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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!

SKETCH! PRACTICE! STUDY!

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animeokamidrawer Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
studying animals is more fun than math for me XD so I gladly study! thx this is so helpful , after a wile I forget basic structure this will and is helping a lot ! thanks again!!!
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Junryou-na-Kokoro Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Math is complicated... and gross... but necessary. :'P bleh

No worries, just remember to start with basic shapes and gestures, then work your way into the details. Glad to help!
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Crimson-Wolf2323 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
the fur direction has always been a problem for me 
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:iconjunryou-na-kokoro:
Junryou-na-Kokoro Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Don't worry, if you keep practicing and studying it, you'll get it down. I have another little tutorial that deals with the face/neck fur, if you're interested. There are also some pretty good tutorials on here if you look through them. :)
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Crimson-Wolf2323 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks:D (Big Grin) 
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:iconjunryou-na-kokoro:
Junryou-na-Kokoro Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
:) No worries, hope you have fun on your artistic journey!
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:iconcrimson-wolf2323:
Crimson-Wolf2323 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks :) (Smile) 
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SchizophrenicSurs Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
"I have special eyes"
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:iconjunryou-na-kokoro:
Junryou-na-Kokoro Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
"SUCH UNIQUE"

xD
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SchizophrenicSurs Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
:icondoge1plz::icondoge2plz:
:icondoge3plz::icondoge4plz:
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Seaspeckle Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  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!!

-Tanniym
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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!
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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:
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Viiburnum Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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;
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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
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lord-pinkerton Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital 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! :)
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silverfan118 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014
Beautiful and very helpful! Thanks for making this.
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Junryou-na-Kokoro Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
No worries, glad this old thing can still help others!
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silverfan118 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014
it certainly does! I think i just need to practice the fur, paws and the positions, and expressions, still got a way to go but iw ill give it all i have got! Thankies :3
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dutchydraw Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013   Artist
can you make a tutorial about horses plz reply.btw this helped so much:D (Big Grin) 
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Junryou-na-Kokoro Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Oh man, I'm not well-versed with horses yet, sorry. ;w; Glad this one could help you, though!
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dutchydraw Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014   Artist
welcome
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BlueDragon14201 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you for making this!! I needed help - need help - with anatomy. ;w;
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Junryou-na-Kokoro Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
No worries, just keep studying and practicing-- you'll get it!
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Xionjohack Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
this was helpfull thank you for your art ✌️
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:iconjunryou-na-kokoro:
Junryou-na-Kokoro Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
You're welcome, glad to help!
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awildawn Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
still great ! Thank you
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Junryou-na-Kokoro Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
You're welcome!
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holygreatgrandparome Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
That helped a lot. Thank you so much!!
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lexxyjade Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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This helped me a lot! Thank you for spending the time to make this! :D I really appreciate it!
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Junryou-na-Kokoro Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
You are most welcome! Glad to be able to help. :D
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DragonFlame123 Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
cool!
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AncientWolfSpirit Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This really helped me improve my drawing-wolves skills. Thanks!
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Junryou-na-Kokoro Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Glad it could help!
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AncientWolfSpirit Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yep ^^
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KHANTHECAT Featured By Owner May 27, 2013
Thanks for the lesson !!!
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Junryou-na-Kokoro Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:nod: You're welcome!
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kisa-colle Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Student General Artist
awesome tutorial, thanks for sharing! =D
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:iconjunryou-na-kokoro:
Junryou-na-Kokoro Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
No worries!
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ThatChickSpotty Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, great tutorial! :D
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haruyuuma Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks a ton this was extremely helpful pat yourself on the back for me
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:iconjunryou-na-kokoro:
Junryou-na-Kokoro Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
No worries! *pats self on back* lol
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haruyuuma Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
know im invading your other stuff XD
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Animalia-Felidae Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Student General Artist
I love this tutroial! (ru japanese? )
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Junryou-na-Kokoro Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:) Glad you do. I am not, actually! Just chose a Japanese username.
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Animalia-Felidae Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Student General Artist
ok cool ;D
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BitterGrace11 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
Fabulous, thank you!
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:iconravynflight:
Ravynflight Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks this helped a lot!
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Mary-PL Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's very helpful! thank you! :D
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