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Keary (Misokazuki)
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By VictoriaFox2015   |   Watch
Published: October 19, 2017
© 2017 - 2019 VictoriaFox2015
The paper is a little crumpled on this one, sorry about that... I'll try scanning it later, see if that looks better, but anyway, Keary is done! And she's the first character the I've fully completed, so I'm just going to set the standard for how the rest of them will look format-wise, despite the fact that this one is kinda funky considering Keary only looks like this in the prologue of  "The Wanderer", the first of my three books in the Griffin Tales, and therefore lacks several of the features, skills, and personality quirks that come up once she's older and part of the pride. I'll be producing another image of Keary fully grown with more details about her, but I want to finish up Dierdre (Gyosei) and Tatsu as well as a couple of commissions first. Anyway, enjoy!

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Birth name: Keary

Pride name: Misokazuki (Though she doesn't have this name yet in this image, I introduced her as Miso the first time, so I figured I'd make it clear where that comes from. She doesn't gain this name until she and her sister join Kasai's Pride when she is age 10. Kasai is another griffin who will be drawn and posted soon, I hope.)

Age: Newborn

Origin Culture: Celt

Bird Type: Hen Harrier Hawk

Ability/Position: Not Yet Determined

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Keary is the second child of Niamh and Fiacre, and the younger sister of Dierdre (later known as Gyosei).

She is unusual in several ways, even from birth. For starters, she is a Celt, a rare type of griffin distinguished by the thick, tufty ruff ringing the back of her head, a thick-boned, tough build and a naturally independent, and occasionally somewhat abrasive, personality. She, like most Celts lives far in the North with her parents and sister in a cave carved out of one of the many steep, rocky cliffs of her seaside homeland. She also has melanism, an uncommon genetic condition that causes her entire body to be solid black except for her sapphire blue eyes.

She shows a substantial amount of energy soon after being introduced to the world, bouncing around and trying to run almost immediately after her birth. She also shows an immediate liking to her sire, gaining her the name Keary, meaning "father's dark child", and soon after attaches herself to her ten-year-old sister. In an adorable sequence in the prologue, the newborn Keary begins to mimic the caring, but rather confused Dierdre, who dubs her "Ms. Eep" after the young griffiness's repeated excited squeaks. She gains her lifelong love of mountain goat meat with her first meal, a young ram provided for her by Dierdre. That evening, the young female leaves her parents' side to curl up with Dierdre, who usually sleeps separate from her family. The pair become inseparable after this and go on to take on the world together.

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Spirit: 
Cosantóir ("Protector")

Color: Blue

Animal: Wolf

Abilities: Not Yet Determined

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Though at this age, Keary's spirit, like her, is still developing its personality, it already shows up in the young griffiness's intense loyalty to her family. Like many Celts, she will grow close to and eventually learn to communicate with and gain the aid of her spirit. It is then that she names him.

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Please feel free to leave comments or ask questions. Thanks!

Image size
2913x2188px 1.45 MB
IMAGE DETAILS
Make
Motorola
Model
XT1030
Shutter Speed
1/57 second
Aperture
F/2.4
Focal Length
4 mm
ISO Speed
400
Date Taken
Dec 8, 2017, 8:35:33 AM
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Zookeeper122Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my gosh..... This is not cute or just good.....this is absolutely amazing and adorable ! Great job ! This is amazing ! Keep up the great work ! I'm giving you a watch ! :la:
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VictoriaFox2015Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! I'm glad you like her! She was fun and there's more to come, actually!
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Zookeeper122Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well awesome !
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NurRayArtProfessional Traditional Artist
:icondarthvaderplz: 'Impressive. Most Impressive'
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VictoriaFox2015Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Many thanks, friend! I LOVE Vader! You have good taste. Lol.
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NurRayArtProfessional Traditional Artist
Cuz I draw good!
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VictoriaFox2015Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That, you do! Your work is fascinating to say the least. I love the cars, always been a Motorhead thanks to my father's influence and your birds are exquisite!
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Waqar144Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So adorable😍😥
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VictoriaFox2015Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! She was so much fun to draw!
I plan to do another couple of her in the coming months. One as a cub (chick? Not sure how that works when they're half and half) where she's playing like a kitten and one as an adult, full color. :)
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Waqar144Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yep please do more of these.
This is great work!!
Keep it up!!
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VictoriaFox2015Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's the plan! Thank you for the support!!!
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soberiHobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this! for some reason it just makes me feel happy inside. Well done!
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VictoriaFox2015Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!! She's a joyful character, so I'm glad I managed to portray that!!
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I like this, it gives a curious look.
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VictoriaFox2015Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! That's the intention, she's a newborn who's just discovering the world. In the comic I'm doing, this is when she is getting her name. ^.^
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Oh, a comic. I might miss it when visiting your gallery, any link?
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VictoriaFox2015Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Not good enough nor complete enough to post, but I'll be sure to let you know once I do.
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queenofeaglesHobbyist General Artist
ohh, she is so cute! and I love the shadows and light reflections in her eyes, it makes it so realistic despite their size :D 
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VictoriaFox2015Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! What's funny, I based that, even the proportions off of a picture of a baby hawk. ^.^
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looks very cool
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VictoriaFox2015Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! Turned out different than I intended, but either out alright. ^.^
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