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For the ‘Wolves in Art’ group’s The WereWolf challenge. (Not that I really need an excuse to draw more werewolves.)

Graphite, stained paper, watercolour, and a bit of Photoshop trickery.


anthro, garou, kriegwolf, loup, lycan, lycanthrope, moon, shapeshifter, skinwalker, werewolf, wolf


    ROUBLE RUSTalmost 5 years ago

    Awesome work!!!!! Good luck in the challenge :)

  • Thanks Rust! They already used one of my pieces for the challenge avatar; I was pretty happy just to get that :)

    – Sturstein

  • matthewdunnart
    matthewdunnartalmost 5 years ago

    Fantastic piece man. The graphite/texture combination works great!

  • Thanks man. I’m really into the graphite at the moment. Much as I love to play with ink, sometimes I find it a little tedious; I feel like I’m drawing the same piece twice. I’m rather impatient. I just want to get it done and move on!

    – Sturstein

  • littleangelfuck
    littleangelfuckalmost 5 years ago

    love this !

  • Thanks!

    – Sturstein

  • Dawnsky2
    Dawnsky2over 4 years ago

    Congratulations Sturstein,
    your image came 1st place in the Werewolf challenge
    well done
    Laura and Dawn

  • Cool!

    – Sturstein

  • Pip Gerard
    Pip Gerardover 4 years ago

    Couldn’t help but notice this werewolf’s soldier is standing to attention! :)
    But when I think about it… it actually makes sense… cause if a man turned into his werewolf self… ALL the blood would definitely be pumpin! :) LOL

  • You’re probably right, but in this case I was simply considering physics. Until he comes to a complete stop, he’ll be subject to the effects of momentum. I considered taking a little more conservative approach, but that seemed kinda lame. I hate reducing my work to technical inaccuracies just to avoid putting noses out of joint ;)

    – Sturstein

  • Pip Gerard
    Pip Gerardover 4 years ago

    too right!! And you’re right… if this is mid stride then of course… physics would mean that it would be up as the rest of his body was up. really like this and am glad you didn’t go for the conservative approach. There’s a lot of strength in this illustration.

  • Thanks Pip! I’m glad you like it. Lately I have been rather curious to see just how far I can push boundaries without copping any flak. I half expected this piece to be booted out of the challenge (and I’m amazed that it was actually accepted as the ‘Wolves in Art’ group’s avatar!), and I’m also kinda surpised that no one’s commented on the fact that I had the audacity to put bare breasts on a T-shirt.

    – Sturstein

  • Keto
    Ketoover 4 years ago

    This is seriously kickass on every level, from the composition, the graphite skill, the content, and so on. Even a tail! Very not-hollywood-werewolf. ;) Which is a good thing!

  • Thanks Keto. I haven’t been particularly impressed with a lot of werewolf interpretations (like Hollywood’s), so I just do my own thing :)

    – Sturstein

  • Chris Baker
    Chris Bakerover 4 years ago

    Beautifully drawn, and refreshing to see an individual interpretation of a WW ;)

  • Thanks Chris. That’s how I always pictured them in my head. If only it were so easy to represent them in film…

    – Sturstein

  • Thunderfox
    Thunderfoxover 4 years ago

    PERFECT in every way, mate!!!….well maybe not the dick, but everything’s just awesome!!!

  • LOL, thanks. I just find the idea of lycanthropes (at least in their more bestial forms) wearing clothes kinda silly. And constantly trying to find inventive ways of covering certain parts of the anatomy is a bit lame.

    – Sturstein

  • KMorral
    KMorralalmost 4 years ago

    Please stop by an investigate our challenges! :-) I love the power and detail in this simple portrait sketch.

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