In this free art lesson, you'll learn how to draw a Sleeping Fox step by step. Red Foxes have a long tail that is longer than half their body length! They often wrap their fluffy tail around their bodies when they sleep to keep warm.
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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.
The Time-Lapse (Speed Drawing) video:
To draw a sleeping 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 on the right side of the paper as a guide for the sleeping fox's head. First make four small marks to indicate the circle's height and width. Then connect the marks using curved lines. If you're struggling to draw the circle, trace the outer rim of a coin, a lid or any other object with a circular edge. 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: Draw a curved, horizontal line across the fox's head, near the bottom, to help you add facial features later. On top of that, draw a short, vertical line for another construction guide.
Step 3: Draw a small circle on the bottom part of the head as a guide for the sleeping fox's muzzle. The bottom edge of this circle should be outside the larger circle. Pay attention to the size of this small circle in relation to the rest of the head.
Step 4: On top of the head, draw two small, triangle-like shapes as guides for the fox's ears. Don't draw the ears too close together at the top. There should be a pretty big space between them.
Step 5: Now add the guide for the fox's body by first making a small mark far off on the left side. Draw a line that starts at the ear and then stretches to the left and curves down to meet the small mark. The farther left you made the initial mark, the longer the body will be. Now draw a longer line at the bottom. Curve the line and continue to draw it to the right. Continue drawing this line until its tip is around the right edge of the head. Now angle the line back up toward the muzzle to finish the guide for the sleeping fox's body and tail.