kind of forced me to be more expressive in my painting. Our professor knew that the paper lent itself to looser painting, so she had printed out lots of different animals to choose from, since fur and feathers and things are good to draw loosely. I chose a raccoon, even though it’s not my favorite animal. The picture had good contrast.

And here it is!


I think if I went into a bit more detail, it would be nice. More definition would also help. But it was a fun project!