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Spread your wings,
leave behind the dark,
reach for a better world
and finally perceive
that you are



This is my part of the art trade with the amazing :iconsakimichan: :la: She wanted me to draw the animal version of her Griffin boy:

It is soo exciting and I am soo looking forward to what she will draw for me!!! :D

I had much fun painting this and it took me a lot lot of time! ^^ I really really hope you all and especially you, sakimichan, like it!! :heart:

PS CS4, about 15 hours

-- favs and comments are highly appreciated!! :heart: --
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Such a lovely work. The design of the gryphon is simply marvelous. The transitioning of the dark and the light is well organized. Having the gryphon walking up from the darkness and into the light makes him evermore so majestic. And to meet such a charming little bird adds to the fantasy. The sky is beautiful, the tones and colors blend well together. The sky adds a sense of cheer and is done in a breathtaking way. I enjoy this piece verily. There is no question to the amount ofeffort put into it. Such majestic brilliance! You have done perfectively well! Bravo!
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Incredible. It is such a beautiful creature, so proud and strong. The wings give the image of speed and show the strength and honour in this fair being. The tail is so long, making it easier to fly I imagine, and it gives it a side of grace. I have to say, though, those three feathers are much too big. You could extend the wings with more and more little feathers and make the joint they are extending from a bit thicker, it would look more realistic.
The joints you have now look as if, in a strong storm, they might brake under too much wind pressure and would not be able to hold the griffon up more then an hour or two... The little bird gives this a bit of comedy, showing the surprise of how they are related. Sizing them up between each other would make the griffin the size of a small horse, or the bird the size of a chihuahua because I imagine griffins are huge, but that could be my imagination as I love large mythical creatures.
The mountain is wonderful. Ice reaching up to spear the griffin is a strong indication that it lives far north or far south. I agree with the lighting if that is the case, as the Northern Lights are so many magnificent colours. There are some pinks, but in this case, you didn't need them. To be in the clouds shows the griffin lives at a hight altitude. Very appropriate for a flying creature. I love how you planned this out, but the wings need a bit of improvement, for a feather of that size would not fit on the stem of the wing.
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mikunoruto Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2015  Student Artist
that is cool
xXSilverArrowXx Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so majestic, I love the colors and the design of it all! Especially the griffin itself! I also love the detail put into the bird! Such a tiny piece of the picture but it stands out all the same!
thestunningeclipse Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i want it
jakrocker17 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I love this!
frostRazzer Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013
This is my iPod wallpaper ;) haha
It was funny... my friend saw it and she really liked it. One of my other friends also has your work as their facebook banner. Hah my friends loooooove fantasy art.
...not as much as me though xD
WolfBytes Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
Joileanna Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Kaira-and-Rio Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it when I find an artist that makes me yearn for something. You are one of those. I want so badly to meet this amazingly beautiful creatures. I imagine feeling so peaceful just standing there beside it. A lot of your images make me feel like this. I hope I'm making sense and not sounding too weird -_-' lol. Anyways beautiful images, all of them.
Thalana Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
Beautiful co-op - I love it
RaptorDragoness Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Student General Artist
love this!
foxdieinfected Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
Looks a lot like the creature from the Last Guardian. Oh Fumito Ueda, Kenji Kaido...
RoseTheCow13 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
The colors are beautiful! Especially the bird which is more colorfully than the other objects. The lights are also really beautiful. It looks like a dream or a story that comes to life!
redella Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:empllama: :onfire: :emplllama:

JokerCsajszi Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
very very great work and beautiful.
LunatheShy Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
OMG! a white gryphon! =D lol!
Bitty-girl Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i love it, must have taken a bit of time. i am just awe struck
TheFireFox3 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
oh chicken...
ravennyxrayn Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012
my god this is beautiful
LenZaisha Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012
It`s so great and majestic... I love his bearing. The use of light and shadows is really great ^o^
noctummoonvampire Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012
Amazing! Good work as always. Two thumbs up! :D
scarlette13 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012
breathtaking. what more can I say? that it´s so beautifull? full of emotions? thatlittle bird is so cute? there are no words to describe how amazing is this your work.:heart:
JoJoesArt Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thank you so much!!!! :hug:
DeadCobra Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012
sweetmeringamiao247 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing! it seems real! wow I love it:heart:
CamyKaz Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful work! Awesome details. And lights are well used =D Like it ^^
X-Obsession Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful!
jeffbanner Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
SkairaKaze Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow so beautiful
ChocolatePretzel97 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Love it!
china-lizard Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Student Interface Designer
Now THAT is a proper griffon!! Excellent!!
VPofFantasyland Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012
Ohh this is beautiful!
Stolvezen Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely :aww:
Erky103 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is great C: i love those colours
ExileFallen Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
mhyr Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
great :)
Blegedjod Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012
waw awesome, good caracter,
Lord-Falkner Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
this is beautiful!
LadyNeytiri Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Student General Artist
This. Is. Amazing. o.o
I have to say this tops my three favorites of your work ;P
(which are Forgotten Fairytales and Out of the Ashes if you were wondering)
The colors are beautiful...just glorious! The little bird flying before him
and the lighting its all so captivating! :heart: And as I think I've told you
before, I'm a sucker for blue xD But I love how you've got different shades
of blue and purple! Yet the shading all in all is fantastic!! :D I :heart: it, brilliant work
as always! :)
JoJoesArt Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
ohhhh thank youuu!! :D :hug:
LadyNeytiri Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Student General Artist
Your very welcome!! :D :glomp:
Grasswhistler Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012
Breathtaking to look at.
TinaCaper Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Xloi63 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012
Gorgeous! I love Griffons
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
du bist zu gut für diese Welt :D
JoJoesArt Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
ahhh! Das von dir zu hören ist eine riesenehre!! :D :hug:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol na übertreib mal nicht.. :P
L0STM4G3 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012
after seeing GZLsarah's critique i feel like my comment won't do just lol. but great job!I love the sharp contrasts between the ice, rock and the griffins. Good work keep baby griffin visible on the sky while continuing to use bright colors!
zebrabuntbarsch Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Mir gefällt die Athmosphäre in dem Bild wirklich gut, die Farben harmonieren wundervoll und das Motiv mit dem kleinen Vogel ist sehr süß :)
xXGrinsekatze Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Das Bild ist wunderschön! ^^
Ich liebe diese tollen ,inneinander übergehenden, Farben! :heart:
Hast du wirklich toll gemacht! :hug:
JoJoesArt Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
danke! :heart:
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