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So, to kick off our series of various canine tutorials and fact journals,
I figured it would be best to start with something simple yet powerful.
Eyes are important to the picture, not to only complete the animal anatomy
but they are the final stages that bring the visual piece to life.
Some people say eyes are the windows to look into our souls,
and for that I can sympathize since eyes can be expressive in just themselves.
Life starts with the eyes, especially when you're drawing,
and wolves are no exception to the life behind the oculars that each of us have.
Let's learn a bit about wolf eyes then we'll see
tutorials and how other people draw them
Image provided by Running with the Wolves.Basic Wolf Eye Facts:
- Wolves are usually born with blue eyes, but these fade into their adult eye color over the next 6-10 weeks.
- Mature wolf eye colors are commonly amber/gold, but other common colors can be: brown, gray, yellow, or green.
- Most people believe there are blue-eyed wolves, but please note, this is not a natural eye color for purebred wolves. If you happen to see a wolf with one or both blue eyes, then chances are, it's a Wolf-hybrid and not a full-blooded wolf.
- Surprisingly, the wolf's eye is just as good as a humans. Some experts believe wolves may be nearsighted since they lack the "foveal point", which aides in focusing on distant objects.
- Despite this, the wolf has excellent peripheral vision which can detect motion. They have a 95% abundance of these receptors which make them superior to human eyesight at night.
- It is believed wolves are partially colorblind, only having the blue and red receptors in their retinas, unlike humans who have red, green, and blue receptors. (However there is debate that wolves can see all colors, they only show interest in the colors that benefit them in the wild. But, there isn't enough conclusive evidence).
- Canines have a 3rd eyelid known as the "Nicitans". (Observe your dog, you'll see what I mean! ) This acts to lubricate the eyes, therefore they do not create watery tears like humans do. Canines do not shed moist tears like humans, but this doesn't mean they don't cry.
ADDITIONAL: WolfSpirits Image provided by Running with the Wolves.
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Alrighty! Now that we know the basic facts and structure, let's learn how to draw them! Below are many tutorials I have come across on deviantART. Most are digital mediums while some are traditional, however all hold important information and have a relative pattern that would benefit any artist no matter what materials you use when drawing
There are still so many tutorials on how to draw lupine eyes. Be sure to look around of which ones suit your interests
And remember while drawing you can develop your own style! You can choose to draw wolf eyes realistic, cartoony, anime-ish, or whatever feels comfortable! Here are some illustrations portraying how different artists draw wolf eyes!
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