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Fox Tutorial by Culpeo-Fox Fox Tutorial by Culpeo-Fox
yay :P

besides the popular "why do you love foxes"- question, the most popular question people ask me is "can you give me tips on drawing foxes?" or something like that. we go. a long long long promised, crappy tutorial about drawing foxes. (btw. while browsing through dA i realized that there are - as always - a dozen wolf tutorials while you just rarely find good fox tutorials...bla. i love it to be a rebel :P )

cave: this tutorial doesn´t show the basics of drawing, it just give you tips about drawing foxes.

hopefully it can help you here and there....

several things i have to mention:
the poses and headshots were inspired by natural fox photographies to keep the images anatomically as correct as possible.

the photos are (c) to their much respected photographers.
unfortunately i wasn´t able to find out those. if you know some of these photographers, please tell me so i can add their names down here. thank you :)

tutorial (c) moi.

several inspiration is also taken from
"carving wolves, foxes and coyotes" by desiree hajny
and from
"der rotfuchs" by fritz koenen

EDIT: first thank you very much for the support, i was like "woah, geez! D:" when i came online today and suddenly i got about 1,000 messages more...thank you guys, i hope the tut can be useful to you :)

but its not the reason of my EDIT. :P
after it happens now several times, i thought i type it down here once again.
yes. i hate sparkledogs. please...stop whining now, like "omfg, you hate them, how dare you, you´re so ignorant!!1!1eleven" ...ignorant? no. i just don´t like them. get over it :roll:

once again:
fantastic characters - doesn´t matter if hybrids of thousands of critters in it, are okay for me - as long as it can be loosely recognized as an animal and not a complete ugly monster-mutant-thingie.
a little tatoo, a single collar is okay too - but no overload of earrings, pendants and so on.
characters with five colours or six or seven or eight are okay as well - but not twenty or thirty, including extreme neon pink or green or something like that.
little fluffy features here and there - is also okay - but i do not mean hyperfluffiness.

if your character is a dog with a little sign, thats okay - i never said that this makes your character a sparkledog. the thing i despise are those mentioned omguberhyper-designs, which makes your eyes bleed and are just plain kitschy....

less is more. thats the essential thing i tried to say. and at the end, its also a matter of taste.
no offense to you or any other people. its just my opinion. i respect yours, so please respect mine - nuff said. :P
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Given 2009-05-31
coNstantine2530 said Fox Tutorial by *Culpeo-Fox "If you're in the search for getting better at drawing animals, in this case foxes, there's no doubt this is the place to look. This deviant offers a sincere and humble approach at learning to draw this animal, while showing amazing skill in his pictures and knowledge of the different species. This is an excellent tutorial!" ( Suggested by coNstantine2530 and Featured by UnicornReality )
BrokenBrookieCookie Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for this <3 So very helpful! :)
kawaiirainbowgirl Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like this, very helpful. The thing is I don't like to practice, but have to to get better! ^_^
TemplarWiegraf Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Great tutorial. As a canine lover and a draughtsman; this is exacly what i was looking for to begin drawing foxes. Thank you very much for the tutorial. Cheers.
trojanvirus-exe Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you so much for this :thumbsup:
komischFee Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is awesome an so helpful!
Yaviyo Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I was looking for something like this forever. <3
Quillnote Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
This was before I read your tutorial. Derp.
Oh mah glob I'm such a beginner >.<
Do they look okay? They're kinda like a 'my style' thing.
Firetear501 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is very helpful! I love the way you draw foxes. I also hate the sparkly neon colored animals. They make me want to retch. I much prefer more realistic coloring, it looks nicer.
KrisFirebolt Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, This is so cool!
Rhigama Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014
Very thorough! Dragons and assorted monsters are normally what I draw, but I have very recently begun sketching some foxes as I have a few characters associated with them. And it helps to have some additional insight, so thank you very much for this. :3
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