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How to Draw a Fox (Step by Step with Pictures)

How to Draw a Fox (Step by Step with Pictures)

Do you want to know how to draw a fox? You may think drawing an animal is difficult.

Learning how to draw a fox is really easy.

These step by step pictures will help you draw a fox in a simple way that anyone can do.

Let’s get started!

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Step 1: Draw line for fox head

how to draw a fox step 1 draw line for fox head

Start with a small squiggly line 

Step 2: Draw line for fox back

how to draw a fox step 2 draw line for fox back

Continue the line at the bottom with a wide curve getting larger at the base

Step 3: Draw line for fox tail

how to draw a fox step 3 draw line for fox tail

At the end of that line we’ll start the guideline for the tail! 

A little above where you ended the previous line we’ll create a very elongated “C” shape with a downward turn. 

At the same time back at the top, bring a rounder line downward from the peak. Here we have an ear!

Step 4: Complete fox tail

how to draw a fox step 4 complete fox tail

Where you make that downturn on the C, create another line coming back in towards the other end, as you can now see, we’ve made a tail!

Step 5: Draw fox ears

how to draw a fox step 5 draw fox ears

Now at the end of the first ear we’ll make a very short straight line before creating a second ear  in a soft triangle shape.

Step 6: Draw fox mouth

how to draw a fox step 6 draw fox mouth fur

Bringing the ears down into a little outer flick continues that outer flick just once, but shorter than the first one.

Step 7: Add line for fox body

how to draw a fox step 7 add line for fox body

Now we’ll bring in the body. Coming down in a semi-straight line from the cheeks, we’re going about halfway down before adding a small inner arc that is only slightly curved. This is the beginning of the guideline for our front paws

Step 8: Draw fox legs

how to draw a fox step 8 draw fox legs

Where that inner line we just made ends, we’ll add a slight inner curved line going diagonally across and ending at the tail, then on the other side of that line we’ll do the same. 

For the inner leg, make a little bit of a squiggly line with sharper edges to account for the knee joint of the foxes leg.

Step 9: Draw fox hind leg

how to draw a fox step 9 draw fox hind leg

Now for the hind leg. This step is really simple! At the largest end of the back line we’ll make a rounded line going downwards and ending at the tail! 

Step 10: Add detail to fox ears

how to draw a fox step 10 add detail to fox ears

Now we’ll start doing details. Erase the overlapping line at the cheeks so the fur tufts are standalone. Now up to the ears make another soft triangle line on the inside of the previous ones to create the inner ear.

Step 11: Add fur to fox ears

how to draw a fox step 11 add fur to fox ears

Continuing on from the previous step create a bit of zig zag lines to close off the inner ear with some fur

Step 12: Draw fox snout

how to draw a fox step 12 draw fox snout

Now, for the nose. In between the cheek fluffs create a U shape. At the bowl of the U create two small U’s with the connecting line in the middle of them, then in the space below create a very small U for the chin!. 

Now where the two smaller u’s of the snout meet we’ll make a heart shaped nose and fill in black

Step 13:Draw fox eyes

how to draw a fox step 13 draw fox eyes

Moving upwards we’ll create two diamond shaped eyes slanted upwards diagonally. These are the eyes!

Step 14: Fill in fox eyes

how to draw a fox step 14 fill in fox eyes

Fill the eyes in black. Now more details to do are to mark off where the Fox has different color fur! 

These places are the chest, the belly, the front legs, the back leg, and the tip of the tail. 

Fill in the front legs black where you marked off the different fur color.

Step 15: Add fox pupils

how to draw a fox step 15 add fox pupils

Using a white color create 2 dots per eye for highlights

Step 16: Fill in fox with a color

how to draw a fox step 16 fill in fox with a color

Fill the fur in with the proper colors (though I used grey here you can do this with color as well!)

