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The last Werewolf Wednesday of 2012, sized for desktop wallpaper.

Piet finally talked me into upgrading to a new version of Photoshop - I've been using Elements v.2 for ten years now and did NOT want to switch. I just don't like change, it messes up my head (it's a brain problem situation) and I especially don't like change when I'm drawing and want to be thinking about nothing else except getting the drawing looking right. But I don't even have the disc anymore so I haven't had it on this new computer (in case anyone was wondering why I haven't drawn much lately) and I hated all the free programs we tried, and he kept telling me the program would eventually stop working, no computer would support it and so on, and finally I had to give in. So this is the first painting in Elements 11, which hides stuff in weird places but mostly seems to work the same as I'm used to.
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exit-humanity Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
amaizing :D
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ChocolateQuill Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
This is wonderful.
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jflaxman Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
Great work as always! I'm surprised by your thoughts on Photoshop though, probably because I did the reverse - I started with Photoshop proper on Mac, then picked up Elements out of necessity after an interstate move and switch to PC in late 2010. My work didn't suffer for it, so it was Elements all through 2011 and most of 2012. I'm finally back to Photoshop proper, and while it was a bit annoying at first - a lot has changed since I last used it - I'm appreciating the wider range of brushes, filters, effects and cut/copy/paste/transform options, which are great for tweaking scans. Of course if your work is all digital this last part won't be an issue.
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Viergacht Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
Right, I usually don't do anything but the very roughest of sketches on paper - most of it is digital.
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FuriarossaAndMimma Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very good work! I love the atmosphere!
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HowlingHunter Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
good details
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:iconlonemtnwolf:
Lonemtnwolf Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Heh, saw the thumbnail, knew you'd done it. Beautiful work! :D
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Viergacht Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Professional General Artist
LOL I'm nothing if not boringly consistent!
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:iconlonemtnwolf:
Lonemtnwolf Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D The teeth in particular, are magnificent.
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:iconviergacht:
Viergacht Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks, I had some trouble with them at first, so they required a lot of work.
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manaista Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
that is some serious detail
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QuebecoisWolf Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
Looks like I've got a new desktop!

This is a lovely Christmas gift, Vier.
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Viergacht Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Professional General Artist
:D Glad you like it.
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Toledo-the-Horse Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Ha, I was in a similar situation last year. I had been using Elements 2.0 for ten years when I got a new laptop, and my parents had gotten rid of the Elements 2 install CD. Hence, I was forced to upgrade to Elements 9, which has the wonderful benefits of layer masks and the healing brush (wonderful, that is, for photomanipulations). It's always strange to change (especially from the light workspace of 2 to the dark one of 9), but eh, I guess it's necessary from time to time.

Lovely work here, though :D
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Viergacht Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Professional General Artist
Yeah, I'm looking forward to learning to use the healing brush with morphs, too!
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Toledo-the-Horse Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
It's really cool :D
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PenningtonBeast Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oooh, love it! Those are some great looking chompers!
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Viergacht Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thankee!
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strangeloup Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, I guess I have a new desktop... I'd been using a werewolfy promo screenshot from the D&D Online expansion.

I'm really impressed that you can manage such good results in Photoshop Elements. That's what I have myself, on version 9 as neither 10 or 11 seemed to offer much benefit for the upgrade cost. Kinda inspiring too to know that I don't need crazy expensive software to make neat art :3
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Viergacht Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Professional General Artist
I pretty much stick to the pastel and round airbrush tool, so I don't need anything fancy. It's just having painted approximately a million werewolves, I guess LOL
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strangeloup Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If you're that familiar with painting werewolves, is there any chance you might be able to put up a tutorial for those of us who are less experienced?

FWIW, I'm just finishing off a piece at the moment that's indirectly inspired by you; your werewolves, as well as being invariably really well-done, are also metal as fuck, which is the characteristic I was trying to emulate. If that makes any kind of sense XD
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Viergacht Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
I wouldn't want people to think I'm full of myself, but if you think it might be useful I could try putting together a tutorial. Couldn't hurt, although I kind of suck at explaining things :)
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strangeloup Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It'd certainly be appreciated :) You've got the skills coupled with a distinctive style, and I'm sure there's plenty of people who would find it useful. If it comes along well, maybe you could follow it up with one on photomanips, but I'm getting ahead of myself and worried I'll come across as being like TELL ME ALL YOUR SECRETS. :P

This guy's looking awesome on my desktop, by the way. I've been using the shortcuts there a fair bit more than I usually do for an excuse to have another look.
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Viergacht Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Professional General Artist
I don't have secrets! There's nothing really fancy I do, and I certainly don't mind sharing anything I've figured out.
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Antaria-Nova Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
Nice. :clap:

I've been toying around in ZBrush a bit now and then after deciding to get it. I know I should devote more time to it, but I keep drifting back to gaming after working on my personal project for a bit.
My issue with ZBrush is mainly the sheer amount of functions and the complexity of them, as well as the amount of hot-keys to learn for more speedy use of the program. Not to mention that it takes time to get to know how different tools work/affect the sculpt. I've posted a WIP screenie, and I should post a new one since I've made some further progress, cleaning up the ZSketch base I've so far made and making some adjustments on it. I had recorded a turntable video of it, but then of course I realized that dA doesn't support uploading videos, so there was a face palm moment, and taking many screenshots still wouldn't give as good an image of the whole thing as the video, but to either make the turntable video work or to make an interactive turntable I'd need to do some work in Flash, which I haven't the slightest clue about, and it seems a bit excessive to put so much work into just showing something not yet even finished.

*Sigh*

In the ideal program putting your idea together to show to others would be as easy and effortless as coming up with it in the first place. There's still some way to go before we get something like that though.
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Viergacht Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Professional General Artist
I think we need more programmers who are artists - for example, Piet (programmer) has this idea for a colorspace that makes so much more sense than what every paint program uses, I can't imagine why no one has used it before.
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Antaria-Nova Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
Yeah, I guess that would help. At least a bit or two. But then there's getting enough ppl on board to turn the collected ideas into a product, and making ppl want the product. :P
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Viergacht Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Professional General Artist
That too.
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Antaria-Nova Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
But I don't doubt that that would be possible, with good and artist-friendly ideas. As in ZBrush, the program can on its own do many of the more tedious, technical and time consuming tasks, and also provides tools to easily handle repetitive tasks and difficult details, all of which are good things in spite of the massive amount of functions in the program which make it a bit difficult to get properly acquainted with.
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commander-salamander Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic again. Never tried using elements before.
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Viergacht Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Professional General Artist
It's what came with my tablet years ago, so it's what I got used to :D
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commander-salamander Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I get you. :lol:
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:iconviergacht:
Viergacht Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Professional General Artist
No one gets me. I'm the wind, baby.
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commander-salamander Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well obviously :D
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ShadowDoomBunny Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Jesus I love your Werewolves :heart: They are the most realistic werewolves I've ever seen anywhere and I LOVE it!
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Viergacht Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Professional General Artist
Aw, thanks.
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bionic-hobo Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Professional Artist
amazing, all the deatils are awesome. like the lines in the teeth!
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Viergacht Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Professional General Artist
Scummy werewolf teeth are awesome XD
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