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Wolf Anatomy - Part 4 by Autlaw Wolf Anatomy - Part 4 by Autlaw
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This is the last part of my study/tutorial on wolf anatomy. This was a fun one to do because I like adding details (:

Again this is just the way I learned to draw wolves, it are all studies I did analyzing existing pictures and video's. It's not perfect and I still need to work a lot on getting the anatomy right myself as it is hard to apply it to drawings.

I hope the tutorials will give an insight in the basic anatomy of the wolf though. And remember that trying to draw these kind of sketches yourself will make you learn even faster ! (:

P.S. KEEP IN MIND !
: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 

(c) Autlaw

Part 1: Wolf Anatomy - Part 1 by Autlaw
Part 2: Wolf Anatomy - Part 2 by Autlaw
Part 3: Wolf Anatomy - Part 3 by Autlaw
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:iconneontechcec0727:
neontechcec0727 Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
I finally found a Wolf Anatomy pictures that properly explain it. Thanks, this has helped a lot.
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:iconautlaw:
Autlaw Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem (: ! I'm glad to hear that it's helpful ^^
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Horse-Paint-Designs Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2015
Wonderful tut! This is exactly what I was looking for <3 It helps a lot ;3
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:iconautlaw:
Autlaw Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem ! I'm glad it helps : D 
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Horse-Paint-Designs Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2015
Of course it does! I wish I could draw like you :3
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GasW0lf Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lovely tut! But I notice you have it saying that their ears point back when scared/angry but that is untrue! Wolves do not point their ears back whilst angry though many may think they do. An angry wolf will have it's ears pointing slighty forward and all the way up. A lot of people get confused about this sice there are so any pictures out there of *angry* wolves that have their ears back. These pictures are most likely taken of wolves who are in fear or are being submissive to a more dominant wolf. Behavior wise wolves will put their ears forward and up to assert dominance which is the most common reason for aggression among any canine, think about humans act, we will try to make ourselves as large and intimidating as we can to show that we are angry or dominant over others. I hope I was even a little helpful to you/others with my long babble >.<
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Autlaw Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah crap I forgot to submit the new file... someone noted me with the same point of critique a while ago but forgot to re-submit the edited page xD Good you mention it, I re-uploaded the edited version ! 

Thank you c: !
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GasW0lf Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem ^^ Thank YOU for your lovely tutorial, I've found it very useful when drawing realistically. I drew this just last night > sta.sh/01x353h9l4xj
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Autlaw Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh it looks really good ! I'm serious, that's a wolf as I think they should look C: I love the shape of the face and paws a lot ! 
I think you have done an amazing job already ;u;... And dem ears... <,3 Yep.. I see a true and real wolf here ! 
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MangaArtist16 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
You are a life-saver, Autlaw. I'm struggling with hind legs, so I'm looking up every tutorial I can. My goal is to be anatomically correct, while still making it simple enough for me to draw.

Thank you. :)
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:iconautlaw:
Autlaw Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem at all : D I'm glad if this tutorial helps you out C: !
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MangaArtist16 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you. Sorry to ramble, but I'm an aspiring manga artist, and I'm making a comic that involves animals. So tutorials like this really help.
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pencilTHEpuppy Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2015  Hobbyist
thank you for making this! this helps so much!:3
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:iconautlaw:
Autlaw Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
No problemo ! Glad it helps : D 
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ShimmerNShineDA Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015
Quite helpful
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C3lestialWolf Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015
Well, I'm pretty sure this got me out of my art block with wolves!
I was having a HORRID time trying to nail the face, or trying to get some sort of pose and it ending up looking like a odd mess. 
SO, the fact that you made this reference was a life saver, I will be sure to always reference to this when I have trouble! 
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Autlaw Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh I'm glad to hear so ! It's never cool to have an artblock :< I know the feeling at least x,D
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Cinn4monWayfle Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
this is amazing! i think itll really help!
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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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Autlaw Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem at all (: ! I'm glad to hear that you find it helpful <3 ! 
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Sagitta-the-Alpha Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015
Oooh I love this! So helpful! ;u;
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Autlaw Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm glad it helps <3 !
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Darkmissy Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOW. This is really helpful! THANK YOU!
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Autlaw Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
No problemo : D I'm glad it's helpful <3
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Darkmissy Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Me too.!
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Lauriinjsh Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wooooow, this is so awesome, you're the best! Thanks for this!
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:iconautlaw:
Autlaw Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
No problemo : D ! 

And thank you <3 !
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jblover543 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
woooow this i so great where did you learn all of this??
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:iconautlaw:
Autlaw Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you (: !

I learned it all at home, behind my desk with a lot of found reference material on both the internet and in my animal encyclopedies : P True story ^^
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PilafiaMadness Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Student General Artist
This is extremely helpful and informative!!! Thank you so much for this wonderful resource! :D
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:iconautlaw:
Autlaw Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm glad it's helpful : D ! 

And no problemo C: !
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IcexWolf1 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
*Heavy breathing*
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Shar-zul Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I've been told that the two middle claws on a wolf paw usually point slightly towards each other. Is that true? Just needed to clarify :D
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Autlaw Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm not completely sure if that's always the case for the middle toes. But over the years I've seen a lot of photographs showing the middle claws on both dogs and wolves moving a little bit towards eachother. 

It's not very exaggerated though if it's the case the middle toes move towards eachother, like here: texx-wolf-tails.webs.com/DSC02…
It's just a bit visible, but not exaggerated (;
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Shar-zul Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:D ahh thank you :) Because I started to do anatomy practice for wolves so I can improve better

I'm  working on that gift, wait until you see the sketch
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Hydrogica Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
this is amazing !!! ive needed something like this since FOREVER !! THANX !!
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Autlaw Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahw thanks so much ! I'm glad that it's useful <3 !
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TheAngelWolf13 Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Student General Artist
This is amazing! Thank you for the tutorial, its really helped me.Hug 
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:iconautlaw:
Autlaw Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
No problemo ! : D I'm glad it's helping you C: 
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Orulwoh Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
o.o How do I print this
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:iconautlaw:
Autlaw Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, you could cut the pages in half in paint or photoshop and print them on seperate pages ^^
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Orulwoh Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! I've found your info very helpful, helped me improve big time on making my wolves look like wolves instead of dragon dog things lol.
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dducke Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
THANK YOU for the back leg tutorial! I constantly mess those up.
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Autlaw Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem : D !
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cutiecat54 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Student Digital Artist
omg this helped me a ton thank you i fucking love you la in love 
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Autlaw Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem : D ! I'm glad that I could help you out c: !
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bluenightwolf Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is EXACTLY what I wanted!! Legs, paws, eyes, and ears!!! Thank you so much for making this tutorial! I can't stand when people make tutorials when they don't even know what they're doing
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Autlaw Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Well I'm glad to hear so ! c: I truly had fun making these tutorials, I learned a lot from making them and It's good to see that they help other people out as well :> 
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Loup-sauvage Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014
Excellent for my study :) Thx
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Autlaw Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm glad that they come in handy :D !
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