I’d like to thank Carolyn for sharing her process. If you like these drawings be sure to drop by her Twitter or check out her amazing illustrations on her shop

Yield: How to Draw a Fox

How to Draw a Fox Printable Guide

how to draw a fox

Step-by-step instructions on how to draw a fox.

Active Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $0

Materials

  • Pencil
  • Paper
  • Or tablet and stylus

Tools

  • Pencil
  • Paper
  • Or tablet and stylus

Instructions

        1. Step 1: Draw a line for the fox head. Start with a small squiggly line 
          how to draw a fox step 1 draw line for fox head
        2. Step 2: Draw a line for fox back. Continue the line at the bottom with a wide curve getting larger at the base how to draw a fox step 2 draw line for fox back
        3. Step 3: Draw a line for the fox tail. At the end of that line, we'll start the guideline for the tail! 
          A little above where you ended the previous line we'll create a very elongated "C" shape with a downward turn. At the same time back at the top, bring a rounder line downward from the peak. Here we have an ear! how to draw a fox step 3 draw line for fox tail
        4. Step 4: Complete fox tail. Where you make that downturn on the C, create another line coming back in towards the other end, as you can now see, we've made a tail! how to draw a fox step 4 complete fox tail
        5. Step 5: Draw fox ears. Now at the end of the first ear, we'll make a very short straight line before creating a second ear in a soft triangle shape. how to draw a fox step 5 draw fox ears
        6. Step 6: Draw fox mouth. Bringing the ears down into a little outer flick continues that outer flick just once, but shorter than the first one. how to draw a fox step 6 draw fox mouth fur
        7. Step 7: Add a line for a fox body. Now we'll bring in the body. Coming down in a semi-straight line from the cheeks, we're going about halfway down before adding a small inner arc that is only slightly curved. This is the beginning of the guideline for our front paws. how to draw a fox step 7 add line for fox body
        8. Step 8: Draw fox legs. Where that inner line we just made ends, we'll add a slight inner curved line going diagonally across and ending at the tail, then on the other side of that line we'll do the same. 

          For the inner leg, make a little bit of a squiggly line with sharper edges to account for the knee joint of the foxes leg. how to draw a fox step 8 draw fox legs
        9. Step 9: Draw fox hind leg. Now for the hind leg. This step is really simple! At the largest end of the back line we'll make a rounded line going downwards and ending at the tail! how to draw a fox step 9 draw fox hind leg
        10. Step 10: Add detail to fox ears. Now we'll start doing details. Erase the overlapping line at the cheeks so the fur tufts are standalone. Now up to the ears make another soft triangle line on the inside of the previous ones to create the inner ear. how to draw a fox step 10 add detail to fox ears
        11. Step 11: Add fur to fox ears. Continuing on from the previous step creates a bit of zig-zag lines to close off the inner ear with some fur. how to draw a fox step 11 add fur to fox ears
        12. Step 12: Draw fox snout. Now, for the nose. In between the cheek fluffs create a U shape. At the bowl of the U create two small U's with the connecting line in the middle of them, then in the space below create a very small U for the chin!. 

          Now where the two smaller u's of the snout meet we'll make a heart-shaped nose and fill in black. how to draw a fox step 12 draw fox snout
        13. Step 13: Draw fox eyes. Moving upwards we'll create two diamond-shaped eyes slanted upwards diagonally. These are the eyes! how to draw a fox step 13 draw fox eyes
        14. Step 14: Fill in fox eyes. Fill the eyes in black. Now more details to do are to mark off where the Fox has different color fur! 

          These places are the chest, the belly, the front legs, the back leg, and the tip of the tail. Fill in the front legs black where you marked off the different fur color. how to draw a fox step 14 fill in fox eyes
        15. Step 15: Add fox pupils. Using a white color create 2 dots per eye for highlights. how to draw a fox step 15 add fox pupils
        16. Step 16: Fill in fox with a color. Fill the fur in with the proper colors (though I used grey here you can do this with color as well!) how to draw a fox step 16 fill in fox with a color

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