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"A werewolf that reaches advanced age takes an honored place in a pack. Even if they are not an alpha, they are highly valued by every member. With their experience and wisdom, they are excellent advisers to all, leaders and pups alike. An elder werewolf is responsible for passing down pack traditions and the stories of generations before, and often the officiators of important ceremonies. During a typical story telling session, an elder might use one of their scars as a launch point for a story, with all rapt in attention as the tale unfolds."
See WIP shots in my tumblr - eskiworks.tumblr.com/post/6010…
Done in Photoshop with an Intuos 3 tablet
Her: My, what big teeth you have.
Me: How old are you?
Her: My, what big hands you have.
Me: Sweetie, you look under age, you could be somebody's baby and I don't wanna go to jail.
Her: big hands. Big teeth. I can do the math.
Me: Yeah, the answer is big trouble. Sweetie, where's your parents? They're probably worried about ya?
Her: how about we get a hotel room and eat some sweets. I'm 18.
Me: Nah uh. Nope. The German Polizea around here do not play. They don't even have batons, they have axes, and I'll get a warning slash right across the gut.
It's wonderful how you express and show the children's thirst for knowlede and the urge to understand the world with this painting.
I love such themes and so I love this work. If this picture is reflecting your soul you must be a really cool person.
I haven't known you before I saw this piece - but now you are watched by one more pair of eyes. *gg*
(And sorry for my bad English. Deviantart forced me to give you some kind of feedback after I placed the favorite! x3)
I only posted what I think about the scenery and what has been on my mind. We need more children-themed-anthro-artworks.
A minor, amazing detail :'D
"When I was a pup I was not cute! I was born fierce!"
Jokes aside, really beautiful :3
Beautiful work! I love the details of the wolf pups, the Elder Wolf, and the forest in the background. You did a wonderful job on this master piece.
I hope that you have a great and blessed day!
I agree (beautiful art by the way), and I've been pondering the change in cultural attitudes. I think perhaps some of it is that scarcity increases value. In older times, particularly over a hundred years ago, it was the rare person who made it to old age, and since fewer people could read or write, people were dependent on memory for information.
Now we have some countries where there are more elderly than young people, and it's inverted the pyramid. Which doesn't mean older people are really less valuable, but it changes how we view aging. It's seen less now as an accomplishment to make it past 50, because thanks to medical advances the majority of people are doing it. The upside is 50 is no longer viewed as "old", at least not to the extent it once was.
Another contributor is the pace at which technology updates now. Some things are universal, but I know people like my dad had to deal with computer systems they were considered experts at being replaced with newer systems where their skills didn't translate...or at least not without a lot of additional education.