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"The griffin, griffon, or gryphon is a legendary creature with the body of a lion and the head and wings of an eagle. As the lion was traditionally considered the king of the beasts and the eagle was the king of the birds, the griffin was thought to be an especially powerful and majestic creature. The griffin was also thought of as king of the creatures. Griffins are known for guarding treasure and priceless possessions."

This morning he learns to fly. For fun and practice. Enjoy :)

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:iconbatangel:
Batangel Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015
can you draw them in a forest?
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JaniceDuke Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015  Professional General Artist
Seeing as they are so popular I will likely do more and that could be a lovely setting. Thanks for the suggestion :)
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Batangel Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015
wow
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JaniceDuke Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015  Professional General Artist
Glad you like :D
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summerstar2 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015
Mother Griffin with her young, a great piece!
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JaniceDuke Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015  Professional General Artist
Cheers :D
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MnM2002 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it but the foreground could be better Gilda 
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JaniceDuke Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Professional General Artist
Cheers :D Yeah, but it works well enough.
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ClaireFLloyd Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Incedible!.
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JaniceDuke Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you :D
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canofoilstuff Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
wow!!! this is beautiful!!!
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:iconjaniceduke:
JaniceDuke Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you :D
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JaqDHawkins Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
That is gorgeous! *Starts thinking of novel plot about Gryphons*
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JaniceDuke Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
Cheers :D If you write a novel about gryphons you know where I am ;)
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JaqDHawkins Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
Now that could be fun!
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JaqDHawkins Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
Awwww! Cute baby gryphon!
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JaniceDuke Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
:D
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whimsicallySardonic Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
I have a soft-spot for griffins, and this is so adorable. Makes me want to crack out Dark Lord of Derkholm!
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JaniceDuke Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
Hehe! Cheers :D
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stuntedsanity Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist
Beautiful work again - a mythic classic perfectly captured.
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JaniceDuke Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks, glad you think so :D
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Zireael07 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is perfect!
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JaniceDuke Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Professional General Artist
Cheers :D
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blazi76 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I love the detail and pose. All the little things work just great here.
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JaniceDuke Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you :D
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blazi76 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
you're welcome ;)
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rollingpinkstone Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
This is pure awesomeness! Love it!
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JaniceDuke Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much :D
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LizzyBubbletea Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this is exceptional! BRAVO!
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JaniceDuke Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you :D
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c4ever Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
i like this, as the life of ones offspring , is priceless. this touches one.

hmm yet , may i ask . as to why the foot there. is that of a dragon. and not a lion . .
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JaniceDuke Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
Generally griffins are depicted with the front legs and feet of the bird and the back legs and feet of the lion. I was going to make her front feet lion feet, but decided on a mix instead. Cheers :D
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c4ever Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
ya know . . i remembereed that as soon as i sent that duhh!
thankyou for your kindness in reminding me lol :wave:
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SerelyArtworks Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Just wonderfull... Details are perfect, all of the drawing is full of life!!
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JaniceDuke Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you, very glad you like it :D
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psiipilehto Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Really beautiful work! I love the details you have given to the Griffin which catches the viewers eye. Background clouds are just beautiful
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JaniceDuke Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much, I'm glad you think so :D
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Oilux Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Student Writer
Oh wow this is gorgeous!!
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:iconjaniceduke:
JaniceDuke Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you :D
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Oilux Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Student Writer
No problem dear!
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Tarturus Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Excellent portrayal. ^^
Is the adult griffin the father or mother of the young one, or some other adult that's caring for it?
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JaniceDuke Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
I think of her as the chicks proud and fierce mother. Cheers :D
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wangqr Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Student Digital Artist
o myy the lighting is great here!! the griffin's lookin proud and majestic i love it :)
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JaniceDuke Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much :D
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danielerny Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Professional Photographer
goddamn this is good!
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JaniceDuke Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you :D
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GiuliaCookie Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
Amazing
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JaniceDuke Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks :D
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outsidelogic Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Spectacular! The details on the feathers is just amazing. Even the rocks are good, especially in front of the griffins. People often treat them as an afterthought (guilty ** raises hand **). I really appreciate someone who takes the time with backgrounds.
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JaniceDuke Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
Haha, yes, well backgrounds have been a weakness of mine for a long time so I'm working hard to improve on that. Glad its making a difference. Cheers :D
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