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.I am free. by sanguisGelidus .I am free. by sanguisGelidus
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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jakrocker17 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I love this!
frostRazzer Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013   General Artist
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:

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