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July 21, 2012
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Soaring by Lhuin Soaring by Lhuin
I got inspired to draw gryphons again after drawing that t-shirt contest entry : D I also saw some really nice pictures of thunderstorms inside clouds, and even if this one ended up being more like a sunlight in the clouds as I progressed and tried things, I'm still very happy with how the background turned out :) always nice drawing clouds!

And hope the wings don't look derpy, some parts were really difficult to draw (so many feathers too ahha), was practising drawing and painting them on this a lot.

also wanted to share a nice brush setting I used a lot in this but seems like the video showing that is gone :S but basically, a good and painterly blending tool in photoshop is using the smudge tool and changing the brush settings like this: [link] gives some nice blending results :D

drawn in photoshop, took a few days but maybe like 6 h in total, painting every now and then
the look of the gryphons is also loosely based on this bird: [link]

thanks for looking :)

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Artwork me, please do NOT use, trace, distribute, reproduce or sell my artwork without a proper permission from me. Art usage here: [link]
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Thalana Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
Wonderful !
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manaista Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
it's beautiful
your work with the colors came out great
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Heart327 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
Wonderful...
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turnipBerry Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The wings look fine to me. :)
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SSSWarriorcats101 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
LOV THE WINGS ohh this makes me wanna fly DX<
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Ali-C-05 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Student General Artist
so beautiful :) the colours are amazing!
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Saracia Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have a thing for epic skies and mythical creatures. I think you pulled them both off with flying colors (no pun intended)! It's beautiful!
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digitalbird06 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012
Amazing! Love the perspective
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kookii99 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Student Artist
so beautiful :D :D :D :D :D
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Berneri Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Student General Artist
hieno :iconunbalancedsexplz:
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