that lycanthrope

I’m not usually a big werewolf fan, but I wanted to try and change my own mind via some fun design practice. I really like how this cutie turned out!

I think that this brand of lycanthropy is a pretty rough ride, slowly turning the victim over the course of a whole month. With a few days of full human and a few days of full wolfmonster, most of the time is spent in an in-between state like this. Medication and exceptional self control can help manage symptoms, but it ain’t easy.

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quick doodlies thinking about how the slow monthly transformation of this werewoof goes. a good woofwoof

getting somewhere on the monster aspect of the idea, and I may try and develop them as a character concept too. not sure if they’re a boy or a girl or no, or what kind of setting they might be in, but we’ll see!

anonymous asked:

Hello! How many different types of werewolves are there, and what do they look like? Please and thank you! <3

Are the roles werewolves play in different myths, or any were-like creature, the same was what we think in modern times? I’m curious about how they were perceived in different cultures.

This is a second as we got that we feel is also answered by the Chorus here so we are adding it in and answering both at once. Now for the glorious Chorus’ answer!!

Ok, so, the thing is, most werewolves you see in media these days bear little resemblance to werewolves in folklore, aside from the becoming a wolf bit. Being bitten did not spread the curse/virus/whatever, wolf’s bane wasn’t considered a deterrent/poison, silver as a surefire kill was a very late addition in the early 1800’s in Germany, and they weren’t usually bound by the cycle of the moon. Werewolves as we know them now were mainly inspired by movies like An American Werewolf in London and The Wolf Man, so much so that the movie lore has been taken as folklore and it can be difficult to find accurate information. Lucky you, you’ve got us!


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