I am always on monster fan pages on Facebook and Instagram. I love being inspired by other artist's dark work. I never realized there are so many ways to draw a werewolf!!
However, I have noticed a tendency that a lot of werewolf drawings are becoming almost indistinguishable from super hero drawings. I admit I might be a little late noticing the World Wide Web of this startling revelation, but hey, I've been busy.
I suppose what I'm trying to say is that werewolves should not have the Marvel Comics-approved super hero body. I disagree that werewolves should be "ripped", and look like they've just got done in the gym. So many werewolf illustrations show them with six packs, massive arms with well-defined musculature, etc. They look like hairy Arnold Schwarzeneggers with fangs. That might be The Dark KNight, but that is not scary.
The werewolf movies that inspire me, like The Wolf Man (Lon Chaney, Jr.), The Howling, American Werewolf in London, Late Phases, to name a few, feature werewolves that are truly horrific. They are not buff, per say. Ne'er a steroid-looking werewolf to be seen in any of those movies.
I dunno, maybe it is that shite franchise Underworld that started this whole mess? Their 'lycans' are buff, right? I'm too lazy to verify this amazing hypothesis of mine.
I put the call out there: No more super hero werewolves. Keep 'em evil, and keep 'em scrawny.