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Message for you...

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By Lizkay   |   Watch
Published: June 27, 2011
© 2011 - 2019 Lizkay
first real digital painting since quite a while...

Shows, Grips the little messenger gryphon (the same Grips as sitting on Evell's shoulder here: [link] )
all painted in Photoshop based on a rough sketch, background was created using the 'Craquelure' filter, which turned out acceptable ;)

FULLVIEW = :heart:

Grips (c) Äladhal and me

EDIT: made the 2nd eye visible ;)
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Koushoku-jin's avatar
Koushoku-jinHobbyist General Artist
Aww.. I want a messenger like that too -- it's eyes are enough to melt someone's cold heart :hug:
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LizkayProfessional Digital Artist
Oh, I would love to have a little gryphon like him too :heart:
would probably be the cutest ever way to send a message! :glomp:

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PinkRose3101Hobbyist General Artist
beyond cute!! :icondragonwant:
AesirChronicler's avatar
My, my, do I absolutely love this piece! :heart:
Message for me? Eeeh, thank you! :D What I'd give to have a little gryphon like Grips delivering messages and letters. :D
I can't tell how much I love the lightning on this one. :heart: It just feels very soft, mellow and rather pleasing to an eye. :aww:

The 'Craquelure' certainly produces noticeable effect on the wall. Maybe I'll try it out too, if the opportunity ever presents itself.

Wonderful work as always, Lizkay! :clap:
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LizkayProfessional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot! :heart: ^V^
I would also love to have a little guy like him for bringing messages or just to sit on my shoulder and look cute :w00t: that would be great! :D
and I really enjoy light situations like that (and sunsets... XD) hard shadows and light edges *yay*

that craquelure effect is really useful if you want to make a painterly looking rock more "sharp" or just looking rougher and not too smooth ;)

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AesirChronicler's avatar
You're definitely most welcome! :aww:

Oh, that would be awesome indeed =P Heheeee, parrots are soooo overrated these days! :D
I'm still pretty bad on different lightning conditions myself, but practice certainly makes one better at it. *Yeaa* I also love the hard shadows & light edges a lot myself and am fast getting better at them. :thumbsup::XD: *Though nowhere near your level at it. :) The level of detail and control is just so much better than in soft shadowing, methinks. I did try solely soft shadowing in one point and found it dimply not working for me. ^^; Well, I do use Gradient at some points though, for example the tail-, or eartips. :)

I see, thanks for the tip! :w00t:
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mouseandersonHobbyist Traditional Artist
That is incredible, the lighting, the textures. Just Amazing.
Thank you so much for sharing.
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Xendria101Student Digital Artist
Warm and cozy. First time I seened a gryphon with a long neck.
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isra-acProfessional Digital Artist
WOW, I LOVE the colors, you did an amazing job with the lighting here. The design of the creature is lovely :)
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LizkayProfessional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot! :D

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isra-acProfessional Digital Artist
No problem! :D
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Half-dudeHobbyist General Artist
Amazing shading, I love the atmosphere and the heartwarming sincere look Grips is giving the camera. I think people who are able to light and shade fur as good as you can are amazing.. I have no idea how you do that!
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LizkayProfessional Digital Artist
Many thanks! ^V^ :heart:

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IgniteTheBlaizeHobbyist Digital Artist
wow! the lighting looks so amazing 0.o Great job here ;D
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LizkayProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you! :w00t:

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DarkTiger-exHobbyist Digital Artist
oomg! Reaalyy look is sweeett! ^^
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LizkayProfessional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot! :heart:

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DarkTiger-exHobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome ^^
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seda-baykaraProfessional Artist
loved it!
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HusgryphHobbyist General Artist
awwww,more gryphon arts :)
looks really cute,I like atmosphere and details here :D
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LizkayProfessional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot! :dance:

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So warm and so pretty!
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