Please PAUSE the "How to Draw a Wolf Growling" video after each step to draw at your own pace.
Time-Lapse (Speed Drawing) video:
Written step-by-step video tutorial:
For the first few steps, don't press down too hard with your pencil. Use light, smooth strokes to begin.
Step 1: Draw two circles as guides for the growling wolf's body. First draw four small marks for the height and width of the circle, then connect the marks using curved lines. Sketch lightly at first so that it's easy to erase if you make a mistake. But the circles don't have to be perfect. They're just guides. If you do want a perfect circle, trace the outer rim of a glass, a cup or anything else that's circular. The circle on the right should be smaller than the one on the left. Don't draw the circles too far apart, otherwise your wolf will be too long. Leave enough room on the sides and bottom for the wolf's head, tail and legs.
Step 2: Draw another circle on the left side as a guide for the growling wolf's head. Draw this circle the same way, starting with four marks and connecting them with curved lines. This circle should be about the same size as the the one on the far right, but place it a bit lower.
Step 3: Draw two curved intersecting lines (one vertical and one horizontal) inside the head. These are construction lines that will help you place the growling wolf's facial features later on.
Step 4: Draw a small circle in the middle of the head as a guide for the top part of the wolf's muzzle. Use the construction lines as guides for placement and pay attention to the size of this circle in relation to the head.
Step 5: Draw a small U-shaped arc under the small circle as a guide for the bottom part of the growling wolf's muzzle. The main part of the arc should stick out of the main circle a little bit.