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How I draw a werewolf? by WolfLSI How I draw a werewolf? by WolfLSI
Tools:
1.A4 Size paper : For laser printer/copy machine are recommended.
2.Blue pencil : For sketch and pose layout.
3.0.5mm mechanical pencil : HB and 2B are recommended.
4.0.3mm mechanical pencil : For detailing and tiny places.
5.Graph eraser : Easy to clean up. *important*

One.. Determine the pose and the action line in your mind. Then do a fast sketch of the pose with blue pencil or light black pencil. You can ignore the detailed parts in this step . In the fast sketch, a wolf head resembles two circles covering one another. Different angles have different sizes of coverage area; the side view of wolf head looks like one rectangular and one circle covering each other some parts.

Two.. Start to draw head in detail, take reference from photos of animals. We will take Timberwolf as an example. The head characteristic has raised ears, long muzzle and the area around eyes/cheek/lower muzzle has white fur. Before inking the final lines, we can erase or lighter sketch lines in the area you wish to draw first. It will make the drawing much neater this way.

Three.. Start to draw the torso muscles. The front/rear view of muscle structure is shown as below.

Four.. When the upper torso is finished, We can start to draw the lower body. Notice the hands and wolf's paw pads.

Five.. When drawing the lower body, please notice the legs and feet. Take reference from animal photos or have detailed view of the animal. For wolves, they walk on their toes (digitigrade). And middle toes will be larger than side toes, Canines do not have retractable claws. When they are angry or in defense position their back fur (hackles) will stand on end to make them look larger. If you don't wish to draw digitigrade, you can draw normal legs and foot (plantigrade). Remember to add claws.

Six.. When the whole body is finished, We can start to add the things like clothes or some small ornaments like rings, and the shadows.

We can do more detailed parts and erase the useless lines, it will be good for the future progress. (i.e. outline, add screen, paint, etc).

This is an old tutorial,hope this helps~
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A-Little-Monster Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015  New member Student General Artist
Super useful! Thanks~
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Vyel Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for this, I will use this.
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NINJAWERETIGER Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool!
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Telonial Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I'm going to try and 3d model a werewolf character and this is a fantastic reference! The anatomy and everything is fantastic!
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qfzpjm159 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
天啊!我到現在才發現這個教程…… QQ
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starfoxluver Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice, considering making one of my own characters have a werewolf form, this tutorial is definitely gonna help :)
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shijiatan Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011
there i see i werewolf saying "hi" to me... of course that wouldnt happen in real situations when u actually meet one because they'll pounce on you immediately!
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JimWolfdog Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Useful. And we can see how YOU draw your work, knowing your artistic technique.
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Draikar Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Very nicely designed. This makes a great tutorial to work with.
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:iconcrivero:
crivero Featured By Owner May 20, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for letting us using this. It's really useful!!
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:iconcrivero:
crivero Featured By Owner May 20, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This should help me with my drawing! :)
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Cardinalsinner Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you
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evfan13 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011
How come you never see digitigrade legs without bent knees?
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cyang908 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Fantastic work on the anatomy! love that little sketch of the muscles you did there and i wonder if you could show us how you draw a anthro in 1/3 view, that will really help us with that.
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lyoth737 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
dunno why but I love muscles
good job!
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chefhalfnote Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010  Student General Artist
Would it be okay if I try drawing part of this for practice?
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HobbyFX Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
great picture, love the muscle structure!
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wherewolfe Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010
i think this could be really helpful, we will see i guess
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CaptainSeawolf Featured By Owner May 10, 2010   General Artist
So neat! I am really impressed tha tyou figured out the anatomy for the werewolf! Very nice work!
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Slayer-1412 Featured By Owner May 10, 2010  Student General Artist
nice muscle work :wow:

this is quite detailed :clap:
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christohpera Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
That's a lot of detail on the muscles...quite interesting though...I shall bear it in mind next time I draw a werewolf..^w^
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Godzilla2013 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010
wow cool concept.
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Demon61 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010
cool
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necro-loup Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010
Good tutorial, it will help many people
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Zaluke Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010
This was very useful thank you for sharing this information. Indeed this sure is amazing how you can even have time to break it down for us newcomers. Thank you so very much for this :highfive:
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iiKitsuneii Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2010
Dayum that's hardcore!
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:iconlycanthropeful:
lycanthropeful Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, you really know your stuff! Incredible job. :)
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vault8 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010
Lovely study!
DA is not an "English speaking users only" place, wish more people respected others native languages.
Again, great anatomy here! Even though i myself cannot read Taiwanese i can see perfectly what is what :)
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Jhumperdink Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oooh! this shall surely help me in the foreseeable future!
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AmadanDubh Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010  Student Writer
this is brilliant, it's most helpful, thank ye :clap:
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Wolf-in-the-Clovers Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2009
You are an awesome artist :) i am definitely going to use your example to work with how i draw muscles. thank you for your post!
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roymcou Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2009
faved for reference, thanks alot.
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Internet-Cancer Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You know, I tried to draw a werewolf face, and I found out that I sucked at it. Now I can draw them, and draw them without shaming the Lycan clan.
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Clarity92 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009
AWSOME! I've been looking for something like this to help me out with my werewolf drawing, Thanks!!!
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:iconmetios:
metios Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2009  Student Writer
Why is this in the japs language?
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WolfLSI Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
They are traditional chinese,my native language.
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metios Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009  Student Writer
did you draw them when you were in china? Otherwise I don't see a reason for it.
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WolfLSI Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am a taiwanese,so I use traditional chinese to write somethings.
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metios Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2009  Student Writer
(i can come off as an ass) wasn't trying to look like an ass but I really do like your stuff, It's just that I don't really like anime, that typa shit, anything jap, so im against anything well jap like i said. I just didn't really like the writing, sry bro, i actually might have a request (if you didn't already draw it)
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MiLiMiMe Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2009  Student Digital Artist
This is so great! it really helps alot X3 tq~
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saimensez Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2009
thats totally awsm!
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ogrebear Featured By Owner May 18, 2009
Fascinating.

Great detailing.
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Kleric01 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009
Thanks WolfLSI!
Now I can learn to draw werewolves :D
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:iconwolflsi:
WolfLSI Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are welcome.
Hope this helps.
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kiyokoha-love Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2008  Student Digital Artist
great tut!!!
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Redneck-Werewolf Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2008
HOLY CRAP THAT'S AWESOME!!
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Sniffs Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2008
the underlying muscle structure is a big help. hopefully, you've put this in a "print available" version. this is going to be a majorly helpful reference.
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SonicHomeboy Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmm. This could help out a lot. :)
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jimborox1 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2008
this is actually really helpful for me! ive been trying really hard to develop my "fursona" and this is just the kind of thing i need to straighten out the way i draw anatomy, thank you! ^^
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FreezeLAN Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
very good tutorial =3
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