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How to Draw an Arctic Cartoon Fox: Arctic foxes are nimble and curious animals, bursting with energy. They have thick fur to protect them from the cold, which makes them especially puffy and adorable. In the winter, their fur is white to camouflage them in the snow. It thins and turns brown in the summer. For this tutorial, we'll be drawing their winter form.

Cartoon Fox

The key to drawing anything is to break it down into basic shapes. If you can draw circles and ovals, you can draw a fox. Don't be discouraged if your first attempt doesn't turn out exactly like the picture. Practice makes perfect, so let's begin!

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Brainstorm Fox Poses - Step 1:
Explore possible poses for your fox by making some thumbnail sketches. Thumbnails are small rough drawings, about a few inches in size. Sketch freely without worrying about details or mistakes
How to Draw a Cartoon Fox
Selecting Your Rough Pose - Step 2
Look over your sketches and pick your favorite pose. I choose this one for its lively, energetic quality. Refer back to your thumbnail sketch often as you draw to ensure you don't lose sight of your original plan.
Cartoon Fox Drawings

Fox Upper Body - Step 3:
Draw a snaking line of action capturing the motion of the pose. Sketching lightly, build up the fox's body using basic shapes: a sphere for the head, an egg for the chest. Connect them with a thick tube-shaped neck. Draw a guideline down the center of the figure, and a horizontal guideline across the center of the head.

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Fox Front Legs - Step 4:
Draw the fox's shoulders and arms using simple tube shapes. Thick fur makes their upper arms look bigger than they really are. For each paw, draw a small rectangle capped with a curved segment. Bulk up the front of the chest with extra fur.

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