Drawing Werewolf Ears: Different Types and Poses
It is important to remember that werewolves are canines when you create the structure and character. Once you know this, you can let your imagination run wild and draw these wolves while considering other canine breeds such as coyotes or dingos, foxes and various domestic dogs. You can let your imagination run wild knowing this! To show you the different shapes of their ears, I have drawn them here.
Here is a rendering of the type if you prefer your werewolf to have wide, batty-like ears. The insides of your creature’s inner ears will also be visible when viewed from the profile view.
This is my favourite style for drawing werewolf ears. It’s the classic, long standing, thin-shaped ones. I enjoy drawing their direction in the same direction as their eyes.
Another set of forward-pointing ears has been drawn. They are shorter than their width and have some tears to indicate ‘wear and tear. You can draw in rips and tears if your wolf has been through battle.
I wanted to draw the ears facing inwards, as if the werewolf was darting under brush or being intimidated. This is similar to how wolves respond to their ears. It is important to refer to their wild wolf counterparts. You can see their reactions to their expressions in nature videos.
Another style that I was inspired to draw is the short and wide ear. This will show you how many different styles of ears you can create. Your creature’s character can be enhanced by jewelry in its ears. Perhaps the human form wore a lot of earrings. When drawing your beastly werewolf, keep this in mind!
To give you an idea of how the ears would look from the front, I have just drawn some sketches. The insides of the ears would be visible. You can see the inside of the ear from three views: the front, side, or 3/4 view.
This step will allow you to draw the arch for your crest on the top of the werewolf’s head. Next, draw the lining for the ears.
You will now draw the earlines. Make sure you add tufts of hair to the outside corners of your ear base.
Draw in the remaining ear shapes, and then cap the top of your head.
To give the ear leather a distinct look, add detail to the ears.
The indentation will be drawn inside the ears.
Let’s now shade their ears by first paying attention to the light source. The shadows will naturally get darker as the ears are closer to the base of your skull. If someone or something shined light inside the ear, you wouldn’t be able see the inner ear fully highlighted. This is something you should keep in mind when shading!
Draw the beginning lining to create the lengths and positions of your ears. Do not forget to place the tufts of your hair at the base or crease of your ears.
Each set of ears should be shaped. As you can see, ears come in many expressive shapes and positions.
Add in the indentation between the ears, which will create the thickness of your ears.
To give dimension and definition, add some shading.