Draw A Werewolf Day: ‘Where’s My Coffee?’

The hunt for fresh meat overnight was successful, but the hunt for the morning coffee still needs to be had. His overnight “carnivorous lunar activities” has spent his fuel. No coffee makes for an extremely cranky werewolf as his fuel depletes and resulting in a mid-morning crash. Time to give this werewolf some coffee. A word to the wise: do not offer the werewolf decaf coffee; it will not end well for the one serving the coffee.

Today is also Draw a Werewolf Day, as it is also the “Harvest Moon” full moon. How can you get on the werewolf art action? Draw anything werewolfy. It does not matter if you are a pro artist or drawing a simple stick-figure werewolf, if it is werewolf, it is good to go. The rule is that it must be art that you created on the assigned Draw a Werewolf Day (full moon day)

(or +/- one day to accommodate overseas participants). To submit your own Draw a Werewolf drawing or to view the archives, go visit drawawerewolf.tumblr.com or Tweet on Twitter using the hashtag #DrawAWerewolfDay.

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Werewolf Art: Werewolf Photographer

My art from M. Claire (on Twitter as @NCogsmith) of yours truly snapping a photo arrived Tuesday night. The art looks fantastic!

I commissioned the art from her about two years ago. I totally forgot about the commission until she emailed me Tuesday with the art attached. Seeing that email and art was a great surprise to me.

The illustration shows me (PDX Werewolf) ready to snap a photograph with a digital SLR camera. The pose is based off of my earlier black and white website header showing me in werewolf form, ready to take a picture.

Thank you for creating this wonderful werewolfy art, M. Claire. I love it!

Art: © 2016 M. Claire. Used with permission.

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The Original Dog Soldiers

A World War II-era newspaper may have conceived “dog soldiers” fifty-nine years before Dog Soldiers released in theaters.

Camp Roberts (Calif.) Dispatch ran a series of photo-cartoon public service announcements for soldiers called “Rookie Nightmares” during World War II. These segments were the lessons taught from rookie mistakes during the first weeks entering service.

In “Army Wolves” segment, a uniformed soldier and his civilian-dressed girl friend are on the post for the first time. A group of uniformed “wolves” (honestly, resembling more like German shepherd) surround and grasp the romancing couple.

“The striped wolf is the most dangerous of the species,” the narrative read, meaning the stripes were those of non-commissioned officers (NCO).

A lesson to be learned whom you bring into the pack’s den. Not everyone is accepted.

(Author’s note: I photographed this exhibit at Fort Stevens State Park in Hammond, Oregon.)

‘Werewolf Women of the Canadian North’

The title Werewolf Women of the Canadian North sounds like another campy cheesefest B-movie. Sadly, this is not a real movie. Werewolf Women of the Canadian North is a parody horror movie poster produced by Heartattackjack on Deviant Art.

A wolfed-out, flannel shirt-wearing she-wolf with a axe-wielding woman and semi truck dominate the frame. The tagline: “Lycantrope Lumberjack Ladies on the Loose. Terror on the Trans-Canada.”

I see Thelma and Louise meets She-Wolf of London and The Hitcher. Whatever the combination is, I’m amused. This movie needs a Kickstarter or Indiegogo campaign to become a thing.

Check out Heartattackjack’s poster on DeviantArt (mature content). You can also order your own copy at Redbubble.com.

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‘Be Mine’ Valentine Werewolf

Valentine’s Day is this upcoming Saturday. Don’t know what to give to your Valentine? How about a little something werewolfy.

Last summer at TikiKon at the Red Lion Inn at the Quay (the same place where HOWL CON 2015 was held at), I discovered in the dealer’s room a romantic werewolf art that really tugged at my heart. Portland artist Devon Devereaux created this heartwarming illustration of a wolfman werewolf wearing a plaid flannel shirt, holding a “Be Mine” heart on a stick, and framed by a light pink heart with solid red background. The version I have is printed on canvas and framed, and it cost $40.

Happy Valentine’s Day and/or Lupercalia. Awroo!

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Watch Rick Baker Paint a Werewolf

Check out Oscar-winning An American Werewolf In London and The Wolfman (2010) werewolf make up artist Rick Baker paint a werewolf. In this video below, Rick paints a werewolf with white oil paint on black canvas. The detail put into this painting is howling hair-raising and inspiring.

In the YouTube video description posted by Rick Baker, he writes the painting was “inspired by The Werewolf of London.”

When did Rick Baker paint this magnificent portrait? “Painted Feb. 2nd under a full moon,” he wrote in the video description.

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The Werewolf that Once Waved at Traffic

A few years back, a fuzzy brown werewolf with beady red eyes and tidy gray t-shirt, smiled and waved at the passing cars on NW 185th Ave.

This werewolf window art was painted on the f.y.e. store in the Tanasbourne area in Beaverton, Oregon, for a movie promotion in 2010. The werewolf was on the window until the store permanently closed in March, 2012. A dental and health clinic now occupy the space.

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