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Wolf Anatomy - Part 1 by Autlaw Wolf Anatomy - Part 1 by Autlaw

I promised to do a couple of studies of the wolf. As I know there are many canine artists on deviantart and back on my old account people asked me for a tutorial on how to draw their anatomy properly. So here it is (:

It ain't perfect, but I tried to put all my knowledge about their anatomy in it and tried to gather as much information as I could. Yet I wanted to keep it simple, no difficult terms etc. (;

I wanted to submit a large sheet containing everything but it would look unorganized. So I split the sheet up in 3 parts. This one is about:

* skull
* skeleton
* muscle structure
* body silhouette

If there are any mistakes in the spelling, note me and I will change it (I still am not a star in English xD )

:bulletblack: These sketch and study sheets are just the way I have learned to draw wolves. They are just guidelines, of course you don't have to draw them this way. Draw them as you like and use these as anatomical guidelines to help you understand their movement and shapes (; !
:bulletblack: I do not own any of the reference pictures I used for drawing these, they are just studies for improvement and to help others out (;
:bulletblack: I want to point out that I am NO EXPERT in the field of wolf anatomy or canine anatomy or other animals their anatomy. I simply learned how to draw the basics and I still have to learn a whole lot myself. Thus these studies are NOT perfect. I want to point this out since many people ask me for advice when it comes to drawing canines or wolves and think I'm an expert. But I am not :,D 

Part 2: Wolf Anatomy - Part 2 by Autlaw
Part 3: Wolf Anatomy - Part 3 by Autlaw
Part 4: Wolf Anatomy - Part 4 by Autlaw

(c) Autlaw
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Nana7Neko Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is great! Thanks ^^
Autlaw Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem (: !
r4fu Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much, very helpful!
Autlaw Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem : D ! I'm glad it's helpful C: 
AyakaHagane01 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Professional Artist
These tutorials have helped me IMMENSELY with drawing wolves. i cannot thank you enough for creating this :)
Autlaw Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm glad they helped <3 !!
corr0sive Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I struggle so much with poses, it's terrible. D: 
Autlaw Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm sure that that will change after some good practise with reference photos or maybe when trying to draw from real life in a zoo (; I used to just to quick gesture sketches with a map of photographs opened on my laptop :] It helps a lot if you want to become better at drawing different poses :3
ArkSoluStarum Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014
This and all the others parts are awesome. this will help me a lot for know more about the wolves and their anatomy. this is a great help for start. thanks!!!
Autlaw Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm really glad to hear that these help you out ! : D 

No problem ! C: 
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