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This was a piece done for The Werewolf Calendar which is now available for pre-order which just over a month to go before orders close. The calendar features some simply exquisite artwork created specifically for the calendar. The vision of this project is to portray werewolves more as 'real' animals in a manner meant to mimic traditional wildlife calendars. Our only hope is that this calendar can bring a little bit of joy and imagination to anyone that hangs it on their walls C:. We are not looking to compete with or best other visions of werewolves as they all have equal value, but merely want to present this particular vision of the werewolf.

An accompanying info blurb: "Werewolves in west Asia and South America often leave the cities in favor of the dense and often unexplored jungles. Wild wolves in India have long been hunted to extinction, though alleged sightings of wolves in the jungle still persist to this day. It is believed that these sightings are not of wild wolves but more likely werewolves, though photo documentation has not yet surfaced. Werewolves residing in such regions often choose to make their home in ancient ruins of temples and shrines perhaps as a means to keep a link to their human side, or simply because such places offer good vantage points for hunting and shelter suitable for raising a family. Werewolves will abandon these homes if threatened, though in rare cases, such as if their pups are too young to safely move to a new location, they have been known to defend their dens against intruders."

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It was technically finished sometime ago but for my own reasons was a piece I was just very unhappy with, despite the amount of time spent on it. There are things I like, but as the artist, I guess all we tend to see is our own shortcomings when it comes to anything create. But it is my hope that others can take away more from it than I can.. I think for me it is one of those pieces that, no matter how much i work it, I will never find satisfaction with it.

(Various photo textures from a variety of sources were used in the background to give the temple a deeper sense of texture)

Thank you for looking and if you go so far, buying the calendar!!
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:iconbrandonmp98:
brandonmp98 Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Student General Artist
love this, wolves are my favorite animals so this just looks really amazing to me. keep up the great work!
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:iconchekote:
Chekote Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
I would love to get a print of this. Is there anywhere I can get one?
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:iconbalaa:
balaa Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Professional General Artist
Hi there! Thank you very much for your interest in my work. I do sell prints over at my online storefront. You can find this print here: [link]

Thank you again for the interest!
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Graywolf95 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
How can you not be satisfied with this? Do you have lots of other work you aren't uploading because you're "not satisfied"? XD
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:iconrockclanhawkstar:
Rockclanhawkstar Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I seen that pic in avalon. :D
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:iconameliafelicity:
AmeliaFelicity Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
cool!
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:iconemi-ookami:
Emi-Ookami Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012
Love it! :D
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:iconthewolveswithin:
thewolveswithin Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
i love your art so much
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:iconarcherw0lf:
ArcherW0lF Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Student
nice
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:iconzak05:
Zak05 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful job :iconclaplaplz:
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:iconjohn-peter:
John-Peter Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wonderful !
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:iconjames-dark-blue-wolf:
Wow very nice
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:icontfranck97:
Tfranck97 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012
Love this!!! Love all your stuff!!!
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:iconrunningfreely:
runningfreely Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Hobbyist
Wow! I love this :D It's really detailed in its fur and in the light effects :D It is so beautiful! :meow: :heart:
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:iconnightshade1991:
nightshade1991 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011
I love it! it so Beautiful
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:iconsiilvah:
SiiLvAH Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow i love your artwork !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:icondevil-miyu:
Devil-Miyu Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011
The back is very unique.
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:iconspiritwinned:
spiritwinned Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011
i like how you made the background forest/sky kind of hazy - it really gets the sensation of a hot, humid jungle across to the viewer :)
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:icondevil-miyu:
Devil-Miyu Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011
True!!
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:iconthisnamewasnttaken12:
ThisNameWasntTaken12 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011   Traditional Artist
Speechless....

Wow...
Wait. That was a word >.<
xDD
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:iconvolk-oseba:
Volk-oseba Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011
Wow.

