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Free Wolf Drawing by Viergacht Free Wolf Drawing by Viergacht
Want a representation of your character but can't afford a commission? Watch this space. All I ask is a credit for original line art and a linkback.

Here's a fairly decent doodle you can color to your tastes.

He's a Rob Bottin-style werewolf or basic wolf anthro, but could also be a wolf-dog hybrid, or dog, or possibly a fox or coyote on steroids. With the right pattern he could work as a more exotic hybrid, such as tiger/wolf or leopard/wolf. He could even portray a well-built female or masculine-leaning herm. Feel free to add horns, dragon wings, piercings, whatever.
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wolfsjourney Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Student General Artist
Used as a reference to create another lineart, here and the original [this] was directly credited.
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hsoj95 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the look on his face! Really incredible line art! :D
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Mojomeerkat Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey viergacht, I've got a question for you. I have a debate going with another dA memeber over the inclusion of rear dewclaws in my werewolf art. Since you are one of the most accomplished werewolf artists on dA, I thought I'd ask you. I like to include back dewclaws as a cool design element even though I know wolves almost always lack them. I notice you sometimes include them as well as in this case. He argues that the human big toe would not devolve into a dewclaw during transformation, implying, I guess, that the little toe would vanish instead. Do you know which of the four toes of the canine foot are analagous to those of a human? I figure the fifth toe of canines and other carnivores was lost at some point in their evolution. I just don't know which one it was.
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Viergacht Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Professional General Artist
You came to the right place - I am a nerd about both werewolves and evolution. You're right, the human big toe is the same digit as the canine dewclaw. There's a nice drawing here which shows them numbered (digits are always numbered starting with the innermost one). If you look are relatives of dogs which have a more primitive body shape, like weasels, you can see they have five full toes but the inner toe is the smallest, so when the weasel-shaped ancestors of modern wolves evolved a paw that was more shaped for running - smaller and lighter, with the digits packed tighter - the inner toe was the one that was dropped. Interestingly, very large breeds of dogs like St. Bernards will often have dewclaws, because the signalling hormone that's switched on longer just goes ahead and makes another toe, they can even have extra dewclaws. 

It's really an aesthetic choice when it comes down to it, but since werewolves are half-human and still rather huge, dewclaws make perfect sense if you want to leave them on as a remnant of the big toe. 
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Mojomeerkat Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much for clearing that up!!! I too am a werewolf and evolution nerd and love all things related to natural history. I've seen some beautifully rendered transformation art depicting the the human big toe shifting into a dewclaw and Rick Baker incorporated it into both the AWIL and Wolfman transformations, so I figured great artists like you and makeup geniuses like him have done their anatomy homework. ;)

I agree that it ultimately comes down to aesthetics. I like including them because it emphasizes the compromise between the wolf and human forms.
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Viergacht Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Professional General Artist
You're welcome! I'm always glad to spread the nerdery. 
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Mojomeerkat Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes indeed!

BTW, have you read the book Us vs.Them? It is an alternative theory of the Neanderthal's life appearance and their relationship with modern humans. He argues that they were far less human looking than dipicted in mainstream anthropology and preyed on modern humans. He describes them as "wolves with knives" and that all our modern monster myths have their roots in this genetically hardwired fear. The author's recreations of them are eerily similar to your vargr designs. I don't know if I buy into it or not, but I'll admit his reconstructions inspire a strange visceral feeling of dread, so he may be onto something. At the very least, the theory could make for some great storytelling.
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Viergacht Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014  Professional General Artist
Yeah - it's a terrible, terrible bad load of bullshit trying to pass itself off as science. Don't buy into any of it! Just off the top of my head, there's no evidence Neandethals had fur but there IS evidence they had sewn clothes, and he reconstructs them with flat noses like a gorilla when they actually had larger, more projecting nasal bones than humans. It would be passable if it were fantasy, but it sure ain't science.

