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This is part 2 of the tutorial I am making about the anatomy of the wolf (:
I tried to explain a couple of basic poses and less basic poses like the wolf standing on it's backlegs and jumping.

There are many more poses of course but I only included the most basic ones, so If anyone has requests on how to draw a certain pose, just tell me and I will gather all requests on an extra sheet with the poses explained on it (:

Part 3 of the tutorial will be about details like how to draw the head, teeth, ears, eyes etc.

Ps. If there are any mistakes in the text please tell me (I am not a star in English) xD


P.S.
: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 
 reference pictures I used for drawing these, they are just studies for improvement and to help others out (;

Part 1: Wolf Anatomy - Part 1 by Autlaw
Part 3: Wolf Anatomy - Part 3 by Autlaw
Part 4: Wolf Anatomy - Part 4 by Autlaw

(c) Autlaw
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:iconanonymousllama428:
AnonymousLlama428 Featured By Owner May 24, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I love you.
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MLP-gore-ART Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so helpful! Also, the "Box!" sketch is so cute!^^
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:iconautlaw:
Autlaw Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you ! I'm glad you think it's helpful c: 
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silverwhitewolf3947 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2016  Student General Artist
Helps a ton
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Astrokiwi Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Really helpful!!! :)
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Nathaliathepony Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing
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zancecreator101 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Great drawing! Would you like to enter my February drawing challenge for a 
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LuckyStarhun Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
It's a great tutorial! :) A small notice, on the last picture the wolf's left shoulder looks somewhat off. Otherwise it's helpful for me when I try to shade, keep this up!

I wonder if you are willing to do a shading tutorial on the different body parts, too?
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:iconautlaw:
Autlaw Featured By Owner Edited Feb 14, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you (: !

Do you mean the one where it says 'jumping', and then the very last one on the right-bottom corner ? (,: Since there are three of them at the bottom : P 

As for shading, hm... maybe I will someday but it's such a broad subject xD I think when you break down shading... shading is all about knowing how to shade certain forms rather than how to specifically shade a particular animal or object (,: By explaining how to shade a wolf, I think it won't teach anyone anything : P It's all about knowing the basics of shading and how different shapes and materials react to shadows and light (;
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LuckyStarhun Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I thought of the wolf that is the last one, at the bottom right, but after I posted the comment I realized that this tutorial is quite old so you may have noticed that ^^ By the way I checked out your newer tutorials and the one about using lighting proved to be very useful :) (My pictures seem to be always dark no matter what I do but I think I can work on that now) And also the sharpening tutorial thing is helpful ^^

I haven't tried the tips in the other tutorials that you uploaded recently but I surely will, when I need those effects! So thanks again for those :)
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:iconautlaw:
Autlaw Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha yeah this one is already pretty much outdated :, D I improved since I submitted these, maybe I'll go back to all of them and update some of the sketches if I have time :> So I can also take out errors :, D

I'm also glad to hear you find the newer tutorials helpful (: ! And that they may come in handy for your future drawings :> !
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LuckyStarhun Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
That would be a good idea if you updated old stuff ^^ I am looking forward to it but until then I may 'advertise' your tutorials by mentions to spread the word :clap: I improve quicker using these so I will link back to some of your tutorials ^^) What I like about them is that they are very detailed, so sometimes I just fave and run to return to it later when I have more time to read all:)
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VirtualDesignerVixen Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is very helpful!
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:icongenerallyironicsoaps:
Amazing tutorial, it's really helpful owo
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Redkitty50 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love wolves! It help me for drawing them!
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Terizinosaurus Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2015
:clap:
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:iconbanditchan:
BanditChan Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2015  Student General Artist
My 5 year old brothers been begging me to draw a wolf this really helps (๑´ω`๑)
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Dot1232-AJ Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
cool this will help me favorited!
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:iconmangaartist16:
MangaArtist16 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is definitely going to help me with poses. Thank you, Autlaw! :)
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PadfootVith Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for sharing this awesome tutorial, you're the Best! 😆
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faniatejeda Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks for sharing this!!
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Sakreon Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
omg, this one helped me so damn much. 0: tyvm! Heart 
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WindWingWolf Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
SO BEAUTIFUL!
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WindWingWolf Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I think I've fainted. 
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waterystar Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for including so many different poses and showing the basic block outline along with the more refined sketches.
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Graufell Featured By Owner Edited Feb 9, 2015
Thank you for this detailed studi. I wand to learn better drawing Wulfs, but it isn't easy to find good helping. Your work is Ferry helpfull for me. Thank you for the 4 parts :)
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DrawandDream Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
No tails? 
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HimitsuOokami Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! It helped me veeeeery much! 
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:iconautlaw:
Autlaw Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm glad it helped : D !
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catface642 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
omg your the boss when it comes to drawing wolves not everybody shows how to draw thing step by step.NaNoEmo - Day 1 
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:iconautlaw:
Autlaw Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Nahw thanks :,D ! 
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tigergirl507 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
thank you sooo much! i checked out a wolf book for ref's, but it didnt help much with the anatomy...
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:iconautlaw:
Autlaw Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome ! I'm glad that these help you out ! : D 
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DrawingArt23 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Student General Artist
Thanks!! I believe that this will help me much!! :D
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micowolf30000 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
it reaaaaaaally helped me!!!!!
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:iconautlaw:
Autlaw Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Glad it did : D !
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ArkSoluStarum Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014
GUaau that are amazing man, this will help me a lot for start drawing wolves. and also i learn about them a lot. Thanks!!! also for all the others parts.
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anatiidae Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Gosh I suck so bad at anatomy so this will come on great, thank you!
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:iconautlaw:
Autlaw Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Nahw thanks for all the compliments c: ! I am glad that you like them/help you out ! ^^
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bluenightwolf Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome!
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:iconautlaw:
Autlaw Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you : D !
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Maloudu83 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Student Artist
Merci beaucoup pour cette planche ! Elle m'a beaucoup aidé à faire un dessin pour lequel je me suis inspirée d'une des poses présentées :)
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:iconautlaw:
Autlaw Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem :D ! I'm glad that it helps you out c: !
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Kholuka Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013
You'll have me studying for hours! Thanks!
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:iconkholuka:
Kholuka Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013
One question, may I use this in reference for a few drawings?
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:iconautlaw:
Autlaw Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Sure, no problem ! : D They are meant to be a reference c: ! 
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:iconkholuka:
Kholuka Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013
Oh gee! Thanks! c:
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Rookie141 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
jeez, i meanwhile draw dogs so much better since i have an own one, but i still need to learn and practise so much ~.~ but i'm always too lazy to practise xD
very useful tutorial :)
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:iconautlaw:
Autlaw Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! I am glad that it's helpful c: !

It's always great to be able to draw animals from real life (: I improved a lot as well on drawing cats when we got one a few years ago :>
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Rookie141 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeah, it's cool :>

indeed ^^ i'd also like to sit around in a zoo from morning till evening and draw andstudy some animals, but i don't have time at the moment ^^'
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