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2009 Werewolf Calendar


Arctic werewolves live in significantly colder climates, often in the arctic circle. They spend more of their time in beast form than other werewolves, to make optimal use of their fur. They have thicker fur and bodies, and shorter ears. They can afford to be near or even in their homes this way because of the sparse population in the area.

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December in the 2009 Werewolf Calendar. I was going for a heavily minimalistic and cold feeling with this piece but hopefully it isn't boring as is. I hemmed and hawed about adding body jewelry/paint etc but decided it would ruin the minimalistic setting. For that matter, IF werewolves existed, those living so far north with scarce populations of other werewolves would have little need for tattoos or body jewelry. Secondly, Werewolves would likely identify each other by scent not unlike wolves and body jewelry might also cause fur matting, which would leak precious heat from the body and/or break camouflage in hunts. But my primary goal was for the viewer to first think it was a regular arctic wolf, but upon closer inspection realize the limb proportions were not right for that.

Tools: Acrylic paint/ink on arches watercolor paper
Time taken: ? no idea!
Size: 12" x 18"
Digital mock-up: [link]
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werecass Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Student Artist
That's so awesome.
spiritImmortalLisa Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013
NINJAWERETIGER Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is cool!
James-Dark-Blue-Wolf Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012
Wow very nice
kat10623 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
im shocked and with the llama

~kat waz hurr... with a llama
nightshade1991 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011
Wow that is Amazing!
VikseVR Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011
Oh wauw o.o
Amazing! :O
ShevyWolf Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
такой милый.... )))
balaa Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010  Professional General Artist
Spacebo vam!!
StefaniaRusso Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
W-wowwwwww.... It's fantastic! :wow:
novaxplosion Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010
Absolutely epic :O
DerekAramburu Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2009
v-smoke Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Beautiful work - you've certainly caught the minimalism you wanted! And no, it certainly isn't boring. Great work!
Pixel-Spotlight Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2009  Professional Photographer
Fantastic piece!
I've featured it in a special anthro news article here:
Please take a look at some of the other incredible pieces of art there and :+fav: the article if you enjoy it! :D
venomsblood Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2009
You continue to impress me further.


Stunning stuff. Lovely grey tones.
ChickChicky Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2009  Student General Artist
wow this is awazing, i can't draw wolfs to save my life and you put so much detail into it, i'm so envious
Blackcolour Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2009   Photographer
Wow brilliant ! love the title too, its great.
A defonate fave
katarthis Featured By Owner May 12, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Your work has Never been boring. As always the level of little details... small things such as hair, pebbles, ripples in a pond... these are what have always drawn us into your work. It isn't the mere magic of the subject at hand... animals, anthros, weres, people of fantasy, are all to be observed everywhere we turn. It is the remarkable detail, and your ability to make them come alive on the pages, enough for us to believe in them, that make your subjects so very special.

Chiimera Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2009
I love how it's not a normal wolf, the werewolf makes it ten times more interesting. I also love the crouching position it's in, the back legs are much neater than that of a normal wolf's back legs. I have no idea if that made any sense to you xD

Good job!
deprywacja Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009
nice one... i like that he has so dynamic position, as he was in hury ("they not gonna get me..." or something like that)
Bahaa-style Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2009  Student Digital Artist
رفیع المسوتی
Boostergirl18111 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Wowwww :wow: Thats great!
Cynderthedarkdragon Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2009
That's awesome!
SnowChickenFeeb Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2009
Oh no! I just realized I did it again........oh well......amazing painting by the way........
SnowChickenFeeb Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2009
sorry, I get annoyed by bad grammer.....I meant to say come upon, not come up on, that's a little redundant......
SnowChickenFeeb Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2009
When I think about, it I realize how terrifying it would be to be walking through the woods and come up upon what you thought was a wolf only to see that it had human-like legs........Goosebumps! Awesome painting!
wingwolf-WinGD Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009
Amazing fur! And I like his alert eyes!
Dream-Storm Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2009
That's fantastic! You have achieved your goal perfectly!!
Mcgruder Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2009
this is ace :D
i love his pose especially his back leg for some reason lol
very nice
werewolfattack27 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful job. I get to look at that alll of december next year ^_^ The calendar is just amazing to have
X-Leona-Lioness-X Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2008
Looks very peaceful here ^^ Well done :+fav:
Imagines Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist

Such vigilance, poise and pure natural instinct.

Heavens, heavens!!! Bunny luvs you!

:gummybear: :gummybear: :gummybear:
cesal Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Whew, traditional media, paint, I am truly amazed, not only by this but by the rest of your gallery as well. I definetly get a cold, barren feeling out of this, and no it is not at all boring! A very strong sense of... mystery, in it. I love that you did your homework! It takes more than just great skill to be a great artist... like yourself! A :+fav: for you and I'll be watching for future great pieces! Good luck to you, though I doubt you'll need it! ;)
Engelchen19 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2008
Great work.

I love white wolves
SoraLove Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
Wonderful work! :glomp:
spinning-rooster Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2008
beautiful :ohnoes:
Dovebite Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist


It's SOMETHING NEW. Wow. It's beautiful, love, absolutely gorgeous. The detail in the fur is lovely as always, and the eyes just jump out at you. And you can even see their reflection in the ice! ZOMGIT'SEPIC.

"But my primary goal was for the viewer to first think it was a regular arctic wolf, but upon closer inspection realize the limb proportions were not right for that." When I first laid eyes on it, I saw the difference in limbs and thought, 'Werewolf.' My roommate came over and looked and she thought it was a regular wolf with the elbows of it's legs turned out. XD Once I told her it was a werewolf, she was like, "OH. That would make sense then." XD

I totally want one of these calenders now... *Goes off to attack your journal*
Spidergirl79 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2008
Awesome job!
Shendificator Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2008
"Beast form"? O_o
Manjaro-Wolf Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2008  Student General Artist
This is awesome :D
liquidfire101 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2008  Hobbyist
avator Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2008
Puppy! Very pretty : )
anitalee Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2008
Wonderful work
meow-woof Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I might want to check out that calendar.
MarikKanameLightZero Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2008
I love it so much!
asemo Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2008
Its good. painting white fur could be hard to, but you did it well... i just wish there could be more white space in back of him then it would really feel minimalistic.
Jacobea Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
Great fur detail :)
VGiselleH Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2008
When I saw the thumbnail I really did think it was a regular arctic wolf, but once enlarged saw what it really was ^_^ Awesome image.
mysticfox Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2008
oh my :drool:I so want to order this :heart:
alcoraiden Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2008
I don't know enough about wolves to notice much that the forelimbs are kind of funky. ^^; If you wanted people to notice it was a werewolf, maybe you should have made the paws fingerlike or something...
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