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Werewolf Calendar 2012 by synnabar Werewolf Calendar 2012 by synnabar
Here is my piece for the 2012 Werewolf Calendar. My theme was "urban werewolves". All the other artists did amazing work this year!

About this image: I went with more of an "urban werewolf" idea, rather than a "hybrid werewolf". I love werewolves of ALL kinds, from big raging beasts to long lanky ones and everything in between, but I went with somewhat "average-sized", more lithe ones for this idea. I thought they might make more sense in a city where they don't want to stand out too much.

My werewolves tend to be built more animal-like, with a modified shoulder/foreleg arrangement that allows for ease of running on all fours, and shorter hand/paw digits.

I wanted to try a night scene: moonlit, though the city's never REALLY dark, I suppose, with bare branches as the season is winter. I had done a sort of urban werewolf couple years ago, and this is kind of an update. The lion statue is "Patience", one of the two lions - along with "Fortitude" - from the NY Public Library. I hoped it might make a striking calendar image, plus I thought the idea of werewolves disrespecting a lion as top predator might be subtly funny.

Work notes: The original pencil drawing for this is HUGE: almost 20" wide. Last year I couldn't get in the detail I wanted working at actual size, so I drew this much larger. My pencil technique (lots of layering and push-pulling of the graphite) is very time-consuming, so this took me a very long time, but I did enjoy it. I scanned it in six sections, merged it together, then added color with a mouse in Photoshop CS3. I looked at hundreds of wolf photos and a number of royalty-free and public domain images for the lion and library, and the trees are based on a photo I took myself.

I hope you like it!

Just heard it's the centennial of the New York Public Library too! Neat. :)
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Lordofthememes Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013
kyleepup31 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Student Artist
can i buy this?! if its a yes *dies cause I FREAKIN LOVE WERE WOLFS!!!!!!!!* PS:nice artwork!! XD :
NINJAWERETIGER Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is so cool!
Kaito1999 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013
Haha like left for dead but with wolves
zusse Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012   Traditional Artist
Wonderful work!!
AuraDragon14 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
I love it, your werewolves are beautiful :)
alphawolf500 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ooooo I love how you draw werewolves
khanyisile Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
Hi my name Khanyi, I saw your work online and fell in love with it, so much that I am really interested in buying the rights of one your pieces to use as a logo for my bosses new business venture please contact me at k to further discuss what we could. please contact me as soon as possible i can give you my number upon your response .

Thank You
Angel0507 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
Love it. Good work.
Draconicat Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011
Gorgeous, and strikingly dramatic.
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