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It's that time of year again!  Solstice and her friends have returned to spread of bit of festivity throughout the forest, and this year she decided if that bearded guy in a red suit could use a sleigh to carry all those goodies, so could she!

Solstice has been featured on my holiday card since 2008, so 2013 makes it her fifth year!

Watercolor on hot-press Fabriano, 8 X 11 inches
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LeyaBlackAlpha Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2016
This looks so much better, a mighty Gryphon pulling Santa's sleigh instead of 8 raindeer who aren't even supposed to fly, this Will be looking so much cooler! Awesome 👍👏👏👏
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bjs1990peregrine Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm a little late, but wonderful job! Solstice and her friends are simply wonderful. Love the expressions! Keep up the good work!
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:iconlaridian:
Laridian Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
That is so cool!  It looks like an awesome holiday card indeed :D
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:iconkitwynn:
kitwynn Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I want to favorite your whole gallery. I love your work.
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:iconrita-ria:
Rita-Ria Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Congratulations for your DD!! WEll deserved!
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:iconwindfalcon:
windfalcon Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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:iconrita-ria:
Rita-Ria Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Welcome!
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:
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:iconbarmybritishbird:
barmybritishbird Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Simply gorgeous!
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:iconlintu47:
Lintu47 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Congrats on the DD :dalove:
Have a nice day and Happy Holidays :santa:
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Douglas85 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Neat!
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:iconmydigitalmind:
mydigitalmind Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I thought I knew this one when I saw it on the DD news feed. Congrats and well deserved!
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HeartRogue Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013
Can I call the animal leading the sleigh a "lycanogryph" since it's not exactly a gryphin? :3
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:iconheartrogue:
HeartRogue Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013
Or wait... "feligryph..." I ain't sure if it's part wolf or cat, sorry... ^^;
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:iconwindfalcon:
windfalcon Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Solstice is half raptor (hawk-inspired) and half cougar :3  So she would be a 'gryphon', though not a traditional eagle-lion type.
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HeartRogue Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013
AAAAAAAAAAAH
Okai.
This is the first I saw of your work, so I thought Solstice was the pretty fox on the sleigh.
And at first glance her ears and lower body look a bit wolf-ish. :3
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:iconwindfalcon:
windfalcon Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
OH hahahaha I can see why there'd be confusion then!  No, she is the gryphon pulling the sleigh :3
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HeartRogue Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013
Mkay.
Tank you for clarifying. XD
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fallowfrenzy Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Student General Artist
How cute! This is really lovely. 
Congratulations on the DD, and Merry Christmas! :heart:
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CarlyAndRickforever Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Student Artist
love it
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EmilXOM Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
The details are absolutely phenomenal! All the creatures are drawn extremely well, especially the griffin. I can't stop staring at the wings, they're so gorgeous :D
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:iconevaron:
Evaron Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh that's cool
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:iconwingdiamond:
WingDiamond Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice!
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SingingFlames Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful! :love:
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:icondustydraws:
DustyDraws Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That is so awesome! I love it!
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LostGryphin Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Love the details! So festive~
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:iconjoeltheswedishdragon:
Amazing. :meow:
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Fractaldragon Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
What a fun image! Everyone looks like they are having fun, but most especially Solstice! Congrats on the DD!
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C-blaze21 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013
Now that's beautiful.
Happy Holidays!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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V-L-A-D-I-M-I-R Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Professional
Really beautiful!!!
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Qzurr Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
What a lovely piece dear! Did you use only watercolors? No pencils at all? Power of traditional art! : DDDDDD
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:iconwindfalcon:
windfalcon Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
No colored pencils, only watercolor :)  Thanks!
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Qzurr Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Awesome! <D and your welcome!
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TrottingPeryton Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Now that brings new meaning to sleigh ride.
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SwanLullaby Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Stunning job!
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:iconmayumiogihara:
MayumiOgihara Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful! :heart:
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RinnG Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
OMg I love this!!I have to Post this on facebook!!
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SpitfireFae Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013
I love this. Solstice is beautiful and her friends seem eager to help her spread some holiday cheer. :)
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WhiskerfaceRumpel Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

They look like they are having a great time!  :D 


Your Solstice and Friends Christmas Paintings are so fun and lovely to see!  Wonderful job! 

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Liimesquares Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Student Digital Artist
that coloring on the wings of all your birds is beautiful! <3
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BirdMan-Hwah Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013
So very wonderful and fun!
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JudithMayr Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
And she looks evey bit as charming as she did in the years before. Awesome work, lovey! :)
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windfalcon Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Aw thanks :3 and to think, back in 2008 she was just a generic 'winter gryphon' and didn't even have a name!
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Enkuchan Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
This is so beautiful!!! I love all the details and how smooth it looks. It makes me feel like a little girl reading a book of tails :3 I really love this one =^.^=
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SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This is quite marvelous work!
The details, concept and execution are all wonderful! :)
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anuvina-fableworld Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013
thatīs kind of cute, maybe I should try the same with some of my gryphons 
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FoxifyArt Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this so much, amazing work!
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bluelilyoffire3 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is so beautiful! It would made an amazing Christmas card! 

*looks at your comments...sees that it's already been mentioned* 
*blushes* 
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bigbenalpha Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013
So fantastic!
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Nyght11 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this so much! ^^
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