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Tall Skies by Nambroth Tall Skies by Nambroth
Part of a trade for :icongryphoness203:

"Blond" gryphons are one of my favorite colorations to use... I'm sure you'll see more of this color scheme!

Ink and watercolor on 9" x 6" cold press.
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:iconmichaelcrutcher:
michaelcrutcher Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Student Interface Designer
Keep dem gryphons comin man! :D (Big Grin) :happybounce: 
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:iconsydghor:
Sydghor Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014   General Artist
beautiful!
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:iconthetommykitty:
TheTommyKitty Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
How did you make the background? It's great!
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:iconmicma:
micma Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
A thing of beauty. wow
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mchameleonm Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful work!
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JohnDavid83 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
wow, i dont think ive seen someone merge a bird and feline structure so well. its beautiful.
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:iconshaliken:
Shaliken Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012   Traditional Artist
I have to ask. Do you use a brush, or regular microns for the inking? The thickness varies so much and so neatly I thought it was a brush, but then you also have these nice bold, smooth lines I associate with microns. So is it a brush, or pen? Or both? Brush pens? Such a mystery...:sherlock:


~Sun and Moon

~Shaliken
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:iconnambroth:
Nambroth Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
I, embarrassingly, have never inked with a brush (I lack the materials to do so), and so these are all felt-tipped art pens that I do my inking with!
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:iconshaliken:
Shaliken Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012   Traditional Artist
Really? Its great fun if you have a fine brush(I got mine from Hobby Lobby on sale) and don't mind dipping it in the ink pot every little bit. I have two picture I inked that way ([link] [link]) and the result looks fairly similar to your inking style, so I thought maybe that was how you got the flowing bold lines and fine details.

Those are some pretty wicked pen skills. I suddenly feel the need to go play with my microns. It's been a while. I'm probably rusty, lol.

I love this style, by the way. It's one of my favorites. :D


~Sun and Moon

~Shaliken
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:iconnambroth:
Nambroth Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
How lovely! Yes, brush inking can be a lot more expressive. It would probably save me time in doing so, rather than going back over my own lines many times to achieve different line weights! I hope to play with this someday. The problem with having so many different artistic pursuits is that I have such limited time to mess with each....
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:iconshaliken:
Shaliken Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012   Traditional Artist
I know that feeling. That's why I have a drawer full of charcoal that has maybe been used once. Maybe. I could be gravely mistaken seeing as most of the pencils and sticks still have their original packaging(I always open new goodies, even if I don't plan to use them right then). I keep saying I'll get into doing charcoal stuff, and yet that drawer is still untouched.

Somehow I don't think that'll change anytime soon, lol. =p

~Sun and Moon

~Shaliken
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Vampyre-Lover Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012
Perfection!!!
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TrottingPeryton Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Are there any other favored color schemes for gryphons that you like?
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:iconok321:
ok321 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
do you paint the gryphon first or the background?
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:iconnambroth:
Nambroth Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Professional General Artist
It depends on the piece, but for this one I painted the gryphon first.
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:iconxrose96:
Xrose96 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011
Awesome job! :iconsurprisedplz:
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:iconmidgarzolom:
MidgarZolom Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Neat! I like the way the background is bleeding down. Very cool.
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:iconsineclavorum:
SineClavorum Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very cool. Very, very cool.
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:iconveterilu:
VeTeRiLu Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Hobbyist
Amazing!
The details of the painting are very creative!
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:iconthecapewildman:
TheCapeWildMan Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011
Very interesting concept!
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:iconnoble-gryphon:
Noble-Gryphon Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Very nicely done. I like how you capture the spirit of gryphons in flight.
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Gryphoness203 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011
I do have a DA account! Just don't use it often XP
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:iconnambroth:
Nambroth Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Professional General Artist
Oh you do! I will credit you. :)
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Amberanime1 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011
yay a grifffen!
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Fangbite Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011
I really love the shading under the wings^^
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:iconaquilla-whingate:
Aquilla-Whingate Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011   General Artist
I always did find mythical creatures fascinating, and this gryphon as being seen from an underside looking at it, is interesting. Not that this is uncommon when viewing birds of prey like eagles, hawks, etc. I do like the way it is done in this water color fashion, always does give the sense of realness, nicely done. :) :thumbsup:
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Nymeriaa Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011
So very graceful. I love it!
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fujoshianimechick Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I LOVE THIS! SO BEAUTIFUL!
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:iconpassin:
Passin Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
Magnificent
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SqueezeBoxx Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Student General Artist
Don't take from my comment that I'm copying your image for a tattoo btw, I'd never dream of stealing an image but it has inspired me :)
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SqueezeBoxx Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Student General Artist
I really love this. I've had an interest in Gryphons since I was young and have been tempted to design myself a Gryphon tattoo. This really is beautiful thouh, I love the use of the water colour with the inks, works wonderfully!
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quakerlol Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, these watercolors are absolutely stunning!
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BlackviperSwordsman Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
The coloration is gorgeous, as many have mentioned. In all it is a beautiful piece; keep up the splendid work.
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Shadowcaster797 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
amazing!
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:iconshadowdragon105:
ShadowDragon105 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful *w*

I love the colors :3
//I need to practise the anatomy more..//
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BacktoEarthCreations Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
this is very beautiful! The blue background really compliments the blonde feathers :)
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:iconjunglekatz2002:
junglekatz2002 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Am loving the background wash with the gryphon. :D
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yellowsmoke321 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
pretty winged creature
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:iconsolie-solie:
solie-solie Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is amazing !!! I love the colors. Keep up the good work!!!
:+fav:
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Charmed-Ravenclaw Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous background :D
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:iconeridanielsu:
eridanielsu Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Student Writer
YAY! ANOTHER NAMBROTH PAINTING!!!!! :iconcheerplz:
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Dragon-princess08 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Student General Artist
wow I like the splotchy background, goes really well with the blond gryphon. :)
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sonia-p Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011
Amazing.
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:iconracecarart:
RacecarArt Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011   General Artist
Ooo, I love these orange-and-blue-ink-and-wash gryphons you do! I love the simplicity and the movement of this one. :D
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Griffkat Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011
Beautiful angle!
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:iconlivingmylife13:
livingmylife13 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful :heart:
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:iconwinterbreeze5:
Winterbreeze5 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011
That's really cool. I love it's head. This person works for Windstone Editions, don't know if that's who you're talking about : [link]
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Nambroth Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Professional General Artist
Melody is pretty much the head honcho and creator of Windstone. :) She's also one of my employers. Thank you though!
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:iconwinterbreeze5:
Winterbreeze5 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
Ok :)
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AliiAlimay Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011
Nambroth, I´m your fan! I love your gryphons... They are and they will be my inspiration
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