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The Wings of Tor

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Seeing the aurora is common in the starward corner of the world, and the old Vanir of the Silver Isles call the beautiful lights "the Wings of Tor." The goddess of the night unfurls her wings on the coldest, clearest nights of winter, and sometimes in the summer.

Some gryfons consider it extremely lucky to pledge to their mate under the Wings of Tor, and will risk an out-of-season whelping just to fly under the hallow show of light.

Pictured here is Ragna, now the Widow Queen...in happier times, exalting under the Wings.

Character & mythology from my novel, SONG OF THE SUMMER KING: [link]

This character is NOT free for use. I'm extremely proud of her, she has a history and a life. In December I'll be opening up for commissions, otherwise, please do not use or alter. Kthxbye.

This is, to date, the BEST digital landscape I've ever painted, and the best gryfon. Be kind. Yes. Painted everything from scratch on three layers. :squee:

Also, I did not realize until I painted in Ragna how the northern lights actually looked like a gryfess spreading her wings o_O

Huzzah for happy accidents. ^_^
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I don't know why, but I always imagined Tor as a Lion and Tyr as an eagle. XD
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ElementalJessHobbyist Digital Artist
That's what the lions and the eagles believe ^___^
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I'm just going to say this right now- I accidentally bought your books nearly a year ago and I am proud to say that it was the best mistake I ever made. I'm always telling people 'You have *got* to read these books!'.
Thank you Jess for creating hours and hours of enjoyment for me :D (Big Grin)
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HA! It was fated by Tor O_O 

How does one accidentally buy books if I can ask? XD Clicked too fast on Amazon? I'm glad they were worth it . :icontwilightlaplz:
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My friend told me about a book I should check out. I misheard the name, then gave it my best shot in the Kindle Store. Something showed up, so I figured I had done it right. Started reading, but it had literally nothing to do with what my friend said it was. Then I got the actual name of the book, but never ended up downloading it. I forgot what the other book was, if you were wondering XD But still, thank you so much for such a great series! Can't wait for book four!
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Oh that's awesome :D HUrray! ^___^
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NIIIIICE this is stunning!
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Thanks so much! I'm still proud of the background...I think I could do better on the gryphon now... :D
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I thought you did the northern-lights-looking-like-a-gryfess on purpose xD It looks so epic!

I've always been a fan of animal characters, so that book of yours looks quite interesting. :) I'll definitely check it out more.
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Thank you! ^__^ If you read it, I hope you'll tell me what you think. :heart:
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I certainly will! :)
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So glad I found you and your books. I'm obsessed with gryphons so I'm happy to see more and more people liking them <3 This is amazing work!
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ElementalJessHobbyist Digital Artist
Aw thank you so much :D :D
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Gryphons are quickly becoming my favorite mythical creatures.
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ElementalJessHobbyist Digital Artist
Excellent. Then all is going according to my master plan.  ;)
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I've grown fond of Stigr. He reminds me so much of Eragon's Brom.
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ElementalJessHobbyist Digital Artist
Aw, why thank you! He's a classic Mentor ;)
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Such a lovely image, and the lighting is just brilliant. You do know how to make a dynamic scene in an arctic landscape, and quite a view as well, very nicely done image. :) :thumbsup:
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ElementalJessHobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much ^_^
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I love the way you did the Aurora ^^
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ElementalJessHobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you ^o^ I was really proud of it :D
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You should be ^^ its amazing!!!
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so amny fantasy. :rose:
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Beautiful!!! I saw your kickstarter project and loved how beautiful your artwork was, that and I so am interested in getting you book since I'm sad I missed donating to it by quite a few months XD
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