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Kate Full Body Transformation by dirktiede Kate Full Body Transformation by dirktiede
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The head, hands, and feet studies and animations all led up to creating this sequence. You can see the final animation here:


The idea behind Kate's werewolf transformation was to make it smooth, but horrifying, while retaining some anatomical accuracy*. After establishing the beast's basic design, I created a halfway form between it and her human form by combining elements of the features. The first half of the metamorphosis builds towards this form, laying the groundwork for the more radical alterations in the second half with the growth of hair, claws, predatory teeth, development of a short muzzle, barrelling of the chest, and lengthening of the spine.

For added realism, the hair growth starts out following human body hair patterns, which then accelerates. It has always bothered me that classic werewolf designs rarely take cues from the fur patterns on real wolves, often resorting to ubiquitous brown hair, which makes the creature look more like a bear or dog. For Kate's beast design, I worked in patterns of light and dark patches, corresponding both with the shapes often seen on wolf pelts, as well as the sites of normal human hair growth. I also looked at photos of wolf pups as inspiration for the short hair/fur in the intermediate stages.

In this earlier rendition of the beast, went for lankier frame because while werewolves are often depicting as hulking monsters, actual wolves are very long and lean, somewhat like greyhounds. It's their thick, winter pelts that give them a bulkier appearance. While in the end I beefed up Kate's final beast form up a little more, the idea remains to make her a less massive than other werewolf designs.

* Note: It should be mentioned that as the original was an anatomical study, it was done as a nude. However, for purposes of publishing online and making this safe for work, I have added some basic clothing. While I tried to make the alteration as seamless as possible, I have taken some liberties in the accuracy department for the sake of speed.
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skyworthy Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
SB64 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015
like it
Werewolfpreteen Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014
What comic/manga is this from? I need to know just to read more! :D Loving the transformations
Bakuformerhanamanime Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Student Digital Artist
She looks like she's smilng
QuiGonJin Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014
That's so cool.  I love how you draw the face of the final one, and the hair and fur.  Very nice
drac2000 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
i love werewolf who a cop do u have color veion of this?
Werewoman85 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012
Nice series! Great process for the TF and a beautiful subject.
pluto3000 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011
OldDog77 Featured By Owner May 25, 2011
Good stuff, as always!
Ianfodder Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011  Hobbyist
i definitely like the underworfld style transformation, where it kinda snaps to each phase.
ticlash Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
SketchySG Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010
I like the research put in to making this design. I'm a fan of Paradigm Shift, and the end result actually looks disturbing.

I've seen a lot of over-the-top renditions (not that those are bad), but this one shows just how unnerving a real-life werewolf would be.
mechster Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010
Kudos dude, muzzle progression in 4+5 are *amazing*
locofuria Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
excellent sequence about werewolf woman
Windgrowler Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice ! =D
Jhumperdink Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
looks absolutely awesome and believable! can't wait to see more!
lycanthropeful Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I really enjoy the attention you paid to her frame, particularly with the hunched look in the final image, as well as the lengthening of her arms. The artist's comments really helped.

Seeing as how my main character is a also a female werewolf, it's nice to see a "properly done" image sequence that seems so real it's scary.

Love it. You're so good at this. :)
Zaximillian Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This reminds me of :iconloboleo:'s work. No small compliment there, sir. *salutes you*
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