Have you ever wanted to learn how to draw a fox? In this drawing tutorial, we’ll guide you through the creative process of drawing a cute fox. Whether you’re an aspiring artist or just looking for a fun activity to try, our step-by-step tutorial will show you the easy way to create a simple fox. From the basic features and the shape of the fox to more advanced techniques, you’ll learn how to create a realistic fox in no time.

How to Draw a Fox- Skip to my Lou Tutorial - The finished fox drawing with color.
This easy drawing guide will show you how to draw a fox!

Are your kids looking for a fun activity to try? Our how to draw a fox tutorial is perfect! Designed for kids of all ages, and even parents who want to join in on the fun, our step-by-step guide is an easy way to learn the basics of drawing. With our simple and clear instructions, your little ones will be able to create a cute fox they can be proud of. 

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Easy fox drawing

Learn how to draw a fox using basic shapes with our step-by-step drawings! With easy-to-follow instructions and helpful visual aids, drawing a simple fox has never been easier. You don’t need to be a professional artist to create a stunning piece of artwork – our simple guide will show you how to get started quickly and easily.

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How to draw a fox step-by-step

Follow these simple steps, and you’ll soon be able to draw a fox.

Step 1

To begin, we’ll draw lines to help us draw the fox’s facial features. In this first step, draw a large circle in the top-right of the page to make the basic shape of the head on a sheet of paper. Use a compass so the circle is perfect. After that, draw a short line down the center of the circle.

How to Draw a Fox- Skip to my Lou Tutorial - Step 1 - Circle with guideline.
A simple circle with a guideline down the middle.

Step 2

The second step is to give your fox eyes and a nose. Firstly, draw a small upside-down triangular shape on the center line, near the bottom of the circle. A bit further up, draw two small circles, on both sides of the center guide line as shown in the image below. Add a small circle inside each eye to make them look real.

How to Draw a Fox- Skip to my Lou Tutorial - Step 2 - Add eyes and nose.
Some eyes and a nose so your fox can see and smell!

Step 3

Next, we want to make the fox’s head look more lifelike. Draw two semi-circles above each eye that connect to the nose of your fox and go to the side of the face to form a long snout. After that, draw a larger curve that goes just below the top of the circle to make the fox’s head. Use the reference image below to help.

How to Draw a Fox- Skip to my Lou Tutorial - Step 3 - Head shape and fur.
A nicely curved face to make your fox beautiful!

Step 4

We want our fox to hear, so let’s give it some ears! On both sides of the top of the head, draw a large curvy triangle with a smaller one inside to form the fox’s ears. Next, we’ll add extra fur on both sides of the face of your fox drawing, just like in the picture below. Now we’ve got the face of the fox.

How to Draw a Fox- Skip to my Lou Tutorial - Step 4 - Add ears and more fur.
Some ears so your fox can hear!

Step 5

Now we’re going to draw the overall shape of the main body with some long lines. Start on the bottom-left of the face, and draw a curved line downwards that goes to the left, then curves back around to connect to the right side of the face. After that, add the hind leg and front legs, just like in the picture below. You’ll get a small body in the sitting position.

How to Draw a Fox- Skip to my Lou Tutorial - Step 5 - Add body and legs.
Now draw the body. Your fox can now move!

Step 6

A distinctive feature of a fox is its bushy tail! Used curved lines to draw a tail on the left side of the fox. Add a section at the end of the tail with a zig-zag line to help show its fluffy tail. Also, add some zig-zag lines to the body to show the fur pattern. 

How to Draw a Fox- Skip to my Lou Tutorial - Step 6 - Add bushy tail and fur patterns.
A bushy tail and some fur patterns. Now you’ve got a real-looking fox!

Step 7

The final step is to remove the guide lines from your fox sketch with an eraser. You should now have the final lines of your fox. If you like, you can trace the lines with a thick marker pen so it stands out. You’re just a step away from finishing!

How to Draw a Fox- Skip to my Lou Tutorial - Step 7 - Trace lines with thick marker.
Use a thick marker to really make your fox stand out.

Your finished fox drawing

After completing your entire drawing of a fox, the next step is to add some color. You can use acrylic paints, color pencils, crayons, or even oil pastels.

How to Draw a Fox- Skip to my Lou Tutorial - Step 8 - Add orange and black color.
Add some orange and black paint to finish your cute fox!

Once you’ve mastered this cute art project, challenge yourself by drawing different fox species, such as an arctic fox, fennec fox, or grey fox.

Practicing regularly is a great way to improve your animal drawing skills, and you can then move on to different animals, like polar bears.  

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