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Gryphon (Monster 19)

anthro gryphon

Getting myself back into the monster painting project. Here is a painting/sketch of a gryphon.

I love gryphons, they are my second favorite monster, dragons being my first. I felt like painting one. I painted this using Manga Studio. Time Spent, a little over an hour and a half

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Daily Painting No.69 – Gryphon Drinking

gryphon drinking your troubles away

This poor gryphon has had a rough time. Dare you sit with him and hear his woes? I’ve have this fascination with giving the animals I paint human like feelings. The question is can I a make the viewer feel sorry for a monster? I painted this entirely out of my imagination, no references. I didn’t even do any thumbnail sketches. It is also one of my first back lighting comps.

I postponed my rock still life painting because I am taking a composition workshop at My next three daily paintings will be my homework assignments. I’ve already seen improvements in my work taking this workshop. I’m now thinking of important design concepts while I’m painting and not leaving anything to ‘chance’. every stroke on my canvas means something. It’s also a relief to know I don’t have to paint every detail in a painting, and what I should focus my attention to. If I get my focal points set up correctly, I do not need to do much to the falloff, and my painting will still look finished.

1 hour; Painted from scratch in photoshop.

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Daily Painting No.40 (Gryphon Pet WIP) (Alexis)

gryphon concept art v1 wip digital painting

Concept art for Alexis’ pet gryphon. He is a loyal guardian to Alexis. It’s is a rather small gryphon (a microgryph is what I will be calling it, a rare pet in Alexis’ world), about the 1/3 of the size of a human being. But don’t let his small size fool you. Anyone that messes with Alexis will get seriously messed up. There is a small sub-plot about how the gryphon came under her care and what the gryphon was once before. Critique, Repaint the Talons, mix and blend the painting to make it less rough. Feel free to critique or comment about my painting. Painted in Photoshop; Time spent 3 hours so far.

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Daily Painting No.39 (Maugryph’s Gryphon)

anthro gryphon mascot hero author artist alter ego fursona gryphon grffin roger roger

A gryphon with a scarf. Character design WIP, first pass. I had this character on the back burner for over a year. A more cartoon/anthro/funny animal like design then I have been drawing recently . I like scarfs. I also like gryphons (I don’t have ‘Gryph’ in my avatar name just randomly :D). I used to draw them often. This guy started out as my blog’s mascot. I still prefer a dragon for my icon. If you would like to see the design from a year ago, here it is:

Critique: left foot is a little off, arms need refinement. the wings need feathers. the gryphon’s face looks too much like mine (minus the beak of course). refine refine refine.

back to still life painting and studies tomorrow.

Daily Painting #39 – Photoshop -Time spent so far – 1 hour 30 minutes

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Gryphon 2

gryphon, character flying eagle cat cartoon cub happy

My second attempt at a gryphon. This time a younger more cartoon style one. Inspired by a pouncing cat. I tried putting the wings father down on the back instead of the shoulders. I wish i would of cropped out the mountains and added more weight in the clouds


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gryphon sitting, golden eagle, lion, mouth open, black beak, paper background,

A digital drawing of a gryphon named after my username. What started as a quick doodle, became something i spent too much time on. This is my first attempt to put a lion and a golden eagle together with out predominantly using lines in the drawing. I could of spent more time on the wings and paws but I got tried of working on it. I will be attempting more gryphons in the future.