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Poultices and Condolences by rah-bop Poultices and Condolences by rah-bop

I am elated to announce that I was invited to participate in the 2015 Werewolf Calendar. It was both a great honor and a humbling experience working alongside the fantastic team of artists who all worked so tirelessly to bring this thing together!

Calendars will be available for pre-order Sept. 1st, 2014 at midnight US Pacific time. The first 150 orders get some extra goodies so get them while they’re hot!

www.werewolfcalendar.com

Among wild wolf packs when an individual member is severely injured, there is often little for the pack to do than to leave the injured member. Unable to tend to their wounds, lingering too long often jeopardizes the entire pack’s health and livelihood. Werewolves, afforded the luxury of opposable thumbs and the benefit of their human accrued knowledge will devote themselves to treating injured pack members. In remote areas where game is scarce and the pack must cover long distances to track and hunt quarry, a single pack member will often remain behind with the injured. Other pack members will take turns making long treks, if necessary, to bring back food and any collected herbs. The mortality rate among wild werewolves is thus significantly lower than among their wolf cousins.

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Given 2014-10-25
Poultices and Condolences by rah-bop is spectacular. It's full of emotions, raw and untempered. You can really put yourself into the moment of this scene and sympathize and relate to the characters within. It brings to light a beautiful story in lore otherwise unfamiliar. ( Suggested by Favetoni and Featured by KovoWolf )
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LunaAticc Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Amazing and unique work. I haven't seen anything like this...i love it!
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FlyingGekko774 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh this is Gorgeous! :heart: You can really see those condolences!
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toomanyfandoms39 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
DAAAAAAWWWW HE'S HELPING HIS INJURED FWIEND~
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CleverDjnni Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I would just like to second what Favetoni said about this piece. I especially love the brown wolf's expression. You can feel the aching sympathy and worry coming from his eyes, his ears slightly down. You conveyed the emotions perfectly.
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WendyRoseTheHedgehog Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow it's really incredible
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BigOx2daBox Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2015
wow
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Hazelgee Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So much portrayed through their expressions and posture, beautifully done! <3
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MeaT-Artworx Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2015  Professional General Artist
This really tells a story.  The expressions are fantastic.  I like the way you've conveyed depth of the forest with sharpness of the details and light/dark colors.
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Nicoo99 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015
prety image !
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Silver-Zabrak Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I adore this. The expression of deep concern and sympathy on the first werewolf's face is wonderfully detailed and you can almost feel the sadness of this scene. Beautifully done! 
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somescarywolf Featured By Owner Edited Jun 23, 2015   General Artist
awwww the worried look on the brown ones face made my heart melt :3
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nudagimo Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You've been featured here
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Lunewen Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015
happy birthay talented person !! :)
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jmozynski Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014
poor wolf i give him hugs and this bear warm too him may it heal him
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jmozynski Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014
the is for us werebear warm of a other bear help heal us
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noxfoxArts Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
This is so, so adorable! And the art is gorgeous. Congratulations for the calendar!!
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DrawingGallifrey Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your an amazing artist, it's horrible some people steal like that
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DaleraTheHedgedingo2 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  Student Artist
blood-moon-wolves.deviantart.c…

This work has been stolen by an art thief. If you could report this person we can help. :iconda-art-theft-heros:
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rah-bop Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Oh darn. Thank you so much for letting me know! They took a bunch of work by my friends, too. I'll spread the word.

Thanks again!
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Yellovulp Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing amount of detail, yet dials it back enough to add realistic shadows and light. Great job on this!
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SwirlyEyesHypnotize Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely flawless! 8D
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Onni-Hitsok Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014  Student Filmographer
I can almost feel the pain just looking at the white ones expression.
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Red-Rose-12 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014
beautiful :)  I love your werwolf art! 
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:

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Tsukidono Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so sad...yet beautiful! ( ; ~ ; ) Great job! ( T^T )7
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Dunderhonung Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014  Hobbyist
Oh my, do you have dogs or have you studied wolves? How would you otherwise have caught that faial expression?
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sfaber95 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
visually stunning and so saddening, it's a great piece of work
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Stopitdawn Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Student Artist
Awesome it reminds me of warrior cats because he is getting herbs and stuff just like a med cat cool ;-)
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saxumsando Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
amazing
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cutecatandrabbit Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014
My 1st Emote :D Congrats!! Cry run  O my god that's so  beautiful!
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demmonnik Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014
This drawing makes me feel so sad =(
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sky-dragon556 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Student General Artist
feelings! I think I've fainted. 
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AgonizingSwordfish Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Congrats on the DD! Meow :3 
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sinan525 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014
Congratulations super job......
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mangasketchartist Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Student General Artist
This reminds me of the Hunger Games. Peeta as the white wolf and Katniss as the brown wolf.
Since Peeta's always getting hurt and Katniss always has to save his butt, it reminds me of them. ^^
Great work! :D
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dracula1992ali Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014
Very NICE
Please go look my page
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BlueIceShards Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
rah-bop, you should do a move on this or have a montag of all your amazing art.I am a dummy! 
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BlueIceShards Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this drawing reads my mind and i love the art and it;s so good!!! the expresion on the wolves faces are amazing. sorry for the bad spelling. :| (Blank Stare)   ya, the art is... i have no words, it's so cool!!! i wuv your stuff :D (Big Grin)  keep going!Rainbow Sheep #2 
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4Catberry Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good job!
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Roboman28 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014
What a quaint touching little story.
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sidetrack1 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014
interesting enough to make me wanna about a story or culture here
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Wensdayflower Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Student Artist
Beautiful!!! 
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Teufels-Katze Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014
So awesome!
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Rainbowheart124 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014
Beautiful.
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DragonEye44 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014
Wow!so beautiful and amazing
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IrreWilse Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing work =)
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Bobtatnceltbieber Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
congrats, this piece is magnificent!!!!
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russellcattle Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014
If the mortality rate is lesser, then there is an evolutionary pressure that favors lycanthropy.  Thus the Hardy-Weinberg Principle does not apply.  

Since one becomes a werewolf by being bitten by another werewolf, this leads me to believe werewolves prefer to bite human veterinary physicians.
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Congratulations on your well-deserved DD!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz::iconflyingheartsplz: :clap::clap::clap:
I’m very happy for you!!! :iconloveloveplz: :tighthug:
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1MsDaVinci Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
So beautiful, but it makes my heart cry too.
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