Grey Wolf

 

wolf-2To be honest, I’ve wanted to post for a couple of days, but really haven’t had any idea what to actually do, or talk about. I think Christmas and various bouts of overindulgence have wearied me somewhat. I can confirm that it is Monday tomorrow. I bet you didn’t know that – I didn’t, until I checked the calendar.

No worries about the staggering though, for I eventually found my way to drawing the magnificent and glorious grey wolf, one of my favourite animals of all. Not the wicked beast we have painted it to be over the centuries, instead the social, affectionate and intelligent creature that it really is. Leave the wolves alone, yeah? Yeah.

I hope you are all enjoying the holidays!

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30 comments
  1. Geke Hop-Wassink said:

    What a great looking wolf, he’s really beautiful!! 🙂

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    • Jacob said:

      They are really beautiful creatures – full of mystique, misunderstood. Thanks, Geke!

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    • Jacob said:

      Thanks very much – he was a lot of fun to draw. I hope you are having a nice Christmas!

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    • Jacob said:

      Thanks Charlie! I was a bit worried I’d botched the eyes so I’m glad you, the master of animal eyes, like them. 😉

      They’re so wonderful. I want one! It can guard the seal.

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      • Ohhhh…yes!! It would be a wonderful guard…as long as it didn’t eat the seal I guess. That would be bad

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      • Jacob said:

        Never! If I owned these creatures they would all live in perfect harmony with one another. They would get along famously with my white tiger 😉

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      • Jacob said:

        Haha! If only I had such snazzy outfits!

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      • Jacob said:

        Apparently so! Fingers crossed!

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  2. jmnowak said:

    Hear, hear!! I agree…my bible for living is a book called Women Who Run With The Wolves [Contacting the power of the Wild Woman] by Jungian psychotherapist, Clarissa Pinkola Estés. And, not a book just for women, either!
    A beautiful and majestic creature, Jacob! I like it.

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    • Jacob said:

      Thanks – I’m glad you like it and glad you agree! I’ve just looked up the read you mention – sounds fascinating! I’ll have to explore further.

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  3. Great work on the fur, Jacob,it has some real volume and softness. Happy New Year.

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    • Jacob said:

      Cheers, Graham – it remains a challenge, but I’m starting to really enjoy working with fur now. A Happy New Year to you too – have a great night, see you on the other side!

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    • Jacob said:

      Hey Laura – many thanks! Glad I did such a stunning creature justice! Actually pretty much all of my drawings here are done on Photoshop, using some custom brushes that I made (actually to look like pencil, so I’m glad you think it similar!)

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      • Wow, really amazing stuff, Jacob. I would have no clue how to do that. Well done, so impressed! Yes, I’d have sworn this was pencil.

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  5. Beautiful&impressive, could you draw a pather too? (Would look Nice next to it)

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    • Jacob said:

      Hey Annelotte, thanks very much! Great idea! I’ll certainly give it a try one day.

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      • Looking forward to it👀 and if i may be so bold as to ask for a tutorial, for the wolf? Show the process i mean. (Bc i was Asked to draw one but for some reason i specifically cant draw wolves)

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      • Jacob said:

        That’s certainly an idea – just to say I am using Photoshop, so elements of my process might not be much help unless working digitally.

        In the meantime: perhaps a few traces can help? I always find tracing beneficial when introducing myself to daunting subjects. 🙂

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      • Hmm… Kindof difficult because of all the hair I think? But Will try, thanks. And do you work from sketches or do you begin with details?

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      • Jacob said:

        Oh, I just improvise when it comes to the fur! I find it’s a lot more fun that way. It might help you get their facial structure – it did with me.

        I sketched a very rough outline first, knowing that it wouldn’t really matter due to the fur. I find I have to go detailed on the T-zone – eyes, nose – first, as it tends to give me inspiration to keep going. I work outward from there.

        For comparison, here is the photograph from which I drew: http://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2014/12/31/16/grey-wolf-v4.jpg

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