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The Kill by LupinHen The Kill by LupinHen
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The Killby LupinHen

"...From downwind emerged a dark mass of fury and teeth and before the buck could even take flight, its legs buckled under the impact of almost two hundred pounds brought to bear onto his back. Dark hands grasped his muzzle and an antler. And with a twist, the old male just past the zenith of his life reached its inevitable conclusion.

The killer was nothing less than a werewolf, dark brown in color. He growled in satisfaction as he got off the fresh carcass and stood."
-Excerp from Apex Predator :iconjzlobo:

Great short story! Read the whole thing here: Apex PredatorThe deer had not a chance against its killer. One minute, the old buck was munching languidly on summer grass so lush that its juices dribbled out of his mouth as he ate. The sun's rays beamed down through the treetops, warming the forest floor to the perfect temperature--it was a perfect day. Until a twig behind him snapped. From downwind emerged a dark mass of fury and teeth and before the buck could even take flight, its legs buckled under the impact of almost two hundred pounds brought to bear onto his back. Dark hands grasped his muzzle and an antler. And with a twist, the old male just past the zenith of his life reached its inevitable conclusion.
The killer was nothing less than a werewolf, dark brown in color. He growled in satisfaction as he got off the fresh carcass and stood. From the nearby foliage emerged a smaller werewolf, black with white speckles here and there. The larger werewolf hunched down and flattened his ears in respectful submission.
"Good work, Phoenix," comm


My entry for :iconjzlobo:'s contest, here: Story Illustration Contest '13After two successful, exciting, and fun years for my Illustration Contest, I might as well keep with the momentum! Usually I start it a few months later in the year, but this time I figure why wait? The third annual Story Illustration Contest is now officially underway!
The Rules
To enter, +fave this journal and +watch me so you can get updates for the contest. If you don't dig me, you can always un-watch once we're done.
Draw an illustration depicting a character, characters, or a scene from the selection of stories below.
You may enter as many times as you like!
Entries will be judged by faithfulness to the source material and complexity of the image.
In the description under your entry, include a link to the original story and this contest article.
Send your entries to me in a note so I can add them to this folder.
No bases! Entries must be completely made by you.
The C


So for the contest, you had the option of choosing a character or characters from one of his short stories and I chose a werewolf (of course) and this big guy here is Samson Phoenix who has just made a kill. I placed Lily of the Valley flowers in this piece near the deer because I was reading somewhere that the flowers symbolize death and rebirth. I thought they fit not only with this particular scene but also with the character Samson Phoenix.

Its been a while since I drew a werewolf, so my anatomy is a bit rusty but I think it came out well. Also this is the first time I've drawn a deer! I think it looks great! ...but unfortunately after I colored it I realized I put White-tail deer antlers on a Mule deer body. Whoops. XD Other than that, my only real criticism is that I wish I put it on larger paper.

Samson Phoenix :iconjzlobo:

Watercolor, acrylic and colored pencil on 9 x 12 mixed media paper

EDIT: Wow! I won Second place! Thanks so much!
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RequiemLylium Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014
Amazing details!
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LupinHen Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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lolobild Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the colors and shadows! this is very well done! :)
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LupinHen Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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lolobild Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you're welcome! Adorable Girl Anime Emoji (Kawaii Wink) [V6] 
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Lagabydou914 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014   Traditional Artist
Very nice :)
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LupinHen Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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AprilONeil1984 Featured By Owner May 2, 2014
nice artwork!
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LupinHen Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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AprilONeil1984 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014
you're welcome!
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