How To Draw A Fossa: Step 6

How to Draw a Fossa

Find out how to draw a fossa by following along with this easy to follow drawing guide!

Grab some art supplies and follow along with these basic 6 drawing steps. You will learn the basics for drawing a fossa.

This lesson only takes about 20 minutes and includes a pdf you can easily print or download. The pdf packet even contains a coloring-book-like page with just the line art. This pairs perfectly with crayons or colored pencils. It’s wonderful for very young children looking for some extra guidance and simply looking to color in a fossa.

Drawing is much more fun when you have a easy to understand lesson to reference. Keep practicing!


  • Pencil
  • Drawing Paper
  • Crayons or Colored Pencils
  • Black Marker (optional)
  • How to Draw a Fossa Printable PDF (see bottom of lesson)
How To Draw A Fossa: All Steps

This post will teach you how to draw a fossa. We will draw attention to the shapes of each part and types of contours drawn ensuring that the drawing looks correct.

Time Needed: 20 minutes

  1. Draw The Face

    How To Draw A Fossa: Step 1

    First, draw two ovals for the fossa’s eyes. Next, create a triangular shape for its nose. Now, form the fossa’s snout by drawing a rounded shape connected to the bottom of its nose. Add a line curving upwards to draw the bottom of its mouth. Then, create a curved line around its eyes as shown.

  2. Outline The Head

    How To Draw A Fossa: Step 2

    Draw the rounded shape of the fossa’s head. Add some pointy parts to the outline of the head to emphasize the texture of its fur.

  3. Attach The Ears

    How To Draw A Fossa: Step 3

    Attach the fossa’s ears by drawing two curved lines on both sides of its head.

  4. Draw The Body And Tail

    How To Draw A Fossa: Step 4

    Draw the elongated shape of the fossa’s body. Next, create the wavy thin shape of its tail attached to its body.

  5. Form The Legs

    How To Draw A Fossa: Step 5

    Form the shape of the fossa’s legs attached to its body similar to the illustration.

  6. Complete The Fossa Drawing

    How To Draw A Fossa: Step 6

    Now, let’s add some color to our drawing of a fossa! First, use a black crayon to shade its eyes. Next, color its nose with a dark brown crayon. Then, use a light brown crayon to fill in its snout, mouth, underbelly, the inner parts of its ears and the fur pattern around its eyes. Finally, color the rest of the fossa with a brown crayon.

How to Draw a Fossa PDF Download

Click the link below to view or download this drawing lesson. The PDF is a printable drawing lesson for How to Draw a Fossa. The last page of the downloadable PDF includes a coloring book page with just the outlines and an extension exercise for prompting kids to get creative!

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