Wolves are known to be rather fierce and dangerous, and these predators work in packs to be efficient hunters.
They are also regarded as noble creatures, but they can also have a cuter side to them! That is the side we will be focusing on as we learn how to draw a cartoon wolf in this tutorial we have for you.
This wolf pup is sure to melt the heart of anyone who sees it!
There are some great details included in this drawing, but we will cover all of them as we move through the guide to make sure you don’t get stuck.
So get ready to meet an adorable wolf friend as we take on this step-by-step guide on how to draw a cartoon wolf in just 6 fun and easy steps!
How to Draw A Cartoon Wolf – Let’s Get Started!
We will be creating a really adorable cartoon wolf drawing in this guide, so let’s begin with the head outline.
Even though we are only creating the outline for one portion of the wolf, there are still lots of details that will be included here.
The head is quite rounded in general, but the muzzle and mouth will protrude a bit. The ears will also be quite large in comparison to the rest of the head.
The outline of the head will have some curved, pointy portions poking out to make the head look nice and furry.
Finish off with an open mouth that shows some pointy teeth, and then we shall move on to the next step!
Step 2 – Now, draw the eyes and other facial details
For the second step of our guide on how to draw a cartoon wolf, we will draw some more facial details for this adorable wolf.
We shall start with the eyes, and as you can see in the reference image they are big and expressive.
They will be contained within some large oval shapes, and the eyes themselves will be drawn using a combination of round and oval shapes.
Then, the nose will be drawn using a rounded triangle shape, and we will finish off with some curved lines on the face leading up to the ear on the right.
Step 3 – Next, draw the back and first foot
We’re finished with the head and face for now, and in this step we will add the back and first foot for this cute wolf! The back of the wolf will be drawn with a simple line that curves inward near the top.
Then, the leg will be drawn using some curved lines that connect to one another to make it look furry.
You can then add the foot, and because of the way the wolf is sitting will make it so that you can see the base of the foot.
It will have a rounded pad on the base and four rounded toes connected to one another. Finish off this step with a curved, pointy tail, and then we can move on to step 4!
Step 4 – Now, draw more legs and feet
Now we will add the beginnings of more legs and feet for your cartoon wolf drawing. First, we will extend a slightly curved line down from the base of the mouth.
This will then attach to more of those rounded toes that connect to one another. Finally, draw another curved line coming off from the front leg, and then draw another paw.
This time we won’t see the underside of the paw, but it will have some similar-looking rounded toes.
We shall then add some final details and touches in the next step of the guide when you’re ready!
Step 5 – Add the final details to your drawing
This step of our guide on how to draw a cartoon wolf is all about finishing off with some final details before we color it in the final step!
First, we will fill in the space at the chest by adding another leg. This will be drawn with some curved lines that have pointy tips extending off, and then we will draw some small rounded toes at the end.
Finally, draw some jagged lines near the tip of the tail, and then you’re done!
Once you have finished these final details, you can also add some of your own.
You could try out a few ideas such as drawing a fun background or maybe by adding some more animal pals for him to play with.
What ideas can you think of before you get to the final step?
Bonus: Try These Ideas To Make Your Cartoon Wolf Drawing Even Better!
You did an amazing job on this drawing of a cartoon wolf, and it’s looking absolutely adorable! Before we color it in the final step, we wanted to go over a few more details and ideas that could be added.
For starters, we think the wolf pup could use some company, and there are a few ways to do that. You could start by adding some more cartoon wolves.
Now that you have followed through the guide, you have everything you need to add some more wolf pups. They could all look fairly similar, but by changing a few details and posing elements, you could make each one unique.
If you would feel confident enough to draw an adult wolf, then that would look amazing too! Of course, you don’t need to stick to just wolves for this drawing.
You could add any other animals you love, and they could be baby versions like this one or adult versions. Once you have added all the characters you would like, you could then add a background.
There are a few approaches to this, and one would be to make a natural setting that you would expect a wolf to be in. Or, you could go for something more fun and have the wolf in a more domestic setting.
For example, maybe it could be in a living room hanging out with some humans. Whatever you add would depend on how ambitious you want to get with your additions, but it could be as complex or as simple as you like!
Adding text to the image or using some interesting art tools and mediums to color it in can also really add to the drawing. We’ve given you a few ideas, but how else could you add to this drawing?
Step 6 – Finish off your drawing with color
Your cartoon wolf drawing is looking great already, and now we will make it look even better as we add some colors! This is the step where you get to take over and show off what you can do.
We showed you one way you could color in this wolf in our example image, but this is just one of many possibilities.
You could use all manner of wonderful colors to finish this guy off. You could keep the colors muted and realistic or you could go for a fun stylistic approach instead.
You can also play around with our favorite art mediums, so there is a lot of fun to be had! How will you finish off this adorable cartoon wolf?
3 More tips to make your cartoon wolf drawing easy!
Make this adorable easy to draw cartoon wolf even easier with these tips!
Even though this cartoon wolf drawing we created is done in a style that would look at home in a picture book, it is still quite detailed.
This is a great style, but you can also simplify it a bit if you need to make it easier!
We added a lot of small touches to areas such as the fur and facial features that make this picture even more interesting.
If you find that these aspects are just too frustrating to draw, you can change and remove a few of them!
This would all depend on what you specifically are having trouble with. It will also result in you having an even more unique picture to show off!
Speaking of making this drawing of a cartoon wolf even more unique, you could also change the drawing style entirely.
Right now, it is done in a cartoon style that has a lot of details, but there are other cartoon styles that you could adapt it to.
There are simple cartoon styles and even ones inspired by classic Disney movies. You may even want to make the cartoon wolf look more realistic if that’s a type of drawing you prefer!
It’s another instance where it would depend on what your strengths and weaknesses are. If you have a style of drawing you’re comfortable with, then you could change the style of the design to play to those strengths.
Finally, even though we made this cartoon wolf sketch in a cartoon style, you could still use pictures of real wolves to make it easier.
You can find tons of pictures online of real baby wolf cubs to help you as you draw. Using these pictures can help with features, characterization, proportions and many more aspects.
The photos could look similar to the pose we created here, but you could also use the photos to draw new poses. It would also help no matter what style you draw this cartoon wolf in!
Your Cartoon Wolf Drawing is Complete!
That brings you to the end of the tutorial, and we hope you had an amazing time as you worked on this guide on how to draw a cartoon wolf!
In this image, we wanted to create a cute cartoon portrayal that also had some great details to it.
By working through the steps of this guide, we also aimed to make sure that it would be fun and easy to complete!
Now you can take it even further as you add some awesome details and maybe create a fun scene for this wolf to be in. What kinds of settings and scenarios can you think of?
When you are ready to learn a new drawing, you will find many more drawing guides on our website. We hope to see you there soon for more fun to enjoy!
Then, remember to send your finished cartoon wolf drawing on our Facebook and Pinterest pages for us to enjoy.