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  Wolf Anatomy *Refrences Included*
PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2007 11:53 am 
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So many people seem to have a problem drawing wolves anatomically correct.

So I'm going to help you.

This is going to be done in a realism style for the purpose of no one 'copying' styles as this seems to be a popular thing now. You will learn to develop your own style, this will only help you with anatomy.

Now I have pulled these from various different locations. These images are copyright to OTHER ARTISTS. NOT ME. IF any of MY drawings are onhere, I will label under them so. Please respect these other artists and do NOT take any of their images. These are for ANATOMY REFERENCES ONLY.

In order to draw CARTOON wolves, you must learn wolf anatomy as well. This is for REAL AND CARTOON Wolves. Though you will only see realism here, you develop what you learn from the realism into cartoons.

QUESTIONS? Feel free to ask.

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Yes, this is in Russian. This page gives you the basic gyst of the anatomy of a wolf. As you can see it is clearly drawn out, to show you the form of the eyes, head, legs etc.
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[Image from http://www.Elruu.deviantart.com ]

A wolf and a dog walk is nearly the same [on most breeds]. See how the movement flows? When the leg lifts, the back end lifts slighly as well, hence the tail movement we see when our dogs walk. Keep in mind when drawing wolves in motion everything must flow or the animal will see disproportioned and your drawing will have that 'wonky' appearance.

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[Image from Refrence packet]

Teeth, I see so many people whom draw muzzles and teeth wonky, the muzzle is a tough part of a wolf to get down, as a slight mis-calulation in the drawing and this can be too big or too small. Teeth placement is another, skeletal structure is extreamly important when it comes to anatomy.
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[Image from http://www.Erwil.deviantart.com ]

I have including a second refrence for the sake of angle purposes. This is much more doggish.


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[Image taken from http://www.Ryoku.deviantart.com ]

Skulls, this is a huge part of wolf anatomy, if you don't get the skull right, the head is completly deformed, remember though, this is the bone structure, the basic wolf head is only made up of a few simple shapes!Which later on will be shown. Remember the head is a shape, a circle with the muzzle as a rectangle and those ears can be drawn as triangles. Simplify it will make your drawing life easier.

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[Image from http://www.Andoo45.Deviantart.com ]

Ears always seem to be another issue for people so I have found a simple but easy refrence. As you can see ears are quite simple, but they do have their nitches that can really get you stuck.

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[Image from http://www.SnowySMT.deviantart.com]

The final image is the basic overall structure of the wolf head now that we have covered the body. This is a SCAN from the book titled, "Drawing Wildlife," by J.C Amberlyn an extreamly taleneted artists, this book has such beautiful refrences from the way fur flows to the paw pads of a wolf. I highly suggest purchasing the book if your looking for a refrence.

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FUR, fur is quite a complicated process, it must flow in all the right directions and if you make it too thick it can turn your wolf into a right big block. To save some space and credit to artists I am going to post some links to helpful fur tutorials.

Now I will include a few links to some FUR tutorials on DA, digital fur and traditional fur have the same concept:


http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/171 ... _scale%3A5

http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/388 ... _scale%3A5

http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/322 ... _scale%3A5

Some OTHER Wolf Tutorials:


http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/137 ... _scale%3A5

http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/929 ... _scale%3A5

I hope this aids you in your quest to improve drawing.

Best wishes,
Drew
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Very nice job on the wolf sketches. :wink:

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2007 12:08 pm 
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As I stated at the top.

I did NOT draw these.

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Sarabi Fanatic wrote:
Very nice job on the wolf sketches. :wink:

Try to read before posting useless stuff

ZOMGER DREWWWWWW

This is HUGELY usefullllllllllllllllll !!
OMG yaya!!
Thanks ! XD I highly need this !

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Those are really helpfull this should be a sticky topic :D


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Well,sorry,it really will be a big help to people that want to draw wolves. :(

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2007 6:40 pm 
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I like it i'm going to pratice drawing right now thanks for posting it! ^_^

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This is very helpful.Thanks for posting this!=D *Goes to drawing desk*

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2007 9:12 pm 
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Thanks for posting this, Drew. The other day I got the idea to attempt to make my own avatar, but I am by no means an artist. I spent about half an hour searching the net for something like this, and I couldn't find anything. So, once again, thanks for posting it.

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Not a problem I will probably add more in the future.

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Awesome! Thanks for showing the pics Drew! :D This'll help me out a lot more than doing it in my head.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2007 4:20 pm 


Thanks drew! a pick I'm worken on! :D

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My finished vershion.

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ZOMG! Thankies drew! I needed it for both fur and lineart! U r a geniouse! xD Thanks for looking on dA though :lol:

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