Erin Hoffman [link]
commissioned this piece as she is a guest at ConDor (a convention) this year. She requested a California Condor / Thylacine gryphon and left the rest up to me. I delight in such works that give me free reign and really enjoyed myself in painting this.
I was inspired by the memory I have of turkey vultures sunning and warming themselves in the first rays of light, as I experienced on a trip to the coast once. I tried to capture that moment, for this condor gryphon. I also used David Smith's photo of a sunning condor to help me get some of the details right: [link]
Corel Painter, Oil Pastel and acrylic brushes.