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How to Draw a Wolf Face

In this tutorial, I will show you how to draw the wolf face. This lesson is a continuation of the instruction about drawing a whole wolf.

Using 6 very simple steps, I will describe to you in detail but at the same time very simply the entire process of drawing a wolf’s face. In addition, at the end of this article you will find additional materials on the topic of sketching a wolf head.

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How to draw a wolf head step by step

Table of Contents

Basic Information on How to Draw a Wolf Face

This lesson on how to draw a wolf face will help you depict not only the face of this beautiful animal but also the face of a fox or dog.

The distinctive features of a wolf are its long muzzle, the outline of its ears and head. If you correctly depict these parts of the wolf’s face, then the final result will already be quite recognizable.

As mentioned in the lesson about the wolf, you can color the resulting picture orange, and get a drawing of a fox. Or you can paint the sketch white and get an arctic fox. All these animals are very similar to each other.

If you want to create a drawing of a werewolf’s head, then using these instructions you can do this too, because in fact the head of a werewolf and a wolf are drawn in a very similar way.

Also, you can complicate the work by adding shadows and highlights. This will make your drawing of the wolf’s head more voluminous and lively.

So let’s get started!


  • Pencil
  • Paper
  • Eraser
  • Coloring supplies

Steps on How to Draw a Wolf Face

Time needed: 25 minutes

How to Draw a Wolf Face

  1. Sketch the outlines of the head.

    Begin by drawing a lemon-shape oval to establish the basic outline of the wolf’s head. Ensure the points on the sides are symmetrical, as this will later define the cheek area. Keep your lines light to make adjustments easier in subsequent steps.
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  2. Draw the ears.

    Add the ears by sketching two sharp, triangular shapes at the top of the head. Angle these ears slightly inward to give your wolf an alert and attentive look. At this step it may look a little like the outline of the horns. This will change later as more details are added.
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  3. Draw the nose and mouth.

    Sketch the wolf’s nose and mouth. Place a small, upside-down triangle at the lower center of the face for the nose. Directly beneath the nose, draw a simple curved line to represent the mouth. You can see this method of drawing a mouth in drawing different animals. For example, the cat on my website looks exactly like this.
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  4. Draw the pattern on the face.

    So, draw a frame for the wolf’s facial features that is inside the already drawn outlines of the head. This frame consists of two parts. Each part starts from the nose, goes sideways and down. At the same time, in the cheek area there are two triangular protrusions on each side.
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  5. Detail the wolf’s face.

    Draw the eyes as ovals. Below the nose, draw a pair of sharp, small triangles to represent fearsome teeth. Finally, sketch out the outlines of the inner parts of the ears. These pointed figures follow the shape of the outer parts.
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  6. Color the wolf face.

    Finish your drawing by applying color and adding final details. Use shades of gray to color the entire head, with darker tones around the eyes, ears, and muzzle to emphasize these features. The contrast provided by these darker areas highlights the facial features and enhances the wolf’s personality.
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Addinional Content

This wolf face drawing tutorial was simple, and I hope you like it. To have access to this tutorial at any time, you can download the PDF version of the wolf face drawing tutorial. In addition to the steps themselves, you will find a coloring page, a tracing worksheet, and a grid drawing worksheet.

Additional Step-by-Step Instructions

As I said at the very beginning of this drawing lesson, here I will show you two more additional instructions for drawing a wolf head. Both instructions will be as simple as the first, but will show the process of sketching a wolf’s face using slightly different approaches.

Method 1: Wolf Head Drawing Tutorial

In this instruction, the process of sketching a wolf’s head is divided not into 6 steps, but into 9. This makes the learning process simpler, but at the same time a little longer. Here, as in the first instructions, we will start with basic shapes and gradually move to the details.

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Method 2: Simple Wolf Face Drawing Tutorial

Here the process of sketching a wolf’s head is very similar to what you saw above, but the result will vary quite noticeably. Notice how using similar techniques we can achieve very different animal head sketches.

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This was a lesson in drawing a wolf’s head, which I hope helped you understand how to do it easily and simply.

In short, how to draw a wolf’s head?

First outline the outline of the head, then add details in the form of ears and facial features of the wolf. After that, erase all the extra lines and color the wolf’s face gray.

You can use this wolf head as the main subject of your drawing, or you can add it to your whole wolf body drawing. You can depict a wolf against the backdrop of wildlife, forest, trees, or your other drawings.

Drawing a wolf’s head, like drawing other animals, is an important part of learning fine arts. To improve your skills, try to master the skill of drawing other animals, for which visit the Animals section on my website.

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