Actually, it's weird that you mentioned it, the only reason I knew about it was someone posted a link in comment. Just the link, and their account here had nothing else in it. Anyways, I'm a schmuck so I clicked on the link and I was weirded out to see the resemblance, too. 
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Mojomeerkat Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, I definitely took it with a grain of salt when I read it. I was really more struck by how much they resembled your vargr. I think the guy read/watched the "Time Machine" one too many times because there are certainly shades of the Morlocks and the Eloi in his theory. ;) It would probably make for a good horror story though. I had read they found evidence of Neanderthal burials, but I didn't know they made clothing. Interesting. Thanks for the info!
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Viergacht Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Professional General Artist
That really struck  me, too! So weird. 
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Mojomeerkat Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Apologies, the book is actually titled "Them & Us."
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spyrofan001 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Im um gonna use this and will criedit back if its ok.
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NINJAWERETIGER Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool!
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MARCO24NL Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
thanks this makes character creating a lot more easy now i don't have to make the outline anymore or make a universal file (that for some reason always goes wrong stupid auto-save) thanks again
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CloverFlowers Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
^ ^ Amazing lines~
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ElementalJess Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!!! :squee: [link]
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Viergacht Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Professional General Artist
Welcomes :)
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hollowXZ Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
:iconsnugplz: i love it! its so cute!
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AnthroWolf01 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Okay so could you do me a huge favor and do an anthro wolf wearing pants a duster and a black tee shirt. I use these characters for RP and it would be much appreciated
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Viergacht Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
I'm not taking commissions right now.
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AnthroWolf01 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Damn, I could really use the drawings for my role play account.
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Viergacht Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
I'm sure someone's taking commissions.
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abearpaw Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oooohhh ima draw and link back to youuuuu! :happybounce: this is lovely :heart: will you make more??
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Viergacht Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
Maybe someday :)
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abearpaw Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:boogie: oh i do hope so!
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Exilefan1998 Featured By Owner May 17, 2012
what would be the best program to colour this?
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Viergacht Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Professional General Artist
I use Photoshop, set the line art layer to multiply and just paint on another layer.
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Exilefan1998 Featured By Owner May 17, 2012
thank you
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Emberfall0507 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
This is great! Hope to use it soon :) I'll give you the link as soon as I'm done! Thanks for letting us use it :)
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CottinFurr Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I used this line art here's the [link] ^-^
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Viergacht Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
Awww, he looks like a were-raccoon :)
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CottinFurr Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:D yeah I love that part about him though o3o me likes raccoons, natures wittle wobbers ehehehe
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Viergacht Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
I love raccoons. I used to live in Florida, we'd go down to the beach to fish and have a campfire, and they'd come right up to you to beg for food. Sometimes the little ones would get up in your lap.
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CottinFurr Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my gosh, that so so cute o3o!! I'm jelly of your raccoon encounter!
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TheWolfman1991 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
may I use this please?
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Viergacht Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Professional General Artist
Of course! Just credit me.
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TheWolfman1991 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Done [link]
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TheWolfman1991 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ok thank you soo much
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SSBBWolf Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011
could we use this for adoptables?
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Viergacht Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011  Professional General Artist
As long as you credit me.
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SSBBWolf Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011
k
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DemonfromAbove1 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
omg! i luv this pic! you capture this creature soo well and the stance its in...perfect!
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Blazer44266 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
This looks really good and will be of great use for me.
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TreyChristopher Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Student General Artist
awesome, might use this - I'll link back :)
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Shantiari Featured By Owner May 30, 2011
Amazing, love it :D Hope to use it soon, I'll post a link back here when it's done, s'gonna take me a while thou D;
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E-Falcone Featured By Owner May 20, 2011
It's perfect, just what I was looking for. Wish I could draw like that. Heck, I wish I could draw period. LOL. I'll be sure to credit you and send you a link so you can see how I used it.
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Viergacht Featured By Owner May 21, 2011  Professional General Artist
Groovy! I'm glad it was of use to you.
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mysticwolf72 Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's cool :) I like wolves even though my mom says I'm like a cat sometimes :3
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Woody-Lindsey-Film Featured By Owner May 4, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Hey... I used it for a skin here! [link]

Hope you like!

gave you credit in the blog itself with link back take care... cheers...
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Viergacht Featured By Owner May 4, 2011  Professional General Artist
Cool!
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