Do you want to learn how to draw a fox? Drawing animals may seem challenging, but it’s actually quite easy. In this step-by-step guide, we’ll provide you with simple instructions and pictures to help you draw a fox effortlessly. So, let’s get started!
Drawing Supplies Needed
To draw a fox, all you need is something to draw with and something to draw on. If you’re unsure about the best drawing tools to use, check out our comprehensive guide on the topic here.
Step 1: Draw a Line for the Fox’s Head
Begin by drawing a small squiggly line to outline the fox’s head.
Step 2: Draw a Line for the Fox’s Back
Continue the line by creating a wide curve that gradually gets larger at the base, representing the fox’s back.
Step 3: Draw a Line for the Fox’s Tail
Extend the line you drew for the back to outline the fox’s tail. Above where you ended the previous line, create a very elongated “C” shape with a downward turn. Simultaneously, draw a rounder line downward from the peak to form the fox’s ear.
Step 4: Complete the Fox’s Tail
To complete the fox’s tail, draw another line coming back in towards the other end, connecting with the initial line. This creates a distinctive tail shape.
Step 5: Draw the Fox’s Ears
Starting at the end of the first ear, draw a short straight line and then create a second ear in a soft triangle shape.
Step 6: Draw the Fox’s Mouth
Extend the ears down into a little outer flick, and then continue that outer flick once more, but shorter. This represents the fox’s mouth fur.
Step 7: Add a Line for the Fox’s Body
Now, draw the fox’s body. Start from the cheeks, coming down in a semi-straight line about halfway before adding a small inner arc that is slightly curved. This arc serves as the guideline for the fox’s front paws.
Step 8: Draw the Fox’s Legs
From the end of the inner line, add a slight inner curved line diagonally across and ending at the tail. Repeat this on the other side. For the inner leg, create a squiggly line with sharper edges to account for the fox’s knee joint.
Step 9: Draw the Fox’s Hind Leg
Drawing the hind leg is simple. From the largest end of the back line, draw a rounded line going downwards and ending at the tail.
Step 10: Add Detail to the Fox’s Ears
Erase the overlapping line at the cheeks, leaving the fur tufts as standalone features. Create another soft triangle line inside the previous ones to define the inner ear.
Step 11: Add Fur to the Fox’s Ears
Continuing from the previous step, add zigzag lines to close off the inner ear and give it a furry texture.
Step 12: Draw the Fox’s Snout
Between the cheek fluffs, draw a U shape. Inside the U, create two small U’s with a connecting line in the middle. In the space below, draw a small U for the chin. Finally, where the smaller U’s meet, draw a heart-shaped nose and fill it in with black.
Step 13: Draw the Fox’s Eyes
Moving upward, draw two diamond-shaped eyes slanted upwards diagonally. These represent the fox’s eyes.
Step 14: Fill in the Fox’s Eyes
Fill in the eyes with black color. Now, mark off the areas where the fox has different-colored fur, such as the chest, belly, front legs, back leg, and tip of the tail. Fill in the front legs with black to indicate the different fur color.
Step 15: Add Fox Pupils
Using white color, add two dots per eye to create highlights in the fox’s pupils.
Step 16: Fill in the Fox with Color
Finally, fill in the fur with the appropriate colors. While grey was used in this example, feel free to use any color you prefer!
We would like to express our gratitude to Carolyn for sharing her drawing process. If you enjoy these illustrations, be sure to visit her Twitter or check out her amazing artwork in her shop.
That’s it! Now you know how to draw a fox. Have fun practicing and creating your own fox drawings!