Sunday, October 16, 2011

Canadian wolf

This is a new exhibit at the Natural History Museum. The species is gray wolf, Canis lupus, but I don't know which of the four existing subspecies present in Canada it belongs to. Does anyone? Id' love to know.
The color of wolves' fur varies from white, white and tan, to reddish, gray or brown mixed with black. But does the fur's color serve a camouflage purpose? I found this interesting article on the subject and would like to share it with you:


  1. The color of wolves' fur is wonderful.
    Your study is very interesting.
    Thank you!

  2. Nice wolf drawing. I think the artic subspecies tends to be white so it blends with the snow, but in more southern population camouflage doesn't seem important. The same pack in Yellowstone will have black, grey, and very light wolves.

  3. beautiful sketch! you have amazing skill!!!

  4. Barbara, wonderful sketch, and thank you for the link!

  5. Thank you, Elva, for the information. Glad you enjoyed it. I should have added Kate was the one to introduce me to these pencils, Albrecht Durer watersoluble. They are really great, nice, vibrant colours, soft, and a good feel in your hand, being a little thicker than most.

  6. Great sketch Barbara! I like the AD H20 pencils, too (Thanks Kate!).


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