This step-by-step how to draw a wolf guide will teach you how to create your own regal and realistic wolf. With just a few basic shapes, your creativity, and this wolf drawing tutorial, you’ll be on your way to drawing a whole wolf pack before you know it!
Although this step-by-step guide is shown in black ink or pencil, there is no reason you can’t add color to your wolf. Imagine all of the beautifully colored realistic wolves like the gray wolf that you or your children can create using this how to draw a wolf guide. You can even add beautiful background to your own wolf drawing
Supplies For Realistic Wolf Drawing
The first step is the have the right supplies needed to draw! Having the right art supplies available makes the drawing process super easy and enjoyable. Below you’ll find some of my favorites!
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- Sketching Pencils
- Kneaded Rubber Eraser
- Sketch Pad
- Erasable Colored Pencils
- Fine markers
- Sketch and Drawing Art Pencil Set
- Artist drawing set (This is great for new and experienced artists. It’s also something I give as a gift.)
How to Draw a Wolf Step-By-Step Instructions
A cartoon wolf is cute and all, but being able to draw a realistic wolf shows skill and patience. Follow these 10 detailed steps, and you’ll draw a wolf like a professional!
- Let’s start with the wolf’s head. Specifically, we’ll focus first on the wolf’s nose. The first thing you want to do is draw a mushroom-shaped image in the center of your paper. Next, add the top of the nose by drawing a simple rounded line like a rainbow from one side of the nose to the other. Add two curved lines from the bottom of your nose upwards. Then include a small curved smile connected and underneath the curved lines. This will create the mouth of the wolf.
2. The next step is working from the nose’s top. You will add a straight line on each side about 2 inches long. Then use two small circles to create the wolf’s eyes and add 3 additional curved lines to the outside of the eyes and at the top of the circle to frame them.
3. Adding on to the previous step, you will create the eyebrows. The lines from the eyebrows and eyes will become the upper part of the wolf’s head, including the wolf’s ears.
4. Now, you have the bulk of the wolf’s facial features completed. You are going to add ears. Use simple shapes like triangles to create ears. The outer triangular shape of the ear should be semi-rounded and connect to the lines that make the head. The wolf’s head shape should be a rounded line, much like a hill, and it should also have jagged points to create the effect of fur.
5. Adding on the fur details, draw some areas within the ears and between them at the top of the head. Also, draw two curved lines on the outside of the ears down to the head.
6. To complete the wolf’s head, draw lines of various lengths, all connected. These lines will be the fur on the bottom of the head. Add in some additional jagged points to the side of the face for more fur.
7. Now draw two different-sized curved lines. The top line should extend from the bottom right side of the face, be longer, and curve downwards at the end. The bottom line should extend from the left side of the head, be shorter, and only slightly curved. Add some more jagged lines at the base of the neck in between the lines for fur. This will give you the basic outline of the wolf.
8. Draw a vertical line from the middle of the face down. This line will help you place the front legs of the wolf correctly and in the correct proportions. Draw the long legs using straight lines that end in semi-circles for the paws.
9. For the rest of the wolf, you want to use the body guide lines from the top line and create a long triangular tail with triangle-shaped points at the end. Also, use that line to make the back legs of the wolf. Put the legs in the best position to allow you to draw and see both hind legs. Use a variety of curved and straight lines to draw the rear legs. Connect the front and back of the wolf with short lines for the outer fur.
10. Now, add the fur details and fur lines. You want the direction of the fur to go in different directions in some places. The effect of fur is created using lines that look like sharp teeth.
There you have it. You can now take your drawing skills up a notch with this how to draw a wolf tutorial that was only 10 easy steps!
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