How to Draw a Timber Wolf

In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw a Timber Wolf in 8 easy steps - great for kids and novice artists.

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Below are the individual steps - you can click on each one for a High Resolution printable PDF version.

At the bottom you can read some interesting facts about the Timber Wolf.

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How to Draw a Timber Wolf - Step-by-Step Tutorial

Step 1: Use a bumpy circle-like shape for the head, with two indents to put the ears into. Add two bumpy triangles for the ears.

Step 2: Use two dots with lines extending from them for the eyes, trace the inside of the ears just a little bit more inside, and make the nose with a circle and two dots. Add a line for the mouth.

Step 3: Draw the draw continuing from the head, with a diagonal line on the right and a mostly horizontal line that curves down on the left side of the head.

Step 4: Have two lines come down from the body to the foot to make the front leg. Have the foot extend out to the right and add a tiny line to make toes.

Step 5: Draw the hind leg a lot like the front leg, although you’ll want to add a curve where the knee would be. Also, draw the bottom of the body.

Step 6: Draw the other hind leg in nearly the same manner as the first, except that a small portion will be hidden behind the first hind leg.

Step 7: Draw the other front leg just like the first, only to the left.

Step 8: Draw the tail with a single line on the left side of the drawing, and a tiny connecting line. Your Timber Wolf is now done!

Interesting Facts about Timber Wolves

Timber wolves are commonly called gray wolves. They used to live all across the United States. At one point history they were an endangered species, but humans saved them from extinction. They now live in parts of Canada, Alaska, Idaho, New Mexico, Arizona, Minnesota, Michigan, Wyoming, Montana, and Wisconsin.

Did you know?

  • Timber wolves are the largest wild dogs in the canine family.
  • The average weight of male timber wolves is 80 to 110 pounds, and they are about 5 to 6.5 feet long.
  • The average weight of female timber wolves is 60 to 80 pounds. They are about 4.5 to 6 feet long.
  • Timber wolves eat a variety of animals including elk, caribou, moose, and beavers.
  • Female timber wolves give birth to about four to seven babies called pups. Pups are born blind.

Timber wolves are very social animals. They live in groups called packs. There are typically four to seven timber wolves in a pack. Each pack has an alpha male and an alpha female, which are the leaders of the pack. The alphas are the mothers and fathers of most of the pack members. Members of the pack show a lot of affection for each other and have strong bonds, much like human families.