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How to Draw a Fox Step by Step - 14 Easy Steps!

  • By Joanna | updated in December, 2023
Follow this easy step-by-step tutorial to learn how to draw a Fox in just 14 simple steps!

Fox Drawing

In this fun and easy fox drawing tutorial, you’ll learn how to draw a fox step by step.

This tutorial is great for beginner artists (both kids and adults) who want to improve their drawing skills.

Even if you have never tried to sketch a fox drawing before, this tutorial will show you everything you need to know to create a fox drawing.

Foxes are easily recognizable animals, so it won’t be hard for you to create a fox drawing that looks true to life.

They are the favorite animal to draw for many artists and they are relatively easy to draw compared to other animals with their pointed ears, fluffy fur, and long tails.

Fun Fact: Did you know that foxes are incredibly versatile animals? They can survive in a variety of habitats, such as deserts, forests, and even the Arctic Tundra!

Once you have completed this fox drawing, you’ll end up with an awesome sketch.

What You’ll Need for Your Fox Drawing

We’ll be creating our fox drawing using the following art tools:

  • A piece of paper
  • A pencil
  • An eraser

How to Draw a Fox Step by Step

In this blog post, we will teach you how to draw a fox sitting.

We will go through the step-by-step process of drawing a fox so that you can easily follow along.

You’ll start by sketching out the basic shapes and lines. Then, you’ll add in the details like the fur, the eyes, and the tail.

Are you ready? Let’s get started!


The collage above shows each step of the process so you know what your fox drawing should look like at each stage. 


Tip: Make sure you don’t press too hard on the paper when you draw your pencil lines so that you can correct your mistakes with an eraser as you go through the tutorial.

Step 1: Draw the Fox’s Body

Start with a medium oval shape for your fox’s body. Use a light pencil stroke and make sure it has a smooth outline.

Fox Drawing

Step 2: Draw the Fox’s Head

Add a smaller oval, on top of the oval shape you just drew, still using a light pencil stroke.

Fox Drawing

Step 3: Draw the Fox’s Tail

Add a long, curved line at the back of the fox’s body for the tail. Then draw another curved line and attach it to the first curved line creating a point at the end of the tail.

Fox Drawing

Step 4: Draw the Fox’s Ears and Fox’s Legs

Add two small triangles on top of the head. Then, draw a small vertical line on the body just above the tail with two tiny lines at the end to create front legs.

Fox Drawing

Step 5: Connect the Head with the Body

Use a darker pencil stroke to outline your drawing on the left and right-hand sides, to connect the head with the body.

Fox Drawing

Step 6: Draw Details Inside the Ears

Add a curved line inside each triangle to finish off the ears.

Fox Drawing

Step 7: Draw the Fox’s Eyebrows

Draw two tiny lines in the middle of the face.

Fox Drawing

Step 8: Add Details to the Face

Draw a small U-letter shape and connect it with the eyebrows.

Fox Drawing

Step 9: Draw the Fox’s Nose

Draw a small oval shape inside of the U letter you just created in Step 10.

Fox Drawing

Step 10: Draw the Fox’s Eyes

Draw two small ovals just below the eyebrows for your fox’s eyes. Use your pencil to shade the eyes.

Fox Drawing

Step 11: Erase the Pencil

Now erase the pencil from the main part of the body that attaches to the tail.

Fox Drawing

Step 12: Add the Fur

To create the fur, start by adding lots of small lines around the outline of your fox and also on the ear lines.

Then add slightly darker pencil lines to the outline of the tail and add lots of short lines to the tail.

Fox Drawing

Step 13: Draw the Fox’s Whiskers

Draw a few small lines on each side of the nose to create whiskers.

Fox Drawing

Step 14: Add the Floor

Draw a few horizontal lines at the bottom of your fox to create a ground effect.

Fox Drawing


There you have it. Your very own fox drawing.

Don’t worry if your fox drawing isn’t perfect the first time, the more you practice the better you will get!

Bonus Tips on How to Improve Your Fox Drawing

  • Try using different pencils to add detail and depth to your fox drawing.
  • Change up the pencil pressure you use when drawing to get different results. You can draw thicker or thinner lines depending on how much pressure you apply.
  • Try to use different paper textures for your fox drawing. Using smooth paper will give you smoother details, while rough paper will show more texture and contrast in your work.
  • Experiment with different shading techniques to add more realism to your artwork. For example, you can use cross-hatching or stippling.
  • Use different royalty free reference photos of foxes to create different fox drawings. This will help you get a different perspective and add new details to your artwork.
  • Practice drawing foxes in different poses and in different environments. You could draw a fox in the snow, running through a field of flowers, or even sleeping in a tree. You can also try to draw different positions including rear legs and rear thigh.
  • Take pictures of foxes in real life and use them as references when drawing yours.
  • Have fun with it! Every fox is unique, so don’t be afraid to draw a few before settling on one that looks just right.
  • Have patience! Fox drawings take some time, but the end result is totally worth it!

Who knows, soon foxes can become your favorite animal to draw!

We hope you enjoyed this tutorial and learned something new!

Be sure to practice this fox sketch until you get it just right. Then, try drawing other animals, like a panda or a coyote.

Soon, you’ll be a master at drawing animals!

Are you looking for more drawing ideas? Search our list of 101+ Drawing Ideas!

Happy Drawing!



I’m an artist and content creator. I want to inspire other artists and show them that anything is possible. I love creating content and sharing my art with the world. I hope my work can help people feel inspired and hopeful about their own creative potential.

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