Step 6: Draw two triangle-like shapes on top of the head as guides for the wolf's ears. The tips of the triangles should point to the sides a bit because the ears will be turned back slightly.
Step 7: Draw four lines under the body (two below each circle) as guides for the growling wolf's legs. Bend the line a bit at the top to indicate the joint and at the bottom to indicate the foot. The wolf will be stepping forward, so the line on the other side should bend downward. The guide for the hind leg on this side of the body should be long and stretch to the right. Bend the line a few times to indicate where the joints and the foot will be. The guide line for the hind leg on the other side should be shorter and point more toward the left.
Step 8: Draw a series of curved lines that connect the major shapes to form the rest of the body. The lines on the left side create the wolf's neck, and the lines in the middle make up the torso. Add a long, curved line on the right side of the body as a guide for the tail.
That's it for the initial sketch! From this point on, press harder with your pencil to get a more defined sketch.
Step 9: Draw two short, curved lines right on top of the small circle in the middle of the head for the top part of the growling wolf's eyes. Pay attention to the distance between these lines and the vertcial guide line so that you get the placement right. Sketch the lines lightly at first so that they're easy to erase if you don't get them right. Draw a small circle under each line for the irises. Remember to sketch lightly at first and only darken the shape when you get it right. The top part of the circles should hide behind the curved lines. Don't draw the circles too big.
Inside each iris, draw a small dot in the middle for the pupils. Next to each pupil, draw a tiny circle to represent the glare in the wolf's eyes. Add a dark value on either side of the irises to create the corner of the eyes. The corners of the eyes should consist of dark, triangle-like shapes on the sides. Add a series of quick, short strokes above the eyes for a furry texture.