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Griffin by Akeiron Griffin by Akeiron
A griffin I did for RuneQuest II, Italian Edition.

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What I value most about an artwork, on DeviantArt, in an art gallery, or anywhere else, is its originality and how creative it is. You have mastered that quality in this fascinating artwork of a majestic, powerful creature to be respected.

The griffin is majesty and power personified, except with the dead prey next to his (I'm assuming the griffin is male)rock perch which represents his wild, dangerous, ferocious side. This makes the griffin more realistic, like an apex predator that could have similar or even higher roles in the food chain, such as orcas. He dosen't look like a tame griffin people could ride. But I love these things that make the griffin wild and not under the control of humans! (Vision)

Whateve medium you used, you have exhibited it here very well. There are many small details that would have taken a lot of work to create, which enhance the artwork greatly.The background appears it was done with a different medium, which is cool. (Technique)

This artwork is eye-catching with a striking contrast between the griffin and background. I like that the background is fairly plain with just two colours, and the blue is not a solid band of vivid color. The background brings out what this artwork is really about, and you have used good colours for the griffin as well. You have this made this artwork stunning without use of bright colours-instead you have used earthy colours often found in nature. (Impact)

Now for the quality I was talking about at the start. The back part of this creature is what looks to me comes from a zebra rather than the usual lion! So this could be a 'zriffin' or 'zebrin'. I think the mammalian part could have more fur (it looks almost hairless) but this is a creative, wonderful innovation. I haven't seen any other griffin artwork like this and is a breath of fresh air in the world of fantasy art. (Originality)

Overall, this is an excellent artwork! The avian front is brilliant-I especially love the wings.I will check out your other fantasy creature art, and I would love to see more artwork of griffins (or dragons, I love dragons) in the future from you.
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MrAxewGuy Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2015   Traditional Artist
This is beautiful. Amazing job.
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Bandicoot317 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015
this looks awesome !La la la la 
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:icongrawey211:
Grawey211 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
What program?
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:iconhorze97:
Horze97 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Poor horse! but a beautiful griffin! :)
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:iconakeiron:
Akeiron Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconleopardstarwarrior:
LeopardStarWarrior Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014  Student Artist
This is the best picture on da! I swear to god man this is the best pic I've ever seen!
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:iconwildeer:
wildeer Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013
This is so cool! I love it! I wish Griffins were real
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darkomythos Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013
dude you stole dis >:(
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:iconakeiron:
Akeiron Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
wut?
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:icondarkomythos:
darkomythos Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013
just being an idiot Fucking Awesome pic, its so realistic. btw it is my PC screen saver and my iPhone's.
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:iconuteri:
UTERI Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
stolen art: [link]
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:icongreglakowske:
GregLakowske Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
This has got to be one of the best renditions of a griffon I've seen
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:iconakeiron:
Akeiron Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I'm flattered, thanks!
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:iconsofijaangel11:
SofijaAngel11 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
Oh wow, are you really a game artist?that's intense really awesome having a creature that's two predatos in one!
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:iconakeiron:
Akeiron Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yes I am :) Thank you!
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:icondantesmilodon:
DanteSmilodon Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh wow, are you really a game artist? I had never heard of RQII, but it's really neat to see professional artists on dA often.

The use of warm colors is really neat too :3
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:iconakeiron:
Akeiron Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yes I am :) RuneQuest is a quite old rpg game, the first edition came out in 1978 and at the time it was very popular, surpassed only by D&D.
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:iconorigamimasters:
origamimasters Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
cool. did you draw that
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:iconakeiron:
Akeiron Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yes, thanks!
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:iconlunar-sheriti:
lunar-sheriti Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
poor horsey, but griffy must feeeed
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:iconakeiron:
Akeiron Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
That's how it goes in nature :P
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:iconrghfsdfdas:
rghfsdfdas Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
wow that's intense really awesome having a creature that's two predatos in one!
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:iconakeiron:
Akeiron Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconrghfsdfdas:
rghfsdfdas Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012
you're welcome!
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:icontounushi:
Tounushi Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012
My character has three griffin feathers. The party killed three when we had a random encounter with griffin tamers camping an egg.
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:iconakeiron:
Akeiron Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:)
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:iconragnarok6664:
Ragnarok6664 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice :thumbsup:
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:iconthevoodooqueen:
theVoodooQueen Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Student General Artist
Beaustiful work, especially like the sttention to detail, and the background is an odd choice, but it works really well
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:iconakeiron:
Akeiron Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! The background actually came later (there should be another version as well), the original had a transparent BG since it was for a book.
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:iconthevoodooqueen:
theVoodooQueen Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Student General Artist
Oh right, no problem :)
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:iconimperialgolddragon:
ImperialGoldDragon Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
the horse was asking for it. (the eagle part of him looks so realistic! i saw two eagles today, flew right over my house.)
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:iconakeiron:
Akeiron Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
It sure was, damn prey :P
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:iconkingdragon34:
KingDragon34 Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Wow... this has some amazing artwork and the colors and realism to this is just amazing. Where did that horse eating thing come from anyways? Never heard that in folktales.
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:iconakeiron:
Akeiron Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
From nowhere actually, I just wanted to treat it like a real animal and give an idea of its scale :)
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:iconwnter06:
wnter06 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012
joy
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:iconmaidmaster99:
MaidMaster99 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012
AWESOME it looks so realistic!
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:iconakeiron:
Akeiron Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:icon132364:
132364 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Poor horse.....
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:iconakeiron:
Akeiron Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Maybe the griffin has babies to feed...
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:icon132364:
132364 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Maybe...
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:iconwerewolfgoddess:
Werewolfgoddess Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice, gruesome, but cool.
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:iconakeiron:
Akeiron Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! Nature can be brutal at times!
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VladaGoesBleed Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012
very nice work =)
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:iconakeiron:
Akeiron Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconf1hybrids:
F1hybrids Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
What all did you use to make this wonder? Very nice :)
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:iconakeiron:
Akeiron Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Pencil sketch + digital coloring/paintover, thank you!
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:iconmollywobbles17:
Mollywobbles17 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Student Photographer
Amazing! Wonderful detail and feeling to the power of this picture!
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MaximaAnimalusHumani Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So, she could eat the horse and then fly back to her den to feed a baby hippogryph. And the horse she had just killed and eaten was the hippogryphs father who had mated with her earlier in the year or whatever, and had come back to see her and got a little too close... You should draw that!
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:iconakeiron:
Akeiron Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
LOL, you have a lot of fantasy!
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:iconfireflyfan:
fireflyfan Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011
You did an awesome Job here, I can almost Imagine a David Attenborough documentary voice over...

"And here we see the proud Griffin, defending it's kill from scavengers. Once she has eaten her fill, she will take the carcass back to the cubs..."
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