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Tomodachi Fest Commission - Chibi Gryphon

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This piece was an original character commissioned by a client during Tomodachi Fest 2017 (the convention's last year and ironically my most successful artist alley there).  I was asked to choose the two animals to make up the gryphon so I chose a harpy eagle and a black jaguar.  The dark plumage and fur matched the gruesome appearance of the character (being blood soaked was a requirement) so that's why I chose those animals.  I also designed the dress and am really pleased with the result!  Note the repetitions of four throughout the character design--that was my addition, an homage to the Japanese superstition around the number four, because it is pronounced the same as "death".

Ink and marker on index paper, 4x6", Completed December 2017

Commissioned by the same client who had me create this: fav.me/db6hcz9
Check out my blog post for progress photos showing the creation of the piece: bit.ly/2F5AGm8
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