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The Last Griffin by toujin The Last Griffin by toujin
Back in 2008 I got stuck a terrible rut where nothing I put on paper worked. At the time, no matter what medium I used my ideas remained stale, my lines predictable and boringly SAFE. I think it was my darkest hour as an artist to date, and it lasted for a long long time. I had been drawing a lot of mythical creatures back then- your usual dragons and griffins with a phoenix here and there- and those wore safe subjects; creatures that didn't need proper perspective or anatomy or anything that required research or work.
Once I realized that they were fast becoming my crutch, I vowed to never draw another such creature again.

I've since broken that promise because I can't say no to commissioners wanting a dragon or a phoenix, but this truly was my last griffin. It's also one of three, with a dragon and a phoenix in the same style to follow.


Ink outline, copic markers and ink washes, metallic pen.


Status: SOLD
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UmmomSummum Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
oh sweet! where did you get the idea? awesom!
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GravityGochu Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011   Artist
cool griffin!
i love the detailied effect of the griffin transitioning to a phoenix
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MyDearAloysius Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I WANT THIS. CAN I HAVE IT. 8D
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toujin Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
And to think I was not going to put it up for fear of it being TOO UNPROFESSIONAL XDDD

...You seriously want it? o_o
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MyDearAloysius Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I seriously want it. What are its dimensions?
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toujin Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A4, done on sketchbook paper so I gotta clip the edge where it was bound. So I guess A4 minus a few millimeters on one side XD
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MyDearAloysius Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Mm. Good size. I'll send ya a note. 8D
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broken-toy Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011
love the piece, the blue swirls stand out really well
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Anamia Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Beautiful. I love the way the clouds are forming out of him.
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fetherhd Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011  Professional General Artist
very pretty!
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ToniTiger415 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome work :)
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TOMMEN3 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011
GREAT WORK¡¡

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jgbradley47 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011
totally dig it.
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LittleLemonBeast Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011
Tkat is great job! I like idea of feathers changing into clouds :).
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LittleMissAlexius Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing colouring and cool pose, lovely colours used :)
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airysilvertail Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! Really beautiful griffin! Once I drew griffin but it looks like a hen or a chicken :) Yours is incredible.
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gabrielcrypto Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Wow, this is so beautiful and amazing! I loved it!
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squrrl Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautiful! i especially like the blue swirls
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toujin Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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