“We humans fear the beast within the wolf, because we do not understand the beast within ourselves.” – Gerald Hausman.
Explore the dark world of werewolves! Click on the thumbnails for larger pictures.
This is my submission for the 2011 Werewolf Calendar.
Acrylic on 12" X 16" Illustration Board
Calendar Assignment - April: As with humans, it is an important part of social life to perform ritual ceremonies for pinnacle events such as birth, pairing ceremonies, and death. In addition to these ceremonies werewolves will often perform 'rain' and 'hunt' rituals to call down strength upon themselves in times of drought and famine. These ceremonies are often noted for their unusually haunting 'wolf' songs. However, the vocalizations of werewolves are far more complex than that of a normal wolf, often carrying a recurring identifiable melody. Wolfsong is also accompanied by ritualistic body painting, dancing and in some parts of the world decorative scarring or piercing(usually as a rite of passage for adolescent werewolves entering adult werewolf society). It is not uncommon for werewolf families to gather in ceremonial rituals. This is an important event for most werewolves as it allows new pairings between young werewolves to occur within a neutral uncompetitive territory. Since most werewolves are territorial, outside of these group gatherings, werewolves will fight each other for prime territory and to establish dominance amongst males. The gatherings tend to take place on full moon nights, which despite popular belief is not the only time werewolves can shift. Rather this misconception is held because most sightings of werewolves have occurred during these full moon gatherings. It is not known how werewolves plan these gatherings or how far they will travel to make such a meeting.
My submission for the 2012 Werewolf Calendar.
Acrylics on 12 X 16 Illustration board.
My assignment - August: "In ancient times, Werewolves, not unlike their human counterparts, have taken to building natural calendars and clocks to help keep track of not only the lunar cycles but the changing of seasons as well. Fashioned of stone and sometimes wooden implements, these calendars have also served as gathering grounds for social ceremonies for wild werewolf packs. At the encroachment of human civilization to the previously wild expanses of the natural world, many of these ancient calendar devices have since been abandoned, spinning forth speculation on their mysterious origins. Many of these devices have been credited to local native human tribes that inhabited overlapping territories with the werewolves of the day."
This is me before coffee. Hand over the mug and no one gets hurt!
Original is watercolor and colored pencil on smooth Bristol paper.
Just a little frustration venting. Very loosely sketched, then added watercolor. Took me all of an hour, but it was very theraputic.
Watercolor on 7" X 12" smooth Bristol paper.
Commission for Poufy Werewolf of her character, Brisco, howling his fury to the bright October moon.
Painted with acrylics on 16 X 12 Clay Board. 2008.
He is the Lord of Ravens, a werewolf that has a special bond with his intelligent corvids, using their magic to aid him. For wherever he is there will always be food for his shadowy companions.
Watercolor and Colored Pencil on 12" X 6" Bristol paper. 2006.
Something (or someone) has disturbed a pack of Werewolves from their grisly feast. Perhaps you will be their next victim? As seen on MTV's "Teen Wolf" series!
11 1/4" X 8" acrylic paint on Bristol board
Originally created as a "fantasy" for a friend of mine. Who wouldn't love an amazingly hot man who could change into a wolf? ;)
Watercolor and Colored Pencil on 11" X 14" smooth Bristol paper. 2002.
A werewolf takes his newly changed companion out on her first run as a werewolf.
Watercolor and Colored Pencil on 8" X 14" smooth Bristol paper. 2004.
A werewolf howls his love for the moon on a clear, cold night.
Watercolor and Colored Pencil on 7" X 11" Bristol. 2007.
A female werewolf jumps up into the branches of a fallen tree to get a better view, warned by the forest crows that something is in her woods.
Original is watercolor and colored pencil on 11" X 14" Bristol paper. 2009.
A female werewolf senses that someone, or something, has entered her territory. She perches on a stump, scenting the wind, not liking what she smells.
Original is watercolor and colored pencil on 11" X 14" Bristol.
A pack of werewolves socialize in the moonlight, renewing bonds that tie the pack together.
Watercolor, colored pencil, and acrylic paint on 12 1/4" X 4" Bristol. 2007.
A full color character commission for Heartlessfang. This guy came out so nice I have decided he is the "poster boy" for my style of werewolves.
Watercolor and Colored Pencil on 9" X 12" smooth Bristol paper.
A male werewolf guards his mate possessively, daring any others to try and claim her.
Watercolor and Colored Pencil on 9" X 12" Bristol paper. 2003.
"I wish a falling star could cause
The world to disappear
All I want is to be all alone with you
Here" - Kip Winger
Even werewolves can be romantic and cuddly!
Acrylic painting on 12" X 29" Illustration Board.