Colour your fox in to finish it off. I first use a light layer of yellow, before applying orange and highlights of brown, red and grey. Leave the white parts white, though I have very lightly created texture for the fur.
My next drawing is a close up of a fox's head, just for fun. I roughly plotted out the shapes that make up the head, ears and snout using circles, lines and two triangles (for the ears).
Starting from the left ear, I began to build up the shape with extra lines for the edge of the ear and by shading the inner ear. I then create a bridge of fur shading (a series of small lines for the texture of fur) and work on the other ear. Continuing from my bridge, I spread outwards with more fur shading, gradually heading south to the nose. Once I had created the nose, I then started to build the snout in the same way as before, but on a bigger scale this time. At the same time as building the snout, I work out where the eyes go and drew them in.
I then redrew the fox with my biro. This time, however, I start at the nose. From here, I could improve the shape of the snout by making it slightly smaller and thinner. Slowly, I worked my way up the snout by shading in lines of fur, drawing over the eyes and ears along the way. I left the whiskers for last.
Once I had finished and rubbed out the pencil, I finally could colour in my fox. Yellow first, then a light orange, a darker orange and highlights of brown and grey. I finished off my fox by adding more fur texture with my pen.
And there you have it. Aren't foxes beautiful? Why not have a go yourselves. If you put some food out in your garden, you may have a subject to draw in no time. I hope you have enjoyed today's How To Draw? if you have any suggestions for the next, please comment below.