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Lay of the Land by Howlitzer Lay of the Land by Howlitzer
My entry for the 2011-2012 :iconwerewolf-calendar: contest. (Part of this is community vote, so if you haven't, do it here: [link])

Due to my crazy work schedule over the summer, I didn't get started on this one until rather late. I'm very glad I did finish this on time @_@.

My idea sketches for this resulted from an image that popped into my head while I was driving...no background story, as that's usually how it happens... and a desire to do some experimentation with lighting.

Rather than go absolutely OCD on the fur detailing on these guys, I shifted priorities to the overall composition, since lighting and backgrounds are a major personal weak point. To be honest I'm very glad with the way this turned out.

Caption:
"As a rite of passage for werewolf young, it is required that they learn the lay of their land. The ins and outs, the locations, and how to locate the secret places by scent alone. Many werewolf packs leave no visible marking upon their land, as visual symbolism has less meaning than scent.

Often, the way that a good place is distinguished from a bad place will be the history of its scent; this is something that all pack young must learn."



A thanks to :iconvagrantwulf: for the interpretation and the title, he is much better with story-telling in text than I am, as I hadn't fully conceptualized the story in this scene when I did this piece.
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RafaBolas Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Student General Artist
Wow....
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Robertjolley Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
Sweet
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DevineShade Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Professional Artist
This is amazing!!! WOW! I'm crazy about the detail
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Senshine Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Student General Artist
ONE DAAAAY <3
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ScottishRedWolf Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:wow: Wow...that looks so awesome! Love it! :love:
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Howlitzer Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Hobbyist
Thank you :D
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ScottishRedWolf Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem :D
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Farelle Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Student General Artist
omg it looks awesome^^
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Howlitzer Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Hobbyist
thank you! :D
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Lonemtnwolf Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ha! I favorited this without realizing it was from you ;) It's AWWWWEsome. :D
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