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WIP werewolf by Exileden WIP werewolf by Exileden
Working in progress of werewolf acrylic illustration.
Almost done!

I've got a lot inspired by many of Colorado's wildlife artists and from galleries, and as well by artists who are skilled at werewolf art (such like wonderful Dark Natasha, Goldenwolf, Kyoht, Khaosdog and most artists who participated in Werewolf Callendars) to create a painting representing a werewolf from me, slightly more stylized than complete realism.
It's not my very best interpretation but it's just general native american view on werewolves (more wolf-alike than monster-y/anthromorphic).

It's a pure hell of work. It took me really long time and here I'm finishing the details by using Polychromos pencil which later I'll lay down with paint. Hopefully I'll have finished by tomorrow.

I'll have this original painting up for sale.
If you are seriously interested to reserve or pre-order it, please contact with me.

To all whose claimed/accused/or made assumptions about "copying/etc." where I had absolute no intentions, I've spoke personally with very kind *Goldenwolf where we had inspiring conversation, but more importantly: I'd like to know that Goldie absolutely does not feel being/or having her work ripped off, copied or feel uncomfortable in any way as people mentioned above- but rather view my artwork as an individual and unique creation.
I'm writing this, because I don not understand why people created such imaginary problem about it. But I believe most of them had good intentions and were just concerned -and- that I understand.
Later I'll come up a journal about it, because I do think situations like that are unnecessary and only divides us, artists, in the community- it's not about me or what has happened here, but many and many artists on devART are victims of such unnecessary situations like that. People in this community instead to get inspired eachother, get a drive to reach to their dreams, but get demotivated with art and only dwell in emotional fear.
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VAdept Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2015
Seeing people try and bash you over the image due to it being a wolf taking a step forward is plain ridiculous. TBH i think your wolf is better, the angle and detail of the face is different and your wolf's ass is not sticking up, also your wolf is striding with a different paw, and overall is an individual piece. News flash people! There are only so many poses a wolf can do, and only so many colours they can be. It is not infringement unless is is a blatant copy, which this is not.
bloodbathwolf Featured By Owner May 10, 2014   General Artist
why would someone bash you for creating such a amazing creation of art? People continue to amaze me lol. I love this! Bravo on the work
1w1w Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I often pay attention to other artists, like the ones you mention, and study how they pay attention to things like anatomy, expression, use of line and direction, movement, and composition. So you really shoultdn't be bashed for that! 

Anyway, lovely piece here!
PaleHok Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Jesus I wish I had your patience to sit and paint like this. Or paint at all. I am so terribly limited as an artist, aha. Love the blue hue of the background and the fade, very mysterious and chilling! I'd imagine walking down a path by yourself when suddenly you look over and see that creeping over branches. Yikes x:
Carneli Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
:O you Draw OMG! you're sooooooooo Pro :D!
This is sooooo Beautiful, i don't have any Words, this is just sooo Pretty and Beautiful, i dont know what i gonna say. but one thing Youre a Pro, and God Work :D
SaphiraDragonHert Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i think i saw this b4 at my school
19as93 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great job :)
wolfteen96 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
truly amazing!!!!!! :D
clawdeenwolf88 Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AWESOME!!!!!!! LOVE IT!!!!!
Username-91 Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Gajutsu Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
That's awesome
Llykos Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
This piece is beautiful! :heart: The fur looks like I could reach in the painting and pet the wolf. The color of the eyes, the perfect detail, everything makes this piece really stand out , and not to mention simply amazing!
Casaithe Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013
Normalnie cię kocham, twoje rysunki są idealnie doskonałe ;_;
XtremAlpha Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
Absolutely stunning and quite amazing!
angelanovus Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beutiful!! :D
ElysianImagery Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
In regards to your comments about Goldy, She is a wonderful individual and has amazing work. I am glad to see this WIP and had not honestly thought for a second that this was work infringing on what she has created. I think that you have a wonderful style and a wonderful sense of creation.
I just actually posted a journal about this issue and would be honored to have your input.
[link] Thank you!
bezawesome Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
what the heck..the detail is incredible :o
SuzanneMoseley Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
Gorgeous! Sorry to hear about the trouble you've had.. Don't let it stop you from finishing this!
Topaz4girl Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is seriously astounding. The atmosphere and detail of this piece is just unreal and so realistic, yet has that feel of fantasy to it. Defenitly a masterpiece.

