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Wolf head tutorial by daisy7 Wolf head tutorial by daisy7
Ive never submitted a tutorial to DA before..but people kept asking...and this goes in miscellanious right?...there wasnt a section for OC..its a large image..I draw big

This is my tutorial for how I make easy wolf heads...its pretty simple, well atleast to me it is..Please be original and come up with you own style..I dont mind people using this as a reference though

Im an aweful teacher peeps...enjoy!

all of this is on one layer

Step 1- Pick a dark color for the bg...I dont change the color of the paper, I just floodfill, because I normally color on one layer, so that everything blends together...if you need to erase, then choose the color you picked for the bg

step 2- Pick a color, I chose white-ish blue, make like a cross shape with a semi large brush.

step 3- I chose a little bit darker color and drew the ears and the top of the head..and I started shaping the muzzle.

step 4- take another dark color and fill in around the muzzle and on top of the head..it sorda makes it 3d-ish..and I also chose black and made a spot where the nose goes.

step 5-where the head makes a 'Y' put the eyes at the top of the 'y'..I just make black dots for eyes..do your ears. and I also started showing the facial structures, around the eyes..and dogs, on the top of there heads have this line, where the fur parts and it goes down all the way to his nose...which I havent added yet.

step 6- I added more shading above the eyes and below the eyes and added sommore white to bring out his cheek bone under his eyes..wow I say eyes alot..ITS AN IMPORTANT FEATURE..add it some irises, and a little highlight on the nose

step 7- now we're blending..I took a darker color and darkened some of my fur and shadows..and I also used a smaller brush to add in some fur affects..the same with the ears..I took a small brush and a white-ish color and added some fur on the ears..and some extra fur that would be behind his head on his neck. Add pupils and a little shiny spot in eyes.

step 8- continue with the details...add more furr..use smaller and smaller brushes for little individual strands of fur.

and voila..eventually you will have a wolf head.
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:iconjutsujoking:
JutsuJoking Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice!
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mossmasktheartist Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015
Cool! nice woy to use thick lines :D
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AvantGardeKennels Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm the first one that says that this wasn't helpful at all?
The reason I'm here isn't being rude, but trying to learn.
From step to 7 was radical change. 
Its.. like.. like..
This Flower tutorial;
1. Draw a circle.
2. Add tears, shadings, textures, bg and maybe a bee sitting in it.

The thing is, that what is really simple for you, is the biggest problem for someone.
Again; im not trying to be rude, just saying. For someone, this may be helpful.
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Metalraptor Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome tutorial. ^_^
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velmarox Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Very helpful!
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SilverSpirit3000 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014
I can't do step 1!!! HELP!!!!!!!
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Belinda92 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
step one was pretty easy. 
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ShadowGirl119 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013
Oh rly
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Belinda92 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
rly. I used the tutorial for a cup I posted on my page, black and white.. not that satisfied with the length of his face tho. So i'll change it a bit before selling it to the customer. JDFSHFADFHSAKFHFDKHSDFHFJFJFDSL
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ShadowGirl119 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013
Okay~
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iW-O-L-F Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013
nice!
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aHorseForEverySeason Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks, this was a good way for me to get a handle on their basic proportions. I usually have trouble with where to put the eyes and ears in comparison to the shape, but the little shape at step 3 was handy. Nice drawing, too : )
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TheBadCupcake Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for the tutorial!

Followed it best i could [link]
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DarknessWithenMe Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I tried it. Check it out
[link]
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OkayamaYukie Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
ooh yay!
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TheGirlofCrows Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Omgosh thank u! I can freehand wolves unless I have a reference and I've been trying to fix that. This helps alot! Think u can do a couple more from different angles?
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Caneecas Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This was really helpful, I didn't paint it, but when I sketched the lines it really helped me. It's good for fast sketches and front face view. Thanks for sharing the technique!
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MatiZ1994 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you! It helped me in some way to paint.
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Giggles4evr Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i love this!
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Contxu Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing! thank you for made it! (*.*)
very easy and very pretty.
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SmileyWolfeh Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Student
awesome job ^-^
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SkumEye Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I like the soft style that you did this with.... *fav*
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Jeaninamage Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012
Thanks you..
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kiki1ww Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011
thanks a lot!!!
xxxxxxxxxxx
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BakedBananaBeans Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011  Student Digital Artist
very useful, thanks for posting it!
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sketchybunny Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011
this will help so much i can never draw a wolf facing front Thanks bunches for making this
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spiritobscura Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011
That's really an easy way to remember wolf's face. Great tuto.
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RenegadeFlyer Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Awww... Cute wolfie :D Nice drawing, I'm sure it'll be really, really useful to a lot of people here on dA :D Cool thing with the cross :)
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mashaheart Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really helpful thank you :D
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CloUdk9 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011
wow
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annasesilia Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011
thanks for making this
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sisiroks Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011
I JUST MADE A WOLF OUT OF THAT AN IT LOOKS GREAT!!!!!!!!!!! BIG THANKS!
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Evanescent-Detia Featured By Owner May 28, 2011
Great tutorial! Thanks!
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BlueRoseDoujinshi Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
cuuuute!!! :D
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NeonGreenWolf Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Student Artist
Love this :D
Thanks ^^,
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SkullCladWolf Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011
This is really nice, thank you for the help! :D
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Kerl-of-Fox-County Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Clever, very clever! Great advice :-)
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BlackMaze2010 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2011   Digital Artist
Thx! Mine doesn't look quit like yours but its better than what I had XD
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imFragrance Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011   General Artist
can you tell me which brush you used and its settings ( i mean the brush settings and opacity, flow settings)?

thanks :)
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serpentem Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010
thanks
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Curry-man Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010  Student Digital Artist
IVE NEVER BEEN ABLE TO DRAW ONE BEFORE THANX SO MUCH
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MoonandSky Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW!! Definatly faving this!! I am able to do side views of wolves/foxes but front views were proving the most difficult. I never thought useing a cross as the base for the shape. This may be better for me then the circle meathod some people use. Thanks for posting this.
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ShinyAquaBlueRibbon Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2010  Student General Artist
Thank yoouuuu! It's really helpful for a noob wolf drawer.
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Walkure-Amok Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey thanks for posting this.
I am really gonna use it for teaching myself how to make a wolf.
(it's my favorite animal and yet i suck at drawing one -_-")
gotta go, see ya *wave*
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gussie55 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2010
Thank you so much for this tutorial!! I created my first wolf head using your tutorial. I'd love a critique, if you have the time, because I'd love to be able to get better. My wolf is just a cute wolf shape now, how can I make it better? Thank you - you're awesome!
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DragbaX Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
yay! thank you!! XD :la:
and nice job! ;)
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GrumperGoose Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010
YES

THANK YOU

YESYESYESYE-
JUSTYES
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thaisdefreitas Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010
thanks
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KikletMisty Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010
Love it soo much
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utriv Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010
Cool! Love it!
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