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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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:iconthalana:
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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:iconberneri:
Berneri Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Student General Artist
hieno :iconunbalancedsexplz:
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:iconlhuin:
Lhuin Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Student General Artist
:iconlasexplz:
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:iconberneri:
Berneri Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Student General Artist
jaha
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:iconlhuin:
Lhuin Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Student General Artist
SDFGLHÖGKJLÖGHJKOÖGHLJKGLÖHJK

joo
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:iconberneri:
Berneri Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Student General Artist
ai ootko samaa mieltä itserakas!!! pyh
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WillowMoonWolf Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
If you haven't heard of it already, ~theatrenewt has a new book called "The Song of the Summer King". It's a novel all about gryfons!!! :D I've read it and it's a great book. I suggest you go over there and find out more about it. If you like gryfons, I think you'd like this book, I highly recommend it!

There is even a group for the book: #The-Silver-Isles!
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Konveekou Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Student General Artist
I envy the way you draw clouds ;w; they look so beautiful and realistic :heart:
Those Gryphjons are beautiful!
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ShadowFaeyre Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the tips, and well done on this background! I can grasp your inspiration from them. I don't think the wings look too bad myself, thuogh I admit I'm no expert on them. XD
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PhotonLights Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOW BEAUTIFUL!!
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Andy-B123 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
very well done. It has a spirit of freedom about it that is hard to describe, whether it be in the calm blend of colors or the graceful poses that the subjects are in. Either all that, or it's just a really DARN GOOD work of art! Nice job ;)
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:iconlhuin:
Lhuin Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks so much! :D
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goldentorch4 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Student General Artist
Beautiful!!!!!!!
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xX-Flash-Xx Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Hobbyist
wow...
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Send-a-Dream Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
They look great! I especially like the upper one, for he has some proud-and-happy air :)
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:iconlhuin:
Lhuin Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you! :D yea the upper one was a challenge especially because of the wings but glad if it turned out ok!
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Silverbloodwolf98 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing done!!!!!!1
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:icondenovember:
DeNovember Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
beautiful.
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Regolith247 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
This artwork made my day. It looks great! You should be proud!
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:iconlhuin:
Lhuin Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks so much! Glad you enjoyed :)
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10animallover10 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
this looks very nice^^ I love the colors and poses of the gryphons :lol: Gret lighting too :D
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:iconkateboat:
Kateboat Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gorgeous!
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RuckusRufus Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Spectacular! *___*
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RedfireFlareon Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012
How beautiful! :meow:
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Speckleheart1035 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Hobbyist
wow I love how you coloured the sky and how you worked with the lightning :) Great job!
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Ala-Rai Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
The lighting and the sky are gorgeous! :)
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Co-beakling1 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I LOVE THIS 8'D
Its amazing, SO MUCH DETAIL, so much BEAUTY ;U;
MARVELOUS 8D
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:iconchelseagirly:
ChelseaGirly Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Flippin' awesome!! So happy to see one of these pieces again!! :D
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:iconthorunn:
Thorunn Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So beatiful! The colours are so amazing
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:iconlonelupinehowl:
LoneLupineHowl Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Hobbyist
it's gorgeous! I'm so jealous, I have no skill with lighting and wings just... hate me xD
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:iconlhuin:
Lhuin Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Student General Artist
Wings are evilll yeah XD but you'll eventually figure them out, pic by pic (I mean I still got lots to learn about them though haha)! Was looking at lots of wing tutorials/tips on DA as well :)
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:iconketchyness:
Ketchyness Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
beautiful wings!
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:iconmoula88:
moula88 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
so beautiful..luv the colors
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Haltsky Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Mä voisin kattoo tätä vaikka kuinka kauan, tää on vaan ihana!!:la::la::la::la::la:

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"Jos etsit vain yhtä asiaa, se jää ainoaksi, jonka ikinä löydät."
- Antti Huttunen/Yle
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:iconlhuin:
Lhuin Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Student General Artist
Aww kiitti! :D
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Apparratus Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This is AMAZING!!!!!!!!!! Sorry for so many "!'s". I am extremely jealous of your coloring, and the lighting as well. ;n;!
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:iconlhuin:
Lhuin Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Student General Artist
Haha thanks! Glad you like :hug:
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JokerSyndrom Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks so beautiful!!

Love this piece :heart:
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:iconlhuin:
Lhuin Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks! :D
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JokerSyndrom Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem!! :heart:
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:iconthelotuswolf:
TheLotusWolf Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so wonderful! I love the way you drew the fur and feathers. It looks really stunning!
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:iconlhuin:
Lhuin Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you! :)
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