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Kate Head Transformation by dirktiede Kate Head Transformation by dirktiede
This sequence of sketches is source I used to create this original transformation design animation back in 2001-2002:

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I've also posted it to YouTube, so try it there if you're having problems viewing the animation:

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I used an old freeware app called "Morpher" to generate in-between frames between each of the drawings, then stitched the movies together in Adobe After Effects. Unfortunately the morphing program created a artifacts, especially between the frames where Kate is opening and closing her mouth. So, I went in and drew over each of the frames by hand to clean up the artwork in Photoshop before stitching the entire thing back together in After Effects. While the final werewolf form's design changed somewhat in the end, the overall animation holds up pretty well.

I later reworked the frames from this animation to create this finished version:

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Adharmageddon Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014
Wow. This is really BOSS! I've trying to do something transformation drawings like this. This is better than anything I could do lol
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OldDog77 Featured By Owner May 25, 2011
What a great reference and I love this style of werewolf!
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russetwolf13 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Hmm, didn't know you had a DA account.
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blackwing2 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
... That's... perfectly done!
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wolf-in-spirit Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010
Love it! fab artwork!
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Zaluke Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010
The detail looks wonderful thanks for sharing this dirktiede.
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wolfmarian Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010
Very good transitions!
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Dragoniade Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010
Really great work in this transformation sequence. Love the details
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M-Skirvin Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010
The animation rocks! Expressive and impressive at the same time!
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dirktiede Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2010
Wait until you see the retouched version... ;) I was inspired to revisit it after posting this. Turns out After Effects runs waaay faster on my new machine, and it made completing the new version (after being on hold for 8 years) a whole lot easier. I'll probably post it at the end of the month.
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