As far as studying other werewolves , thats something I don't want to do because this is "my" werewolf. There is no point in copying other peoples work in this case.
I used comparative anatomy so while he may look different he certainly could exist. His feet are "human" but with very enlarged metatarsals , as are his hands.
And I did make quite a few more "brighter renders with highlights and such but none made it look as real as this one. He feels like he was made of clay on this one and is a real piece.. so hope that explains it.
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