Also, I'm really loving this comment section. It's helped me learn so much and become more intelligent on the subject. I was recently accused of art theft, but man, that was just one person, I can't imagine the stress all these people put you in. I'm glad there are more understanding people here than assuming ones.
Itsukiwuff Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
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Sofera Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yote Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Artists bounce ideas and get inspired by each other all the time.

You have a talent to take beauty and put it on paper. I don't see a copywrite issue. I see inspiration, and a truely remarkable talent that inspires me as well.

So beautiful. I hope you finish it. Now I want to art... dumb work *shakes her fist at the shipyard she works at even though she loves her job*

Thank you bolfsis for talking to Exileden. And thank you Exil for your talents and wonderful imagery.
Exileden Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
Thank you very much, it's great to hear especially from you *hugs*
Lizziesphotos Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
oh my goodness, this is beautiful! well done ^_^
procon-8 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Is this done in pastel pencil?
I'm curious, the smudges on your safety tape alludes to that.

Nice work btw.
Stray-Wolf-2 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Professional Photographer
WOW sister that is stuning loving it :)
Kordyne Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
That looks fantastic!
OokamiAniyou Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I really hope you decide to finish this, it's coming along great. I can see how it's similar to Golenwolf's but it's still it's own piece and your style is gorgeous and we would all love to see it completed. I'm glad you had a talk with her and she could ease your worries, I hope people stop bothering you about this.
Voidrae Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dark wolf facing towards viewer is automatically art thieft? I hope these people don't learn to Google, they'll probably have a heart attack.

Regardless, I love the mix of abstract and realism in this, and I am really digging the fur texture. I would love to see some tutorials or stepo-by-steps from you, traditional art intimidates me to the point where I start to get scared to experiment at all, and its cool to see how people achieve their results!
Stephanie-Chivas Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Student General Artist
Absolutely gorgeous piece, can't wait to see it finished. Love the shading in not only the fur but in the background too. Totally love the lil wispy trees in the top background :)

In a way I'm glad people started saying you copied the piece or I wouldn't have seen it on Goldenwolf's journal but to all of them I must say that if not for it being pointed out I wouldn't say you were trying to copy it in any way. Sure the poses are similar as well as the fact it's a black wolf but guess what everyone, the poses are similar because both artists obviously have knowledge of how animals move XD I mean seriously, are we not allowed to draw any kind of pose that's ever been used before in the whole history of art? If not then I guess a hell of a lot of people out there are just downright stealing from probably thousands of others.
FuckinMeow Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
Very nice. Cant wait to see it finished. :)
PurpleHope Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is niceee. The fur looks so smooth!
I read that you used Polychromos pencil with paint. Are the grey-white part of the fur drawn with pencils ?
Exileden Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
With paints. I used pencil for mostly tiny details.
awrah Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
I love the soft blending on the hackles.
AmuroWolf Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
Why would someone put so much work and effort into a piece if they "stole" it in the first place? O__O You put so much time and effort into your work. You have BEYOND proved that. Many artists become artists because they were/are inspired by OTHER ARTISTS. That's how I got here. :shrug: I was inspired by you and *WildSpiritWolf followed by *Goldenwolf and !khaosdog when I was first introduced to the internet. I'm also heavily inspired by Jody Bergsma (a watercolor artist) and *puimun. Without these people to inspire me, I become lost, and my inspiration means practically nothing because it isn't there.

