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Tutorial for painting a close-up of a Wolf (or any other furry creature).

WARNING: large file. It might take a while before the tutorial shows up on your screen, so please, be patient. I was too lazy to add a preloader...

Use the buttons at the top of the tutorial to navigate through the slides. I have no idea why the text has turned out jagged and hard to read, so I apologise if you have difficulties reading it.



Thank you ever so much for my second DD ~AnimalLover345 and ^shelldevil! :heart:

EDIT: Due to popular demand I re-named the tutorial more appropriately "How to Paint a Wolf".

EDIT 2: Fixed all known spelling mistakes.

A tutorial I pulled together of my last Wolf piece. I don't know if it will be of help or use to anyone, but there's no harm in making one anyway! Please bear in mind that this is the first time I've drawn something this furry this close up, so I'm sure there are other ways of doing this too.

If you have any problems with viewing the tutorial or any questions or problems in general, please let me know. I'll be happy to help as much as I can :) Other than that, hope you enjoy it and maybe even learn something from it!

NOTE: The tutorial explains functions and options available in Adobe Photoshop CS2. Any older or newer version of Photoshop should still work just as well. I have no experience in any other digital editing program (such as GIMP or Corel Painter) so I have no idea to what extent you can follow the tutorial there. If anything, it might just give you an idea of how to draw similarly, but you will have to find out on your own I'm afraid.

You are not authorised to redistribute this tutorial or the original image without my written permission, or claim as your own. Please respect my wishes.

    Tutorial and original image © Malin Träisk.

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Tutorial: How To Draw A Wolf by *cerona ( Suggested by AnimalLover345 and Featured by shelldevil )
This is a beautiful tutorial, I really love it!  It's helped me learn a lot about my Photoshop as well as how to make something beautiful.  I'm still working on that, but this helps a LOT!
Nami-Star Feb 19, 2014   Digital Artist
OH MY GOSH thank you so much!
I will use this eventually~
Thank you very much for this.
cutiecat54 Jan 11, 2014  Student General Artist
Llama Emoji-38 (Confused) [V2] so amazing

Quite a nice guide, helped me a lot :D I've decided to draw my own dog (Malamute, so he is quite similar xD). Well, since I'm the beginner and this is my very first drawing, it's not looking like here, but still - I'm proud of myself thanks to you :D I should go back and finish fur... So much work...
SachiDashie Nov 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm gonna use it for my cat and my wolf! I have to do my digital line-art only! :D
cerona Nov 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad to hear, good luck with it all!
noproblemnigel Oct 29, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Really enjoying this tutorial. Thanks for making it! I'm 2 hours in and at step 4 so far and looking forward to another hour at it tomorrow. You can see my progress here:…
plumlet Oct 21, 2013
This was very clear, informative, and easy to follow!! Thank you for making it, I will definitely have to try this kind of style in the future! 
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