Canis and his sister Rem were two original characters I developed for the game, but they ended up not making the cut. They were evil shapeshifters that could transform from a human to a wolf, Tolkien alludes to beings like these in the books.
Canis, a strong fighter but not too smart.
Canis's wolf form. I carried over some of his design elements into the beast form.
Rem, the brains in the family.
Rem's wolf form, again I kept elements like her hair and jewelry in the beast version. I also wanted her to appear more intelligent than Canis.