I'm getting really sick and tired of people accusing people of stealing. There can be similarities. The color scheme could be similar. But so? Humans have similar thoughts and ideas. It's like trying to create a hybrid creature. Once you create a hybrid of already existing creatures, I guarantee someone has already thought of something similar if not the same. And honestly, this whole drama thing and people accusing people of stealing all the time is just something for people to do now. It seems like people THRIVE on drama. And it's starting to tick me off...
Exileden Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
Why would someone put so much work and effort into a piece if they "stole" it in the first place?


I looked at your gallery, you have very nice art! :D
thewolfgeist Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful, beautiful piece.. your style is to die for!
8TwilightAngel8 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Professional General Artist
This is absolutely wonderful! :wow: The eyes are so intense and they draw you right in, especially with that dark background and fur color.

I can't wait to see the final. It will 100X more intense.

And also i think you need a hug :huggle: No one needs that kind of drama. Keep up the amazing work and i hope for the best! :highfive:
GalleryOfGray Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
I can't wait to see it finished.
willow-fox Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
It's beautiful! Finish it and dont let those jealous to push you down! I really would love to paint like you do but i dont know where to begin with acrylics! =)
Troglit Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is beautiful. im so sorry to hear about the stick you've been getting over this :(
Vhoo-Dhoo Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I wouldn't get too upset about it, hon. I can guarantee you're not the only artist on DA to be accused of stealing/copying/etc by theif-tards (idiots abscessed with -- and fail at -- hunting down art thieves and making this site a rather nasty place to be). I faved this without second-thought; I saw a vague similarity in Goldenwolf's work, but nothing that would warrant me to say, "OMG!!!!!1!! U STOLE FROM GOLDENWOLF!!!!!!!1!". Surely, if you'd of copied/stole/traced/whatever, I think Goldenwolf would've had her say-so ages ago? Still, I love your work here and I hope you continue. :hug:
Redd-wulf Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Professional General Artist
"OMG Y U STEAL FROM GOLDENWOLF!?!?!" Really people? REALLY? Before you retards sound the alarm, LOOK. Just look for god's sake. They arent the same, she didn't copy, she didn't trace, you guys are just being STUPID. All of those comments of "Oh my god you copied!" Made me face-palm so hard I hurt myself.
I have been watching Golden Wolf for YEARS now, and I think I watch you too, and I have to say that they ARE similar, but there's no way this is a copy. T.T
This is fantastic. I wish to have this level of skill some day.
The shading is just wonderful, and the textures are as well. I eagerly want to see this done, and I want to own a print of it! A signed one! So if this becomes a print, TAKE MY MONEY! TAKE IT ALL!
I'm sorry people are dumb, Exileden. :shrug:
SawItComing Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
It's stunning!!
crystal-rain-fox Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What a lovely piece!
PheraRow Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
I do hope you put the finished work on DA. It is a beautiful piece and I am happy to see that you and Goldenwolf can work so well together even with people barking on the wrong side of the boulder. Your werewolf looks for more lupine and less anthro than her 'Eyes in the Night'. For people not to see amazing to me.
luyfsa Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Here thanks to Goldenwolf's journal entry as well :D
Art is something everyone does first of all for themselves, and it's a great priviledge to be able to watch and learn from other wonderful artists work here in DA.
It inspires people and surely helps in creating new and even further grewn art~
References are a big part of that work, yet it's up to everyones own skill how good they are in bringing alive the art in themselves.
I can see you've surely worked hard to better your skills. It takes years to obtain and yet it's a neverending road for those who truly love what they create and yet yearn to do even better :)
Keep it up! You're amazing~ ;)
Leathurkatt-TFTiggy Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I saw Goldenwolf's journal and fully understand the frustration. It's a beautiful piece and I can see where you get your inspiration from, but like she said, you didn't steal anything from her. **hugs** Keep up the great work!

Some who are hunting art thieves get a bit over zealous in their efforts and attack legitimate artists. I confirm whether it's actual theft or not before I take action, and that's usually to inform the original artist of the potential issue and let them handle it in whatever way they see fit. It's better all the way around that way.
Eternity9 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012   Digital Artist
This looks really beautiful I hope you finish it! I just love the way you have done the fur it just looks really good!
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