Are you looking for wolf drawing ideas? Learn how to draw a wolf with this collection of my favorite wolf drawings from some pretty talented artists.
If you’re interested in drawing a realistic wolf, my biggest piece of advice is to learn the anatomy of the wolf. That’s why below, I’ve also included helpful anatomy tips and tutorials.
This drawing makes a great reference for beginners. While it does have a lot of detail, this drawing is still achievable for newbies.
Here’s a really helpful tutorial for drawing realistic wolves. The text written on the image is as follows:
How to Draw a Wolf Advice
Before you start drawing wolves (or any other animal, actually) you must first get familiar with their anatomy. It’s impossible to draw wolves correctly without first having a look at their bones and muscles.
I’m not saying you have to study them, but just take your time to look at a wolf skeleton. You can find plenty of pictures on Google. You must know how many teeth and fingers a wolf has, their size, etc.
Before you start drawing, I’d recommend you to take a wolf encyclopedia and look at the pictures. Or just go to Google and type “wolf.” Or watch a documentary about wolves (which is really helpful).
Don’t reference your pictures from Balto or any other wolf cartoon. Before you stylize something, you must know how to draw it in a realistic way!
These beautiful drawings were created using Koh-i-noor Aquarelle pencils.
Done with soft pastels and charcoal on grey paper, this drawing is amazing. The wolf’s expression is so powerful.
I think my favorite thing about this howling wolf drawing are the colors that were chosen and how they were used.
This drawing is actually part of a step-by-step tutorial from Dragoart. This tutorial makes drawing a howling wolf super easy.
Here’s a wolf in progress that uses browns and black for the fur colors. Even though this drawing isn’t complete, it still makes a great reference.
As I mentioned earlier, it’s so important that you learn and practice drawing the anatomy of any animal before getting started.
If you enjoy cross-hatching art, here’s a beautiful black and white sketch of a wolf.
I love this drawing of a wolf pup noticing a butterfly. This drawing was made with pencil sizes 3B, 8B, 5B and HB.
Bajan Art creates some amazing fantasy style art. The colors used here look so amazing together. I love the color of the wolf’s eyes as well.
If you’re an advanced artist, I know you’ll appreciate this amazing drawing by Bajan Art. This is a great fall themed art piece.
These simple notes for drawing dog paws are so helpful. This is a quick study for anyone looking for canine paw basics.
This drawing was done using a YouTube video reference that you can watch from Mark Crilley.
Wolf studies are so helpful for perfecting the anatomy of the wolf before you begin drawing. This anatomy drawing includes notes such as:
Wolf Anatomy Advice
- Wolves have four toes on each paw and a dewclaw only on their inner front paws. They don’t have dewclaws on their hind paws
- The joints and bone structure are different in the back and front paws.
Check out these sketches of the wolves from different angles. These make great references for anyone practicing drawing wolves.
This drawing is absolutely stunning. If you’re looking for a reference that would make a great art piece, look no further.
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