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Shard Rising by Nambroth Shard Rising by Nambroth
A "speedpainting" (done in less than 12 hours is speedy for me!) done for author Jessica Owen as a promotion for her upcoming book, The Song of the Summer King.
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Painted in Corel Painter, mainly with the oil pastel tool.
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:iconbluevioletz:
Bluevioletz Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013
I am entranced. Beautiful color, focus and texture.
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:iconjoanmystique:
JoanMystique Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my god.

Amazing, and!

I must read that book XD
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:icondragonloverandcats:
Dragonloverandcats Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
LOVE YOUR BOOKS
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:iconwolfofdesire:
wolfofdesire Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Hobbyist
wow
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:iconfinding-equilibrium:
finding-equilibrium Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Stunning! You can see so much emotion in her eyes...
fav!
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:iconslysmartie:
Slysmartie Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011
Awesome gryphon!!! I wish I could paint like that. :D
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:iconchotabear:
chotabear Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011
Beautiful !!!
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:iconmini-wolfsbane:
Mini-Wolfsbane Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! So striking. And I love gryphons, so that's a total plus.
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ElementalJess Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Still so perfect. I just love. Love. Love. Love. It might not be the book cover but it's so going to be all over the internet.

In Fact...

You can now become a Fan ;) on Facebook. Here: [link]

You'll be the first to know when there's news, of course, since I'll need the image for other things.
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HolidayPup Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011
Breathtaking!!
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:iconjonasgergo11:
jonasgergo11 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011
very good
perfect the back vein
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:iconcanis-ferox:
Canis-ferox Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011  Student General Artist
Beautiful 8D Gryphons are my favorite fantasy creatures. I love the color scheme of this! It's an effective promotional piece; it makes me want to read the book. ^^
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VampirePrincess007 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
How beautiful! Love the colors and his expression, great work.
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:iconthroughalocomotive:
throughalocomotive Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011
wow..this is cool...
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:iconfourmapleleaf:
FourMapleLeaf Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful.
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:iconnoble-gryphon:
Noble-Gryphon Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I love this one very detailed and has a kinda moody feel to it. Well done :)
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kethry-silverwolf Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011
I always have a soft spot for a good Gryphon.
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:iconvenatra:
Venatra Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011  Student Filmographer
Awesome, I love the glossy sheen on his chest and the lighting! There's light, and dark. :)
He also gives out a regal and fierce expression, and I love his eyes too!!
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:iconchaibird:
Chaibird Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011
Loverly :)

Practically perfect in every way.
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:iconsanhanian:
Sanhanian Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:O_o: WOAH! AMAAAAAAZING! :la:
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:iconfyrefeather:
FyreFeather Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011
beautiful!
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:iconkaede-kit:
kaede-kit Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010
Beautiful work!
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:iconbobkitty1123:
bobkitty1123 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
I like his expression. From this picture only I can guess his personality pretty much. Nice job.
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:iconmongochild:
Mongochild Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, this is gorgeouss! :D
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:iconthesearemembers:
thesearemembers Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
oh my gosh I am loving this! It's so gorgeous and the purple colours in it....just gorgeous :heart:
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:icondwilliams:
dwilliams Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010
Griffin got ATTITUUUUDE!! But really, he has a very expressive face.
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:iconsilverflight:
SilverFlight Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful work, its one of those pieces where scents and sounds appear so easily in my mind to accompany it.
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:iconnambroth:
Nambroth Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010  Professional General Artist
I'm honored!
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:iconsilverflight:
SilverFlight Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your work is always a cut above ^^
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:iconroccenere:
RocCenere Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That there is a very beautiful gryphon. (:
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:iconteavian:
Teavian Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010   Digital Artist
This is very beautiful! :) I think it'd make a good cover, even if it might not be a cover.
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:iconaradai:
Aradai Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010
Amazing!
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:iconmiloya:
Miloya Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful work :heart:
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:icongraeth-raltharn:
Graeth-Raltharn Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010
Just wonderful coloring
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:iconrogueofasgard:
RogueofAsgard Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010  Student Photographer
wow. how beautiful!
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:iconhomicidal-sharpie:
Homicidal-Sharpie Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010
I love your style, and the overall color scheme adds to the effect. Nicely done. ^_^
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delibird141 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010
w-o-w
What other tools did you use? x3
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:iconfernear:
Fernear Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010
Beautiful! I especially like the eyes!
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:iconchaostoglory:
ChaosToGlory Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010
Very nice job. I checked out the book synopsis and it looks interesting =)
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:iconranohara:
Ranohara Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010  Student General Artist
This is beautiful, I love the feathers! :D
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:iconebalance:
Ebalance Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW!!! Nice expression... looks fierce...
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:iconlyosha:
lyosha Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I miss the eye lasers. :(

J/K this is AWESOME
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
FAntastic!
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Rico-dawg Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing work! I absolutely LOVE the blue highlights at the front of the gryphon.

So when YOU paint, how do you set it up? I.e. do a sketch, then establish the values, rough colour etc

I'm trying to find out how different artists work when doing a digital painting :3
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Kaia-Ulv Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is amazing! The expression and tones are lovely :)
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:iconkaia-ulv:
Kaia-Ulv Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is amazing! The expression and tones are lovely :)
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savvycoon Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
BEAUTIFUL! XD
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:icontalatati19:
TalaTati19 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010  Student General Artist
Your griffons amaze me. EVERYTHING you make amazes me! definite favorite!
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Night-Fury-Scream Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it! *faves*
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bardicsidhe Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
I love the play of light! Your choice of palette here is striking, and the warm and cool colors make a gorgeous contrast. I think my favorite part is the glint of green in the subject's eyes, and that tantalizing hint of blue feathers.

Gorgeous work!
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