In this drawing tutorial, we will show you how to draw a wolf. This tutorial will be useful both for those who want to draw a wolf face and for those who want to draw a whole wolf.
The process of drawing a wolf face is very similar to the process of drawing a dog’s face. And this is no coincidence because these animals are very close in nature.
This tutorial on how to draw a wolf face will be pretty simple, but you will end up with a very realistic wolf head drawing if you follow our instructions exactly.
So let’s move from words to actions, and get down to drawing a wolf head!
In order not to be mistaken, and to draw the wolf’s face most correctly, the first thing to do is to draw the basic outlines. Draw a circle with light movements of your hand, without trying to give it the perfect shape. Next, draw out two lines that intersect just above the center of the circle.
Using the horizontal line drawn earlier, draw the eyes. Draw the upper eyelid first, then the lower. After that draw the outlines of the pupils. To check the proportionality of your wolf face drawing, you can look at it through a mirror, or move away from it a short distance.
Now draw the nose of the wolf. Start by sketching the outlines of the nose. Next, draw small nostrils with a pair of curved 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 draw the mouth of the wolf. Begin by sketching the outlines of the upper lip with a pair of curved lines. Next, draw the visible part of the chin with short lines. Draw 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, draw the outlines of the cheekbones and the bridge of the nose. After that draw small folds above and below the eyes. Also, you can add the texture of the hair using lots of short strokes.
Draw the ears of the wolf at the top of the head. Drawing out the outlines of the ears using a large number of short lines, you can create a fur texture and give the wolf face a more realistic look. Remember to constantly check the parts of your wolf drawing 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, draw 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 the drawing of the wolf’s face. Make the necessary lines darker and sharper. Add shadows to give the wolf face drawing 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 tutorial, 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 draw a whole wolf. Using this instruction, you can also draw the head of a shepherd or husky, 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, the team of Drawingforall.net publishes lessons on how to draw a wide variety of animals, from bees to whales.