I was determined not to do the usual left to right comic book transformation. I imagine that having you're bones and muscles shift and change would cause them to heat up considerably and be a rather painful process. So in this drawing I was trying to convey that feeling of animal rage and pain.
I usually don't use digital backgrounds but at the time of makeing this drawing I was unsure as to where the wolf was going to be. Once I decided it was going to be in the snow the rest just sort of fell together. Trying to get the feeling of the wolf towering over you in this piece.