Introduction: Guides to Drawing Wolves

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This instructable is going to be a collection of four guides that I've managed to find on the internet on how to draw wolves that I've found helpful. Because of this, the credit for the guides does not go to me since I did not create them. Each step will have one guide and beneath some information about it (i.e. what materials I recommend, how helpful I think it is).

The reason I created this is because for a veeerrryyyy long time, I did not think I could ever be able to draw either animals or people. But, since wolves are my favorite animal I still tried desperately to draw one, though I never could get it right.....they always came out horrible. So, I looked up guides on drawing wolves. Ever since I got them I've been able to draw wolves, thus, for anybody else out their who wants to try drawing a wolf.......these are the best ways to learn that I've found.

Step 1: Guide #1

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This is definitly the most helful guide I've found so far. As you can see the top of the page deals with three different views of the wolf's head, side view, head on, and howling. The bottom of the page deals with a full body view of a wolf, side on. It also show's some examples of what wolf drawings look wrong. This works well cause' all the wolf drawings that can be created by following these instructions exactly will look equally good drawn small, or very large. It's also nice because very few guides contain that much information on a single page, and don't look cluttered. You've probably noticed that all the wolf head's guides can be started drawing with a single circle. Because of this, I've found that for large drawings a roughly 4-inch diameter circle works best.

Step 2: Guide #2

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Here's another guide I found helpful. This one goes more into what looks wrong. The top half show's three examples of wolves drawn incorrectly and explains why. The bottom half though is the part I found most useful. This shows an example of a correctly drawn, full body portrait, of a wolf viewed from the side. It also shows three examples of a correctly drawn wolf face, one side on, one viewed from the front, and one of a wolf baring it's teeth. It also shows the correct way to draw a wolf's eyes and the markings around it.

Step 3: Guide #3

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This one guide is excellently done for people having trouble drawing full body portraits of wolves. Unlike the first one, this guide devotes a whole page to a wolf's full body, giving it four steps instead of two. On the last step it also shows an outline of the tail in a dropped position. This one guide is especially helpful used in conjuction with the bottom of the first guide on this instructable.

Step 4: Guide #4

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This gave my favorite guide (the first one) a huge run for it's money. This one contains at the top a small section devoted to side view, but unlike most guides, did not stick with only the side view. It also showed wonderfully how to draw a wolf leaping. Along with an extremely useful guide on how to draw a full wolf body viewed from front. It also managed small section showing the right and wrong way to draw a wolf leg, and a small part showing the wolf's head only. For a one page guide, this is probably the most unique and flexible. Printed out, it does not appear cluttered or hard to read, even if printed without color.


Castle_Cair_Paravel (author)2017-05-23

This is awesome!

MeltedFrost (author)2016-12-25


Furyc (author)2015-10-28

I can make a wolf body look almost real but I've always had troubles on heads which people do a lot and knowing the head is simple to most people makes me laugh.

Furyc (author)Furyc2015-10-28

I'm sad that I have trouble on wolfie heads XD

saber.uddin.92 (author)2015-02-13

This was a great guide
I did follow it exactly but now I think I can do it without the guide.

freckles201 (author)2014-02-23

As u said: in some of the guides, there are right drawings and wrong. But in my opinion there shouldn't be, what if the drawer wants to draw it slightly differently?

sessions (author)2012-05-22

duuude wolves are my no.1 fav animals 2 thankyou for these epic guides :0}

LoneWolf (author)sessions2012-06-08

Your welcome... thx for feedback =)

I LIKE TURTLES (author)2011-09-23

ok thx

LoneWolf (author)2011-01-26

Just wanted to let everyone know that I got a couple new guides and some of my own drawings to submit... so as soon as I get the chance I'll be updating this instructable.

I LIKE TURTLES (author)LoneWolf2011-02-03

i still have a number of ibles to is my painting of looks better than i thought it would:u

LoneWolf (author)I LIKE TURTLES2011-02-04

Cool!!! I've never been good at painting, so if your talented at that hat's off to you =D

I LIKE TURTLES (author)2011-02-03

i have one question. did you draw the cover on pwmmop group

LoneWolf (author)I LIKE TURTLES2011-02-04

I didn't actually draw that picture... Though now that you mention it, I should probably replace the "PWMMOP" cover picture with my own drawing

I LIKE TURTLES (author)2011-02-03

you should keep drawing you're way better than me:O

LoneWolf (author)I LIKE TURTLES2011-02-04

Thanks!!! But I'm sure your good also =) You should post some of your drawing sometime.

farzadbayan (author)2010-07-31

Nice and professional .

LoneWolf (author)farzadbayan2010-08-01

Thanks!!! I appreciate it :)

safya (author)2010-04-19

very very very very very very very very very nice Ilove you

LoneWolf (author)safya2010-04-19

and ... me?

LoneWolf (author)safya2010-04-19

Cool, glad you liked it :)

Apple_4_life (author)2010-03-30

 oh wait nvm the first drawing is yours, wow you can draw a whole lot better then me!!! 

LoneWolf (author)Apple_4_life2010-03-31

Thanks!!! :)  I appreciate it.

Here's a link to this one along with two others of my drawings:

Apple_4_life (author)LoneWolf2010-03-31

 I saw them all ready, impressive! how long did it take you?

LoneWolf (author)Apple_4_life2010-03-31

Thanks!!! :)

The one with four wolf drawings on it took me about an hour. The one with the large view of the wolf head looking at you took me about 2 hours and the one of the wolf howling took me the same as the large view wolf head.

Apple_4_life (author)2010-03-30

 sweet! I have one question though, did you draw any of those pictures?

Glad(to-meet-ya)ys (author)2010-03-23

Omg its adorable =D
1st to comment!!!! WOOHOO =D hehe

Haha, thankyou :)    (I didn't make the guide- just so you know) 

Oh you didn't....
Its still cool though..... I like to draw =]

Thanks :) I did draw the first pic in the instructable though.  That's cool, I like to draw a lot also :)

Really =O
It's awesome!!!!!
I like to draw, but I'm good at it...... hehe I still draw all the time though
I trace everything I draw =]

Thanks!!! :)

Haha, yeah :D 

If want to see other drawings of mine here's a link to a forum I made that has three of mine:

WOW those are good drawings =D hehe
I wish i drew that good


Thanks!!! =]  I couldn't draw good at all for a looooooong time.

I still can't draw good =[
Drawing is not my thing, I enjoy it though =]

Yeah, it can be harder than people realize.

Its very hard for me hehe....
I have my own artistic values though.... Singing =D
Thats art....

Yeah, my brother has trouble drawing too.
Oh yeah, that's cool!!!

Yup.... =]
my sister is goooood at drawing to =]
She does my drawing assignments for art class =D

Haha, that's cool =]

Right =] hehe I gotta start ding it myself though =]

Yeah.......unless it works the way it is ;)

Right ;)
It does work, hmmm ;]

Haha ;)

Did you use your art guide to draw that wolf like thing you drew? ;)


oic =]



Nice, I've never seen that smiley before 8)

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