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Elder's Wisdom by Shadow-Wolf Elder's Wisdom by Shadow-Wolf
My piece for the 2014 Werewolf Calendar! I was able to write my own caption this year, and idea that's been brewing for a while now. I've always disliked the idea in our culture that the elderly are not interesting or valuable anymore once they become elderly. It's not something I agree with, as my grandparents and great grandparents have always been VERY valuable, interesting, and loved. They have wisdom and experience to draw from that the younger of us shouldn't brush off. I thought it would be really interesting to illustrate that in werewolf form for the next calendar!

Orders for the calendar are now open! Check out the website for ordering info -

"A werewolf that reaches advanced age takes an honored place in a pack. Even if they are not an alpha, they are highly valued by every member. With their experience and wisdom, they are excellent advisers to all, leaders and pups alike. An elder werewolf is responsible for passing down pack traditions and the stories of generations before, and often the officiators of important ceremonies. During a typical story telling session, an elder might use one of their scars as a launch point for a story, with all rapt in attention as the tale unfolds."

See WIP shots in my tumblr -…

Done in Photoshop with an Intuos 3 tablet
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PastLogan Featured By Owner May 15, 2014
I like this one a lot. I also find it funny that the older you get, the more you relate to your elders and realize they were (And in many ways still are) just like you and have been through a lot of the things you have, though perhaps in a somewhat different setting.

SilviaMarti Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Very nice <3
Lunewen Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Professional General Artist
I still love this drawing so much ! ... :3 happy birthday to you, honey ! Keep up the great work ! :)
FleeksFleeks Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013
I favorited it because I like the motive of that work.
It's wonderful how you express and show the children's thirst for knowlede and the urge to understand the world with this painting.
I love such themes and so I love this work. If this picture is reflecting your soul you must be a really cool person.

I haven't known you before I saw this piece - but now you are watched by one more pair of eyes. *gg*

(And sorry for my bad English. Deviantart forced me to give you some kind of feedback after I placed the favorite! :D x3)
Shadow-Wolf Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much, your comment means so much to me!
FleeksFleeks Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014
D'aaaw. You are welcome. I didn't expect such a nice reply to my comment. So thank you too for valuing my comment this much (and for fighting through my not-that-good english ^^ ). This means much to me, too.

I only posted what I think about the scenery and what has been on my mind. We need more children-themed-anthro-artworks.

thedancingemu Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
This is beautiful. Your work really inspires me to work on improving the lighting in my paintings.
Shadow-Wolf Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Your work is so amazing, I'm honored to get this comment from you!  Seriously, I just love your paintings so much, so thank you.  :heart:
OfTheBlessed Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013
Sky-Lily Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The light shining through the skin of the ears

A minor, amazing detail :'D
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