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Wolf flight or fight expression refernce by MoonandSky Wolf flight or fight expression refernce by MoonandSky
I have seen many people using wolves in comics, drawings and such but one thing stood out....

They were using the wrong expression to portray the emotion.

Well time to fix that. This chart here was taken from a book I had recieved as a gift from when I was in the military. It works like this.

Left to right goes from neutral to aggression and from the left to the top goes from neutral to defensive. The thing i want everyone to notice is.....yes you guessed it....

THE EARS!!!

I hope this helps everyone with drawing wolf expressions!!!

Book this is from is "Wolf, Spirit of the Wild", owned by The Nature Company.
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HoudedCanine Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
that helps me a lot
:) (Smile) 
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MoonandSky Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
No prob!
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Slixen Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
Also their mouths are important! ears and mouth are connected in the expression-showing way! :) When mouth is "long" it means submissive, when its "short" it means dominant! :D
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MoonandSky Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
heh true
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KurokiKumo Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
Great reference!
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MoonandSky Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks
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slimestone1 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
Thank so much for this! :)
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MoonandSky Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
your welcome
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slimestone1 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
Do you mind if I post this up on a wolf roleplay?
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MoonandSky Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
nope, no prob here.
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slimestone1 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
Awesome, thank you!
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nekonotaishou Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Great job! I was hoping to find a reference like this on DA!
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MoonandSky Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm glad you approve. I thought it might be helpful for those who do comics and such. I'll keep an eye out for more useful stuff if I come across it.
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