Wolves are often associated with ferocity and strength, but that doesn’t mean that they can’t be cute as well!
Many people love wolves for their strength and courage, but many others also find them to be cute.
Like most animals, they are even cuter when they’re babies. Wolf pups are incredibly adorable, and many people love to look at them to appreciate this cuteness.
In this guide, we will show you how to draw a cute wolf. That way, you will be able to have a cute little wolf buddy, seeing as that is not feasible in real life.
When you have finished the six steps of this guide, you will have everything you need to draw a few more cute wolves for this one to be friends with as well.
We will also cover a few ways that you can make this drawing even better with your own additions and ideas.
Be sure to get all of your favorite drawing tools and coloring crafts ready as we get ready to begin this awesome guide!
How to Draw A Cute Wolf – Let’s Get Started!
While drawing this cute wolf, we will be trying to make it look nice and furry. There are a few ways that we will do this, but the main method will be by avoiding smooth lines.
You will see what we mean as we begin the drawing! In the meantime, we think it would be a good idea to map out the drawing using a pencil.
To do this, you can draw an oval shape for the head and then two smaller ovals for the ears. Then, you can use a much longer, thinner oval for the body, and then a few more for the legs.
Even if these shapes are vague, they will help you to keep the proportions of the drawing consistent. Now that we have these shapes drawn to help us out, we can begin the drawing itself.
As you will see in the reference image, we will focus on the head outline in this first step. This is where you will see what we meant by avoiding completely smooth lines.
The sides of the wolf’s face will be drawn using some long thin, pointy shapes. This will help to make the face look extra furry!
Then, we will draw the ears, which are quite large on the head. Compared to the sides of the face, these will be drawn using some smooth curved lines.
There can be some small pointy bits on the ears to make them look a bit more furry, however.
Finally, we will add a curled tuft of hair between the ears. These curls will have three tips, at least if you wish to follow the reference image.
Now, we can head to the second step!
Step 2: Draw the body and legs for this cute wolf
Now that we have the head outline, we can draw the body and legs for this little wolf. This will be fairly straightforward, but we will be adding quite a lot in this step.
For that reason, we recommend following the reference image closely! With that out of the way, let’s begin.
The back of the wolf will connect directly to the base of the head, and it will be a simple curved line. Don’t worry about adding the tail for now, as that will come in a future step.
The chest will connect to the base of the head on the right-hand side, and it will have a slightly sharper curve to it.
Then, we can add the front legs for this wolf. The front leg on the right will connect straight to the chest, and you can add some curved toes at the foot.
The leg next to it will start from the center of the wolf’s body, as shown in the reference image. Because of the perspective, it will look longer than the leg on the right.
Other than that, it will look very similar in terms of details. The foot, for example, will look pretty much identical to the foot on the right.
We won’t see the back legs as well, as they will be partially obscured. You can draw the bend of the leg using a curved line, and then draw the part of the back foot that we can see.
It was a lot that we added in this step, but as you can see most of these details aren’t that complicated when you break it down!
Step 3: Add the tail
The previous step was quite involved, so we will keep things nice and simple for this step. In this one, we will be adding the tail for this wolf.
The tail is quite big and bushy, which helps to make this cute wolf drawing even more adorable! We will accomplish making it look fluffy by using the same technique we used earlier.
That is to say that we will be using lots of thin, pointy shapes sticking out of the outline. The tail will extend from the back of the back leg, and it will be curved a bit to the left.
This curve makes it look a bit like the tail is wagging or moving. There are several pointy tips sticking off the tail, which makes it look rougher and furrier, as we mentioned.
The tip of the tail is quite sharp, and it’s pointing to the left. You could have it pointed in another direction if you prefer!
If you wanted to make it look like it’s wagging, you could add some curved horizontal lines over it to create the appearance of movement.
This cute wolf is looking great so far, but we need to add a face to bring it to life!
We will do that in the next step, so let’s do that whenever you’re ready.
Step 4: Now draw the face for this wolf
Nothing gives a cartoon character personality quite as much as adding a face. You can bet that will be the case here as well, as we will add a face for your little wolf friend now!
In this guide, we will show you our design for a cute face, but you can change it up a bit if you want to make your version a bit more unique.
For now, let’s stick to our design and start with the eyes. The eyes have a rounded outline with some pointy tips on the sides.
The eye details can then be drawn using a long oval for the iris and a smaller black oval inside for the pupil. Then, add some simple line details around the eyes to give them some more life.
Next, we will add some eyebrows above the eyes that are drawn with a solid curved line at the base and pointier lines on the upper side.
The nose can be drawn as a simple curved triangular shape that has a few little nostril lines inside.
We will then draw the mouth beneath this, and it will be drawn using two small curved lines connected to one another.
Add a little sharp tooth on each curve of the mouth to make it seem slightly more intimidating.
Finally, use some more sharp line details to create a sort of ‘beard’ beneath the mouth.
With the face done, we can move on to the final details in the next step!
Step 5: Draw The final details
This fifth step of our guide on how to draw a cute wolf will not only focus on our ideas for some final details but will also allow you to add some of your own.
Before you add these details, you can erase any pencil shapes and lines that you used to plan the drawing.
When doing this, try not to smudge any pen ink or erase anything that you want to keep in the final drawing.
Now, you will see that we added small pointed and curved line details inside the body outline and inside the tail outline. These will further help to make this cute wolf even furrier.
Now that we have added these line details, you can add any other details and additions that you want! This doesn’t have to be limited to details on the wolf.
You could add a second wolf pup for this one to be friends with for one idea. If you can draw any other cartoon animals, then they could be added as well!
There are other small details that you could add as well. These could include objects, such as a ball or maybe a food bowl for the wolf.
There are so many ways that you could make this drawing more unique and personalized! You could also draw a background setting to show where this cute wolf is hanging out.
What are some extra details that you can think of that would suit this drawing? When your drawing looks as you want it, we can move on to the final step where we will color in your drawing.
Step 6: Now, finish off with some color
In this sixth and final step of our guide, it’s time to color in this cute wolf! There are so many ways to do this, so don’t be afraid to experiment and do things differently to our example.
In our version, we used mainly shades of grey for the fur. You will also see that we left some white patches for some variety.
Wolves are often grey and white, but they can also come in many different colors. You could go for a black, brown or white color scheme for some more realistic options.
You don’t have to keep it realistic, however. In fact, you could use any colors that you like! It’s your artwork, so you should feel free to use any colors you think would make this wolf even better.
Once you have chosen your colors, you can also try out some different art tools and mediums. Some classics include colored pencils and crayons, but there are many others to use.
Paint can be great to use for coloring, and with that you have lots of different options as well. For example, watercolor paints can be used for softer tones to the colors.
Acrylic paints will make the colors darker and more intense, however. You can also mix different mediums, techniques and colors to bring out new qualities to the colors.
It’s all up to you now, so you can really show off what you can do! We hope you have fun finishing off this artwork with your various ideas and forms of color creativity.
Your Cute Wolf Drawing is Complete!
Wolves may be a bit scary when they’re fully grown, but we hope that this guide on how to draw a cute wolf wasn’t scary in the slightest!
This design had a lot of details to draw, and that can get a bit intimidating. We tried to break it down into smaller chunks to make it easier, so we hope that it was easy for you to do.
Now that you have finished the guide, the fun doesn’t have to stop! You can experiment with different additional details and color choices to make your version even more unique.
There are no wrong answers, so be sure to have fun with it! When your drawing is all finished, we’re sure that you will want to show it off.
You can share your finished drawing o our Facebook and Pinterest page so we can check out how it turned out. We really hope that you will share it, as we would love to see it!