Learn how to draw a great looking Cartoon Wolf with easy, step-by-step drawing instructions, and video tutorial.
By following the simple steps, you too can easily draw a beautiful Cartoon Wolf.
Wolves have been cartoon staples since the early days of animation, beginning with such classic stories as "The Three Little Pigs" and "Little Red Riding Hood."
These stories cast the wolf as the villain, but there are plenty of stories in which this animal is rightly the hero - Balto (1995), Alpha and Omega (2010), and the Japanese anime Wolf's Rain are just a few examples.
Would you like to be able to draw your own cute cartoon wolf? Now you can, with the help of this easy, step-by-step drawing tutorial.
All you need is a piece of paper, an eraser, and something with which to draw, such as a pencil. You may also want to use crayons, markers, or colored pencils to color your cartoon wolf when completed.
Scroll down for a downloadable PDF of this tutorial.
This guide follows a step-by-step format, and each step is accompanied by an illustration. Notice that new lines added in each step are highlighted in light blue, while marks made in previous steps appear in black.
You will wish to sketch lightly at first, as there is need to erase some of your initial lines before you complete the drawing.
Following this tutorial, you'll soon have a wolfish friend of your very own.
Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a Cartoon Wolf
How to Draw a Great Looking Cartoon Wolf for Kids, Beginners, and Adults - Step 1
Begin by drawing a circle.
Easy Cartoon Wolf Drawing - Step 2
Extend a curved line from the top of the circle, to the right. This will form the wolf's snout.
Easy Cartoon Wolf Drawing - Step 3
Extend another curved line downwards from the previous line.
Easy Cartoon Wolf Drawing - Step 4
To draw the ear, extend a curved line from the left side of the circle. This line will double back on itself, nearly enclosing the form. Within this shape, draw another, smaller, curved line. This details the inside of the ear.
Easy Cartoon Wolf Drawing - Step 5
Draw another curved line above this one to indicate the other ear.
Easy Cartoon Wolf Drawing - Step 6
Erase the guide lines formed by the original circle.
Easy Cartoon Wolf Drawing - Step 7
Draw jagged fur along the neck. Do so by drawing about eighteen short, curved lines that meet in irregular points.
Easy Cartoon Wolf Drawing - Step 8
Draw the fur of the back and chest. Using short curved lines, draw jagged points as you did along the neck.
Easy Cartoon Wolf Drawing - Step 9
Using curved lines of varying lengths, connect the fur of the back and chest. This will form a sort of mane along the wolf's neck.
Easy Cartoon Wolf Drawing - Step 10
Extend a long curved line downward from the chest. Add some fur detail using four short lines that meet in jagged points, then continue with another long, curved line. Extend another long, curved line from the back.
Easy Cartoon Wolf Drawing - Step 11
Draw the bushy tail overlapping the lines that form the rump. The tail is an oval form consisting of jagged points of fur. Use about eighteen curved lines of various lengths to outline this shape.
Easy Cartoon Wolf Drawing - Step 12
Erase the guide lines from within the tail.
Easy Cartoon Wolf Drawing - Step 13
Draw the rear leg. Begin with an upside down "U" shape consisting of seven curved lines that meet in jagged points of fur. Where the tail and body converge, draw the foot using a long "U" shaped line. Draw a short curved line at the end of the foot to differentiate the toes.
Easy Cartoon Wolf Drawing - Step 14
Draw the front leg using a long, curved line. The line should begin at the chest, extend downward, form a rounded square shape, and double back to end near its starting point. Draw a short, curved line within the square of the foot to differentiate the toes.
Easy Cartoon Wolf Drawing - Step 15
Erase the guide lines that cross through the legs.
Easy Cartoon Wolf Drawing - Step 16
Draw the far legs, using one curved line for the front leg and two for the back leg. Draw a short, curved line at the end of each foot to differentiate the toes.
Easy Cartoon Wolf Drawing - Step 17
Draw a circle to form the eye. To the left of the circle, extend a curved line. Above the eye, draw an eyebrow by connecting four curved lines to form an enclosed shape with jagged fur on one side.
Easy Cartoon Wolf Drawing - Step 18
Draw a circle within the eye, and two tiny circles within it. Shade the area around the tiny circles. Draw the nose using a curved line.
Easy Cartoon Wolf Drawing - Step 19
Place your howling wolf near a cliff's edge. Draw a wavy line extending from the left side of your paper, behind the wolf. Connect this line at a point to two more wavy lines which extend to the bottom of the page.
Easy Cartoon Wolf Drawing - Step 20
Color your finished picture. Though wolves are often colored gray, they may also be black, brown, red, or white.
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