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The Spider In Winter by TeknicolorTiger
The Spider In Winter
Talo/Winter for :icontalutahlittlecrow:. Sort of an experimental piece in a lot of ways. The spider is associated with the character, more...metaphorically than literally. She really doesn't have a glowy spider thing living inside her or anything. lol
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Asher Wereform Update by TeknicolorTiger
Asher Wereform Update
Made the background a dark grey so that he stands out a bit more. Again, the forward facing view is older, as if the paint style didn't do enough to indicate that. I did that one about a year ago and upon painting in his backside, I realized I've since developed a different way of doing things. I personally prefer my new approach as it's quicker and makes his fur look appropriately thicker. Old technique was more time consuming and I forget the settings for the brush I used, hence why both front and back versions look slightly different. I tried my best to unify them by going over the front view again but I'm really not in the mood to completely redo his front view though I will no doubt do it again later as I always do with these characters.

Also for some reason the old file for Asher is bigger than the others. I'm not sure how that happened. Anyway, these refs were mostly made for my own use, hence why I really slacked off on some parts in them. I mostly just did Asher up to complete the set even if his design hasn't changed much at all in the past year. I am still trying to figure out how to draw his features as his face and ears are pretty unique compared to Hayden or Autumn and display the most amount of change going from human to monster. (Ears are much longer, nose is super pointed.) He looks more like a domesticated dog rather than a wolf and I am okay with that. lol

I think from now on I'm going to incorporate a light source into everything I do. Was tempted to have a more definitive one for Asher here but then I'd feel like I'd have to go back and do it for Hayden and Autumn as well.
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Hayden Wereform Update by TeknicolorTiger
Hayden Wereform Update
Updated Hayden's look a bit. One side of this is older than the other. Hopefully it's not too obvious.
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Drive Me Closer (Detail) by TeknicolorTiger
Drive Me Closer (Detail)
Close up for Eithne since I love how she and her chainsword came out.
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Drive Me Closer by TeknicolorTiger
Drive Me Closer
I want to hit them with my sword.

Commission featuring Balina in her full-on Fenrir hellbeast form and her lovely companion, Eithne, wielding a god-cleaving chainsword ala Warhammer 40k, leaping from an erupting glacial volcano. I'm not entirely sure of the reason but this took me forever. I must have nitpicked Balina's anatomy to death. But she's a giant, monstrous wolf demi-god so I figure a few liberties were a-okay.

Also that is quite possibly the best non-werewolf wolf face I've ever rendered. Bask in it's glory!
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So while I'm a still three images away from opening commissions again, considering how much traffic my art's been getting recently I'm going to assume there's going to be more than a handful of people wanting to get art from me at some point. So I figured I'd just give you all a heads up that I'm going to be completely revamping my system.

Given how I work, which is usually in bursts, I figure that a pay-by-the-hour system would work best for me. I'd be charging $20 an hour for most pieces however things like sketches will remain a flat rate of $20. Most sketches only take me an hour to do anyway and will still include a textured background and one color. However, with each hourly I'll be allowing myself 30 minutes of leeway where I can let my perfectionism do what it wants. That's 30 extra minutes that the commissioner will not be paying for (unless they really want to of course. :P). As time draws nearer for me to reopen commissions, I'll post examples on what commissioners can expect in terms of how much time they pay for. Like, this is roughly what you'd get for a 4 hour session, 6 hour session, 8, etc. Times would be approximate because my speed does depend on things like working from references and how well I work with the subject. The examples would be what I feel is the *minimum* for what a commissioner would get, meaning that most likely, they'd end up with more in most cases. And then there's the aforementioned 30 minute buffer that would ideally allow me to tidy up the piece, fix mistakes, add additional effects, etc.

Additionally, in order for commissioners to keep track of their commissions and how much time I've put into them I'll be finally utilizing my Trello account. Similar to how my friend, Amber Aria, has her's set up here. Each commission will get their own card where they can check up on their piece's progress. Times will be recorded and WIPs posted. I'll also probably be streaming more often though no guarantees as I do have performance anxiety especially when I feel like a piece isn't going well.

However, I'll also still be taking limited slots, at least at first. Probably still only 5. I'm also going to continue to reserve the right to work in an order in which I feel more inspired. So it won't be first come, first serve. I tend to work through my queue faster this way.

I'm still considering a Patreon but I need to figure out a posting schedule for that. One step at a time. My goal for this year is to gear up to make it to Howlcon and sell prints and stuff in their Artists Alley in 2016. ^^

In other news, I know a lot of people expressed interest in a how-to guide for drawing werewolves. I still have every intention of doing this but those who've watched me for a while know I'm slow as molasses when it comes to doing stuff like that. But this year I have extra incentive as I'm more emotionally stable than I have been in a while, and I want 2015 to be the year when I really take off with my art.
  • Mood: Artistic
  • Listening to: Ludovico Einaudi
  • Reading: Princess Mononoke The First Story by Hayao Miyazak
  • Watching: Adventure Time
  • Playing: World of Warcraft
  • Eating: pb&j sammich
  • Drinking: water

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Cassandra Aponte
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I am a crazy mix of various animals; each to represent my various moods...But also probably best to characterize my identity disorder (Not really). I often draw myself as a Clouded Leopard, and yet I prefer my pen name, TeknicolorTiger. Also, I have an unhealthy obsession with werewolves even though I prefer cats over dogs. Who am I? And what am I doing here? Fuck if I know; I just like to draw.

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Pencilartguy Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015
I have to say I really like your style of werewolves. Will you be doing the tutorial you mentioned?
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TeknicolorTiger Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you. And yes, I have every intention of doing some sort of guide but I don't have an ETA right now as I've got commissions to finish. I'm also just in the process of deciding how I want to approach it. People seem to be interested in how to hybridize human and animal anatomy but there are already hundreds of tutorials and guides on the subject by artists a lot better than me. So we'll see how it comes together.
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PineRain Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow... I don't know what to say. I'm a huge fan of your werewolf art, so I was blown away to see you had +Watched me. Thanks! :D
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TeknicolorTiger Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I found myself looking at your work often, to be honest, so I figured it was easiest to just +watch you. Every time I see a piece of yours pop up on Werewolf-Horror or whatever, you get better and better. You're improving at light speed, especially your humans! I can't wait to see what your work will look like a year from now. Also I just really like the way you draw werewolves in particular.
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PineRain Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much! ;A;
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latent-ookami Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Professional General Artist
I don't know why I haven't been watching you a long time ago. What the hell is wrong with me xD
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TeknicolorTiger Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
It seems we've both been afflicted with Why-The-Hell-Am-I-Not-Watching-This-Artist-Itis! D: *watchbacks*
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latent-ookami Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015  Professional General Artist
Ahh! xD *amused*
I'm honored for the watch back, seriously.
I am in love with your style. I'm actually not one for the wolf-man look; but I think it's the fact your style has more wolf in it that makes it so appealing and intriguing to me. Specially the transformation excerpt of Hayden.. Mind. Blown. All over the wall xD!!
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TeknicolorTiger Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Aw! ;u; Thank you so much! I'd like to do more transformation scenes with my characters at some point.
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Rowantis Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the fav! ^^
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