Guides to Drawing Wolves




About: Current Motto: "I reject your reality and substitute my own." (I kinda stole that one from Mythbusters) Well, I could sit here and type out everything about myself, but then this would be huge (and a lot...

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.

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Step 1: Guide #1

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

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

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

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.

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    4 years ago

    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.

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    Reply 4 years ago

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


    4 years ago

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


    5 years ago

    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?


    8 years ago on Introduction

    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.

    2 replies

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


    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


    Reply 8 years ago on Step 4

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