Are you a beginner who loves to draw animals? Do you dream of creating a beautiful picture of a wolf howling at the moon? With some guidance, anyone, even beginners, can do it. In this step-by-step guide, we’ll walk you through creating your very own masterpiece. So, grab your paper, pencils, and let’s start drawing!
Step 1: Supplies
Before we begin, let’s gather our drawing supplies. You’ll need:
- Pencil or mechanical pencil
- Drawing paper
Step 2: Basic Shapes
Start with a circle for the wolf’s head and a small circle on top of it for the snout. Draw a vertical line through the middle of the face and another horizontal line to place the eyes. Create half circles for the ears on the top of the head. Then sketch a circle or oval for the wolf’s body and legs. For the moon, draw a large circle on the side with slight overlapping with wolf head and body.
Step 3: Sketch Out The Body
Next, start sketching out the body more. Draw the legs, paws, and tail. Give them the right shape and size by drawing light lines. The front paws should be closer to the face, raised off the ground, and the back legs should be stretched out towards the bottom of the paper.
Step 4: Draw The Eyes, Nose, and Mouth
Draw the eyes, nose, and mouth. The eyes should be almond-shaped with an intense look. Draw the nose in the center of the snout, in the shape of an upside-down triangle. The mouth should be open with a curled top lip for the howl.
Step 5: Add Detail and Texture
Now, add some fur on the wolf’s face, neck, and body to add more detail. Sketching the fur in the direction of its growth will make it look more natural. Use references to ensure the fur looks realistic.
Step 6: Outline The Drawing
Once you’re happy with the details, start outlining the drawing with darker lines. Begin by outlining the head, then work your way down to the body. Next, go over the details again, making the lines dark and bold, so they make an impact.
Step 7: Shade the Drawing
Shading is a crucial part of the drawing that pulls the image together and makes it look realistic. Start by shading the moon. Make the area around the moon, slightly darker. Next, shade the wolf’s body, legs, and face. Darken the areas with more shadows and add texture to the fur.
Step 8: Finishing Touches
With shading done, you can consider adding some finishing touches. You can add some grass around the wolf’s feet and some stars around the moon. Once this is done, erase any unwanted lines and go over the drawing to ensure it’s neat and clean.
Step 9: Highlighting With White
Highlighting can make your drawing look more realistic. You can use the white pencil to add highlights to the wolf’s fur, eyes, nose, and mouth. The light-colored hair adds a sheen, making the fur look more realistic.
Step 10: Your Drawing Is Done!
Congratulations, you’ve done an excellent job! You’ve created a beautiful wolf howling at the moon drawing from start to finish.
1. How can I get better at drawing?
Practice, practice, and more practice! Draw a little something every day to fine-tune your skills.
2. How do I draw a realistic wolf?
Start by studying actual wolves. Look at different breeds and their diverse features. This will help you to add more realistic details to your drawing.
3. What shading techniques should I use while drawing?
If you’re shading with pencils, try using different pressures on the pencil tip to vary your results. Practice cross-hatching or stippling as these techniques can add depth to your shadows.
4. How many hours should I dedicate to drawing every day?
There’s no specific amount. However, you should aim for consistency. Practice for at least an hour or two every day, and you’ll see significant progress over time.
5. Can I use colored pencils to draw this?
Yes, absolutely! Use colored pencils to color in your drawing at the end of the process to give it a vibrant and polished look.
6. What if I’m not happy with my final product?
Don’t worry! Remember, practice makes perfect. Start over again and again, and soon, you’ll be able to create beautiful drawings.