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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 )
milovanf Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
Genius! :dummy: Thanks a lot. It's really helpful.
dragonfire3122 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Student General Artist
USEFUL thanks for upload! ^^
MangaArtist16 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
This tutorial really helps! Thank you so much!
A-Blue-Bubble Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015
it's really nice to see a how to draw (some animal) tutorial that doesn't just go over the basics, they're good for beginners and they helped me out some time back but there are a lot of them compared to this sort of thing that explains why you'd draw something the way you do and not just how to draw an animal in one stance
nekolenore Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very helpful. Thank you.
shadowdancer4ever Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
to Chapter 5... my Oc is an Lynx mix with a  chameleon. You can find in on my Account :) 
Transocute Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2015  Student Digital Artist
oooh this helped a lot, thank you!
DelicatePeachFlower Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is beautiful! thank you so much for sharing this with us!
Link4712 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you I always found it hard to draw foxes now this can help me 
Have a llamaLlama jump 
Alexer14 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! This is very helpful for making my own sketches on paper :D
SkyrimStuff220 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very useful
I was trying to figure out a way to draw them from a side view
Great pic ^^
Closetfur1 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015
This is very useful, and helpful! Well done!
Rainpath12 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is exactly what I need :)
darkorderpwn3 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Funny thing is your art is what got me to look for a tutorial. After searching a quick search I found myself right back on your page. Love your stuff. 
CrystallinePone Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very handy. thanks!
MoonehDraws Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014
Awesome! This will come in handy X3
 Heh, my art teacher always calls "fursonas" or characters in general alter egos. *coincidenccceeee*
Xenon15 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome Tutorial best I've seen so far :) thanks for the help :) 
Djskywulf Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  Student General Artist
good tutorial, i understand it all now.....
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
Hannahhoo Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm exactly the same.
Wolves and foxes (generally canine things) fascinate me and I love drawing them.
*High fives all round*
LuizaKonkina Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. It's very helpful! Thank youHuggle! 
insanity-7 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Student General Artist
thank you i love foxes and this will help a lot
LunetteFox Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Wow! This was EXTREMELY helpful! I have a character that transforms into a fox, and this tutorial is great reference, thanks for making it. ;)
Captain-MaggiePie Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Student Artist
Thank youuu 
my main character is a fox  :3
BlackMare234 Featured By Owner May 22, 2014
Alright,so i've been thinking on drawing a fox for a while now,as i have several characters of them.I had no reff,but i did go by your tutorial a bit.I know their are mistakes,but i just figured i'd say that thankyou for this tutorial ^^.It helped a lot.This was what the result was.…
MinaWolf10 Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist

(I know I'm a late bloomer... Really too late for this kind of comment, actually)
JoannaMoontear Featured By Owner May 18, 2014
Thank you so much! A very helpful tutorial! :D
SplashinginHappyness Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for posting this! I always have a hard time drawing these. :D
AshWolf-Forever Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Professional General Artist
AshWolf-Forever Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks a lot for sharing. This is awesome.
000Zora000 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very helpful thanks :D
TwilightDeamon Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is wonderful!You are very good at drawing them realistically, and in your own style! very useful, very thankful :3
WarriorapprenticeKat Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
so helpful, thanks for posting this!!!
shippolover15 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Oh this can really come in handy I mean I love drawing foxes since they're my fav animals! thanks for the directions!:happybounce:  I'm gonna fave this so I wont forget+fav 
Skia Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Da ist er ja noch, der heitere Geschichtenerzähler.
Culpeo-Fox Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Professional General Artist
Und da wird er auch bleiben (auch im überarbeiteten Tutorial, welches schon lange fertig ist und nur noch geuppt werden will), weil...Nostalgie. Humdidum, ich erzähle Geschichten, bin ein bissel verschroben, kann zaubern und weiß scheinbar doch irgendwie mehr.
I love drawing foxes, and this has definitely helped. Thank you! (3
PandaKissesKitties Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is Helpful. Thank You!:iconfurryhuggleplz: 
RobynRose Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014
Hello, this blog is stealing your tutorial here: fucktonofanatomyreferences.tum…

You can file a DMCA removal here:

(everything on the blog is stolen, I am going through one by one trying to notify creators)
Skia Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
(Okay, after browsing through the blog I see that they barely link to the sources. (well, they're saying "If you want credit for your artwork, please send me a message and I'll be more than happy to include your link in the comment section of the post.") Difficult topic, I'm not happy either when someone reposts my art without permission or source, but I think there are worse cases of "thefts" out there.)
Skia Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is no stealing. The author of this post even links to the original.
It's a nice collection of tutorials, nothing to get mad about.

"I don't own nor have I created anything in this blog unless the post/images specifically say so (which none of 'em do, so far). All image credit and rights go to their original artists."
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