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A Ceremony of Light by BadInspiration A Ceremony of Light by BadInspiration

We were incredibly excited to be invited to illustrate for this coming year’s Werewolf Calendar, and were even more excited to be given such a wonderful caption this year. We are even more excited to share this with you today!

Image is oil on masonite, about 16x22in in size.

Our caption for the 2016 Werewolf Calendar:

Being wild and worldly beings, werewolves do not hold a prevailing fear of death, but rather embrace it as a natural part of life. While spiritual beliefs surrounding death vary from pack to pack, werewolves mourn their dead in various ways, often leaving temporary grave markers made of collected feathers, flowers and fragrant herbs. Some werewolves even keep the bones or skulls of their departed relatives. Other werewolf packs might decorate the bodies of the dead with body paint and wreathed flowers and other plants.  In their belief, this represents calling upon the earth to reclaim the lifeblood of their departed member so they may in turn enrich the soil and bring prosperity to the land.

Preorders for the calendar open on September 1st at midnight US Pacific Time (UTC-8) and the first Pre-orders will receive 3 bonus items; an art card/postcard by Kyndir, a sticker by us (Simul!) and a magnet by Johis!

We hope you enjoy and thank you for the support! :)

Feel free to see a couple close-ups posted on our Tumblr: badinspiration.tumblr.com/post…
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Given 2016-02-05
A Ceremony of Light by BadInspiration ( Suggested by RTNightmare and Featured by PixlPhantasy )
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AdhityaRasmi Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2017  Professional General Artist
the caption you wrote... was that really exist, or just the fake legend you created fictitiously? its magically eerie yet amazing, since i also interested with spiritual mysticism stuffs, especially from Asian region. 
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BadInspiration Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2017  Professional General Artist
<3 It was a cute excerpt that the artist Balaa wrote for the Werewolf Calendar that it was featured it. Thank you!!
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:iconadhityarasmi:
AdhityaRasmi Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2017  Professional General Artist
so, was that existed as real folk mythology believed by the real society, or just invented as fictitious mythology? 
if yes, did you have the references based on the real mythology?
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RebellingLemming Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awed!
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2016
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:

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:iconpoisen2014:
poisen2014 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2016
:iconcongratsddplz:
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:iconwinnerweirdo37:
winnerweirdo37 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
This be amazing.
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SwirlyEyesHypnotize Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Remarkable! 8D
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LindArtz Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I already have this faved! :)   Congratulations on your much deserved DD! :clap:
WinningDD by marphilhearts
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misshadowings Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2016  Student General Artist
This is absolutely mesmerizing! 
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:iconbirgitnoll:
BirgitNoll Featured By Owner Edited Feb 5, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love this picture
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novus41 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
cool
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7astral Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2016  Professional Photographer
Daily Deviations by 7astral
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FilthyPicturesLtd Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2016   Filmographer
:love: this!
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A1exanderArt Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Terrific work!
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:iconmea00:
mea00 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice! Congrats on the DD
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SarahRieker Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2016   Digital Artist
wow beautiful! 
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:iconki-0:
Ki-0 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2016  Student Artist
Very interesting! It's tells a story ^.^
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:icontwinblazar:
TwinBlazar Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Now, that's a true work of art.
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The-Urocyon Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
SO worthy of a D.D. Amazing!
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Kyra2286 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
love the subtle orange against the cooler grays ;w; and how there's obviously so much story behind it even before you read the description.
I hope that makes sense XD
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TheInfinityskull Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome! Amazing!
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:iconliamhamilton:
LiamHamilton Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2016
Great work, mystic wolf-spirit-being doing its thing! :)
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:iconrebellinglemming:
RebellingLemming Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great art!
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:iconratatoskas:
RatatoskAS Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2016  Professional Filmographer
This looks absolutely amazing! :)
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Lintu47 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Congrats on the DD! :DALove: by Ikue
Have a nice day! :love: by CookiemagiK
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digitalghoul Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Amazing piece! Congrats on the DD :clap:
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:iconlanasy:
Lanasy Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Wonderful work and congrats on the DD!! Also, hello fellow pathfinder artist ^-^
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AdvanceRun Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
how long did this take ?
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:iconbadinspiration:
BadInspiration Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2015  Professional General Artist
Altogether probably about 20-27 hours... somewhere in there :)
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AdvanceRun Featured By Owner Edited Nov 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
straight ? :)   Or with how many brakes, or days did it take ? I just noticed that wolf is over a wrapped up wolf laying on the floor.
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LittleFox313 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2015
Awesome! 
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MithrylNinja Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So many things to love about this piece, where do I start?
The detail work on this is amazing (love the little motifs on the candles; nice touch). The character, even though it's obviously a wolf, it reminds me of Anubis, the Egyptian jackal god of mummification (Well, i guess jackals are part of the canidae family too...). the bone crest behind it is a really nice touch that gives it a really interesting silhouette, and the jewelry it's wearing really highlights its relationship with death to a beautifully subtle degree.
Overall? 10/10, nice work!
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Kezra Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I absolutely have to have a print of this for my boneyard workshop, I know -exactly- where I'd hang it! I adore every last detail. It really speaks to me. Will this be for sale as a print outside of the Werewolf calendar? (though the calendar is so jam packed with great art this yr I may have to cave and buy one regardless!).

The wolf's expression, the frayed bandages, the touches of gold. I cannot compliment this piece enough, really in awe!
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BadInspiration Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2015  Professional General Artist
We aren't actually allowed to sell prints of this until after the Werewolf Calendar is published! But right after that we should be releasing information on limited edition canvas prints and also normal prints of this piece, so stay tuned!

Also thank you so much for the interest and compliments! :) <3
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Kezra Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oooo, I'm still very interested in this! ^^ Where is it you may be posting info when you do sell prints (just so I can be sure not to miss it)!
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BadInspiration Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thank you!

You can find more information at our Etsy! :) -> www.etsy.com/shop/SimulArts?re…
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dingo-murci Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
i love the face and the arms....
amazing....
simply amazing
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Nicoo99 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015
Beautiful. 
:D
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Rocker234 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015
Wow! The level of detail on this is amazing! :wow:
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HunterBeingHunted Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome textures and atmosphere! Also a very original idea! :)
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Averant Featured By Owner Edited Aug 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oooohh... :heart:
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:iconjamjams:
JamJams Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Holy wow, this is simply incredibly done!
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PenningtonBeast Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ok, this is one of the most original ideas I've seen for the Werewolf Calendar. Werewolves AND mummies, can't go wrong! :)
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songbreezewolf Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is absolutely amazing <3
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omfg Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think the fraying on the bandages is such a great touch!
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Teqerra Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a stunning image!
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