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I was honored to participate in the 2016 Werewolf Calendar this year! The theme I chose to illustrate was camouflage. I have always been inspired by the work of Bev Doolittle, a master at misdirecting the viewer and sneaking unexpected subjects into her paintings. It was incredibly fun and challenging to try a composition like this. How many wolves did you notice?

Preorders for the 2016 Werewolf Calendar will be available at Midnight (PST) on September 1, 2015. The first 200 orders will get some extra goodies! 

www.werewolfcalendar.com

The Werewolf Calendar is always great but it’s going to be spectacular this year! I can’t wait to get mine!

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Given 2015-08-26
Stealth by rah-bop is a masterpiece full of engaging detail and stealthy stalkers! Imagination really comes to life in this piece. Beautifully done. ( Suggested by the-lone-wolf-fft2 and Featured by KovoWolf )
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FlyingGekko774 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Heeeyyyy.. the more you look the more wolvses you see :D I got a total of 5... and this is really an excellent piece! I love illusion/camouflage type paintings! You did this one extremely well - I think Bev Doolittle would be proud :)
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BrighthasBreached Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! Excellent detail, like the lighting, the cracks in the rocks, and the texture of the snow! I love this one!
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hippogriffon Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2016
Love the light of this illustration !
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jokerlt Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2016
The thrill of the hunt, i can feel it. Nice painting.
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Silver-Zabrak Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Eye-popping beautiful! I love this. Heart 
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notaperson843 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2015
this is the best werewolf art I've ever seen!!!!!!!!!!
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PhilattheGame Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Stang this is gorgeous. 
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hubertroguski Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2015
Cool work !
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That-Green-Monster Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2015  Professional General Artist
AHHH! That's awesome! I love how you had them wearing skins as camouflage, and the detail, always so gorgeous!  

And Good! im going to get it this year, so many people i know in the calendar! 
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OniVrask Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I only saw the two, then noticed the other three closer to the elk when I looked closer. That Elk don't have a clue what's about to happen to it.
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SilkenWinds Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Congrats on that DD you SO deserve it!
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KiRAWRa Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2015
I'm gonna be totally honest here and say that I did not even notice any of the other wolves aside from the main two until after I read your description, wow!
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Lunewen Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2015
Simply gorgeous !!! :D
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ImagineCorgis Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow I definitely saw just one but after reading the description I managed to spot the other 3 
Such a fantastic work! :heart:
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Khaos-Klarke Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The detail in this piece is amazing!
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cheshirect Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2015
fantastic!!
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Siralosavon Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
this is unbelievably well done, thumbs up!
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BaneEden Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2015  Student General Artist
A very dynamic piece. It makes you want to ask for more and see what will happen next :) Congrats on the Daily Deviation! :heart:
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2015
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:

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CraniumOverLord Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Damn those other wolves are sneaky AF
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OfTheWilds Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2015
That is FANTASTIC. The detail is just...mesmerizing. I especially love your fur textures...and little details like, the hidden wolves closer to the prey...just out and out incredible.
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ReginaldTheGolden Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2015
I almost missed the other wolves.  Stealthy indeed.
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I'd say five or six wolves.
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Ruzi-the-Spider Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh! Oh! I saw 5 wolves.. and an amazing masterpiece! run run wolf 
Love the fur texture, looks amazingly fuzzy. Good posing, too.
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Lunaterasu Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2015
OOOOOOOOO CARIBOU
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BigOx2daBox Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2015
nice
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mea00 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice work! Congrats on the DD
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MicRitz Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2015
Comment Graphic by MicRitz
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sakpalamey Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Run, Moose, run!
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ClowRheed Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2015
Oh my god, I really love this one :D is so realistic...wow...amazing, I have no words :)
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lapis-lazuri Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
The moment I first saw this picture several days ago I thought it was worthy of a DD. Congratulations :meow:
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Ragnarok6664 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Stunning work!
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Fractaldragon Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
This is such a wonderful piece! I love Bev Doolittle's work, and I can definitely see her influence. I think I see 5 wolves. Congrats on the DD!
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Hazelgee Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh wow.. plenty of discreet figures in this piece.. lovely colouring ;D
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oruchimaru102 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2015
very nice
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Lintu47 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Congrats on the DD! :DALove: by Ikue
Have a nice day! :love: by CookiemagiK
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PsykoHilly Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2015
:onfire: ... excellent work!
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dobrawa Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I love the tension in this work, and the atmosphere of silent waiting just before the fight. And  I always admire how people mix animal and humans silhouettes to depict an entirely new creature. Whenever I attempt to do it, it's just a human with animal head. Again, awesome piece!
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Eeren Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
WOW! Really interesting work! The way you rendered the fur is spectacular!
And I LOVE those golden tones! Well done!! And congrats on the well deserved DD!
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MonoFlax Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This looks really badass! but why do wolves need tools to catch their prey? :P
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ImagineCorgis Featured By Owner Edited Sep 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Think it would be much easier to throw the spear and then finish it off with a knife,
than doing all that with bare teeth while the animal is running ;D
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MonoFlax Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Sure, I understand the aesthetic choice. And it definitely looks badass, was just pointing it out bc it would technically be unnecessary for a natural predator to use tools :P
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theJAMRAY Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2015
why do wolves need tools to.. shuuut uppp.. naw im jk lol
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MonoFlax Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
xD
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somerandomplayer Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2015
That camouflage is great. The wolves are completely visible, but blend into the scenery, something all successful predators must master. 
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Siriusaya Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, this is amazing! So much detail, and the lightning is really good. 
You are a great artist. 

I saw 4 wolves, when I looket at the drawing the first time. I missed the one leftmost. 
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RedWolfmoon Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2015
I love you.... and I love this O...o....O
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Allygirl1 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! Amazing work! I love the illusion and the soft tones! I found it surprising as well, as the golden colors moved my eye up through the middle of the piece I couldn't help but also move my eye around, and one by one I began to see the other wolves and I was in awe!
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Nicoo99 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2015
Looks great.
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PineRain Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm really impressed with this. I love the way you hid those wolves in plain sight.
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