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The Champion by thornwolf The Champion by thornwolf
My submission for there 2012 Werewolf Calendar [link]
Ordering starts September 1st!

"The Champion" - 11"x14" watercolor and colored pencil on Arches watercolor paper - A clan's most powerful and celebrated warrior being ceremoniously painted for battle.

Here was my assigned writeup:
Both wild and urban werewolves have both been occasionally spotted wearing body paint. The precise and definite reasons for this behavior are as yet unknown, though it is speculated to play a part in the ceremonial celebrations and rituals werewolf society partakes in. It has also been suggested that body paint may play an important role in courtship rituals, allowing each werewolf to stand out individually. Body paint may be ornate or fairly minimal depending on the region or whether the werewolf resides within an urban or wild setting. Urban werewolves have access to a wide variety of artificial pigments, readily available for purchase whereas wild werewolves are often limited to natural found pigments composed of ground stones, berries and other plant material. As colorful displays are a detriment to everyday life, especially the ability to camouflage during a hunt, body paint is thought to be restricted in use for ceremonial occasions only.
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ALPHAFemale31 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The detail!!
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Wolflover443 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WHAT is the champion going to do!?
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WhIppIng-b0y Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013
Excellent job! The details and poses and expressions are amazing! They look so precious!
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James-Dark-Blue-Wolf Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013
Whoa awesome!
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NINJAWERETIGER Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is awesome!
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VicPin Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Very nice, dude!
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darkusthehedgehog Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
cool!
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BeastMaster-Sarah Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Student General Artist
I'd just like to bring to your attention, in case you didn't know, that this picture is available as a wallpaper here [link]
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thornwolf Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
I sincerely appreciate the tip. I've contacted them to have it removed. They had the audacity to remove my copyright information, that I am NOT okay with.
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Wildwolfworkshop Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Purely awesome
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