Finish the Wolf Face

Wolf Face drawingWhen students have a photo to refer to, they are often surprised at what they can draw.

In this case, if you have half of a black and white image actually pre-printed on the paper, students can really focus on matching lots of shades of gray. The goal is to see how closely they make the two blend together.

• Download Wolf Face Template
• Drawing paper
• Printer or copy machine
• Pencil, soft lead


PREP: Print a half wolf face for each students

1.  Students start by looking for the edges of the wolf head, nose and eyes and lightly sketch them in with a pencil.

2. Working in layers, students first create one that is medium gray, and fill in all areas except those that are white.

3. Students look for the darkest grays and add them on top, using more pressure from their pencil. Finally, they may try squinting at their picture to see if they need any final tweaks. White areas that got smudged may be cleaned up with a large erasure.