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Yet another practice piece. I've been doing gaia comissions and wanted to relax with this. I haven't done work with markers in a while, so I got out some paper and just winged it. ...haha.

Anyway, I'm not going to make any more changes to this... Crits and suggestions for future pieces are always welcomed though!

Time taken: too long for what it's worth 8|
Tools used: Prismacolor markers on a 9"x12" sheet of bristol. Micron pens were used to detail the face.
Please do not copy, alter, or redistribute any of my works without my permission.
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:iconnightiingale:
Nightiingale Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Student Digital Artist
REPLY TO THIS.
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:iconkyndir:
Kyndir Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011
OK.
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Al-Asparagus Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Amazing artwork ! Congratulations ! :D
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Goldenwolf Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Gosh, love those colors and the pose, especially the way the wings are angled up. Awesome job! ^.^
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Kyndir Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010
Thank you so much! :heart:
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Lionsong Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:heart: Your lovely art has been featured! [link]
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vonvelvet Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
When I saw this I thought it was done in watercolor, but then I read the description and learned it's prismacolor marker. XD I can't believe how neat this is for marker, it's incredible! The detailing in the face and wings is fantastic. It really makes the viewer look at everything. The grass and mountains are drawn very well too. =) Overall awesome piece! ^^
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Kyndir Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2009
Thank you so much! :)
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MonsterBrand Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009  Professional Photographer
I've featured this here: [link]

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PirateHearts Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2009  Professional Filmographer
^^ beautiful wings
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TheAntimonyElement Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful lighting and energy! You can almost feel the shape of the wind--and you know the gryphon can! Beautiful job! :)
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Ekujo Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2008
It has something mythical about (and not just the griffin ^^), and I am amazed that this is possible with markers. Wonderful grass and feathers!

:music: :sing: :music:
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lantairvlea Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
If you get the chance, I suggest checking out Borden and Riley's "Bleedproof" Marker paper, it works wonderfully and you can get more out of it than Bristol (it also doesn't suck markers dry like Bristol can).

You work wonderfully in markers, which can be quite a tricky medium and very unforgiving.
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Kyndir Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2008
You always have such great advice! I went through several markers on this piece, haha... I'll look into that paper. Thank you for sharing!

And thank you for the compliment. <3
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lantairvlea Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're most welcome!

I'm quite happy to help (not an Art Ed major for nothing *grin*). The specific paper that I've used (they have a couple different types from what I remember) is the #234 Paris BleedProof Paper for Pens and is 108 lb paper, about the same weight as Bristol, but again, must more marker-friendly! My only caution with it is to do very light pencil work as applying it heavily to the paper can be a bit hard to erase.

I look forward to seeing some more marker work from you and interested to know what you think of the paper once you get a chance to use it!
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StormyZoonoc Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2008
Amazing! The detail in the face really catches the eye very nicely.
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poothos Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The detail in this blows my mind, not the mention the colours. Dear god I love the feathers, the small feathering on the thighs and the larger ones on the chest and neck, the feathers on the wings of course... so detailed. And the face, ahhg, so incredible! And as I mentioned the colours, especially in the grass, are so beautiful and I love the texture in the rocks and mountains. :D
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Kyndir Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2008
Thank you so much! ;;<3

I didn't know how to portray grass with markers and struggled with it, so I'm really glad you like it!
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zealey Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2008
Gives me almost a pencil crayon feel. Makes me nostalgic for an age when it was believable they were real <3
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Kairi292 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
^^ this is amazing!
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VibblesAgain Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2008
This is stunning. I love the detail in the feathers and the patterns on the hills. It's kind of mesmerizing. I can't believe you only used markers.
It's beautiful =D
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Kyndir Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2008
Thanks so much! :}
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silvergriffin Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful work!
Work with markers looks difficult :D
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Kaida- Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2008
I still say that pink rock would have made the picture super epic D< *bricked* <3
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Mast88 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very cool.
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KitsuneChan8888888 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Awww, so pretty. ^^ Love griffins. <3
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Skysealer Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2008
Oh my gosh this is so beautiful! ;;
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Kuraime Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2008  Professional Filmographer
nah im this is SO worth it 80! no matter how much time it took u lol XP. ur art is ALWAYS beautifull puurrrr
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Karma321 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2008
LMAO pun of fail! <3 jk

0-0 amazing as awlays sparkely desu!
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Kyndir Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2008
Pfffft you caught my pun!

Thank you desu~
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Karma321 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2008
Teehee of course desu!
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dragonrace Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2008   Digital Artist
thats beautiful:D
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moomoofrog Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2008
Look at you go! lol, sniffle it's marker =( XD It's awesome, I love the puffy clouds and the rocks and the griffen and and, his paw XD lol
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scrii Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2008  Student
Wow, beautiful colours and lighting there. The details on the wings and clouds are lovely, and the sky is so smooth! Amazing work. :)
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Anduinel Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2008
Very nice. I just want to ruffle the border where his fur and feathers meet.
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Kyndir Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2008
Thank you, Suzene!

I gotta get off my lazy butt and upload your pics, haha.
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militarymarinebratt Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
thats just with markers?! o_O

holy crap!! amazing!!! :D :heart: FAVE!
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SpiritWolfen Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
beautiful ^_^ This reminds of the stunning looking griffin in Spiderwhick the chronicles
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Patched Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2008
wow great job
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