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Darkness closing in by KeksWolf Darkness closing in by KeksWolf
Started the sketch for this back in may, i think the werewolf turned out okay, but i still don't like the background.
The latter is also the reason why i didn't finish it earlier. :/
I just don't want to see this as yet another unfinished work on my PC anymore... so there you go, maybe you'll like this anyways :)


The background is not really supposed to be a real place, it's rather meant to represent the werewolf's state of mind.
(Maybe i could also try to use this fact as an excuse for the hazy, poorly defined background... xD)
The full moon would be his sanity or human side which is being swallowed by dark, thick clouds litteraly obfuscating his lucid mind.
Also his tracks leading away from the bright moon should emphasize this.
The snow absorbs sounds, meaning the voices of his loved ones can hardly reach him anymore.
He's truning into a beast and losing memories of his human life.
And he's hungry...


This is my 200th deviation by the way, so i'd like to say thanks to everyone who supported me so far by faving and commenting on my works and watching me. Without all the positive responses i surely would't have uploaded that many of my artworks. You're the ones motivating me to keep on drawing and improving my art. Thank you very much! :aww:

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:iconpredatorioi:
predatorIOI Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013
Good work!
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:iconkekswolf:
KeksWolf Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
thx :)
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SnapCentino Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Professional Writer
The symbolism is beautiful, and offers a wonderful look into the psyche of the werewolf. Well done.
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:iconkekswolf:
KeksWolf Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Student Digital Artist
thank you! :)
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:iconsnapcentino:
SnapCentino Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Professional Writer
You're welcome.
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Johnithan Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Really like the picture as well as the story behind the design.
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:iconkekswolf:
KeksWolf Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
thank you :)
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:iconsombra-khenney:
sombra-khenney Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
i LOVE those eyes!!!!
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:iconwolf-ninja001:
Wolf-Ninja001 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
hes beautiful!
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NINJAWERETIGER Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is so cool!
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:iconhemamm:
Hemamm Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
woah! Really nice! :D
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0oKatanao0 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
nice..but oddly looks very familiar
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Donovanwolf321 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this peice, I would also like for you and maybe your friends to come and read my stories for a series I am writing, Id appreciate it so I can get opinions from people with talent such as yours. I may also write a werewolf story in the near future
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Cody-H Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Student Photographer
Amazing painting! I like the Background and the Werewolf a ton, the fur is of High detail, and the background makes it feel like your really there! :meow:
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:iconaturo:
Aturo Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome painting ! I like the way you draw the fur.
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:iconkekswolf:
KeksWolf Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
thank you!
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:icondash2012:
Dash2012 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
Awesome picture.
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:iconkekswolf:
KeksWolf Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
thx ^^
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Dash2012 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
Great.
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Reworld25 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist
oh coooool!
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:iconkekswolf:
KeksWolf Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
thx :)
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thejeepcj7freak Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome! The backround is really neat too.
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:iconkekswolf:
KeksWolf Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
thanks ^^
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:iconlonemtnwolf:
Lonemtnwolf Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very cool :D
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:iconkekswolf:
KeksWolf Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
thx :)
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:iconlonemtnwolf:
Lonemtnwolf Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome! :D
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:iconlicantrox:
Licantrox Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Student General Artist
In overall is a great work, in special I like the paws and the background C:
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:iconkekswolf:
KeksWolf Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
thank you! :)
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:iconquebecoiswolf:
QuebecoisWolf Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
I just love the detail work on the fur.

How am I not watching you yet?
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:iconkekswolf:
KeksWolf Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
thank you very much, also for the watch :D
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:iconquebecoiswolf:
QuebecoisWolf Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
You're welcome.
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James-Dark-Blue-Wolf Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
Whoa awesome!
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:iconkekswolf:
KeksWolf Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
thanks ^^
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:iconjames-dark-blue-wolf:
James-Dark-Blue-Wolf Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
Your welcome
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:iconbloodredwolf99:
BloodRedWolf99 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this is fantastic! The backround is awesome too! Great job! :)
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:iconkekswolf:
KeksWolf Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
thanks! :)
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BloodRedWolf99 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome! :)
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Dryft-Art Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love yor background but it does look like the clouds are being sucked towards the moon :3 Keep up the amazing work! <3
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KeksWolf Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
thank you :)

yep, that was done on purpose. as i wrote in the artist's comment, the clouds are supposed to 'swallow' the moon, so they aren't passive objects here, but they are actively trying to obscure the moon (= his mind).
those are very mean clouds ;)
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Dryft-Art Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nice :3
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YawningWolf Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Woah, also ich mag den Hintergrund total :) Er muss nicht immer super detaliert sein um schön zu sein.. mir gefallen die Bäume sehr, sowie die scheinbar endlosen Weiten.. mhh, ich liebe solche Orte :heart:

Der Werwolf ist wie immer einfach nur genial gelungen, ich würde aber villeicht mehr die Brust und Beine schattieren, damit es noch dramatischer wirkt? Ich persönlich liebe es alles zu schattieren XD
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:iconkekswolf:
KeksWolf Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
danke dir :)

ja, du hast recht, ich hätte hier generell mehr/besser schattieren sollen... das ist gar nicht so einfach bei so vielen einzelnen härchen, wenn man da versucht im nachhinein einen schatten layer draufzuklatschen gehen die details schnell mal verloren... :/
und gleich während des fell malens dran zu denken ist mir wieder mal nicht eingefallen xD
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xxDark-Wolfxx Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
*schmach*
bei deinen bilder schmelze ich einfach dahin.. die sind alle so unglaublich gut *.*
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KeksWolf Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
vielen dank! :aww:
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RadosBadger Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
This is strange - I stumbled over your gallery by chance, you are extremely productive, your anatomy is pretty convincing, your shading is real fine and awesome in places and most of pictures in your gallery are worth the while to look at, yet despite all that I would say you haven´t gathered as much attention as you should have. Some people and werewolf enthusiasts are missing a lot!... Also, the scene is menacing a lot and stuff, but the guy is going to suffer terrible cold when he turns back in the morning. :) Very nicely done!
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:iconkekswolf:
KeksWolf Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
thank you so much, i'm really flattered :blushes:
glad you like my art :)
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ThomasBlack1 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think that background is beautiful, and I really love the way you make you wolfs :)
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:iconkekswolf:
KeksWolf Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Student Digital Artist
well imo the background is a little too blurry... :(
but i'm glad you like this work :thanks:
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