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The Green Butcher by Nambroth The Green Butcher by Nambroth
An "artistic liberty/free reign" commission for Squeakstorm!

She suggested her favorite bird/cat combos and green, and off I went!

This gryphon is based on a Loggerhead Shrike, and the title is a play on the bird's common name (for the bird nerds amongst us!).

Green and green and green. For whatever reason this one didn't scan so well and the colors are a bit 'off'. It is more vibrant in person and has some subtle interference colors.

10" x 15", ink and watercolor on rough.
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CAT-J55885522 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing
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MiracleDiampress Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
LUUUV IT!
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Vampyre-Lover Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012
He's Amazing!!!
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Zorro-and-Destiny Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011
wow its amazing :)
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Night-Fury-Scream Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
There needs to be a "Love" button somewhere...
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RavensLore Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
You should do a series of these. I'd like to request GreenJay.
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SilverWolfi Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011
I love it !!
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WingSketcher Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011
Lovely work -- I thoroughly enjoy how you have made this creature look real!
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BikoToughenUp Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
you just keep on getting better and there's nothing anyone can do <3 But tell me, I've been trying background watercolor splashes for a while, and when I do the character on top of it the watercolor below shines through unless I make a really fat layer. How do you keep the colors on the foreground so delicate?
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Nambroth Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Professional General Artist
If I am understanding you correctly: I simply don't paint any of the background colors where I want the character to be. :)
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BikoToughenUp Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
oh, ok... heh ^^ Well that makes quite nice that you still get such an amazing effect with the splashes :O *need to practice more* Thank you so much for your quick answer!!
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soulshelter Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the feather curls of the left wing. So well done! :heart:
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jocarra Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Heh, as soon as I heard the title, I was like... It`s a shrike! :D
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kitgryph Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011
Lanius Ludovicianus, if I recall,, and yes, tht is from memory. Errr, do I qualify as a bird-nerd, Jen?
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Nambroth Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Professional General Artist
Anyone can be a bird nerd! :D
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Noble-Gryphon Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I love your griffins they are amazing
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:icontrojevia:
Trojevia Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
This is an adorable griffin!
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Silme037 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011
oh how I just love this. Particularly the background, I adore that unfinished kind of style :D
The gryphon is beautiful. pardon me while I stare at it for 30 minutes O.O
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CorusTenebrae Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
great work <3
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whiteshadow100 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011
It's like a miniature gryphon. This is very cool, imagenative, and well done.
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WateryGrave Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011  Student General Artist
8D That's really pretty. :3
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aMege Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
That's really cool! I like how you had the face look a little sparrow-like. :)
Amazing art, as always! :+fav:
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SunStateGalleries Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
You are the one who got me into drawing wings! I have so much to learn, I have always loved the way you used light colors and yet they still come out so vibrant and stunning ^^
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Torsle Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I can never get the salt technique quite right, but it looks great here. :)

I love how the colors blend so nicely. On the BG and the Gryphon. :)
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awsmdragonqueen Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011
I love it! You're gryphons are so natural feeling and so realistic! A very unique one too! Beautiful! :heart:
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Synthetic--Ecstasy Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow this is amazing
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wulf-demon Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, scanners can really ruin a pic sometimes.
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:iconzagazo:
Zagazo Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011
Wow, its lovely! I bet she's really happy with it!
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Tianithen Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
love the colours, subtle but gorgeous.
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Nyankyuu Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011
nice! i like the perfection in the claws :) it looks so free ^^
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Ali-C-05 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011  Student General Artist
wow! This is so pretty :D i really love the background and perspective
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SecretlyaZombie Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011  Student Digital Artist
beautiful! ^^
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Teavian Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011   Digital Artist
I got the name! 8D *is also a bird nerd* What an amazing gryphon!
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celeste1528 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
you have been featured here: [link]
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Nambroth Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you!!
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celeste1528 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
no problem ;)
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TranquilDisturbance Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so awesome :D ^^
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KatanaHiryuu Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011
what a magnificent creature :) i'd love to see them irl!
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VeTeRiLu Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Hobbyist
So Gorgeous and artistic!
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TijonWolfsMajesty Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011
This is beautiful ^^* i mean very beautiful :) its just....aAWEsoME
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ColomoArt Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
i love how you paint the backgrounds.... i even think it looks more interesting than the subject itself. :) extraordinary!
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CaoZuk Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
:X
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Sardonicism Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011
i love the idea of a tiny gryphon. nice choice with the shrike :]
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Aen-Riv Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011
Love shrikes :3
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CorbieLaughter Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
SHRIKE! :D Such a cool bird! Great idea gryphon-izing it
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WhiteKit9sune Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing!!!!!!!!! I can't believe you drew this!!!!
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FenrisMau Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I love this piece.
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Venoturus Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful!
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Hyacinth7 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011
This is beautiful!! :D
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eridanielsu Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Student Writer
Have I told you how awesome your work is?
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