Step 15: Draw a series of strokes inside the head to emphasize the fur. Add some strokes on the wolf's forehead and above the eyes for the brow. Draw a few strokes below the eyes to give the muzzle more structure. The strokes on the sides help mold the shape of the wolf's head under all the fur.
Step 16: For a cleaner look on your wolf portrait drawing, erase as much as you can of the initial guide lines. Don't worry about erasing all of the guides. It's okay to leave some behind. Re-draw any final sketch lines you may have accidentally erased.
Final Step: Add some shading to your wolf portrait drawing for extra detail. Shade using a series of short strokes all over the head to simulate fur. Use strokes that go in the general direction of the fur. The strokes should radiate outward from the middle. Leave a big area around each eye blank for the white fur found there. For a more detailed guide on how to shade, check out this tutorial: How to shade.
Add the value very lightly at first, and then gradually build up to a darker value. Separate each individual stroke a bit so that the white of the paper comes through and creates a more fur-like texture on your wolf portrait drawing. Use a medium value on the top half of the head and bridge of the nose. The lower half and muzzle should be lighter.
Use a dark value around the wolf's eyes and on the nose. Leave a small area on the nose blank as a highlight. Continue to add darker strokes to build up the thick fur and the pattern on the fur. Shading your wolf portrait drawing can be very time-consuming, so be patient and take breaks. Use a dark value on the wolf's forehead and on a thin section below each eye. Vary the pressure on your pencil to get different degrees of tonal value.
Use lighter strokes on the bottom half of the wolf's head to emphasize the white fur. Use lighter strokes on the bottom half of the head to emphasize the white fur. Use a light value under the nose and muzzle for some shadows. It's a good idea to use reference as you draw for a more accurate depiction of a wolf. On either side of the nose, draw a few quick, short strokes for whiskers. Don't forget to pause the video to draw at your own pace.