How To Draw A Fox

In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw a Fox in 8 easy steps - great for kids and novice artists.

The images above represent how your finished drawing is going to look and the steps involved.

Below are the individual steps - you can click on each one for a High Resolution printable PDF version.

At the bottom you can read some interesting facts about the Fox.

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How to Draw a Fox - Step-by-Step Tutorial

Step 1: Start with the head. It's like the shape of your nose with two small bumps on the bottom and two curved sides.

Step 2: Draw two large triangle ears on top of the head. They both start at the top of the two sides of the head. They are pointy and there is a small line between them to make the top of the head.

Step 3: Right in the centre of the bottom line draw a small round nose. Next draw the oval-shaped eyes just above the nose. There are two checkmark lines inside the two ears.

Step 4: Beginning at the right side of the head just below the ear draw a long line for the back. It will curve down at the rump.

Step 5: Starting at the bottom left side of the head draw the neck line back and down on a diagonal. From there add a front leg line straight down to the paw. The back of the leg goes straight back up and bends to continue the belly line. The front leg is the same size at the top and the bottom.

Step 6: At the end of the belly line draw the front line for the hind leg. This line curves slightly down at an angle into the straight bottom of the hind leg. The top will be much wider than the bottom. The back of the leg starts straight up and then curves back and up toward the rump line.

Step 7: Between the hind leg line and the rump line add two lines to make the thick, fluffy tail. It does not reach the feet and has a pointy tip.

Step 8: Under the neck line draw another front leg the same size and length as the first one. In front of the first hind leg add another hind leg.

Interesting Facts about Foxes

Foxes belong to the Canidae family, along with wolves, dogs, coyotes and jackals. This mixed family consists of two tribes; the Canini and Vulpini. Foxes are of the Vulpini tribe.

Foxes are generally smaller than a medium-sized dog with a bushy tail and narrow, long snout and can be found living on most every continent.

Did you know?

  • Foxes hold a long-held and widespread reputation of being cute, yet misleading.
  • Foxes can live up to 10 years, but most live only 2 – 3 years because they are often hunted, easily diseased and killed on the roadways.
  • A female fox is called a “vixen” and male foxes are called dogs or reynards.
  • Foxes are meat and plant eaters, eating reptiles, berries, fruit, birds, eggs, fish and other small animals that are available.
  • Foxes are typically afraid of humans and rarely kept as pets. However, they do adapt to areas of human population and are often found roaming near or in cities.

The fox has been popularly depicted in folklore, many books and stories, anime, movies, television and video games; often as a character that is a “trickster” or one that holds powers of magic.

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