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Anatomy of a Wolf - A Tutorial by Junryou-na-Kokoro Anatomy of a Wolf - A Tutorial by Junryou-na-Kokoro
*huge sigh* Finally finished. This is a re-vamp of an older tutorial that I made in 2007 :pointr: [link]

I spent half the day on this. I researched all the anatomy, hand-drew (in pencil!) the drawings, and then compiled it all together in Photoshop. May I go to bed now? =,= lol

I hope y'all enjoy this and that it helps you!


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SchizophrenicSurs Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
"I have special eyes"
Junryou-na-Kokoro Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist

SchizophrenicSurs Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
Seaspeckle Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  New member Student Traditional Artist
Starting with the bone structure and moving down with sketch sheets & traditional. Anyways...I hope that's what you meant your readers to do. With skull structure accomplished, I can begin to see how important bones are! Geehe. Anyways, thanks for the tutorial, and I'll take your advice and invest my time in drawing!!

Junryou-na-Kokoro Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Well, you don't always have to start with the skeleton. It's more about learning what the underlying structure is, so you know how to build the shapes and forms later. :)

You are welcome, and I wish you the best in your artistic endeavors!
Codliet Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hhhhh Thank you so much for this! I've been struggling with wolf anatomy a lot recently and this must be the best tutorial for it I've found on here so far! Thank you for sharing! :heart:
thriceNEKO Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist
ffff I wish I had a zoo I could go to to sketch wolves *A*

I want to get better at drawing them, especially since my fursona is a wolf :iconuhuhuhuplz:

What do you think is the best alternative to this step in 'SPS?'  ;u;
Junryou-na-Kokoro Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Ah, well good alternatives are to sketch the animals that are around you. So if you or someone you know has a dog, you can sketch them! They have similar anatomy, so it'll help you get an idea.

Another way of going about this step is to sketch from photographs or from videos. Photographs help with getting the details down, such as fur or muscle structure. I like to find YouTube videos of animals in motion, and gesture draw from them to get an idea of the way they move.

Hope that helps! Best to you on your drawing quest. :D
SheepALouD Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Google images! :D Or search a video of wolves on youtube to get the best environment of the zoo as you can -since at the zoo you cannot freeze the wolves to draw them! Just don't pause the video or this will take away from the reason for drawing them in motion. Blind contours and speedy sketches where you barely look down at your paper will really be good practice!! Once you have a numerous amount of sketches, you can start to see improvement in your drawings where you've memorized body shapes and such. Be sure to try different positions, don't linger on one specific view or else you'll find yourself struggling to draw something other than (for example) a 3/4ths view! Hope I helped! :)
silverfan118 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014
Beautiful and very helpful! Thanks for making this.
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