How To Draw A Wolf Head with Pencil

How To Draw A Wolf Head by pencil with this how-to video and step-by-step drawing instructions. How to draw animals for beginners and All.

How To Draw A Wolf Head

Please see the drawing tutorial in the video below

Jasmina Susak

You can refer to the simple step-by-step drawing guide below

Step 1

Start by choosing your pencils. I used a 4H pencil for the light lines/shading, a B pencil for the dark lines/details, and a 4B pencil for the darkest shadows.

Step 2

Start with a basic sketch, using the instructions if you need to.

Step 3

Your sketch should look something like this. I used a 4H pencil for sketching but any pencil should work. Try to remove any lines you don’t need.

Step 4

Using pencil B, start drawing lines and shading. Start with the eyes. Don’t worry about getting a lot of different values/shades, just try to grow what you already have and hint in the direction the fur flows.

Step 5

Work your way to the ear. Again, pay attention to the direction in which the hairs flow. Don’t just scribble in random lines.

Step 6

Now shade in the muzzle.

Step 7

Now start shading the wolf’s mane. Pay attention to how the coat looks as you add to your lines.

Step 8

Outline the rest of the coat.

Step 9

Now start adding a final layer of shadow by starting over with the eyes. Use the 4B pencil to create the darkest shadows. Rely on the 4H and B pencils to shade the bristles. Use 4H for light hair and B for dark hair/hair.

Step 10

Shade on the other eye and some hair on the forehead.

Step 11

Work on two ears at a time. I decided to keep going.

Step 12

Now the shade in the remaining ear.

Step 13

Go ahead and shade in the muzzle. Use pencil B to add some whiskers.

Step 14

Start working with the top layer of the mane and the rest of the hair on the head. Use quick strokes with a 4H pencil to simulate fur. Try using a creased stump or kneadable eraser to smooth your coat if you need to.

Step 15

Move down to the next coat and use the same techniques as before.

Step 16

Ready the drawing for the final coat. I used a blend stump to smooth the area before continuing with the 4H and B pencils. I also colored the darkest hairs with the 4B pencil.

Step 17

Finish your drawing by shading the rest of the fur. I decided to blend the feathers around the bottom of the drawing but you can leave it detailed if you want. I also shaded my background using the 4B pencil and blend stump. I hope you all find this helpful!

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