I’ve noticed a pattern forming as I have been looking at fox illustrations. Firstly, the majority of the time, foxes are being presented as clever, cunning and sly animals. It’s not surprising that they are presented in this way as this is how foxes act in real life and how they are thought of. The second similarity between the illustrations is that in order to present foxes in this manner, certain aspects of the fox can be changed. Usually this consists of making parts of the fox elongated and thinner - when features such as the legs, ears, nose and tail are made longer the sneaky and cunning character seems to come across even more. This could be a vital point for my illustrations so this is something I will deeply consider in my illustration and development.
Something else that I’ve noticed is that all of the fox illustrations that I’ve come across have presented the fox in quite a straight forward way in terms of colour. I have only seen standard orange/red/brown fox illustrations so I think it would be interesting to play with colour in my development process.