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Fancy Griffin by comixqueen Fancy Griffin by comixqueen
Sorry for the awful photograph! I'll try to replace it with a decent scan soon! Sorry for the wait, guys! Took me long enough to get it scanned, but it's been done! I hope you enjoy actually being able to see the detail now! :dummy:

A Steller's sea eagle/snow leopard griffin with snazzy jewelry. Part 2 of this assignment:
The idea was to design a character somehow based on the animal we'd chosen to render.
I didn't want to do a griffin at first, mainly because that's all I do these days...I tried to fight it, but in the end....I went with a griffin after all :iconotlplz:

Ink and watercolor with a few hints of color pencil on roughpress paper

Artwork © Comixqueen 2012 (Me!)
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:iconazureye:
azureye Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2015  Hobbyist
ahh, steller's eagles are my favorite, and this is adorable.  thanks for sharing~
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DarkSideDuck Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Gorgeus, you draw very well.
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comixqueen Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much!
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SpiderWolfOtaku Featured By Owner May 31, 2014
That griffin is absolutely GORGEOUS!!!!! :squee:
You did a seriously great job! :clap:
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:iconcomixqueen:
comixqueen Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :D
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fishofglass Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013
good! that looks amazing!
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Spydraxis01 Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Nice Griffin, one of the best I've seen yet
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:iconcomixqueen:
comixqueen Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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Anellyz Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
Gorgeous! You an't help wondering if he would feel as soft as he looks!
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Tokoldi Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I remember this one. Still awesome!
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comixqueen Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Say, when are you going to post your awesome koala dude? :poke:
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Tokoldi Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Maybe someday when I get back home to take a picture lol! In other words; not soon, if ever >.> I am so homesick D:
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comixqueen Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
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Monsoni Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013
That's one groovy gryph! I see he's packing some bling, too.
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comixqueen Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! ^^ Yus, lots of fancy jewelry
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nekonotaishou Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Professional Filmographer
:thumbsup:
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Quailheart Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
What a stylish dude! As usual, I love your detail in texturing feathers and fur. The rings on the talons look really neat, too!

And this was with watercolors? Wow, you've got a ton of practice, huh?
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comixqueen Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you~!
The rings were interesting to research and draw, and so was the fur (the Zoo's snow leopard pelt and taxidermied tail were a huge help), though feathers -especially wing feathers- can be quite a pain to texture. I only managed to pull those off because of my Windsonde obsession all my practice.

You could say I got a ton of watercolor practice, yes...:iconexcaliburfaceplz: The class this was for required every project done in watercolor.
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Quailheart Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Obsessions can usually prove useful to your artistic palet! I remember that my initial fascination with Warrior Cats is the reason I got to practice in and decided to pursue art. Now I look back on those days and think of how distasteful most of what I did was. :shrug: But at least I can admit that!

Oh gosh, all of your assignments? Sheesh, I can hardly hold a paintbrush as is so I can't imagine having to to all my assignments in watercolor.

Though I guess it'd make sense if it was a watercolor class.... :lol:
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WFengs Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013
O.O What a gorgeous Griffin! I like your choice of bird and cat :D
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comixqueen Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :D
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WFengs Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013
You're welcome~ ^_^
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shigs Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
Really niiice. I love how pimped out it is with the jewellery too :D
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comixqueen Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :D The jewelry was fun to draw. To paint, not so much :iconimetexcaliburplz:
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shigs Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
:noes:
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EnchantedTopaz Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
GORGEOUS anatomy, design, and coloring! You've truly captured the flow of both feathers and fur, and the fact that this is WATERCOLORS just blew me away, I would have pegged it as markers haha, but this is just phenomenal and you have earned yourself a new watcher haha <3
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comixqueen Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Wow! Thank you so, so much for the kind words! :love: And for the watch, too! You just made my day! :glomp:
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EnchantedTopaz Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
Aw, you're very welcome <3<3<3
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pavocristo Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
Hahahah! I'm so glad you couldn't resist -- gryphons are like crack, and just as delightful to look at. :D Wait, that didn't make sense... oh, who cares! I do a little dance every time I see that you've drawn something with wings. X3

God, here I go again... I LOVE YOUR FOLDED WINGS! Seriously! Beautiful 3D effect here, everything's all tucked in and neat and has all the right angles and length... guuuuhh~~! Beautiful coloring on the beak, eyes and jewelry, and I love the subtle shading of the thick, fluffy tail. Marvellous! :love:
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comixqueen Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:iconlovesplatplz: Kei, you always leave such wonderful comments!! :tighthug: Thank you so, so much for the lovely words! :love:

I do a little dance every time I see that you've posted artwork. Your stuff is just so beautiful! *_*

Dude! Get yourself a tumblr! I post most of my doodles (many of them winged) on there (which is here)! :D I want to see more of your artwork, even if they're just doodles or unfinished pieces! Pretty please? :iconawwwplz:
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pavocristo Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
It was my pleasure! You write the best replies. :D I tend to suck at writing comments, so it makes me happy whenever I’m able to write something at all, hahah! XD

Aww, thank you so much! ;__; :heart:

Oh, that does sound like a good idea! I’ve procrastinated and never really got around to making one. I thought I had for a second, but that must’ve been something else. I think I’ll make one right now! I was supposed to post most of my unfinished stuff on Facebook, but I realize it’s a LOT harder than I thought… I think a little anonymity and informality would be the perfect remedy. X’’D
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Anellyz Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
So fancy smexy. Beautiful design!
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comixqueen Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
¡Mil gracias, amiga! :tighthug:
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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
I like the bling! :icongryphonplz:
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comixqueen Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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Tetsumon Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yet again I'm surprised what you could do with watercolor...
Really great! I like how detailed jewelry is :)
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comixqueen Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot, Simba! :hug:
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ZawArt Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012   Traditional Artist
Very nice work!:ahoy:
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comixqueen Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :D
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