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February 16, 2009
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Jan: One-For-Silence by TheAntimonyElement Jan: One-For-Silence by TheAntimonyElement

Oookay, I'm seriously late with this, but you didn't know about it so you can't yell at me! ;P

I've been thinking that I want to do a "themed" gryphon portrait for each month this year, and then be able to do a nice calendar in December out of them. I'll put it on sale here if anybody actually wants to buy it, but mostly I think it'll make an easy gift for my relatives. ;)

So: here is January's pic! The gryphon is a hybrid between a Great Grey owl and a lynx, and her name is One-For-Silence. I'd like to put up a little background for each character and piece when I think of one, so possibly a blurb here later!

This. Pic. Killed. Me.
Usually my traditional artworks are finished in around 5-6 hours; this one took me FAR longer. (I actually have been working on it since January). I don't even know how long those trees/rocks/water/snow took me. I *hate* drawing trees/rocks/water/snow; why did I do this to myself???? :faint: And I used up at least half of my white ink; gotta visit DickBlick at some point soon.

So, media stuff: gryphon/trees in Faber Castell pencil, rocks, water, and pine trees with Portfolio pastel, and pretty much everything else in india ink, with a bit of white gel pen on the icicles. I :heart: white ink--it's really amazing. (And probably highly toxic, from the amount of shaking you have to do to get all the separated chemicals mixed back together, but oh well ;P ) I think that's it; I'm really really proud of this piece. I keep wanting to get the snow whiter, but if I keep it up I'm going to wear a hole through my drawing pad. :lol: So this is how it is. Enjoy! (And probably expect another pic sometime during Feb, although it depends on my school-workload) :)

Other months:
Feb: Two-For-Hope
Mar: Three-For-Solitude
Apr: Four-For-Survival
May: Five-For-Secrets
Jun: Six-For-Beauty
July: Seven-For-Joy
Aug: Eight-For-Duty
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DarkAcey Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love how creative this gryphon is! I've always loved the idea of birds combined with other animals, but this combination is the best I've seen yet. 
TheAntimonyElement Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:blush: Thank you so much! I really love this was probably the simplest of the calendar months to do (only one gryphon, hurr hurr) but I just love how quiet and peaceful it seems. :)
Dragoness17 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You draw griffs? So do I! (As you already found out ;P)

We are griff-drawing buddies! 8D

Beautiful work btw :3
Burtonized Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010  Hobbyist
TheAntimonyElement Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much! :D
Burtonized Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010  Hobbyist
Haha, your welcome ! :D
Burtonized Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010  Hobbyist
And funny animal.
oOGreenBalloonOo Featured By Owner May 12, 2010
i really like this one, its really cute
TheAntimonyElement Featured By Owner May 17, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much! I think this is still my fav of the month gryphons; the others have all surprised me in their own way--which is wonderful of course--but this one came out almost exactly the way it was in my head. That's pretty rare for me, so I think it's sorta special. :)
Xaliandrea Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2010
This is awesome! I can't believe all the detail in the background and the wings. I would never attempt such a thing in a traditional medium. :no: Too scary.
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