Feb 27, 2012

How to Draw a Fox

This fox is made from just a few simple shapes, but when placed on black paper and colored with oil pastels, he (or she!) can look really dramatic.
1. Students draw the fox following the diagram shown, using a pencil on black paper.
2. All the pencil lines are traced with a black pastel. The lines should be thick, so lots of pressure is advised.
3. The fox is colored in as desired. I prefer the Prismacolor® Oil Pastels, especially the Rust color for the fur, but other pastels will look good as well.

14 comments:

artteacher said...

I LOVE your how to draws. Thanks!

cookiegames said...

Nice and easy steps to draw fox. Really helps to child.Thanks For Sharing

abby said...

I work with adults with disabilities and we used this how to draw activity. It worked great! Thank you!

sara said...

I'm thinking of doing a spin off of this using Eric Carle's Hello Red Fox and complementary colors

Anonymous said...

Very cute. I could see making this a racoon with different colors/markings.

motherhood means business said...

I'm so glad to find this cute and creative way of teaching how to draw a fox. My girl has a phonics worksheet which needs her to draw a fox in a box, and I scratched my head on how to teach this.
I'm so grateful ! Thank you Thank you.

Anonymous said...

do you have an alternative to black paper?

Kathy Barbro said...

You could use white paper, of course. I will just have a lighter look to it, but that can look just as good.

Anonymous said...

Thanks soo much for this project and all the others on your site. This is a real help. In Korea, art and music is not taught in school, so it is up to me to do it. This projects are perfect because my youngest (5) and my oldest (10) can work on the same project together.

JeddieMae said...

I did this with a year 2/3 class. They absolutely loved it and their artworks looked fantastic. The black paper makes it look amazing!

JeddieMae said...

I forgot to mention, we changed the fox slightly and said it was a fire wolf as the class had just created a narrative on a 'fire wolf'. We drew flames coming off the head of the fox/wolf. It looked very cool.

Kathy Barbro said...

That sounds great JeddieMae - everything looks better with fire coming out of it!

Jamie Perry said...

Any way you could add a link to print the pdf of this one too? Love the simplicity of this one.

Kathy Barbro said...

Thanks, it's on my list of things to do...soon.