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Sunrise Ritual by Nambroth Sunrise Ritual by Nambroth
Every day she roused, as the first hints of dawn caressed the sky, fingers of pale bluee creeping across the heavens. She took the specially crafted green glass vessel and hooked it up to a series of carrying cables, the small crystals that adorned it twinkling in the blossoming morning light. Clipping some of the cables to her hindlegs, and taking up a carrying bar in her fore, she watched the sunrise... waiting for the moment just before the sun crested the Earth's sphere.
With a cry, she launched herself into the air, powerful wingbeats carrying her out over the ocean's surf. Her cry alerted the gulls, and they followed her in her ritual as they always did, staying respectfully silent. She glided across the water's surface, dipping the chalice into the ocean and filling it with water. Wings cupping the air, she rose once again, just as the sun peeked over the horizion, and lit up her daily tribute and blessing to the ocean.

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slimestone7 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
I love this! It reminds me of the book Magician by Raymond E. Feist, but I don't know why because it never featured gryphons P:
Sashiryuu Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
and yes, a huge print of that piece on my wall would be just AMAZING.
Sashiryuu Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
what a way to display a fantasy creature. I feel like being actually there. Like it was reality...
babbletrish Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Amazing colors. Just gorgeous.
DiegoKid Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2009
Vvarden Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2009  Student General Artist
Glittapop Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow this is amazing!! the water omg! i wish i knew how to do water like that!
xTegan1992x Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009
That Is Amazing!

Well Done =D
usualuniqueness Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2008
This, my friend, is one of the best digital paintings I've ever seen.
silencedbydreams Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2008
The scenery is so pretty :love: Fantastic work! :clap:
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