Last Updated on September 18, 2021 by April
Want to learn how to draw a fox? You’ve come to the right place! If you have never created a fox drawing before, you might feel a bit overwhelmed. Luckily, drawing a fox is quite easy with the right guide.
This step-by-step fox drawing tutorial will teach you how to make an easy doodle in no time. Each step is made short and simple so there is no confusion of how it is done.
Before we begin the tutorial, be sure you have a few quality drawing pencils, a sketch pad, and erasers. These are the minimum required supplies for creating a cute little fox.
How to Draw a Cute Fox
This fox tutorial is one that I have very much been looking forward to. Who doesn’t love foxes? Although there are many colors of foxes like amber foxes, gray foxes, white foxes, and black foxes, today’s example will be the well-known red fox.
To follow along with this tutorial, you can use the blues lines as a reference. Blue lines will indicate the drawing that needs to be completed in that step. For example, you will notice that the ears are blue in the second step. This means that you should be drawing fox ears in that particular step.
Prefer to see a video tutorial? Scroll to the end of this post for an easy fox drawing video tutorial.
Easy Step-by-Step Fox Drawing Tutorial
Now, it’s time to start your fox drawing! Follow the steps below to create your cute cartoon fox.
Step 1: Draw a Head for Your Fox
The first step for making your fox is drawing its head. To do this, draw a symmetrical shape such as the one shown above. It will kind of look like a lemon viewed from the side.
Step 2: Draw Fox Ears
The ears of your fox can be drawn by creating two triangle-like shapes on top of the head you just drew. Draw a second pair of smaller triangles within the first triangle to complete your fox ears. For the best results, the spacing in between the two ears and the space between the ears and the side of the fox’s head should be roughly the same. This will give a more balanced look.
Step 3: Draw Fox Eyes
The third step is to get started on your cute fox’s eyes. Draw two ovals around the middle of your fox’s head. Try to line them up with their respective ear. For example, the right eye will end up around the middle point of the right ear.
For the pupils, draw two smaller ovals, one in each eye, located in the upper right hand corner. This will help you create a pair of very cute eyes.
Step 4: Color in Your Fox Eyes and Draw Eyebrows
The fourth step is to simply shade in each of the fox eyes and to draw some eyebrows. The shading part doesn’t require anything fancy. Just color in the eyes black. After, add one eyebrow above each eye, as shown above.
Step 5: Draw a Fox Nose
The nose of your fox should be in center of your fox’s face and start at the bottom of the eyes. When drawing the fox nose, think of it like you are drawing a heart, except there isn’t a dip at the top middle of it.
Step 6: Draw the Mouth of Your Fox
Next, you will draw the mouth of your fox. To draw the mouth, create a curvy line that resembles a wide ‘W’. The mouth should be located under your fox nose. It will be around the midpoint between the nose and the chin, slightly closer to the nose.
Step 7: Add in the Details of Your Fox’s Face
Step seven will be to add the little details that make your fox, well, foxy! Add two angled lines like the ones shown above to the inner side of your fox’s ears. Next, add two slanted straight lines to the outer ear.
After, you will draw a line that starts from the side of your fox’s head and dips down to the top of its nose. This line will intersect through the top third of the fox’s eyes.
Step 8: Draw the Body of Your Fox
To draw the fox’s body, create two curved vertical lines that comes down from the sides of the fox’s head. The lines will start tapered in and then slightly curve out and come back in at the bottom. The length of each line should be about the same as the length from the top center of the fox’s head to its chin.
Step 9: Draw the Front Legs
For maximum cuteness, draw two legs that come together at the middle. This will mean drawing two lines for each leg. You will want to start the outer line of the leg lined up with the outer part of the corresponding eye. The inner part of the leg will start lined up with the outer corner of your fox’s mouth.
Step 10: Draw the Details of Your Fox Body
Now you will draw in the details of your fox body. To do so, copy the symmetrical squiggly lines shown above.
Step 11: Draw the Back Legs of Your Fox
To draw the back legs of your fox, create two simple rounded lines like the ones shown above.
Step 12: Draw the Back Feet
Draw two wide circles at the bottom of your fox’s hind legs to create its feet.
Step 13: Draw a Fox Tail
For a cute fox, you will need a big fluffy tail. Draw a fluffy tail that is around the same height as your fox’s body.
Step 14: Draw in the Details of Your Fox Tail
Now, draw in a squiggly line on your fox’s tail. This will be to separate the two colors of its tail.
Step 15: You’re All Done. Congrats!
Now you have an adorable fox drawing! If you wanna kick up this drawing a notch, please proceed to the next step. Otherwise, enjoy!
Step 16: Optional – Color in Your Fox Drawing
Now you can take out your colored pencils and spruce up your fox drawing. You can use the red fox picture above for inspiration. Have fun. 🙂
Video: How to Draw a Fox
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Well, I hope you enjoyed this easy fox drawing guide. If you have any other step-by-step drawings you would like posted, please let me know in the comments! 🙂