In this tutorial, we will show you how to draw a wolf. This instruction will be useful both for those who want to draw a wolf face and for those who want to depict a whole wolf.
The process of drawing a wolf’s face and a dog’s face is very similar. And this is no coincidence because these animals are very close in nature.
This lesson on how to draw a wolf face will be pretty simple, but you will end up with a very realistic wolf head if you follow our instructions exactly.
In order not to be mistaken, and to draw the wolf’s face most correctly, the first thing to do is to sketch the basic outlines. Sketch out a circle with light movements of your hand, without trying to give it the perfect shape. Next, sketch out two lines that intersect just above the center of the circle.
Using the horizontal line created earlier, draw the eyes. Draw the upper eyelid first, then the lower. After that sketch the outlines of the pupils. To check the proportionality of your sketch, you can look at it through a mirror, or move away from it a short distance.
Now add the nose of the wolf. Start by sketching the outlines of the nose. Next, depict small nostrils with a pair of simple lines. To understand in more detail how the noses of dogs and wolves are drawn, you can visit our tutorial on how to draw a dog nose.
Now it’s time to add the mouth. Begin by sketching the outlines of the upper lip with a pair of curved lines. Next, depict the visible part of the chin with short lines. Add a small section of the fur texture just below the chin. The left and right sides of the mouth should be symmetrical.
To make the wolf face drawing more voluminous and lively, you need to add a few details. First, create the outlines of the cheekbones and the bridge of the nose. After that add small folds above and below the eyes. Also, you can add the texture of the hair using lots of short strokes.
Draw the ears at the top of the head. By creating the outlines of the ears with the help of a large number of short lines, you can create a fur texture and give the wolf face a more natural look. Remember to constantly check the parts of your artwork and compare them with each other and with our example to avoid mistakes.
As we said above, to create the hair texture, you need to use a lot of short lines. Using such lines, depict the outlines of the head, as shown in our example. To make the lines of the hair more believable, they should be drawn from the roots to the ends.
Using an eraser, carefully erase all unnecessary construction lines from your artwork. Make the necessary lines darker and sharper. Add shadows to your artwork a more voluminous look. We talked about what shadows are made of and how to draw them correctly in our article on lights and shadows.
So, this was a wolf face drawing lesson, and we hope that it did not seem too difficult for you.
Knowing how to draw the face of a wolf, you can more easily depict the whole body of this animal. Using this instruction, you can also create a head of a shepherd or husky on the piece of paper, because these animals are very similar to each other.
If you want to continue learning how to draw animals, be sure to visit the Animals category on our site. In this category, our team publishes lessons about a wide variety of animals, from bees to whales.