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Step 15: Draw the rest of the howling wolf's body by using the initial lines and shapes as guides. Use quick, short strokes to represent the wolf's thick coat as you follow the basic path of the guides.
Step 16: Use the line on the lower left side of the wolf's body to draw the tail. Curve the tail in front of the hind feet. Use longer strokes as you draw and make it come to a point at the end.
Step 17 (optional): For a cleaner look, erase as much as you can of the original guide lines. Don't worry about erasing all of the guides. It's okay to leave some behind. Re-draw any final sketch lines that you may have accidentally erased.
Final Step (optional): Add some shading to your howling wolf drawing to give it more dimension and volume. Pick the direction of the light source when shading so that the shadows are consistent with it. Don't worry too much about the shading if you're going to add more value to your wolf drawing.
Add a cast shadow underneath. This helps ground the wolf so it doesn't appear to be floating.
You can add more value throughout your wolf drawing for extra detail. You can also omit the extra shading for a white wolf or an arctic wolf. Make certain sections darker and others lighter to get the typical gray wolf coat pattern. Vary the pressure on your pencil to get different degrees of tonal value. Add the value by using strokes that go in the general direction of the fur. Separate each individual stroke a bit to get a more furry texture. Adding the coat pattern can be quite time-consuming, so be patient and take breaks. It's always a good idea to use reference for a more accurate drawing. Don't forget to pause the "How to Draw a Wolf (Howling)" After each step to draw at your own pace.
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