Occasionally I work on more than one drawing at once, although I have found I prefer to devote all my energy to one piece at a time before moving on. In this case, I have been working on the elephants for a couple weeks and have reached the point where I'm not sure how to continue. So while I let it sit in the back of my mind and figure it out subconsciously (hopefully), I started another drawing. I really want to improve my ability with white charcoal, and this one will be the most complicated one I've done so far with three individuals and hopefully more depth.
I don't have a lot of reference photos of wolves, mostly because the wolves at the zoo nearby are very elusive and always either hiding or running too fast for my camera when I visit. However, I did find three photos that I am combining into this drawing. These are not the typical gray wolf, but rather a subspecies called the Mexican wolf which are usually thinner than their more northern relatives. So hopefully this will turn out well!