Shop Forum More Submit  Join Login
Simplifying The Wolf by saltwaterhermit Simplifying The Wolf by saltwaterhermit
A quick visual tutorial on looking at wolf references and simplifying and exaggerating their forms, after a friend asked for a little help with it. I thought other people might find it useful so here ya go!

I look at wolves (and all animals) in shapes of mainly sharp shapes. Looking at those shapes, we can keep true to a sense of their anatomy while also exaggerating (see:breaking) parts of them. When exaggerating, try to think in simple terms like stretching and squishing, round and sharp. Take each shape that makes up the wolf and decide what you want to do with those shapes. In my examples I took the simplified shapes and those key words to make a more stylized wolf while still keeping it looking very wolf-like!

Let me know if this helps you :) I really enjoyed making this. And thanks CastleGraphics for the great reference!

If you liked this tutorial, consider donating to my Ko-Fi!
Add a Comment:
 
:iconlaylalame:
laylalame Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2018
I needed this in my life
Reply
:iconnanarc:
Nanarc Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2018   Digital Artist
<3 love it
Reply
:iconsaltwaterhermit:
saltwaterhermit Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2018  Professional General Artist
;)
Reply
:iconswampybunyip:
swampybunyip Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2018
This is so so amazing! Will definitely be testing this out soon
Reply
:iconsaltwaterhermit:
saltwaterhermit Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2018  Professional General Artist
Heck yeah!
Reply
:iconakavarwolf:
akaVarwolf Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is really good, honestly
Reply
:iconsaltwaterhermit:
saltwaterhermit Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2018  Professional General Artist
Thank you! I hope you find it useful :)
Reply
:iconkalmanen:
kalmanen Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2018
This is very useful and interesting!! Thanks so much for sharing :heart:
Reply
:iconsaltwaterhermit:
saltwaterhermit Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2018  Professional General Artist
Of course! I really love helping people figure stuff out... it helps me solidify ideas in my own head too haha
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×




Details

Submitted on
November 2, 2018
Image Size
1,011 KB
Resolution
1714×1466
Link
Thumb

Stats

Views
944
Favourites
174 (who?)
Comments
8