In this free art lesson, you'll learn how to draw and color a Red Fox step-by-step.
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All of the tutorials on How2DrawAnimals.com are good drawing tutorials for beginners and experienced artists alike. The online tutorials are easy to follow; they teach you the how to draw basics while showing you how to draw animals step by step. Each animal has a video drawing tutorial option, as well as step-by-step photos and written text to follow.
To draw this Fox step by step, follow along with the video tutorial below and pause the video after each step to draw at your own pace. You may find it easier to follow the step-by-step drawings below the video. The new lines in each step are shown in red, so you'll know exactly what to draw next. You may want to open the video in a new tab and use both drawing methods. Take your time and draw at your own pace.
The Written step-by-step video tutorial:
For the first few steps, don't press down too hard with your pencil. Use light, smooth strokes to begin.
Step 1: Draw a circle near the middle of the paper as a guide for the front part of the red fox's body. To draw the circle, make four marks to determine height and width. Then connect the marks using curved lines. Sketch lightly at first so that it's easy to erase if you make a mistake. If you're struggling to draw the circle, just trace the outer rim of a circular object like a coin or a bottle cap. For a more detailed guide on the different ways to draw a circle check out this tutorial: Four simple ways to draw a circle.
Step 2: To the left, draw a slightly smaller circle using the four-marks method as a guide for the back portion of the body. Place this circle a bit higher than the first. Don't draw the circles too far apart or the red fox's body will be too long.
Step 3: On the top, right side, draw yet another circle as a guide for the head. The circle should be about half the size of the first circle. Don't place this circle too far away from the first circle or the fox's neck will be too long.
Step 4: On top of the head, draw a small, triangular shape as a guide for the red fox's ear. On the lower, right side of the head, make a small mark for the first part of the guide for the muzzle. Connect the mark to the head using longer lines to finish the arc-like guide for the muzzle.
Step 5: Under the first circle, draw a long, vertical line as a guide for the first front leg. Pay attention to how the line bends, as this will determine the red fox's leg joints and foot at the bottom. To the right, draw a line that slopes downward as a guide for the other front leg stepping forward.