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Danny the Tiger Owl Griffin by arvalis Danny the Tiger Owl Griffin by arvalis
Hey guys I was contacted by author Tiffani Collins to work on a character splash illustration of her novel's protagonist. The character was described as a white tiger with heterochromatic eyes, owl wings, eagle talons on the hands, ears of a fox, and the tail of an archaeopteryx. Considering the very specific brief I think I was able to make all those things happen. Please be proud of me tiger-senpai TamberElla 

You can check out the Author's work here collinsfamilycreations.wordpre… 


Photoshop CC: 40 hours

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:iconunicornlover2500:
UnicornLover2500 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2018
amazing flying tiger 
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SleekWingSilverBolt Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Oooh! I love it!
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ArsFatalis Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2018
The wings are completely mindblowing! I really love the subtle tweaks to the tiger's forelimbs and facial features that make them very reminiscent to owls, and those wings create an incredible sense of scale! And the textures... I could've stared at the texture details forever :heart:
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:iconblindeyetwist:
BlindEyeTwist Featured By Owner May 24, 2018
wow, amazing :)
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:iconpipsqueakdraws:
PipSqueakDraws Featured By Owner May 18, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is really beautiful you're so good!Happy Retsuko [F2U] 
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:iconask-wings-of-fire8:
Ask-Wings-Of-Fire8 Featured By Owner May 3, 2018  Student General Artist
Stunnung. Just/...wow
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:iconapcomics:
apcomics Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2018
Tigerhawk, Maximise!!!

As always amazing work, apologises if people don't get the reference.
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:iconwilliethefool:
williethefool Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2018
That is BEAUTIFUL!
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Pendragon-Arts Featured By Owner Edited Mar 10, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
 Your work has been selected to receive a Award! Congratulations!!! Heart  DD from me! Delightfully Deviant! by Pendragon-Arts   Tight Hug
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lizzyaster Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
HOW ARE THIS POSSIBLEE
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:iconanttum:
anttum Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2018  Student Artist
Well made shadowing
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:iconschuschinus:
Schuschinus Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2018   General Artist
There is a slight anaglyph 3d effect.
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:iconishi-kupa:
Ishi-Kupa Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2018  Professional General Artist
woaaaaaaw O___O
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:iconpurestrongpoem:
Purestrongpoem Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Wow this looks amazing.
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:iconold-smiley:
Old-Smiley Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Why hello there Danny, aren't you funny fellow 
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:iconm0osegirlhunter:
m0osegirlhunter Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Glorious art!
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xHelloBeautifulx Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2018
Holy, epically wondrous! This Phenomenal Tiger Griffin is stunning and The Owl Wings look incredible. The designs, expression, pose, eagle talons, ears, archaeopteryx tail, heterochromatic eyes, stripes, fur, claws, markings, feathers, teeth, forest scape, stream, water, ripples, trees, leaves, flowers, branches, log, boulders, plant life, sunlight, mist, gleam, glow, flow, movement, effects, realisticness, perspective, atmosphere, hues, textures, concept, composition, uniqueness, colors, lighting, style, and other details are also sensational. Amazingly Radical work! :iconfantasticplz:
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Sharpman01 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Hehehe, it's Tigerhawk! Only not made of metal...wonder how many people are gonna get this?
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:iconsarythewolf:
SaryTheWolf Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What an awesome looking creature.
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:iconmario0jose0espinosa:
mario0jose0espinosa Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing and bold
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:iconthecartoonwizard:
TheCartoonWizard Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
Holy Sweet Maloogie
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RealAdamSandler Featured By Owner Edited Jan 15, 2018  Professional Filmographer
we want to use this in bedtimes stories 2, does it poop white bird dodee? im thinking of a scene where mister realrob has to deal with some big doodooo haha 
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Narsilion Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
i love the front feet! the background is great too, i really need more practice in every department lol
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:iconhugocafasso:
hugocafasso Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
:O
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:iconjuninho0704:
juninho0704 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What about the realistic pokemon art?
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:iconmactavishthefarkas:
MacTavishtheFarkas Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Aren't gryphons supposed to have the bird's face and front, with the big cat in the back?
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:iconpriimm:
Priimm Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2018  Student Digital Artist
it still its a griffin, if it has a bird face, big cat back or not.
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MacTavishtheFarkas Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, no, this just looks like somebody swapped out talons for the front paws and stapled wings to it. It's not a gryphon.
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:iconpriimm:
Priimm Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2018  Student Digital Artist
gah, you're right.
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PieSpie8743 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
I just recently got a drawing tablet. What program do you use/would recommend?
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arvalis Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Photoshop CC ids the best, although I've never used it I've heard good things about Clip Studio.
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Blackvegetable Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2018
WHOA!
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ValentinaTheWolf Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing!
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TheLostDragonRider Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2018
he's a magnificent beasty to say the least. what's the title of the novel Tiffani Collins' writing? do you know?
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Novaskyi Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great work. It has been featured Standard Feature #01..
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CreativeMark24 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2018  Hobbyist
Awesome! :-)
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Ryivhnn Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2018   Digital Artist
Man that's an epic wingspan, how does it fit anywhere? XD Seems like it should be prancing around dizzying cliff heights rather than in the jungle! Looks awesome, and appears to my untrained eye like it matches the brief pretty much exactly, hope she loves it :D
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Lolliangel00 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Stunning artwork! :heart:
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SacredSpirit123 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2018
I...whatthemythologistinmeisfreakingouthowdoyouclassifythismajesticcreature
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:iconalpokyar:
alpokyar Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2018
this is not
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FeatheredDiva Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
its sooooo amazing....
I really like this realistic style)) and the texture is like a pencil
very cool, this greenery, shadows, rocks ...
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LiinuArtist Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2018
I like those plants 
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xX-LamiaLuna-Xx Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolut amazing O:
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purple-hermit Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow that looks great!
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JassysART Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2018  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Bouquet by KmyGraphic Congratulation by KmyGraphic

your Deviation is so beautiful and now featured by :iconeyecatchart:   Beautiful Day by KmyGraphic
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theonlytoner Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2018
beautiful
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Sucdeportocale Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
I am curious about what techniques you used to achieve such a detailed render. I assume there is photobashing used in the background and the foliage but I am curious about the tiger. The fur and the feathers were they done by hand using brushes to give texture or did you use photo textures as well?
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arvalis Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah the bg has some photo bases that were worked over, they wings have a photo in there too but we’re heavily painted over. The tiger part itself is 100% painted by hand with various brushes.
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Sucdeportocale Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the reply man. 

Cheers!
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