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Uploaded: March 2, 2013
Artist: Makangeni
Difficulty: Intermediate  Intermediate Skill Level
Steps: 10
Updated: March 3, 2013
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Wolves howl to assemble the pack, to pass on an alarm, to locate each other and to communicate across great distances. The howl is used also to communicate with other packs in order to avoid conflicts. I hope you'll enjoy this tutorial!

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How to Draw Howling Wolves, Howling Wolf

how to draw howling wolves, howling wolf step 1

STEP 1.

Let's start with some tips to draw a howling wolf. When a wolf howls it throws its head back, the ears are folded and close to the neck, the eyes are closed or almost closed, the mouth take a particular shape. Look at the image, specially at the bigger drawing.
 
how to draw howling wolves, howling wolf step 2

STEP 2.

The mouth of the howling wolf can be from slightly to widely open. Look in the image how it changes depending on the movement of the mandible. Remember: it's only the lower part of the muzzle (the mandible) that moves, not the upper part.
 
how to draw howling wolves, howling wolf step 3

STEP 3.

Now that you can draw the head and, in particular, the mouth of a howling wolf, we can draw a full body one. Start with the guide lines. Wolves are slender and powerfully built.
 
how to draw howling wolves, howling wolf step 4

STEP 4.

Draw the outline of the head, the open mouth (look at steps 1 and 2), the closed eye and the long haired neck.
 
how to draw howling wolves, howling wolf step 5

STEP 5.

Add nose, teeth, part of the lower lip and long fur into the ear.
 
how to draw howling wolves, howling wolf step 6

STEP 6.

Draw shoulders, fore legs and fore paws. Fore paws have five clawed toes, the claws are not retractible. Part of the paw pads can be visible.
 
how to draw howling wolves, howling wolf step 7

STEP 7.

Draw back and belly, here the fur is long.
 
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STEP 8.

Draw the hind legs, the hind paws (four toes) and the tail with long fur.
 
how to draw howling wolves, howling wolf step 9

STEP 9.

Add fur, muscles, whiskers and other details and the howling wolf is finished!
 
how to draw howling wolves, howling wolf step 10

STEP 10.

Wolves do not howl only when they are standing. They can howl while they're sitting, while they're laying on the ground, while they're in movement.