In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw a Kit Fox in 9 easy steps - great for kids and novice artists.
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At the bottom you can read some interesting facts about the Kit Fox.
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How to Draw a Kit Fox - Step-by-Step Tutorial
Step 1: First, let us draw the almost heart-shaped outline of the Kit Fox’s head. Draw the large, pointed ears side-by-side on top of the fox’s head.
Step 2: Next, draw small dashes on the ears to show the shape of the ears. Draw two slanting oval shapes for the eyes and join them with a U-shaped curve to show the nose of the fox. Draw the nostrils of the fox and add small dashed lines for the whiskers on the face of the Kit fox.
Step 3: Now, draw a curved line for the body of the fox.
Step 4: Starting at the end of the previous line, draw gently curved lines to show the outline of the hind leg. Leave a blank space to draw the rest of the fox. Draw short curved lines to show the arched toes.
Step 5: Draw the outline of the other hind leg next to the previous one using curved lines. Make it a little smaller than the other and add the small curved lines for the toes.
Step 6: Draw a curved line to show the belly of the Kit Fox. Then, draw the front leg, foot and toes as you did in the previous step. Make the front leg thinner and straighter than the hind legs. Leave a blank space to draw the other front leg.
Step 7: Draw the other front leg using straight lines. Draw the arched toes on the feet using small curved lines.
Step 8: Draw the long and bushy tail of the Kit Fox using gently curved lines as shown in the image.
Step 9: Draw the fur patterns on the Kit Fox’s body using short curved lines. Once you finish your drawing, you can start to color in the Kit Fox.
Interesting Facts about the Kit Fox (Vulpes macrotis):
The Kit Fox is the smallest species of wild canine in North America. A grown adult Kit Fox only weighs between three and six pounds. Its body is only about a foot and a half long, not including its tail, which can add another ten to thirteen inches. It’s color is usually a yellowish grey to help it blend in with its desert habitat, with little dark patches near its nose.
Did you know?
- The Kit Fox usually only goes out of its den during the night. This makes it a nocturnal animal.
- The favorite food of a Kit Fox is small prey like rabbits, kangaroo rats, snakes and birds. However, if there isn’t much prey around, a Kit Fox will also eat the fruit of cacti and other plants.
- A Kit Fox has huge ears! These big ears help the animal keep its body temperature lower in the hot desert, and also give it great hearing abilities.
- A Kit Fox is physically able to reproduce when it is ten months old.
- Both Kit Fox parents participate in raising their offspring and keeping them safe.
The Kit Fox can be found in the far southwestern parts of North America – California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, Texas, New Mexico and parts of northern Mexico. Sometimes they go as far north as Oregon and as far east as Colorado, though. The Kit Fox is not currently in danger of extinction and is listed as a species of least concern by conservationists.