Oookay, I'm seriously late with this, but you didn't know about it so you can't yell at me!
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????
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
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
) 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.
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-HopeMar: Three-For-SolitudeApr: Four-For-SurvivalMay: Five-For-Secrets
Jun: Six-For-BeautyJuly: Seven-For-JoyAug: Eight-For-Duty