Accurate illustrations of various species of wolf; in the gallery is the Arctic Wolf, Ethiopian Wolf, Timber or Gray Wolf, Maned Wolf, Mexican Wolf and Red Wolf. All illustrations are hand drawn and expertly rendered. Most illustrations are available in both line art and full color. High quality prints made on acid-free archival paper are available of all drawings in the gallery. If you do not see the animal you're looking for please contact the artist to make a suggestion. Custom illustrations of specific animals can be ordered as well. For more information and pricing please call 1 (800) 913-7906 or send an email to the artist. All drawings shown are available in both B&W line art versions and color
The animal drawings are also available for stock art illustration.
Many years ago I was hiking on a piece of land near a house my parents owned in northern Minnesota. As I walked down a fire road not far from the small town of Hill City, I noticed a very large dog cross the road about 500 years in front of me. I remember thinking to myself what a huge dog I was looking at. Before it passed out of site into the brush, it suddenly dawned on me that I was not looking at a domestic dog, but rather a Timber Wolf. I was amazed a little nervous. But as I realized that the large predator meant me no harm, I began to appreciate the encounter and how few people in the world would have the same experience as I had just had. From that time I had a new appreciation for these wonderful wild canids. I'm going to try and If you have a request or suggestion to add another species here, please send me an email.
Wolves are largest members of the Canidae family. It is believed the lineage of the wolf can be traced back about 37 million years to North America. They are characterized by large, powerful jaws and bushy tails. They are also known They are the ancestors of all domestic dogs. Most of the subspecies of wolves are either extinct in the wild, endangered or critically endangered. Because of the perceived threat of wolves to humans, they have been extirpated from nearly all of their historical ranges on all continents, except for the polar regions where development of land has been minimal. The coats of wolves range in color from jet black, to red, yellow, orange to pure white. The thickness of their coats depend on the environment the animals live in. The coat of the Gray Wolf which lives in colder climates is very thick, whereas the Ethiopian Wolf's coat is very light. They are also highly adapted to their environments, as the Maned Wolf of South America shows with its tall legs that give the predator the ability to see above the high grass where it lives. Due to the fact that wolves have spent so many centuries being persecuted my humans, they have become extremely secretive and are rarely encountered in the wild.