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fiery griffin

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I was on an excursion to the remnants of a volcano in the Eifel last weekend. After that I felt like painting something fiery- this is what I ended up with.

Perhaps I will give him a matching background sometime but for now I´m quite happy to have finished the griffin itself.

Done with Photoshop using a Wacom graphire tablet.

I looked at some of the stock pictures of
RikkDarkMoon [link]
to get a better idea of what fire exactly looks like. Some nice stock there, really worth a look!

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YukinflakeHobbyist Writer
LOVE, this is amazing; you did a great job on this one. The fire looks so authentic, and I love its feet. ^^
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mylifeline Artisan Crafter
excellent work. I agree with betweenasleepandwake the color of the beak bothers me. and I think the wings could use a bit of work
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AnkaravenHobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
I am not perfectly happy with how this looks either when I look at it now but the original file was lost when my computer´s hard drive died so I have no way of fixing it without redoing it completely.
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BetweenAsleepAndWakeHobbyist General Artist
I really like your griffin. :) The only thing about it that bothers me is the color of the beak actually...
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AnkaravenHobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
I would have redone some parts of this, the beak being one of them, but the original file was lost when my hard drive died last year and I could only change things by completely redoing the painting.
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BetweenAsleepAndWakeHobbyist General Artist
I understand :)
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NerdfighterHobbyist General Artist
The back leg looks a little... short. O_o

But otherwise, I like it! Nice highlights and stuff. ^^
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AnkaravenHobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :)
I agree, the hind leg does look a little short...I haven´t looked at this for a while and doing so now I have to admit that the whole anatomy is a bit off :D
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nice shadows and the texture is great
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Windshade888Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeah a griffin tjohey ^^

personally I prefer griffins a with a bit more hawk like mouths
I have some griffins in my gallery too ^^
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AnkaravenHobbyist General Artist
I´m not totally happy with the beak... I wanted to work on the picture, add a background and the like and would probably have changed the beak, too... but my old computer died and all data was lost including the original version of this painting. All I have now is the small version I uploaded here...that´s better than nothing but working on it is no fun any more. :(
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Windshade888Hobbyist Digital Artist
:/

shit old computer, I hate when thats happens >>

do anouther drawing again, use more smaller beaks
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GaerwingProfessional General Artist
Very good work! I like the colours ^^
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MonicaMarinhoProfessional Digital Artist
Waw, the fire looks so realistic :o
I also like the mysterious mood.

Great job!! :clap:
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AnkaravenHobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :)
It took me quite some time to get the hang of painting fire! :D
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This is great. The flames on the breast, especially, look amazing. :+fav:
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AnkaravenHobbyist General Artist
Thanks a lot! :)
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Great Job.

Rikk ...............
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AnkaravenHobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :)
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Flip0024Hobbyist Writer
Like the details.
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AnkaravenHobbyist General Artist
Thanks! Actually, painting the claws was the easiest part of this whole picture...:D
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CrossingMissVampireStudent Photographer
Wow. Really. Wow!
The texture is more than stunning - I can only say AMAZING! :dance:
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AnkaravenHobbyist General Artist
Thanks a lot! :)
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