Category: Featured Art

Meet artist Pierre-Alexandre Comtois

A. Quinton — Mar. 16th 2016

For today’s #WerewolfWednesday post I’d like to direct your attention to Pierre-Alexandre Comtois, a Vancouver-based traditional and digital artist of 15+ years and designer of some Paul Kidby-level charismatic creatures. His work often delves into the fantasy/alien zones, and werewolves frequently occur.

Pierre-Alexandre Comtois WerewolfI first saw Alex’s art by creeping on him while we were sitting across from each other on a train last autumn. Over the course of 45 minutes I surreptitiously watched as a staff-wielding winged gargoyle/alien materialized in his sketchbook. We had a short conversation right before we went separate ways at our stop, and he gave me his details on a scrap of paper that’s been on my desk ever since. I’m happy to have an excuse to share his work today.

You can can find his galleries of character concepts, digital illustrations and storyboards on Behance, Instagram and his portfolio site. He also very recently (as in Monday) resurrected his Twitter account. If you like his work (or if you have work for him), let him know!

Class up your parlour with “Werewolves Playing Poker”

A. Quinton — May. 21st 2015

Christopher Herndon’s “Werewolves Playing Poker” is a great horror riff on Cassius Marcellus Coolidge’s famous “Waterloo” painting. Herndon’s replaced Coolidge’s card-slinging, cigar-selling dogs with a group of werewolves who’ve decided to play poker instead of murdering everyone.

This painting crosses the threshold from “neat” to “I want it, and am already clearing wall space” because Herndon didn’t just swap dogs for random werewolves – he depicts five famous film werewolves, and he’s added nods to at least two more. I can’t make out who’s in the painting behind the light, but just by squinting at the preview, I was able to spot a Chinese takeout container from Lee Ho Fook’s, Larry Talbot’s wolf head cane, Michael Jackson’s jacket from the intro to Thriller, and the Mickey Mouse figurine that watches over David Kessler’s first transformation.

If you were at MSP Comic Con last weekend you had a chance to buy a print from Herndon in person. If you weren’t, and time travel is not an option for you, don’t worry: you can still visit Herndon’s Etsy art shop, in which Werewolves Playing Poker is just one of many great monster / sci-fi prints available. This Classic Monsters group is great (or get just the Wolf Man).

To see more of Herndon’s art, follow him on Facebook, Instagram and Tumblr.

Stjepan Šejić’s “fur brush tutorial” werewolf portrait is killer

A. Quinton — Feb. 15th 2014

Croatian artist Stjepan Šejić cranked out this stunning depiction of what a werewolf victim sees five seconds before they die in less than 32 minutes just to show folks “how to make and use one of the variations of fur brush i make and use myself”. He even posted a video of the entire process, which is fascinating to watch, and which further vindicates my wife’s refusal to use any version of Photoshop newer than CS3.

Stjepan is an experienced comic artist and illustrator whose work can be seen in many Image / Top Cow titles. His deviantART gallery is packed with art covering a wide array of subjects, from Renaissance-inspired comic pages to riffs on memes and even Adventure Time fan art. Many thanks to him for creating this stunning beast, and to Tandye for bringing it to my attention!

Weekly Werewolf Art: “Complete Werewolf Transformation” by David Wuertemburg

A. Quinton — Dec. 5th 2013

Complete Werewolf Transformation Sketch

This werewolf illustrated by David Wuertemburg exemplifies the longstanding tradition of werewolves with great hair, a tradition first embodied by Michael Landon and later popularized in song form by Warren Zevon. What grabs me in this picture – aside from Dave’s technical proficiency – is the exquisite dichotomy of a such a well-groomed beast also being a bloodthirsty ruiner of camping trips and dates at Makeout Point. He may have access to salon-exclusive styling products, but this is a classic werewolf primed to fuck shit up. I love the blunt muzzle, the baleful sunken eyes, and those enormous teeth. If this was a book cover, I’d buy it in an instant.

You can see more of Dave’s art, much of which is horror- and werewolf-related, in his deviantART gallery.

Weekly Werewolf Art: “Ghostbusters Werewolf” by Nick Bondra

A. Quinton — Nov. 26th 2013

Phraggle - Ghostbusters Werewolf

Drawn by Nick Bondra, submitted by Tandye, based on a classic action figure and and in commemoration of one of the first werewolves I ever encountered as a child, it’s the Werewolf from the 80’s The Real Ghostbusters cartoon! This piece is stoking to the brink with nostalgia and classic werewolf excellence, and it’s accomplished with appropriately vibrant physical media (cut to a pile of Copic markers wearing sweet 80’s shades). To the best of my knowledge, werewolves only had a major role in a single TRG episode, No One Comes to Lupusville, and they spent most of it locked in various basements. When they bust out, though, they undertake the finest work a werewolf can do: smashing the shit out of some oppressive vampires. Nick’s piece, which captures one of Lupusville’s residents between vampire snacks, exemplifies the goofball horror energy that shaped my love of werewolves from an early age. For more of Nick’s art, check out his FurAffinity and deviantART galleries.

Weekly Werewolf Art: “Baroness of the Wolf” by Hinchel Or

A. Quinton — Nov. 6th 2013

Baroness of the Wolf - by Gido

“Oh shit, and I just shaved this morning…”

probably my last portfolio piece for the year… (probably)

tried out a different kind of lighting here… because having one light source was so five minutes ago.

This piece by Hinchel Or showed up on my Tumblr dashboard yesterday, via Do You Speak Werewolf? (which you should absolutely be following), and my first thought (after “!!!WOW!!!”) was “this Baroness has a problem, and I think it’s about to become an even bigger problem for the other people on the estate”. Let me tell you what I like about this picture. Aside from the technical excellence in the perspective and lighting, there are two things, mainly.

  1. There is an elegant lady.
  2. She is turning into a werewolf.
  3. (bonus round:) tea.

I really hope Hinchel makes this available as a print! If you’d like to do a little compare ‘n’ contrast, you can also see the pencils for this art here.

You can see more of Hinchel’s work on his Tumblr and deviantART sites, both of which are well-stocked with lushly-lit madness and super charming doodles.

Weekly Werewolf Art: Werewolf Lady Portrait by Lindsay Small

A. Quinton — Jul. 22nd 2013

Werewolf Lady Portrait by Lindsay Small

This week I want to introduce you to Lindsay Small and the delights she and her husband Alex are responsible for: Baman Piderman, and more recently, the animation for the new Mappy animated series. I love Lindsay’s design sense, colour choices and vector art, and recently she combined all three on an awesome monster lady spree. This werewolf gal looks like she’d give you a bloody nose and make you clean up the mess.

Next in the series of monster lady portraits! A werewolf aaaaaAAAAAAA!!!!

See the rest if you please herehereherehere, and here! Thank you!