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How to Draw a Realistic Wolf by schoolofwsm How to Draw a Realistic Wolf by schoolofwsm
a realistic wolf, drawn using coloured pencils. photo references are good for this technique. if you use my tutorial and post a pic, please send me a link so i can see how i helped!

in this technique you need at least three shades of the same colour, a light medium and dark.
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TheGreatRayne12 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm using this to draw wolf link.
serenlove12 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
i need help to draw this i just cant look at it and draw
coolcat11869 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010
that is really helpful. I've got water colours so there quite helpful
okami0rocker Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2009
Just what i need came upon it by accident and it was right when i was having a delema about realitic coloring!
ShiranuiOkami Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009
love the coloring! :D
Yagara-lostWolf Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2009
wow i love this is amazing
congratulation ^^
phspopular Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
This seems very challenging on my standards, but I think this would be an excellence reference nonetheless. Wow you draw really good. XD
icemask Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2008
Wow! I love your style of coloring, I must try this out someday. Its simply amazing!! <3
lovelyfantasy Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
that will be helpfull for my .. thax
Gerdes Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2007
Thank you !!! This tutorial helped me a lot !
werewolfgirl17 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2007
that is soo cool. nice picture and steps of your coloring.
kellroxursox Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2007
ooooo this is good! thank you!
Dynx Featured By Owner May 16, 2005   Traditional Artist
I know you have critique discouraged, but I did want to offer a suggestion. If you put down on the whole wolf one color, (I personally like the PrismaColor Sand), it gives the other colors something to lie on and makes it look much more like fur. Also instead of outlining so heavily if shading is used on the paws. But hey, that's just how I do it, you don't have to take my advice cause your style is obviously your own.
FlyerFW72 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2005  Student
Thanks for this tutorial, DeviantArt needs more tutorials like this. :D Do you first color the dark areas or do you first color the light areas then go to darker? Coloring and shading stuff is really complicated for me.
schoolofwsm Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2005
excellent question! (i really ought to add instructions on this sucker...) i start with the dark and work my way to the light. i prefer this method, though a good deal of art teachers and such will tell you not to do it this way, i think it blends better in the end, especially if you're working with gradient colours. as a rule, i always have three shades to work with, a dark, a medium, and a light. that should help some. you start with the dark and make it solid, slowly working it to less solid. then you start with the medium, blending it with the less solid of the dark and slowly work to a less solid medium, then the light blended with the less solid of the medium, slowly worked to a less solid light. hope that made some sense :D looking at the pic might help a little to visually figure it out
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