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Fancy Gryphon by Firequill Fancy Gryphon by Firequill
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This was an unexpected piece of artwork! I just opened Photoshop yesterday to scribble random things in it, only really intending to do sketches, but I ended up with this in the end! It is one of the very few times where I'd consider my hair/fur drawing not to be a complete failure. It's a bit of a mess on the tail and legs, but uh... I did better than I was expecting myself to... o_O

Because I put lots of effort into details and things, I found it totally necessary to make this close up shot here: [link]

Background texture from !khaosdog.
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azuroku Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
It might just be the coloring & the ears... but it reminds me a bit of a fennec fox.
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RaveneyesTheWorgen Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
So beautiful! :)
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MPT0922 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks like a Firequill's gryphon :P [looks like your avatar, too.]
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AguaRush11 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
what a beautiful gryphon :)
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TheAntimonyElement Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a really funny and unusual look for a gryphon--I love it! :D
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tricksparrow Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow. I love all the gold shinyness of this. Just wow jeez.
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Firequill Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011   Digital Artist
I should have given it sparkles and piercings and loaded it up with all kinds of bling. Then it would be even more gold and shiny! And *original* because more accessories = more originality! : D
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tricksparrow Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG YES. MORE DYED HAIRPLZ
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SergeTheEchidna Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
It has curly fur! O: I wish I could draw the tiniest bit as good as you! >_<
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Firequill Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011   Digital Artist
He, thanks!
I wish I could draw this well consistently! It surprised me to end up with this, especially since I'm usually so bad at drawing fur and beaks from that angle and stuff! o_O
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SergeTheEchidna Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Yes. I have trouble with drawing consistently. Whenever I am drawing certain things for a game, the first thing will look very good, but then somewhere in my mind is probably thinking, 'Get it over and done with!' resulting in later images looking awful. D:
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NightshadeULF Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Awww it's so cute ^w^
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bumblefly Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011
The curliness! I luff it! It's so delicate and pretty, but you can tell by the look on its face, it'd take your hand off if you tried to stuff your hand into its curly, curly mane...
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Firequill Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011   Digital Artist
I think it would be worth it anyway to touch such silky soft fur for even a brief moment...!

Thank you for the comment!
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SymphonyOfHorror Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011
wooooooow!that...is...amaaaazing:D
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owlity Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011
Oh wow, this is gorgeous! The shading is just fantastic and I love the expression!
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Firequill Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011   Digital Artist
I'm glad you like it! : D
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Reisen Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011
Lovely :) I adore the gryphon's design.
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griffsnuff Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011
This is beautiful ;0; <3
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Firequill Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011   Digital Artist
Yay! Thank you!
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chiutina Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Beautiful~:)
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francis-john Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
he is gorgeous, my one crit is that you should have continued with the details on the wings to make it more consistent...
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Firequill Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011   Digital Artist
Heh, someone else suggested the same thing...! I had a hard time with the wings, unfortunately. I wanted to do more with them, but was struggling with it, so I sort of uh... gave up on them and decided I'd plan what I'd do with the wings better next time. o_O
I'll also try to balance the detailing better...!

I appreciate your comment, though!
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AElddir Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011  Student General Artist
I especially like his huge ears! Great work on the fur too! :aww:
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Firequill Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011   Digital Artist
Thank you! Heh, I like the huge ears too. For ages I didn't like drawing ears on things because it seemed hard, but now I'm enjoying adding big ears to things!
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Sparrowgrass Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the way the colors and shading are in this picture. The griffins expersion is great also.
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Firequill Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011   Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Thndr Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011  Student
=0 Those are some impressive details, and I love your colours!

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