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Fa La La La.....La?
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Published: November 29, 2012
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This year, Solstice and her friends have decided to celebrate the winter holidays by participating in some holiday carols! Who better to sing songs than a group of birds, right?

Well, as the other birds learn, not all birds are equal when it comes to voice. Poor Solstice and her corvid friends seem perfectly happy rasping out forest versions of "Deck the Halls" while any bird with half a good ear flies for the hills! It seems those mourning doves are trying their hardest to listen politely, but the squirrels and fox can't quite hide their disapproval. Oh well, maybe next time Solstice can play an instrument instead?

As is tradition, this will be my holiday card this year. :) It's available through my DA print shop, so if you want to send a bit of cacophonous holiday cheer to those you love, you can!

Watercolor on cold-press paper. The original is 8X10 but the cards are 5X7.
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grewminet's avatar
Merry gryphtmas!

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DerangedGod's avatar
DerangedGod|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, birds are awesome! Bird  
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LVgraphics's avatar
LVgraphics|Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is wonderful! Thank you for sharing it.
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angelahedderick|Professional Traditional Artist
Can't believe you packed all that into 8x10 - beautiful job. The soft shades of her wings are just . . *hug for you*!
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RedGalaxyLlama|Student General Artist
I love how Happy the griffon looks! Really warms my heart ^^
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Laylabelle97's avatar
This looks like a great page for a story book. I love it she looks so happy, and I'm impressed by anyone who gets that much control over water color
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windfalcon|Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! I tried to get a fun little narrative in there, particularly with the boisterous gryphon and corvids :D
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Laylabelle97's avatar
the best gryphons are the boisterous ones
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IsabellaBLK's avatar
So funny  :cantsing: 
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DarkSideDuck|Hobbyist General Artist
I also sing like the corvids and Solstice, fortunely, I only know one song perfectly.
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TrottingPeryton|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I wouldn't recommend taking lessons from tone deaf friends. I've never been sure if gryphons can sing. Splendid detail by the way. Merry Christmas.
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sketcherjak's avatar
This is too cool!
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WhiskerfaceRumpel|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is a very cute picture! 
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Nachtana|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Now its' academic: Griffons can do anything besides singing. I mean look the Squirrels and the poor fox. Seems that minimum one of the singers has no ear for music at all. At last, they try and they have a lot of fun.
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angelichope's avatar
Very very nice; I like how full and lively this picture is!!!:)
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ChakotayDgryphon|Hobbyist General Artist
:lmao: The squirrel.... xD Very cute painting. :aww:
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UncleAsriel's avatar
Such a charming little picture!
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atomiccatz's avatar
Oh god, even the ravens or crows are in on the action. XD
Lord knows what calls these birds are making but judging by the wildlife crouching in "agony", it's obviously out of tune. XD
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BirdMan-Hwah's avatar
Gorgeous! And the fox covering his ears is just too funny. ^^ This is my favorite piece of Christmas art I've seen on DA this year.
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joeyv7's avatar
Delightful! :holly:
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Vaynese|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Featured this lovely piece here [link] :love:
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ladyarah|Hobbyist General Artist
I just wanted to let you know that I put this in an art feature in my group :iconrealmsoffantasy-myth: , in the article "Realms of Fantasy and Myth: Week 49 - Winter Fantasy!" You can find it here: [link] ^_^
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13ghostEz's avatar
poor fox
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