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Red Dragon vs Griffin

By BrassDragon
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Drawn with pencil in a notebook during class, around 2007, Apr 24th.

A D&D style Red Dragon (probably a rather young one, considering its size) standing tall and intending on defending its grounds against a griffin (did I spell it right?...). The dragon might seem like it is just about to unleash its fire breath, and I wanted the griffin to look like it just decided to back off right a second ago (hence its wings in the downward position, as if it would want to further the distance between the two, yet the claws are still in front... or maybe the claws are already in some defensive motion... Hmm.)

Criticism is always appreciated.
Image size
850x1148px 157.79 KB
Shutter Speed
10/1923 second
Focal Length
18 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Apr 24, 2007, 3:46:46 PM
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Spike-McFinn's avatar
It's good. And you spelled "griffin" just fine. Other times it's "gryphon." But at least "griffin" is easier to spell and remember.
mdb83's avatar
How much would u charge for something like this for a tattoo
RainScream's avatar
The detail in this is amazing! Keep up the good work!
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Kelpietears's avatar
this is amazing! keep up the good work. the detail is well drawn. your art work too my breath away when i 1st saw it
TheShadowDragoness's avatar
i can see the red winning this fight, the griffon is smaller so hes probobly faster than a huge red dragon so he might escape :D
kristakay358's avatar
HOLY CRAP THATS FRICKING AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :nod: i approve
Xrnta's avatar
Looks like the dragon is going to win. He's in the perfect position to strike. Anyway, this picture is really amazing. You are very talented with pencil art. Great work! :)
Luphier's avatar
poor griff...
kitgryph's avatar
What catches my eye most is the very fine pencil line and shading work you have here. So what class was this? It certainly did good for you! Yeah, the griffin's forelegs are kinda stiff, but mostly because they don't show enough muscle contour. Now the dragon's left forelimb is also in an awkward pose, since he is obviousl defending, I think it should be bent more, and probably raised in an action pose. Still, a darned fine pic! You were carefull enough to include the griffin's hind feet though they are mostly obscured by the wing--a good touch.
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Thank you for the comment! I'll remember your advice, it will help me greatly. I really do appreciate concrete and sincere criticism, again, thank you very much.

Hope you will like the new drawings coming up as well. Looking forward to see your notes on some of my other work:)
VipertheWyvern's avatar
great picture i hope the dragon kills the griffin i like dragons more
BrassDragon's avatar
lol I don't know who'll kill who, but I suppose I'd vote for the dragon as well;):)
Thanks for the comment:D
TheMightyPegasus's avatar
You have a very fine, tight drawing style. The griffon's feet look a bit stiff to me, but then again, what kind of limbs a griffon has is always up for debate. :)

By the way, I appreciate the fav.
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:D Yes, the feet seem stiff or rigid or at least a bit queer, just didn't really know what else pose I could try...;p

Thank you very much for the comment!:)
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