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Oh Christmas Tree
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Published: November 16, 2009
© 2009 - 2019 windfalcon
When you live in the forest and you're surrounded by thousands of trees, decorating a tree for Yule seems kind of silly. After all, how would you choose which tree to decorate? So the inhabitants of the forest decided to decorate Solstice, the gryphon. She doesn't seem to mind, and all the animals are having fun finding decorations.

The crows, though, I think they chose their own 'tree.'

This is my holiday card this year. You may recognize this gryphon as being the one who was on my card for last year. I decided this would be my 'Yule gryphon," and she'll probably appear on my card for each year in one way or another. Her name, fittingly, is Solstice.

The original painting is also available on my Etsy shop: [link]


Watercolor over ink, 7.25X10 inches on cold-press Arches
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TrottingPerytonHobbyist Traditional Artist
Solstice, that sounds like a cool name. Plus she seems to enjoy being decorated or at least tolerate it. She must feel like she's being pampered.
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LostGryphinHobbyist Photographer
<3 Amazing details!
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BaneEdenStudent General Artist
Oh how cute^^ :heart::heart:
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EllofayneHobbyist Traditional Artist
oh my gosh this is SO CUTE! I get exactly what you mean, great idea, and I love the way you portrayed it! The fox looks so sneaky haha!
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vikingjonProfessional General Artist
Featured here: [link] Happy holidays! :holly:
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This story is really sweet and Solstice is a beautiful gryphon !!!
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Wow u draw birds very good how long did it take you to draw this good.
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wintersmagicHobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful, featured:[link]
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wolfdancer2Student Digital Artist
Aw! I totally really love this :heart:
The Gryphon is beautiful.
And I love that little crow with the leaf-crown on its head. :D <3
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swandogProfessional Traditional Artist
Your lovely card got here safe and sound, hon; thank you!! :hug: :heart:
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windfalconProfessional Traditional Artist
Yay, I'm glad it finally arrived (if a bit late for Christmas!).
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MetallicSnowHobbyist General Artist
:D How creative and splendid! I love this ^^
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windfalconProfessional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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MetallicSnowHobbyist General Artist
You're welcome ;)
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mustingelHobbyist General Artist
Heya sweets!
Hope you dont mind but you- an amazing
artist- have been featured in my humble little journal!
If you want to check it out, just go here : [link]

Happy holidays and take care!
Hope you didnt mind the feature :D
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windfalconProfessional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :) I don't mind at all.
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mustingelHobbyist General Artist
Aww you are more than welcome!
It was a pleasure to feature an
amazing art from even more amazing artist
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ChatonRoseHobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the fox's expression. Very nice!
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windfalconProfessional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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really, REALLY cool!
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