Fox Drawing Progress Stages

Wildlife Artist Frances Whitman showing the progress stages of her fox drawing entitled ' Young Fox'

Wildlife Artist Frances Whitman drawing of a fox stage 1

Using Faber Castell Watercolour pencils, the first few layers are drawn in, slowly building a 'map' of the direction of the foxes fur and features, ready for more layers to be added as the drawing progreses.

Wildlife Artist Frances Whitman drawing of a fox stage 2

Next I have begun to draw the eyes, and have started adding more colour to the fur, building up the depth and texture, slowly layer by layer.

Wildlife Artist Frances Whitman drawing of a fox stage 3

I have now pushed back the colour on his forehead, by adding more lighter layers, this will give the depth as the drawing progresses, his nose has been roughly drawn in and I have started to add a darker colour to the body now, again mapping out the direction of the fur.

Wildlife Artist Frances Whitman drawing of a fox stage 4

More layers and detailing has been added all over and I have started to draw the bark of the tree in the background.

Wildlife Artist Frances Whitman drawing of a fox stage 5

I have now drawn in nore layers to add colour, texture and depth, and have added more branches in the background.

Wildlife Artist Frances Whitman drawing of a fox stage 6 - completed

My drawing is now completed, drawing more and more layers to add depth to the fur and realism to the features. I changed the background on teh right of the drawing, as I felt the branches were competing with the fur textures on his body.