Good lord, does he look way better now than he did five years ago. I think the improvements in my rendering skills are best seen in my renders of male characters, as they now look, well, male. And Brendan here is huge; putting him next to most any of the other characters (but especially Kei) makes him look quite the beast. Appropriate enough for the werewolf, I think.
Set up in DAZ|Studio and rendered in LuxRender. Minor postwork: his arm and chest hair had to be rendered separately, since there was no way to avoid the poke-through on his shirt. I just brought the two layers into Photoshop (with and without body hair), and erased what I didn't need. Otherwise, no postwork.
The original version: