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Wisteria Gryphon by Nambroth Wisteria Gryphon by Nambroth
A lady gryphon; a reflection of the beauty and grace of the wisteria branch she holds.

She is either a very small gryphon, or lives in a land with huge wisteria blooms. You decide. :D

11" x 12" (approx, with torn edges) Ink and watercolor on Fabriano 300lb. rough. The leaf effects were created with real leaves harvested from my yard.
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samurai-jirafu Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great drawing!
Lolliangel123 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2015   Traditional Artist
Beautiful! The flowers give such an's a great drawing!
Silver-Zabrak Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Bluevioletz Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013
I fell in love with this piece immediately! There is a serene harmony in the motion of the patterns, the form of the bird and the flowered branch it's holding that evokes a feeling of completion and peace. Just amazing!
Abraxas-within Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful, i never thought about using leaves to create texture. I'ts a great idea!
BikoToughenUp Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
oh i'm on a roll now. This would make for an amazing tattoo as well. Not only do I love wisterias and gryphons and have been loving this particular image for ages, it even inspired me to draw when i was a pre-teen kid. It could also be significative of how you can just make your own world with art, what with the imaginative creature holding an existing flower, but playing with the imagination with the sizes. I really love this one. I've been considering getting one of your traditional art dragons or gryphons tattooed for a while now, since you are a really big influence on my art. I remember my first attempts at watercoloring seriously were done after discovering your website at age eleven or something, and you fuelled my love for dragons and gryphons. For a long time, afetr seeing your jewelry and how sometimes your creatures wore jewels of their own, I made all of my mythical creatures wear a jewel of their own in honour of your ideas. Now I'm 17 and still making smaller replicas of your best pieces in my sketchbook to learn to draw with your intuition for realistic look. Ok, rant over XD Would you mind me using on of your pieces for a tattoo? I'd notify you which one of course, if i'd ever do it.
Nambroth Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Professional General Artist
Sure! All I ask is that 1. The tattoo artist not retain a copy of my art for 'flash' etc, and 2. I'd love to see a photo!
Dragonloverandcats Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice
OyamaTatsu Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Professional General Artist
I love this piece! It is so whimsical and floaty. It has a seriously airy feel to it! Love it!
Wafflley123 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
this is beautiful. pure beauty. wow. i was just speechless.
LupusAzulli Featured By Owner May 30, 2011  Student Digital Artist
The leaves............................. Wowowowowow.
phoenixmemory Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
CaedmonG Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011
This is a lovely piece! Beautifully executed. :)
daria Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011
Say, Nambroth, how d'you do your traditional media ? What do you start with, watercoloring or inking ?
Nambroth Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011  Professional General Artist
I almost always ink first. :) But sometimes I have a party and toss watercolor everywhere first.
This piece was inked first.
daria Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011
And the ink does not mix with the water ? o.O
Nambroth Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011  Professional General Artist
No, the ink is waterproof.
namastai Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011
This is very pretty. I need to play a lot more with watercolor. You manage to be tight with it where you want to be and loose where you want to be. The effect is beautiful.
greenfroggies Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011   General Artist
Nice use of the leaf effects! And lovely flowing shapes here.
joshification Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010  Student General Artist
god i LOVE the colouring and detail. the textures make me want to marry this picture.
sighthoundlady Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful watercolors with an art nouveau flare! My favorites! :)
Epuk Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010
You are painting the most beautiful gryphones that I have ever seen. I am searching for proper picture for my new tattoo. If I ask you to make one design for me, would you fulfil it?
Nambroth Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010  Professional General Artist
I love tattoos! Sadly though I really don't have any free time to do commission work. :(
Lalupi Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010
Beautiful, love the face! :)
SoldierToger Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010  Hobbyist
Haha, hmmm, very small maybe and very nice. Lovely concept here :)
MidoriiBlue Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Gorgeous! I love that leaf effect, what a great idea!
DreamerPierrot Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010
Shizuku-Uzu Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010
I love how you use plants in your paintings, it looks really neat!
RedCatStudioArt Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh I love this.... :heart:
I love your style, very simple and beautiful!
Awesome job =3
I'm probably gonna fave a bunch of stuff, just so you know ^w^
portheiusJ Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010  Professional Artist
You're terribly good at defining texture with lines. :3 Love the colors.
Dragon-lu-ver Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Amanoth Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010  Student General Artist
I can se yo used real ferns and stuff. I tried that once but it didnt work... :hmm: I would like to know who you did this. But if you wont tell me I wont baww Im just gonna keep on trying to get it right.

Its funny how people can have the same ideas... even though Oh well you're a much better artist then I am. I just gotta keep on practicing. You really are one of my favourite artists..

This looks soo pretty everything looks pretty :la:
jsmokey49 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2010
absolutly beautiful work. i wih i could paint like that
mordekalis Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010  Student
the background and details...exquisite!
VioletRosePetals Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I like the idea of giant wisterias:D.

Splendid painting!
shimmer-dragon Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010
I love the colours. And how you ink and draw wings. And the textures really finish this piece off. :clap:

Also, I'd prefer if it were small, like ~Eastern-Star says, it's cuter =P
GoldenDruid Featured By Owner May 31, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I love the leaves outlined in the background :heart:
Eastern-Star Featured By Owner May 31, 2010
I like the idea of a small gryphon. It sounds cuter.

This is lovely; I especially like the bashful expression she has. The colours are wonderfully Spring-ish, too. Very well done!
artbybluedaisy Featured By Owner May 31, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I hope she is living in my garden out back. :D
kaikaku Featured By Owner May 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so beautiful! I love the background and the pose and everything!
RocCenere Featured By Owner May 29, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
She is so beautiful. I love her colours, she looks very elegant.
Adreos Featured By Owner May 29, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice, you don't see that many good griffins. Extremely well done.
Blackmoonfire Featured By Owner May 28, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
ghostcharmer Featured By Owner May 28, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
that is just fantastic. loving the leaf textures ^^
My-Mythical-World Featured By Owner May 28, 2010
Gorgeous work!
Vampyre-Lover Featured By Owner May 27, 2010
Beautiful Work!!!
AVA4Zinkovsky Featured By Owner May 26, 2010
Very good work.
joanna--banana Featured By Owner May 26, 2010  Student General Artist
This has such a wonderful organic quality to it! The leaf effects and edges are a nice touch, and as always the detailing in the linework is amazing :heart:
PaintedKelpie Featured By Owner May 26, 2010
Wonderful background for an awesome griffon! :)
gwosatum Featured By Owner May 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool. :) Very pretty and I love the lines- so graceful.
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