I don't think any other words are necessary...
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:iconbalto333:
Balto333 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011
I love it, congrats!
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:iconroseoakmoon:
RoseOakMoon Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011
The wolf itself is well done but dear goodness... that background. It just takes the breath away. Well done.
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:iconnight-howl:
night-howl Featured By Owner May 31, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! This is beautiful!!!
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:iconnoxkey:
NoxKey Featured By Owner May 26, 2011  Student General Artist
AMAZING!
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:icontamarar:
tamaraR Featured By Owner May 14, 2011   Digital Artist
Wow amazing. I love the colors and all the details. :love:
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:iconkaxanthedragon:
KaxantheDragon Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011  Student General Artist
Gorgeous!
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:iconnephtis:
Nephtis Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011
I love the ruins and the temlpe - and the detail in the fur is amazing. For some reason the arm/shoulder/neck puts me off. I realize that this is supposed to be an anthro character but it seems stuck somewhere inbetween wolf and anthro.

Maybe it's the pose that makes it more difficult, for a wolf lying in that position the front legs would be attached a lot lower to the body making the enck look longer while for in a human the upward twist of the spine in that position looks uncomfortable instead of the curious/alert feeling that same position would show in a wolf.

Sorry I didn't have anything helpful to add, it's still a very atmospheric picture!
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:iconmoonbabykitten:
moonbabykitten Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011
just asking but could i ues this as i icon on a site i rp?
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:iconbalaa:
balaa Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Professional General Artist
sure c:
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:iconmoonbabykitten:
moonbabykitten Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011
thank you and i will try to put it to you on the site ><
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:iconkausaeffect:
KausAEffect Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dang that's just beautiful! From the scenery, to the fur, to the eye, it's just damn amazing! Great Draw'in mate *_^
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:iconxaliascar:
XaliaScar Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Amazing! So life-like!
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:iconalpenminuial:
Alpenminuial Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Прелесть!
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:iconwolfofheavenokami123:
Wow, this is beyond breathtaking, excellent job on everything! :)
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:icontaspearl:
Taspearl Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010
Wait a minute. So people actually think that weres are real!?
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:iconbalaa:
balaa Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010  Professional General Artist
there are folks that seem to, but that's not the purpose of this calendar. It is really a collection of fantasy art meant to mimic traditional wildlife calendars. C:
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:icontaspearl:
Taspearl Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010
Ah, Just wondering. I like that. But if someone out in the world is so convinced weres exist, they're just gonna have to send me a photograph of it when they see it.
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:iconbalaa:
balaa Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010  Professional General Artist
I'd like to see that photo too ;D. But no, the project is just good ol' fun with an imaginative twist!
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:icontaspearl:
Taspearl Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010
Understandable.
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:iconsadrainy:
sadrainy Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010
Amazing! Love it very much. Thank you!
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:icontai-l-rodriguez:
Tai-L-RodRigueZ Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Amazing :heart:
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:iconerikku-kun:
Erikku-Kun Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful scenery great job
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:iconthe-ricemaster:
The-Ricemaster Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010
Nice! Very serene and peaceful.
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:iconbrakien:
Brakien Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010
This has sooo much detail it's just incredible!!!
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:iconcunningfox:
CunningFox Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love how you did the paw/hands here. Not to mention the exquisite background!
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:iconzaluke:
Zaluke Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010
Words can not express the pure beauty that is this work of art. My gosh it amazing you blown my mind wth the detail it like looken thru a wndow thru to another world!
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:iconpuppyakamaru:
PuppyAkamaru Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
this is amazing! It reminds me of (both referring to the books) The Jungle Book,/i> meets Blood and Chocolate. I LOVE Indian architecture and tropical jungle scenes. This, my friend, is stunning. It's one of a very few creative werewolf pictures i've ever seen. They're mostly in forests or plains, but a tropical jungle? Awesome.
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:iconroguepyrat:
RoguePyrat Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010
:wow: amazing. The detail is just incredible :wow:
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:iconrudami:
Rudami Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
the background looks so real! *W*
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