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facing demons by gruffin facing demons by gruffin
Sorry for the cliche title. It was either "facing demons" or "When to stop worrying and love the flamingos".

Whatever.

I started this back in February (earlier if you count when I sketched the griff first) and then put it down for 8 months. And just finished it up now. PShop cs and some painter 4 thrown in. Also, I flipped it horizontally at the last few renovations, figuring it pulled a "Great Wave" on me. The original composition is in my scraps. The final version has more resolution with story, at least with us left -to-right readers. Or just me. :P

Look ma, a griffin! *runs*
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Given 2006-11-12
facing demons by ~gruffin is beautiful with all the rich paint strokes. Quite remarkable for a digital image, but not surprising for an artist of this talent level, she does fantasy paintings with incredible details and unique perspectives. I really like how this griffin is more eagle than lion, a nice take on a classic creature. ( Featured by Aeires )
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Chizulfizulbokun Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is awesome!
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x0xfullmetalx0x Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2008   Photographer
VERY nice :D
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silencedbydreams Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2008
Beautiful coloring :D Amazing work! :clap:
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evilinnocence Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2008
I love the colors!
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pinkjellyo Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2007  Professional Artist
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this came out very well, the perspective is excellent and the coloring is great too
i love all of your art and this one of your best picture
glad that i have found your gallery!
juste wonderful O_O
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gruffin Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2007
Thank you. :) I was trying to get an interactive composition. All my previous stuff has been pretty portrait-like.
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vpf Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2007
I wish I saw this sooner. The brushstrokes are so fluid, and the movement in this image is fantastic. You do amazing digital work, I must say. This is going in my favourites.
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sapphire-shadows Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2007
wow, thats so kwl!
well done!
*claps*
^_^
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BrilliantRedFury Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really awesome!! I loved it so much I favorited it!
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lappy486 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2006
I love the lighting.
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AltecApollyon Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2006
like tony would say : gggggrrrrrreat!

but the 2nd title was awesome ;)

:+fav:
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xxDianabanana Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2006
This is amazing k. LKGHFJGKLFJLJLSQUEAL. o_o; :+favlove:
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Worst-Nightmare Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2006
Loving the way those demons look. Really creative technique, the glowing inner throat. I see that blue fuse! :D

~Your Worst-Nightmare.
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potterfan22304 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2006
Flamingos....lol.

I love this piece...such vivid colors...
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BlackButterflyArazel Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2006  Student General Artist
Or, "facing the Light" But anyway, this is beautiful. What creatures are those?
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cHrOmA11820 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2006
thats amazing what program do u use
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edcomics Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2006
This really caught my eye. Very nice basic layout. I like how the colors are soft, yet vibrant. Added you to my favorites ;)
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Seventh-Element Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2006
Very Very well done, gives me the protective feeling the griffin has, but the face of it looks weird too much like frowning i think
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paniclover20 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2006  Student
this is fantastic
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:iconpaniclover20:
paniclover20 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2006  Student
this is fantastic
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renishinio Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
your griffin looks great but I love those "demons". How they refect that silver green and their face is soo cool! :D
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Dragon6xx Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2006
<3 This is amazing.. ^^ I'm one of those crazy people who gets deeper meanings from everything, wheather intended or not, so...I love the theme.
And the wings are absolutely wonderfull....
I can only wish that I had your talent. Nice job!
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MevTheDreamer Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2006   Digital Artist
Love the colors, especially the glow along the demons' necks.
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DragonsRoar Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2006
Very nice, I especialy like the contrast...
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Agent-Lunar Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2006
I like the textures, especially the wings on the griff.
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apeman505 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2006
Ooooh, very very cool. I like the dragon-y thing a lot. :-) You have a great style!
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:iconjack-the-panda-stock:
I agree that this version of the compostition seems to tell the story better - it's so amazing!! :D
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Omenis Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2006
Amazing.
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somethingthingyman Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2006
love this, really cool... good work, keep it up
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somethingthingyman Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2006
love this, really cool... good work, keep it up
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Miyuko142 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2006
here's a random question, but....you wouldn't happento be British, would you?

most awsome work, btw. very beautifly done ^_^
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gruffin Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2006
nope, no brits. i was born on another island though... Hawaii. :)
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Miyuko142 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2006
ah, I see. It was just your sense of humor that threw me off XD
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gruffin Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2006
sweet! guess all that monty python rubbed off on me. NI!
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Miyuko142 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2006
LOL I know exactly what you mean! I'm always quoting stuff from Monty Python or The Discworld series by Terry Pratchett ^_^
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djnacho Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2006
that's amazing! i love it!
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seancadzow Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2006   Photographer
damn i love this, i can just picture a summoner right offscreen who called upon his griffin to take the flamingos out. really beautiful!
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sirethomas Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2006  Professional General Artist
I like the title: "When to stop worrying and love the flamingos".

Nice picture!
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blue-eyed-assasin Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2006
amazing work!
I love the way you captured the glowing, and the lighting is fantastic.
although I think you should have called it "When to stop worrying and love the flamingos" - thats a great name!
anyway, once again - well done, and congrats on a well deserved DD - :+fav:
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WhisperADaire Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2006
Great lighting! And awesome composition. I like how the colour divides it in two parts and qualifies the two parts in the fight. Do I explain myself? My english is a little rusty.
It goes to my favs ^__^
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Krabster Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2006
absolutly fantastic well done
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AcheronHades Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Very cool...
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:iconmredria:
Mredria Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2006
love the flamingos..
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:iconruled-by-madness:
Ruled-by-madness Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2006
extremely nicely done
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Aonir Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2006
love the flamingos <3
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alchemistp Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2006   Writer
Nice Reminds me of all of those thousand fantasy books(Not an exaggeration) I have horded inside my house.
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:iconzazma:
Zazma Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2006
That's so cool !! NIce work :D
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nekonigiri Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2006  Student General Artist
totally wicked
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artemis5096 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2006
Woah. I love it. I like the shading with the fireball.
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wytherwing Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2006
an absolutely splendid piece of work... congrats on a well-deserved DD! :thumbsup:

p.s. i would have gone with the second title choice, but then i'm kinda weird.... ;)
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