How to Draw a Wolf

How to draw a wolf image

Here in this lesson - how to draw a wolf...

We've got a simplified version of everyone's favorite wild canine - dark grey and white in color, and view from the side, in a standing position.

While working through it - see if you can change some of the features on the animal, to make it more unique to you.

And yes, one easy way to go about it - would be to change its color, markings, and eyes.

OK, here goes...


This is How to Draw a Wolf...

Well, yes - this is *one way*, anyways - to draw this animal.

And here in this lesson, I've broken things down ahead of time - so that hopefully, you'll have an easier time picturing the structure of the animal, before you go ahead and draw.

Take a look at the beginnings of this framework below, to see what I mean...

How to draw a wolf framework

And then again - this time - with additional colors, lines to mark off key features in the animal, those like "line of action (spine)", ears, and legs.

Here's how it looks...

Drawing a framework for a wolf cartoon

Fading this part out to a low opacity now - let's get to the actual lines.

And remember, when learning how to draw a wolf like this one - *or anything* for that matter...

While the framework can be helpful, please remember - it's only there to give you an idea of structure - simplified, as it could be seen, underneath the fur and skin of the animal.

OK, here's how to draw a wolf - starting with the left eye, nose, and upper snout...

Drawing the eye and snout of a cartoon wolf

And then, fading what we just drew - out to a light grey color...

Next go ahead and sketch in the ear of the wolf, the other eye, and more of the head - perhaps, something like this...

Drawing the ears and mouth area of a cartoon wolf

Carrying on now - head in place, move right and down the drawing - and gradually bring the back, neck, and part of the hind leg into view.

Use quick wispy lines to help...

Drawing the back and leg of wolf cartoon

More still, keep right on going with your cartoon wolf drawing - sketching in the left front leg, and more of the left back leg.

Keep in mind, we draw these legs first - as they appear closest to the observer.

Here's how it looks...

Drawing the legs of a cartoon wolf

Looking good!

And almost done our lesson now - how to draw a wolf.

So just a few more things - go ahead and sketch in the tail, the chest, and yes - mirror the right legs from the left, too.

Like this...

Drawing the wolf's tail and other limbs

Some lines to help separate the soon-to-be white areas, from the dark grey...

Finishing details for a cartoon wolf

And then alas - lines only!

Black and white drawing of a cartoon wolf

One last step now - and just as always, the very best part of the lesson...

Cartoon drawing of a wolf

Adding that splash of color!

And yes, that's all for the lesson - how to draw a cartoon wolf - complete.