Sunday, January 26, 2014

Big, Bad, Beautiful Wolf

Drawing a Gray Wolf

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Gray Wolf. 11x17" Ballpoint Pen and Ink wash

The source of both fear and respect, the iconic gray wolf is an animal of legend. From characters in fairly tales, to mythology, to spiritual being, we have always had a fascination with the wolf. When I decided to draw a portrait of a wolf I wanted to show an animal that expressed wisdom, strength, and beauty. An animal that stands strong and is a survivor.   

The gray wolf's story is one of the most compelling tales of American wildlife. Once, the wolf was widespread across most of North America numbering in the millions, but it was hunted ruthlessly and extirpated over most of its range. Today, the wolf is making a successful comeback in some of its former habitat due to strong conservation efforts. There are now close to 200,000 worldwide. Gray wolves are the largest of all canines. They are also one of the most widespread land mammals, inhabiting various ecosystems throughout North America, Europe, Asia and portions of Africa.


Here are some photos taken during my drawing process








Prints, posters and signed fine art reproductions are available 
for purchase in my Etys shop at: 

3 comments:

  1. You make the animals come alive!

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    1. Thank you very much for writing and letting me know you like it.

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