In order to continue my mission to draw all the time and fill up more sketchbooks in 2016, I’ve been busy working on a new theme of drawings each week. At the end of the week, it’s nice to have lots of new drawings and a full page illustration. And I’m learning how to draw so many new animals this year, which is really exciting!
My theme for October is national parks wildlife, so week 41 in my animal art series features grey wolf studies.
Grey wolves are known for roaming freely in Yellowstone National Park since being reintroduced in the mid-90s. They are a pack animal that live with a close-knit crew of 4-7 wolves. It’s great to learn there are about 75 different packs in the greater Yellowstone region.
This page was fun to add some wolf tracks as a background pattern. At the end of this month’s theme, it would be fun to use these animal drawings for a series of illustrated maps of the national parks.
Click here to see my Weeks 1-16 illustrations, ranging from bears to owls to whales to saltwater fish
Click here to see Weeks 17-20: Backyard Birds, Flamingos, Peacock and Macaws
Click here to see Weeks 21-25: Bugs: Neon Insects, Monarch Butterflies, Butterflies, Neon Spiders, and Moths
Click here to see Week 26: Nature is new every morning.
Click here to see Weeks 27-30: Wildflowers + Pollinators
Click here to see Weeks 31-34: Freshwater Fish
Click here to see Weeks 35-38: Backyard Wildlife
Click here to see Week 39: National Parks Wildlife
Click here to see Week 40: Elk Portrait