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Creature : Griffon by reaper78 Creature : Griffon by reaper78
Painter's Commentary :

I wanna design a griffon as a god of the tropical Civilization like Quetzalcoatl. So I posted the red and green have been trying to give the feeling of the tropics. Pearl of the helmet, I felt I was trying to describe the materials do not look good is a little pity.

I designed it as a riding beast this creature (lets you move players on the battlefield to the village and transportation)
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Ikoter Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Student Writer
This griffon just brought you a watcher!
ShadowCorvus Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Student General Artist
original!!! love it!!! :D
Okami2009 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
So wow, I really love it.
JRSchrader Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love griffons! this looks so cool! I love the colors a lot!
ht743 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful, i love how you did the armor! =^_^=
ReveilleStudios Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Student
This looks amazing!
JovianJ Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012
One of my favorite fantasy creatures, so magnificiently rendered, and I love the concept to explain the colors and the sheer sense of glory this has. Fantastic work!
newchicklet Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I love Him
EmperorKarino Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome job.
Motion-in-Poetry Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
astounding work :)
ViperagonZero Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome artwork
Andreika1 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012
WoW! Awesome!
SkellyBro Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Griffon-Nage Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012
I like this one ! I'm curious, how many time it take to finish the final painting ?
soler7 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
Awesome !!
alyssaatkinson Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful. Just gorgeous.
Kocurfilip Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think i fell in love with you
julio382 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011
i love this imege
lovoart Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
muy bein logrado buen trabajo good!!
Ninja-JOKER Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Whoa, this is amazing..
kaitiakianahera Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011
Incredible. Look at those feathers its enough for me to say beautiful.
poetry-is-an-art Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011
Hello. I was wondering If I could use this design as part of a Digimon roleplay site I am currently on. Totally non-profit, I can provide to you a link, and All credit will go to you, the original artist. I will totally understand if you say no. Thank you.
Sxania Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
a griffin wasnt probably the smartest choice if you wanna aim for something tropical.. maybe a parrot head wouldve helped. and a long feathery tail. or something completely different, a blue yellow green big phoenix looking bird : o maaybe?! with the cool armor probably totally awesome
ShadowLetheria Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
stunning work - I especially love the fine detailing on the individual feathers, it really brings the piece to life.
LittleBlueOwls Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Give me the awesome griffon! *grabby hands*
Hatmiller Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome colours.
Gothic-Phantom-Zero Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
:wow: That's so AMAZING!!

If I may *Faves* 8D
Dragonling140 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011
This looks really cool! :D
BucklesInTheSun Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011
Gorgeous. The colors are just... drinkable. Especially that red. Your feather textures are gorgeous and the tension in the lion's feet are fantastic. Caveats-- I think his barding looks a bit heavy for a flying mount-- particularly at the back of the neck, elbow and shoulder-- and his forelegs are a bit too short/stiff. I think it's the "elbow" area on both of them and I'm not sure if it's the armor helping with that stiffness, but the curve of the wing shape is dragging my eye back up to the saddle.
Yazura-chan Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I REALLY REALLY...REALLY! love this Griffon design! the armour is absolutely wounderful. specially the way you've clashed colours together so they stand out! :D Love the feathers! you made them look really soft ^3^

What did you use for this? :D a tablet?
Komuri Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
wonderful work!
Lightfighter1 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011
Great Work! the feathers are amazing.
vicky3 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Came out real good,,,,like the details ,,,,
Caliphone Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
those forefeet look hard to balance on. but i love the beak, armor, and wings/feathers
GABaker-Author Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011  Hobbyist
Of all the creatures of mythology, Griffons are my favorite. Ever since I first saw Ray Harryhausen's Griffon in either "The Golden Voyage of Sinbad" or "Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger" I've thought it was one of the coolest creatures out there. This peice really reminds me strongly of that first Griffon. I realized they are different in many ways, but I feel like you really capture the power and majesty of the creature here. Kudos and great job!
Tyranous-King Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
that is the coolest griffin i have ever seen not the typical boring kind but super awesome
Leganica Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Потрясающий просто) вот это прорисовка!
GennaSIX Featured By Owner May 30, 2011
WOW drool~
spacezillazon Featured By Owner May 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
wow amazing job wonderful colors,details,effects.those colors blend really well
fenrysk-art Featured By Owner May 28, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
have you looked at the bird that is named after quetzalcoatl? the quetzal
before i read the commentary, when i saw the red feathers on the wing my instant reaction was "reminds me of a quetzal" so it definitely worked
i think the green could be a little less pale
Dellkat Featured By Owner May 28, 2011
I really like this :D
najmulosmani Featured By Owner May 28, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
whoaa this is beautiful! excellent take on the griiffin :)
Razgar Featured By Owner May 27, 2011
Very nice - I do love seeing creatures in battle armor
Shlogo Featured By Owner May 27, 2011
looks crazy! Nice work!
Niricko Featured By Owner May 27, 2011
The orange really catches your eyes...

Just picture being a lil guy on the battlefield all of a sudden hearing a loud screeching overhead. You look up in fear and see the flash of orange in the sky and know that the enemy has brought in the heavy cavalry.
XxfAtPAndAXx Featured By Owner May 27, 2011
Color in the wings are amazing. <3
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That-Random--Artist Featured By Owner May 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow thats so cool! I love design )
sannamy Featured By Owner May 27, 2011  Professional General Artist
wonderfull concept... I love that color combinations.
Rob-Cavanna Featured By Owner May 27, 2011
This is absolutely beautiful! Perhaps the prettiest Griffon painting I've ever seen.

If a super tropical flavor is your goal, I'd suggest deviating from the formula more dramatically... like splicing a demonic Macaw w/ a black panther's lower body. The combination of colors would be very striking! Or use Toucan colours + jaguar... just go nuts!
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