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.
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.
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Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a Cartoon Wolf
Draw jagged fur along the neck. Do so by drawing about eighteen short, curved lines that meet in irregular points.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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