How to Draw a Winged Wolf

Updated July 20, 2017

While winged wolves do not have any particular root in mythology or a specific culture, many artists have chosen to draw them as representations of freedom and spirituality. As is the case with many animals, humans included, wings are easily added onto the overall body, usually at the base of the shoulder blades. The different types of wings you can add will give the drawing a unique flavour: Angel or bird wings will give the wolf a majestic or tribal feeling, while bat or dragon wings will make the creature seem more sinister.

Draw a circle, pressing lightly. The circle should be roughly the size you want the wolf's head.

Sketch a long line from the circle to where you imagine the tip of its tail to be. This is your "action line", and will help you determine whether the wolf is lying down, sitting, jumping, or standing.

Draw another circle along your action line, near the head but not touching. The wolf's shoulders will go here. Do the same near the end of the line, for the wolf's hindquarters.

Sketch the wolf's body, using your three circles as a guide. Use your shoulder and hindquarters guidelines to sketch out the legs. Look at your reference photo.

Add in the details, such as the paws, tail and ears. Draw another small circle inside the head circle, where you want the muzzle to be. This will help you sketch out the wolf's face.

Draw two small, flat ovals along the wolf's back, near the shoulder blades. Use these as a guide for the wings.

Draw two lines arcing up and out from the wolf's back. Fill in the details according to the type of wings.

Things You'll Need

  • Paper
  • Drawing implements
  • Reference photos
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