"Werewolves are born or bitten. It is a recessive trait that is only guaranteed when both parents are werewolves, so sometimes single parents are faced with a difficult decision. Once a werewolf has bitten someone, whether intentionally or not, it is their responsibility to assist with the recovery and teach them. Shifting can be done faster and more comfortably with repetition. A werewolf's instincts may be more difficult to control, especially when shifted, so they must learn restraint. A young or new werewolf will have trouble resisting the urge to chase something that is running from them, attack something that looks like prey, and sometimes flee from loud or startling noises. Regardless of the inner conflict, werewolves retain their intellegence equally in both forms. "
Calendar information: This is my image for July in the 2011 Werewolf Calendar. You can visit the website at http://www.werewolfcalendar.com/ and/or visit our group on deviantart (werewolf-calendar). We're in our fourth year, and orders open September 1st, with the first 100 orders getting a sticker and the four bookmark set for free! You can join the mailing list to get a reminder before the 1st, and the mailing list also gets to see the art before the rest of the internet, as well as get wallpapers we don't include on our website. Its worth doing, I think .
Art Information: I think that a new werewolf, before learning to hunt or anything else, would have to be taught WHERE to safely be a werewolf. I also believe in semi-immortal werewolves (very fast healing), so with the bite scars still showing, this may be within a few days of the bite. There will be no trace after 4-5 days. Here, she's wearing her car keys around her neck (yes, I bet she'd tape them together or something but...it had to LOOK like keys, okay? It is a visual representation after all ) because they've driven out to somewhere remote. She's being introduced to a new place that she can call home from now on.
So, for this one, I wanted to try doing everything different than I usually do (rinse and repeat...bad habit), and I think I succeeded. I used a bigger brush on the fur. I'm very happy with this but will still be tweaking it, so you're free to send crit to my email or via note (well, you're always free to, but I'm welcoming it in this case).