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will-o'-the-wisp

By Grypwolf
Had so much fun painting this! Thanks everyone who were watching me paint in Livestream today and all!

Anyways! At first this was coing to be totally random art about a tiger. I had tiger refs and pictures in front of me but when I started sketching I got an idea of a male sphinx! I have never seen one painted before and wanted to paint one. so I started. After few hours of painting I got an idea from my friend that I could draw little flame inside that lantern. It became a little will-o'-the-wisp!
Now there is random ninja samurai male sphinx guarding his dear will-o'-the-wisp. This couple makes an awsome character and I may even draw them more. :3

Photoshop CS3 and Wacom intuos 4
it took 9 hours in total to paint. all done in one layer
All (c) :icongrypwolf:
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© 2012 - 2021 Grypwolf
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Lenoa-of-Elacas's avatar
Cool concept behind this picture. I don't think I've ever seen a male sphynx, either. Good job :3 You should draw more of him.
LaceyTheArchangel's avatar
I love how you put a bandana thing around his mouth!
Really neat!
Frostclaw4ever's avatar
Franrie's avatar
What an interesting character! I love the little story you have going here, would definitely enjoy seeing more art of this two :nods:
Grypwolf's avatar
Uuu thanks fopr interest and comment ^_^ I definetely will draw them someday :D
Franrie's avatar
You're very welcome! :D
wintergrl297's avatar
Shien-Ra's avatar
It turned out amazing <3
Grypwolf's avatar
drakewoof's avatar
BEST IDEA EVER.
meroe1313's avatar
One layer, ARE YOU CRAZY?! o.O I like that there could be story behind this, because of how much character that sphinx has. Well done!
Grypwolf's avatar
actually there will be a story behind these two :D
Eksheed's avatar
Sweet! Although I do wish I could see the rest of his face, the ninja-mask makes him look pretty badass.
Grypwolf's avatar
^_^

I will make refsheet of him :)
Eksheed's avatar
Yaaaaaay! \(^o^)/ ridiculous emoticoooooooon!
The-Dread-Heart's avatar
It looks amazing now that its done :heart: Great work :iconiloveitplz:
Arukardis's avatar
This is beautiful and very original! I love it <3
Tanchie97's avatar
Everything on this artwork is absolutely incredible,but I just adore the way you did the stars and sky. :love: :wow:
Saiccu's avatar
Ohhoo siitä tuli aivan mielettömän upea! o.o Ihanan mystinen tunnelma ja mies-sfinxi toimii!
Grypwolf's avatar
naww kiitos paljon :3 tuosta sais mehukkaan hahmon johonkin.
Saiccu's avatar
Niin kyllä saisi! :3
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