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Intent is Everything by Nambroth Intent is Everything by Nambroth
This was done for fun, but there is a story to be found here.

What is going on? Is this gryphon playing tag? Following the crows to a secret meeting place? Perhaps simply hungry and attempting to snatch a feathered meal, or something else entirely?

I leave you to decide. :)

10" x 14" ink and watercolor on watercolor paper.

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:icondarksideduck:
DarkSideDuck Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015
And his intent is to eat one of those birds. Probably.
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dot-DOLL Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Oh, I like this one! Gorgeous angle, and I dig his poofy tail!
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MRZ-Tonks Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this is fantastic!! I love your style -the textures, the lines are exactly where they need to be and the mastering of the watercolours :D
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Doetail1 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think that this griffon is following them to possibly find a meal, like how a scavenger follows wolves or bears? Maybe it's just tagging along...
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Shriss Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I think I saw you at the NY Audobon art in the woods event last year! I never recognised you, but I've been a fan for years! I think I will be visiting for the routes to art open studio tour, lol, I finally recognised the name on your email address, and I remember looking at this pic longingly when I was there.
Well if I'm lucky, see you this weekend!
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Nambroth Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Professional General Artist
Yes, I was there! :) If you do go this weekend, have a safe and fun tour and I'll see you! :)
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wolfofdesire Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Hobbyist
nice
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Saerileth Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You really seem to like this pose/view of flying gryphons. :P

Wonderful gallery, I love your work!
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:iconnambroth:
Nambroth Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Professional General Artist
Have I done this pose before?
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:iconsaerileth:
Saerileth Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Quite a lot, actually. I mean the general bottom view that displays their legs and those adorable paws. It's rather unusual, most griphon paintings I've seen show them from the side. ;)
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:iconnambroth:
Nambroth Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Professional General Artist
Oh! Yes, I see. I like to paint them as if we could actually see them flying overhead. :)
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Saerileth Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
That explains it. It's a lovely pose, I'm very impressed by your work. :)
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cats-eagle Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011  Professional General Artist
awesome!!!! I love griffins
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MoonBlackHuntress Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011
That's cool. You don't get to see a gryphon from that point of view often.
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LupusAzulli Featured By Owner May 27, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Um...
can I use the pose? or make something that looks similar to the pose? I was inspired by this, so now I have to draw this or I'll have to go to an asylum. :crazy:
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:iconoutsidemybox:
Outsidemybox Featured By Owner May 26, 2011
Great composition and use of colors! Love this.
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:iconmukart:
MukArt Featured By Owner May 4, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
This is really inspirational for some stuff I have been trying lately for my class :) I love it!
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:iconala-rai:
Ala-Rai Featured By Owner May 3, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
I like the portrayal of action. That is a wicked pose!
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:iconicekatze:
icekatze Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011  Professional General Artist
hi hi

I like the perspective, it gives me a feeling of motion, as though they're twisting through the air.
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:iconteriathanin:
teriathanin Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Ah, very nice! I love the rough handling of the paint. :)
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GoldenLionofRa Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011  Student General Artist
I think the gryphon wants to be friends with the crows (maybe even wants to be one of them), but the crows are frightened of him, so they flee. I feel sorry for the gryphon, he'll always be different from the normal birds, so he will never be able to find real friends.

Very beautiful drawing. I especially love the details and the background :)
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antilite Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks great! :)
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namebadge11 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011  Student Digital Artist
This is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing =)
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Undeadgrrl Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
The Gryphon is commanded to guard against the crows. Every day, the crows come and taunt him with their freedom. Yet he stays, guarding his master from unknown dangers.
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Wytewulf Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Student General Artist
This is so gorgeous; I can't stop staring at it! :wow::+favlove:

Hmm...it seems to me that perhaps he's recently lost a fellow griffon, perhaps a friend, parent, or mentor, and is now flying with the crows because they are the closest he can find to his lost compantion.

OR, he thinks he is a crow. :omg:
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Nambroth Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Professional General Artist
Oh! Maybe he imprinted on the crows when he was a gryphlet. What a neat idea, thanks! :D
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Wytewulf Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Student General Artist
:3 No problem!
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Eleithel Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really like the angle ! And nce colors, too !
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Vampyre-Lover Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011
Beautiful!!!
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jesterofdeath1996 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011
so amazin im a super fan of your work ! :) your so talented :) your probably my fav artist on deviantart
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SpottedNymph Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Nambroth I do not know what is is about your works, they truly hold something about themselves that is quite inspiring.
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Nambroth Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you for such kind words!
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:iconadreos:
Adreos Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Griffins are AWESOME. And you draw them greatly.
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Flameclaw1234 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011
Aww, Gryphon wants to fly just like the crows! Or...something. I don't know.
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:iconeralynia:
Eralynia Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011
I like the double-tail you gave the gryphon.
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cheetahpelt Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I honestly don't get how you can make water color looks so good...you're amazing.
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kaede-kit Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011
Great work!
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sweetquiescence Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011
I absolutely love this!!! Your watercolors are amazing and your animals have such beauty and grace. I am awestruck!
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Paws-for-a-Moment Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011
Wow.
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griffsnuff Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011
;U; this is so amazing <3 I love the colors and the crows looks awesome <33
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greymuzzles Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I really like the angle of that gryphon...it's so dynamic...and has definitely been rendered with a hell of a lot of skill. Good work.
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Night-Fury-Scream Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Instant fave!
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:iconyaeldayah:
yaeldayah Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011
VERY cool perspective!
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FourMapleLeaf Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Jennifer Miller! I found YOU!!!! and your art is still great. I remember looking at your elfwood... ahh.... good memories. It feels like... 5, maybe 6 years since I last went on elfwood. That was with my OLD computer.
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:iconnambroth:
Nambroth Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011  Professional General Artist
Wow how time flies! I am happy you found me again. :)
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:iconfourmapleleaf:
FourMapleLeaf Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, time does fly! I'm glad I found you again too!
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Rico-dawg Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
<3<3<3<3
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13-15-15-14-10-1 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm still amazed how you can make something so beautifully~! :faint:
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Noble-Gryphon Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Nice job Jennifer. Love the gryphon and dragon a lot.
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:iconvenatra:
Venatra Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011  Student Filmographer
Wow, I can sort of feel the intensity in the picture! I get the feeling he's trying to chase them, but not hunt them, if that makes sense..
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