I’ve been wanting to do an extensive anatomical reference for my werewolves for a long, long time. The first real attempts made at this were back in March of 2006 with these: http://nashoba-hostina.deviantart.com/art/Grahll-fang-study-31087428 http://nashoba-hostina.deviantart.com/art/Grahll-Paw-study-31151631 closely followed by this http://nashoba-hostina.deviantart.com/art/Change-31844768 Over the years, I moved onto better studies, such as http://nashoba-hostina.deviantart.com/art/Lycanthrope-Skeleton-183722309 and more recently, http://nashoba-hostina.deviantart.com/art/Flayed-Speculative-Werewolf-Anatomy-Study-296268795
Due to the quick n’ sloppy style for Eldritch, sometimes, I feel like I’m falling behind. That I’m not studying enough. That I’m not growing as an artist. But Eldritch takes up so much time that it’s hard to find time to sit and do studies. This is the result of me sitting down and forcing myself to at least make an attempt at studying.
There are lots of mistakes. However, I’ve been working on this for weeks now and have to move on; I can try again another time. But, these at least, I can use for the fictional parts of a book on werewolves I’ve been poking at for the past couple of years. I can’t really focus on it until Eldritch is finished, but it’s a start.
Aaaanyway. I just finished this lasyt night. I thought about waiting till later to post, but I’ll be busy with work and getting ready for the Voodoo Carnival so. Yeah.
Also, this was of course done with the help of many books, and many images were heavily referenced from them. Some of the major players in this were:
An Atlas of Animal Anatomy for Artists by Francis A. Davis W. Ellenberger
Anatomy for the Artist by Sarah Simblet
Art Anatomy of Animals by Ernest Seton
Anatomy for the Artist By Tom Flint and Peter Stanyer (drawings by Tom Flint)
Drawing Human Anatomy by Giovanni Civardi
Skulls by Simon Winchester