How to Draw a Lycan, Lycanthrope

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STEP 1. Let's first start with the basic underlying guidelines that will build the structure of this werewolf. Notice how all the major joints are encircled in red, and the largest parts of the body are enlarged circles. It's important to draw the guidelines as closely accurate as possible. It isn't specifically necessary, but ti's still preferred.   STEP 2. Then, we'll begin by sketching the outer shape of the head to get familiar with the details needed to be added later. Make sure the cheek fur is nice and sketch to get that 'lycan' wolf look.   STEP 3. Next, we'll start adding the intense detailing that frame the mouth and the facials. You'll be needing to draw with thick and bold lines for this part since it's a thick and rough style we're trying to convey. Make sure you ink this out later on!   STEP 4. Then, we'll start sketching the shoulders and neck FIRST before we jump into any serious detailing. Take your time and try to refrain from rushing too. The middle of the chest needs to be thickened in detailing and invert in the middle where the shoulder meets the chest. This is very important to make a chest seem much more muscular.   STEP 5. We'll start with the left arm first before finishing with the right. Start by drawing the forearm first and then each individual fingers. Take your time with this and make sure the detailing is around important and jointed areas. The claws should have mid section detail to show they have depth. This principle counts for other objects with depth.   STEP 6. Now, the HARD part, which is the abdominal area and the ripped - torn leftover clothing this lycan shredded through. You should start with the outer shapes first before inking intense details for the middle. Again, try not to rush!   STEP 7. Starting from the base of the leg, we'll work our lines from side to side making sure they length evenly. The joint should be drawn right where you see the ball and lines connect (guidelines). The calf should not be LONGER than the thigh, and the rest of the leg/foot shouldn't be longer than the calf/thigh combined.   STEP 8. Repeat the process taken for the right leg, only, we'll be using a bit of perspective for this one. The foot is going to be facing forward to give this guy a bit of gravity balance and dimension. You don't want him having two legs seeming they aren't holding the body upwards.   STEP 9. With further cleanup, redefining lines, and inking, you should have something similar to this. The coloring and inking took me 2 hours to complete in livestream. Initially, I had a winged werewolf but my mother suggested I adjust it into a Lycan. I hope you guys enjoyed! Keep me posted on your version ;)   Step 1. Step 2. Step 3. Step 4. Step 5. Step 6. Step 7. Step 8. Step 9.