When it comes to wild animals, wolves often top the list of most popular animals thanks to their blend of danger, beauty and grace. In just a few short steps, you will learn how to bring your very own beautiful wolf to life – let’s get started.
Step-By-Step Images and Instructions
Take a black fineliner pen, and use this to draw a small circle, roughly in the center of your page.
Fill in the circle with the black, creating a small dot.
Add a “bumpy” line just beneath the circle, and a small semicircle shape just below this – this is the nose and mouth of your wolf.
Return to the circle of the nose, and draw two lines, one on either side, heading upwards parallel to one another.
At the top of these parallel lines, add two small circles. Fill in most of the shape, leaving a small, white dot on the left-hand side of each circle.
Return to the parallel lines and curve the lines up and across in a curved line to create the top of the wolf’s face.
Bring these curves down, out and across with soft, jagged lines on the sides, and a curve beneath the mouth.
Now, repeat the previous step, so that you have a double layer of lines around the face of the wolf.
At the top of the face, bring a curved, semicircle line up, across, and back down to meet the other side.
Now, add two ears to the top of the head, with curved “triangle” shapes. Add another line down from the point of the triangles, to meet the top of the head.
Next, add a small V shape close to the bottom of your page, roughly in line with the nose of the wolf.
Using the V shape as the bottom guideline, extend the tips of the V upwards to meet the bottom of the face – this will be the chest of your wolf.
Now, add two lines descending from bottom of the V, and add two horizontal lines to the bottom of these, each pointing in the opposite direction, and ending with a curve upwards to create feet for your wolf.
Join the bottom of the upward curve to the bottom of the chest to create the legs…
And add a short horizontal line to each leg, just above the curve of the foot, to give you wolf adorable white socks!
Now, add a curved line on either side of the leg, moving up and across towards the top corners of the page, before curving downwards towards the bottom corners of the page on either side. End with two adorable feet. Then, use a short horizontal line to connect the two front feet together.
Every wolf needs a bushy tail – up onto your creature on the right-hand side, just above the right-hand back foot. Curve a jagged line up towards the top of the page, ending in a point, and bringing a jacket line back down to meet the body.
Add a tip to your wolf tail by adding a jagged line just below the tip…
And then grab a light blue pen to add color to the tip of the tail, the socks of the feet, the inside of the ears, the main portion of the face, and the chest.
Use a blue pen to fill in the rest of the tail and the rest of the legs, as well as the mouth and the remainder of the face and ears.
Finally, grab a dark blue pen and use this to fill in the remainder of your wolf!
Now your stunning blue wolf is complete, and ready for you to enjoy – why not try creating an entire pack, all with their own unique colors?
Beautiful and mysterious, the wolf has long been a subject of folk tales, ghost stories, myths and legends throughout history and literature, and this is a creature that holds a strong fascination for many fans. They have a strong connection to man’s best friend, and it is believed that domestic dogs were descended from wolves around 10,000 years ago.
Wolves are often depicted in art and literature as hunting in packs, and this is a fact which stems from real life – in truth, wolves are not terribly successful when hunting alone, and typically have greater success when hunting in packs. The pack is also responsible for raising the pups – this is not a responsibility which only falls to the parents of the young. While packs work together to survive, they can also be brutal – any poor hunters’ risk being kicked out of the pack if they fail to pull their weight, as this can impact the survival of the entire group.
When they are hunting, wolves are seriously impressive predators – they can reach speeds of up to 36-38 miles per hour when in full flight and can smell potential prey from up to one mile away. They are also able to use their howl as a cry to communicate with their pack or other individual wolves, or to warn rival packs away from their kills.
They are, however, major softies at heart – wolves mate for life, and are extremely loyal to pups and other members of their packs