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."
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!!