How to Draw a Swift Fox

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

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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 Swift Fox.

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

Step 1: Draw an upside-down teardrop shape with two triangles on top for the head.

Step 2: Draw a smaller triangle inside the ear on the left, and a small line inside the ear on the right. Draw two seed-like dots with a line on the side in the bottom half of the head. Add a dot inside the point of the head for a nose.

Step 3: At the back of the top of the head, draw a long curve going back and then down.

Step 4: Under the head, draw a line angling down, which then bends straight down, curves into a rounded shape for a foot, and finally goes straight back up.

Step 5: Under the neck, draw a similar shape to step 4.

Step 6: Under the rear end, draw a line that angles down and forward, then down and back, down and forward again, curves into a rounded foot, then angles back and up, and finally forward and up, ending near the midpoint of the length of the body. Draw a curved line going back from the end of the first front leg, ending a little bit away from the end of the hind leg.

Step 7: Draw another line like in step 6 that starts near the top of the hind leg, ending when it meets the belly.

Step 8: Draw a long curve that connects the rear end to the first hind leg. Draw a wavy line that closes off the tip of the curve to complete the tail. Done! You can color it tan with a greyish face and tail tip.

Interesting Facts about Swift Fox

The swift fox is native to the United States Great Plains region. The swift fox is fragmented and smaller populations spaced sporadically across Montana, South Dakota, Wyoming, Nebraska, Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Texas.Their range used to include the prairies in central North America and extending into Alberta Canada and south central Texas. They also used to go to western Iowa, Colorado, Wyoming and Montana.

Did you know?

  • Swift foxes can run up to 30 mph.
  • The main diet of the fox is prairie dogs, mice, birds, rabbits, birds, reptiles, berries, ground squirrels and seeds.
  • They are a small fox between 12 to 16 inches tall and weighing 5 to 7 pounds about 31 inches long.
  • They are named “Swift” due to their speediness.
  • They keep one mate through their lifetime and are nocturnal animals.

Mating season is December to February with a gestation of 51 days and a litter of 4-5 kittens.The main threat to the swift foxes is habitat loss since grassland is being converted to farmland. They used to be trapped and accidentally poisoned intended for wolves. Many Indian tribes are restoring the swift fox by having them on tribal lands.