How to Draw a Fox Using Squares

Does someone you know possess the ability to draw amazing animals? Do you envy their skills? If so, then read on and learn how to draw basic, yet adorable and interesting animals.

Steps

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    Decide what type of animal(s) you want to draw. Some animals may not be appropriate for this sort of shape and you may need to consider using circles.
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    Choose what position you want the animal to be in. This often works best if you use a natural pose, but you can also draw the animal in a more human-like position.
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    Sketch an appropriately sized square for the head. For example, if you are drawing a mouse, draw a considerably small head. However if you are drawing an elephant, use a large head. For a fox, use a medium sized head.
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    Draw a larger square or rectangle for the body. This may, again, depend on the animal. For a fox, draw a fairly long rectangle that sits behind the head.
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    Start adding in the major details of the face or head. This includes the eyes, ears, nose and mouth. For a fox, draw an elongated snout with an oval shaped nose, almond shaped eyes and pointy ears. The mouth may be sly or neutral, depending on the character that you are drawing. For example, if the fox is destined to be cunning, use a sly smile.
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    Begin to draw a tail.For a fox, draw medium length legs with small paws on the end and a long, fluffy tail.
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    Add in the minor details of the head, such as fur, whiskers and markings. For a fox, draw bushy cheeks, fluffy ears and a strip of white down the centre of the head.
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    Add in the minor details of the body. This may include fur and markings. When drawing a fox, add a fluffy, white underbelly.
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    Colour in your animal. You may choose to leave it simple or you may choose to add in shading. If you decide to do this, decide on a point from which light may shine and use darker shading the further away from that point you get. To keep it simple, use a limited colour pallet and colour each part in the same colour.

Tips

  • Be sure to keep the lines angular.
  • Be proud of your work.
  • Practice a lot to perfect your work.
  • Set yourself some goals, such as 'use more complicated shading'
  • Keep your drawings varied. For example, try using different animals and shapes.
  • Put your drawing somewhere where you can see it easily so that you can spot and correct any mistakes.
  • Use quality supplies to keep your work at a high quality.

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Categories: Drawing Animals