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This is my contest entry for :iconwerewolf-calendar:.

I based them off of Ethiopian wolves but took some liberties with their markings. I hope they're still recognizable! Id imagine that they use their were forms to aid in hunting or for ceremonial purposes.

I drew these guys scrawnier than a "typical" werewolf to try and retain some similarities to the animal theyre based off of. For the purpose of the contest, I wanted to portray a more gentle and intelligent animal-like creature rather than a bloodthirsty monster(Though I love that interpretation too). Unfortunately that made them look more like anthros, but I hope you guys like them anyway.

The environment is based off of several videos and pictures of various parts of the Simien Mountains in Ethiopia.

**EDIT**
Wow you guys I never dreamed I would get a DD, I'm floored(and freaking out)!! ;__; Thank you so much, =drop-asd and ^Pixel-Spotlight!
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Tools used: Painter Classic and Photoshop Elements.
Please do not copy, alter, or redistribute any of my works without my permission.
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Given 2010-09-19
Highland View by ~Kyndir. "I love the poses of the characters - they look so natural and realistic. The golden light gives the painting the relaxing atmosphere of an ending day." ( Suggested by drop-asd and Featured by Pixel-Spotlight )
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MrFoxster Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2016
You got such great work, mostly the background is cool! ^^
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:icontoomanyfandoms39:
toomanyfandoms39 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
At first I thought they were foxes, but after reading the info, I instantly saw they were indeed Ethiopian wolves. Great work!
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:iconplayretodder:
Playretodder Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Student Artist
Wolfire needs to see this and add it to their game. It's stunning O_O
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:iconfreakkatt:
FREAKKATT Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so sweet. I love all the vivid, sharp colors.
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:iconrinzazen:
RinzaZEN Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012
I really think you captured the essence of Canis simensis in anthro form. It's just how I imagined they would look like. Absolutely superb work!
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:iconradarfox:
RadarFox Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Whoa..this is really brilliant. :0
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:icontherechiba:
TheRechiba Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011
Well, when I saw the thumb I tought they were foxes or coyotes or smthng but yeah it looks good :'D
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:iconkrolinasart:
KrolinaSart Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Student
It' s absolutly brilliant! I love it! it's so expressive.
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:iconrobertvarulfur:
RobertVarulfur Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Fantastic artwork you have here!
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:iconforbiddenynforgotten:
Forbiddenynforgotten Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful! :D
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:iconpearledrose:
PearledRose Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The is EPIC!~ I love it!~ :squee: :heart:
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SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Marvelous! :)
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:iconzzzzzzzzz23:
zzzzzzzzz23 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Student Artist
cool
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:iconwhitek9:
WhiteK9 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG that is beautiful!!! :wow:
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:iconbobtheowl:
bobtheowl Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011
This is so captivating! I love this so much :)
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SilentArtists Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011
May I use this in a noncommercial video? I will give credit
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Kyndir Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011
Hello!
Unfortunately, I’d rather it not be used in a video. Thank you for asking though, I appreciate it. :)
I wish you the best of luck with your future videos!
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moomoofrog Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010
Wow! Go you for the DD =D it's like I know someone famous lol, Congrats <3 you should get more of them!

Miss you too by the way, the beads aren't as exciting anymore without you =(
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:iconkyndir:
Kyndir Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010
Aww it's Moooo! I was thinking about you and the store the other day. We really need to pick a day to go shopping- it's been too long! D:

Thank you though. :heart: I'm ecstatic to have one, but I kind of wish a picture that better represents my art would have gotten it, haha. I barely ever draw anthros, and when I do it's always either for a trade or commission. x'D
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vildedyr Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010
woo, this one is goood!!.....XD
Africa is the best!!!......
it has some kind of energy from the moment you take a step on the ground..!!!
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chek this journal......XD
[link]
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:iconkyndir:
Kyndir Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010
That's cool that you've been there before! I've never been outside of my country, but I hope to someday. :'D

Thank you! :)
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Melancholic-Symphony Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really love your melding of anthro to true animal. I think it especially shows in the form of the limbs and even the female's hair. Instead of obvious hair, it looks like the crown's fur is merely lengthened. I believe that anthro art has a broad range, yet your depiction is how I view true anthro artwork. I personally picture the animals as with their animal head and body, but lengthened and proportioned to be more humanoid, for lack of better terms. I feel like I could walk out the door and see them and honestly not think twice.
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:iconkyndir:
Kyndir Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010
Wow, thank you so much! :hug:
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:iconmelancholic-symphony:
Melancholic-Symphony Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hehe, you're welcome :hug: When people put lots of hard work into things, it really shows, and I appreciate the work.
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gurain Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010   Digital Artist
Congrats on this beautiful piece! C:
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:iconkyndir:
Kyndir Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010
Thank you, Gurain! :heart:
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:iconbear48:
bear48 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010  Professional
nice job
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:iconelinewton:
Elinewton Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010
WOW!! Wolf warriors!! Great concept!!
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:iconreddead55:
Reddead55 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010
Wonderfull!
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:iconimperiom:
imperiom Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
What a nice pic !
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:iconmterm775:
MTERM775 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010
dances with the wolves... literally.

Awesome work!
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:iconnightlyre:
Nightlyre Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful! The lighting is amazing.
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:iconkyndir:
Kyndir Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010
Thank you! :)
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:iconvalhalrion:
Valhalrion Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010  Professional Filmographer
congrats!! well deserved!!
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:iconkyndir:
Kyndir Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010
Thanks so much, Kinpouju. :heart:
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SnowleopardCriss Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010
This is incredible! Every detail makes me believe in the scene more.
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FrEaKyOuRmInD13 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing!!!!!!!!!
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InsanityEnsues999 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010
It made me laugh and gush at the amount of cuteness it has.
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:iconfiragare:
firagare Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
It's just beautiful! ^^
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:iconaiyuddiction:
Aiyuddiction Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010
Awwawwawawwawwwww.... *__*
This is sooooo cute! *___*
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:iconkyndir:
Kyndir Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010
Thanks! xD
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:iconmattk1989:
MattK1989 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can't think of much to say except 'amazing work' :+fav:
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GDBaptista Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010
Pixel-Spotlight features anything that has animals in it
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:iconmike-the-dabbler:
Mike-the-dabbler Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010
Nice work! They look a little like jackalweres from Dungeons and dragons.
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:iconhinakitsune:
hinakitsune Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010
This is cool! They almost look like foxes when its small.
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Bloody-Syrup Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010
There can be only one highlander!
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Airship-Hobbit Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010
Amazing rendition of my favorite animal. I rarely see a picture that not only shows their beauty, but also has a very human quality to it. If this were a drawing of Ethiopian hunters instead of anthro Ethiopian wolves, it would have still have had an amazing composition, but the way you blended the humanity of the setting with the animal, particularly in the pose of the hunter in the foreground, shows that you know more than just how to draw. You obviously know how to think about your subject and intelligently blend concepts, both visual and emotional, to make an amazing picture.
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Kyndir Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010
I wanted them to still have some human qualities (since they really are people, just transformed) so I'm really happy you feel that way about it. Thank you very much for the kind words. :hug:
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MattsyKun Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Photoshop elements? you give hope to people who have that program (like me!) XDD

Beautiful, and definitely deserving of that DD. :D
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:iconkyndir:
Kyndir Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010
Haha yay, another elements user! Which version do you have? I have the one released back in 2001, so mine's ancient. xD Still gets the job done, though.

Thank you very much. :)
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