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Hop and Glide by KatieHofgard Hop and Glide by KatieHofgard
Man oh man, do I LOVE drawing gryphons! This is a painterly commission of a wonderfully designed gryphon, and even though I struggled with the wings (got some great help from livestream viewers) I think the result is good.

10 hours in Photoshop CS4
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afishchi Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015
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ThunderHawk547 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015
Gorgeous! I wish I could favorite this and watch you multiple times. ;-;
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:iconkayarei:
kayarei Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Is this Blackgriffon, the brony music artist?
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:iconkatiehofgard:
KatieHofgard Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Nope.
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:iconkayarei:
kayarei Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ok ;) I thought I recognised the face, but it's just me being dotty, as usual Sweating a little... 
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LockStockCreation Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love the pose and design great work! :D
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:iconwolfwrathvsmeta:
wolfwrathVSmeta Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
So pretty!
I must ride!
*whistles*
Come here Gryphon?
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:iconalkryearth17:
AlkryEarth17 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
reminds me of toothless
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:iconherowolf95:
HeroWolf95 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
awesome!
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:iconbakerdezign:
Bakerdezign Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
The time you put in this really shows,you just seem to make very nice stuff.
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:iconelven-samurai:
Elven-Samurai Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
That's awesome! :love:
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KTLasair Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Love him!
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Wolf-Ninja001 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful. so lovely, the colours, the expression. amazing.
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gammiegirl14 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I absolutely love this.
I love Gryphons.
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Ninja-JOKER Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
'ooh' was the first thing that came to my mind
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Azuris Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, what a lovely shading! Looks really awesome with the perspective ^^
Nice one Katie!
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tuliplou Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011  Student General Artist
What the heck? No favorites? Well, you really do deserve one.
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KatieHofgard Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Why thank you! But I think you must have a glitch on your side of DA, so far I've got plenty of favs on this piece!
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tuliplou Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011  Student General Artist
Hm. Yeah when I looked at your favs, nothing showed up.
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KatrinaBonebrake Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My DA has been doing that too, maybe it's Firefox?
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:iconwubcats:
Wubcats Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
mine did it too once.
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:icontuliplou:
tuliplou Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011  Student General Artist
Maybe.
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Harry-the-Fox Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Fantastic detail, and fantastic design!
Well done!
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:iconala-rai:
Ala-Rai Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Great feather detail!
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:iconserzero:
serzero Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I love the expression and the wings on this! Beautiful!
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:iconkorfa:
Korfa Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011
Ah. May. Zing.
I love your use of textures and texturing. Makes the image so powerful!
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FbPheonix1 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Pretty!!!! i wish i could use photoshop like that.
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Auronyth Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011  Professional General Artist
Beautiful lighting and feather details! The face neck and chest are particularly awesome. As is the soft light. It is a very beautifly designed gryphon. love the touch of blue and white underpaws.
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Sajikart Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I love these feathers! Fantastic work!
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Kamellion Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Totally worth the time that was taken on it! I'm a huge fan of fantasy art, and this would most definitely grace my ceiling if I had the cash for it! Really digging the attention that went into the detailing of the fur, feathers, and face, too. Overall, I'd give this two thumbs up and then some!
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Digoraccoon Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful feather detail!
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Katakana1 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011
:clap: Good job.
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Plushy-Chu Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You always manage to amaze me :la:
And you make me wanna draw myself ;)
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AnuOjat Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Its gives someone really warm feeling knowing that such gorgeus art comes from a person who openly shows the process and interacts with here fans. And doesnt carry pride so heave she wouldnt ask for advice ;)

:hugs:
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Seth19931 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
awesome :wow:
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theoldhorse Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011
beautiful
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:iconwoari:
Woari Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011
Head is too big, but you did good job with shading.
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Claudekun Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011
Nice colouring amd overall a pretty nice griphon!
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AmberLoveVixicat Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011
Very wonderful.
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Spark-E-Z Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011  Student General Artist
Wow..... Just.... Wow

You'd give Ulario a run for her money....
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XSilverwolf1313X Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011
Love the colors! =D
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autumnjaguar Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011  Professional General Artist
Wow your digital style is very good! Gryphons rock. Your feathers are amazing. Just the right amount of detail.
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AguaRush11 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
wow he is georgous! :D stunning really! :meow: looks so detirmined!
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Photoartist09 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011
beautiful colours and feather detail :)
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:iconfaindri:
Faindri Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Very beautiful! I love the fur and feather detail. Lovely job! :heart:
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MentalIT Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011
Oooh, he's pretty! 8D

Great job on the detail, shading.. everything! Love it, love it, love it!
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Zteif Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011  Professional Filmographer
You like gryphon character. *rubbing hands together* This bodes well for me!! XD <3

This image is amazing, but what I really want to compliment is the background. It's easy on the eye and such a lovely texture that brings out the character so amazingly well! Incredible work, as always
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TheBugKing Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011  Professional General Artist
Wonderful.

Only major issue I have with it is I missed the entire stream of this. (Joking) Could you PLEASE rearrange your ENTIRE schedule so I can watch? Kthanksbai!(/joking)

I've loved reading about gryphons since reading the Valdemar series. Love love love!
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KatieHofgard Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
*changes entire schedule* ARE YOU HAPPY NOW.

XD

Oh man, that series has a profound effect on me when it first came out. I believe I was in 3rd grade when the first one came out and I ATE IT UP.
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TheBugKing Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011  Professional General Artist
OK. You are making me feel old now Nyms.

And thanks for being so accommodating!
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