How to Draw Realistic Wolf Pups

Written by joy campbell
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How to Draw Realistic Wolf Pups
A wolf pup's ears are pointed up instead of being flopped over. (Jupiterimages/liquidlibrary/Getty Images)

When drawing realistically, it helps to have a live model or an image to use for reference. It is best to start with an action line. An action line determines what the wolf puppy is doing and will determine where other body parts will go. Add shapes to the action line to build up a skeleton, adjusting as needed. Do not expect perfection the first time around. Draw lightly and use the eraser to make adjustments.

Skill level:
Moderately Challenging

Things you need

  • Image of wolf pup
  • Paper
  • Pencil
  • Eraser

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  1. 1

    Place an image of wolf pups in a place that is easy to reference.

  2. 2

    Draw an action line to represent what a wolf pup is doing. For example if a wolf pup is sitting, the action line will be vertical; if the pup is lying down, it will be horizontal; and if the pup is playing, the action line could be a diagonal to represent front paws down and butt in the air.

  3. 3

    Draw a circle with a cross going down the middle to represent the head.

  4. 4

    Draw the snout on the outside of the circle if facing sideways and inside the circle if facing forwards. It should begin at the top of the horizontal line and extend to the bottom of the circle.

  5. 5

    Create shapes to represent the wolf pup's body along the action line, which connects to the head.

  6. 6

    Create shapes to represent the legs, paws and tail. Create ears by drawing triangles, pointed up and sitting right above the top part of the circle.

  7. 7

    Add details to the face by drawing the eyes on the vertical line.

  8. 8

    Add fur by creating jagged lines around the body.

  9. 9

    Repeat the process to draw other wolf pups.

Tips and warnings

  • A puppy's body is approximately three times the size of the head, while an adult dog's body is four times the size of the head.

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