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Werewolf - 9 Stages of Life by KeksWolf Werewolf - 9 Stages of Life by KeksWolf
:bulletred: :bulletred: :bulletred: FULL VIEW IS A MUST!!! :bulletred: :bulletred: :bulletred:
(and please also read the artist's comment, cause i wrote it especially for you ;))

This is a HUGE picture... had to minimize it, this version is only half as big as the one i worked with.

I can't believe it's done! :faint:

For the last three days i have been doing nothing else but working on this (apart from eating and sleeping).
At first i sketched out all those wolfies, then scanned them and drew the final lines, then i wrote the text and colored them.
it. took. for. ever.
But now, i'm really happy with the result :)
I have had the idea for a pic like that for ages, but never managed to draw all those stages.
A lot of people have drawn references for the anatomy of werewolves, but i never saw an artwork that documents the stages of life of these creatures.
(btw, the 7-year-old is trying to catch an invisible flying donut, just in case you wonder...)


Yes, i left out the shapeshifting, and i know there are some fault-finders out there who keep saying "if it doesn't shapeshift, it's not a werewolf".
1) werewolves are fictional creatures. if i don't want mine to shapeshift, then they don't.
2) i call them "werewolves" in the sense of "creature, that is half human and half wolf", because that's what the word means.
And, most important,
3) it would have been too much work to include stages of shapeshifting in every age. x.X

dude, actually i don't even want to discuss that xD
well, just wanted to explain ^^ i guess you know what i mean ^^


This piece of art was not only challenging because i had to draw that many characters, but also because i had to write all the text in english, so all of you can read and (hopefully) understand it ^^
i'm not a native speaker (i'm german .__.) so i hope i didn't make too many mistakes concerning the grammar, vocabulary and such ^^'
I had a friend of mine take a look at it and check it for possible mistakes, so if there is still one left, blame her ;P

Anyway, i loved working on this, so i hope you like it a bit, too :)

every bit of this artwork is (c) :iconkekswolf: (me)
- do NOT use it in any way without my personal permission! i'm super cereal! -

If you find it useful and want to use it as references for poses or so, please ASK! i only bite on fullmoon don't bite. ;)
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Drake-Starfire Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2018
Superb work! All areas are done to a T, and it looks astounding!! :jawdrop:

Fantastic!! :thumbsup:
NIGHTSANDSONIC Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Mind if I use as a reference pose? 
KeksWolf Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Should be okay, but please credit me when you do. Thanks for asking up front :)
(and sorry for the late reply D: )
NIGHTSANDSONIC Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I will do so ^^ no worries
Aristodes Featured By Owner Edited Aug 5, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Mind if I reference a pose, please? I'm asking, like you said. :D
KeksWolf Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Sure, go ahead! It'd be great if you could mention me in your artist's comment somewhere if you upload it. Thank you for asking! :aww:
Aristodes Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
RubyDragonCat Featured By Owner May 2, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I am going to ref the 2 year old's pose, not tracing, but using it as a guide for drawing from scratch. Since you said please ask...I figured I better. I'll link to this in the picture description, sound good?
KeksWolf Featured By Owner May 3, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Sure, no problem! Thanks for asking. :)
Kevwolf16 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Very detailed chartRue Grin 
Rosewolf86 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG this is amazing! What a wonderful reference guide! I love the anatomy of your werewolves and how the paws slowly grow into more functional hand without looking too human with long nails XD. I love it. Nice work!
Heybye44PTX Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmmmmmm.... Very Informative. I might go catch myself a pet werewolf.
Dalek1965 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2015
Humans, beware... maybe.
dbzang88 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2015
Can u make this 4 a werelion?
cargirl9 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015
so cute ^^
ReidakVizsla Featured By Owner Edited Dec 2, 2014  Professional Artist
(If your a Male) Well you can hear help the male find a mate or you could actually help him find someone to fall in love with like a human girl that's always better but I'm serious right now and in the meantime right now I'm also joking :P :D
Destinie36 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
im the 13 year old one XD
PineRain Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks great! :)
Cr33p3rCraft3r Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
That's pretty nifty
NineTailsChaosFox Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Interesting info sheet.
13saberwolf Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Clap nice
fullmetalcanid Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Professional General Artist
This is a wonderful piece of work. You have a high level of dedication and a beautiful style that, from what I can tell, is all your own. I look at and admire alot of art, but yours specifically has alot of heart. I can tell you enjoy what you do when you draw. Good stuff! Keep me occupied! :D
KeksWolf Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
thank you so much! i'm flattered to hear such a compliment! :blushes:

