How to Draw a Fox

Four Methods:Realistic StyleA Realistic Sitting FoxCartoon StyleA Standing Fox

Foxes are really cute animals and a good subject for drawing. If you like to learn how to draw a cute fox, in a cartoon style or a more realistic style, then follow this tutorial.

Method 1
Realistic Style

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    Sketch a circle in the middle of the page that is slightly squashed on one end. This will be the head of the fox.
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    Draw three triangle-like ovals on the top of the head for the ears. The third oval-like shape is for the fox's muzzle.
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    Repeat the step but on the right side of the smaller ovular shapes. This will be the lower neck .
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    Draw a bigger circle under the head for the neck.
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    Draw a longer oval under the neck. This will be the body.
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    Sketch oval shapes on the left lower part of the body for the front legs.
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    Repeat this step on the right side of the body for the back legs.
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    Draw a long oval (slimming it at both ends) at the end of the right side of the body. This will form the tail.
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    Erase the unwanted lines and strengthen the contour with a pencil. Add in an eye and a nose.
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    Color it and you're done!

Method 2
A Realistic Sitting Fox

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    Draw a balloon being swept by the wind.
    • This will be your fox’s head and spine.
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    Add the ears and the snout.
    • Draw 2 tall pointed arcs for the ears.
    • Add a line in the middle of the head. This would be your guide in placing the eyes.
    • Below the head, add a letter U which would serve as the snout.
    • This is optional but you might want to add a line from the center of the U to the center of the line. This would guide you in drawing the face.
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    Finish the body.
    • At the tail of the balloon, add an oval, this would be the thigh joint.
    • Draw a wide, curvy vertical line for the fox underside. It should connect the head to the circle.
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    Add tail and legs.
    • Draw an irregular oval on the end of the balloon string. This would be the fox tail.
    • Add another smaller balloon on the body, this would be the fox’s right side joint and leg. Just beside it, add a shorter line, similar to the smaller balloon string. This will be the fox’s left side leg.
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    Complete the legs and add the paws.
    • For the paws, draw triangles at the end of each leg.
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    Using a pen, draw on top of your sketch.
    • Put in mind the overlapping lines and parts that should be hidden.
    • The lineart might not look perfect and crisp but it should look neat when the pencil is erased.
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    Erase the pencil sketch and add details.
    • You can add details like the ears, eyes, mouth, nose and fur.
    • You can also add extra lines to emphasize the paw and the fur.
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    Color your fox.
    • Foxes can go in different shades from orange to red.

Method 3
Cartoon Style

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    Sketch a big egg-like shape in the middle of the page . This will be the head.
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    Draw two small egg-like shapes on the right upper side of the head. These will be the ears.
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    Draw a horizontal oval shape under the head for the body.
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    Draw three ovals over the body shape. At the end of the ovals, draw smaller ovals. These will be the legs and paws.
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    Draw a question mark like shape diagonally at the right upper side of the body shape. This will be the tail.
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    Outline the shape of the fox and add facial features like small eyes, a little nose and a smiling mouth.
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    Erase the stray and unneeded lines and make the others that are needed heavier, or outline them with marker or pen.
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    Color it and you're done!

Method 4
A Standing Fox

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    Draw the skull and the spine.
    • To make things easier, imagine an ice cream cone with a long curvy tail.
    • Make sure that you are using a pencil for the draft sketch so you can erase it afterwards to make it neat.
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    Add the ears and the jaw.
    • Draw 2 tall pointed arcs for the ears. Add two small circles at the inside bottom of the base of the ears. These will help you add shape to the head of the fox.
    • Add two tilted letter L’s at the side of the triangle (ice cream cone). It should end up looking like 3 slices of pizza left on the pan.
    • This will be the jaw or the cheek of the fox.
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    Finish the body and add a tail.
    • Draw a small circle on the apex of the fox’s jaw. This will be it’s snout.
    • Draw a wide, curvy horizontal line for the fox belly. It should connect the snout to the end of the tail.
    • Add a long boat-shaped figure for the fox’s tail.
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    Add 2 circles.
    • This will be your fox’s hip and shoulder joints.
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    Add 2 set of long ovals under the each circle.
    • This will be your fox’s legs.
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    Add another set of ovals under the hind legs’ cylinders.
    • This will be your fox’s lower legs. Fox hind legs are longer and bent when compared on the ones on the front.
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    Add two circles at the bottom of the cylinders.
    • This will be the fox’s feet.
    • You should have the basic drawing skeleton right now.
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    Using a pen, draw on top of your sketch.
    • Put in mind the overlapping lines and parts that should be hidden.
    • The lineart might not look perfect and crisp but it should look neat when the pencil is erased.
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    Erase the pencil sketch and add details.
    • You can add details like the ears, eyes, mouth, nose and fur.
    • You can also add extra lines to emphasize the paw and the fur.
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    Color your fox.
    • Foxes can go in different shades from orange to red.

Things You'll Need

  • Paper
  • Pencil
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Eraser
  • Colored pencils, crayons, markers, pastels, or paint.


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