(i've been toying with the idea of redrawing these stages of life for quite while now, but so far i couldn't bring myself to do so xD)
CorkyLittleWolf Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Very creative! I enjoyed viewing over this very much! This is such a great reference sheet and the artwork is very expressive. Love it!
KeksWolf Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
thank you! :)
Wolves24 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012
this is awesome!! I've always wanted 2 know what i'd look like as a werewolf xD[link]
fluciferthefallen Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
This is amazing! and so detailed in both drawings and text. I love it!
Sakarra Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Student General Artist
this is exactly how I imagined my "werewolves" XD
though they can shapeshift between this (werewolf/ humanoid)form, their human forms, and an actual wolf form. lol they are very complex XD
Maddyrox14 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Student Artist
This is so cool, I had a good time learning about these awsome creatures. I love the work you put into the wolfies, amazing job :clap:
AlexGhost Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
F011051 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012
cool! really creative may I say :D
great one ^ ^
coywolf99Azada Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This great I have seen some one really post some thing like this.
drakecryst Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012
no, you're english is really good, and i can speak/read/write both languages i first thought you were english?
Was hat dich dazu animiert dass alles auf english zumachen? Waere deutch nicht leichter gewesen? Und ich bin beindruckt von der muehe fuer die ganzen zeichnungen und du hast nicht zufaellig ein paar tutorials fuer woelfe?
KeksWolf Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Student Digital Artist
entschuldige die späte antwort.

deutsch wäre natürlich leichter gewesen. aber ich wollte ja, dass möglichst viele leute es lesen bzw verstehen können. und da das hier nunmal eine englischsprachige seite ist, hab ich eben alles auf englisch geschrieben (außerdem mag ich die sprache) :)

freut mich, dass dir das bild gefällt ^^

tutorials hab ich bis jetzt noch keine gemacht, obwohl ich schon mehrmals danach gefragt wurde.
kommt noch... irgendwann... wenn ich mal zeit habe :)
thejeepcj7freak Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
WOW! That's so cool. The 12th year is my fav. :)
wolffangxsorano Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012
it is actually quite interesting to see a different person's take on the werewolf life span

my werewolf species The Shadow Pack and The Sorano Clan are immortal however ive never seen a person who poses the idea that a werewolf's life span is limited as i said this is interesting

~Wolffang Sorano
~Leader of the Sorano Clan
~Alpha of The Shadow Pack
Silver-Kate Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012
love it.
Charming-Manatee Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Student Filmographer
this is awesome!
KeksWolf Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
thanks :)
Charming-Manatee Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Student Filmographer
your welcome!
bubbles46853 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011
Okay, nice!
Aenex Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011
The 18 Years wolf, as with another werewolf picture, may be the closest to what I imagine a werewolf would be. Good job on hitting that point so close.
KeksWolf Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Student Digital Artist
thanks :)
XcubX Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i keep coming back to this picture when looking for the different types of werewolves and how they are (dont know the word D: ) 'made' by different people, and i couldnt believe this wasn't in my favs yet!! so guess what? :+fav: :+favlove:

absolutely great job! and well done for the translations! ^^
KeksWolf Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011  Student Digital Artist
thanks a lot ^^
XcubX Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
your welcome! :hug:
mcmisher Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
oh that is so awesome you're german??!!! im learning german in school :D but i barely know anything at the moment
KeksWolf Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011  Student Digital Artist
thank you! yes, i am ^^
oh, that's cool! German is a nice language, a lot of non-native speakers think it's difficult, though. Since it is my mother tongue i might not be the one to judge this, but i believe it’s not much harder than learning other foreign languages like french for example.
Well, i hope you have fun learning german! :)
mcmisher Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
yeah, im having lots of fun learning german. whats funny is that im learning it from a native german who moved to america!! :) i dont really find it difficult at all.
raveyote-joe Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Student General Artist
Your english is very good.
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