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study of cute by Psithyrus study of cute by Psithyrus
I’ve watched the trailers for the Legend of Guardians, owls of ga’hoole as well as a few of the Harry Potter movies. I thought I would draw a simple fantasy scene of some cute gryphon cubs entertaining a little elven girl

I hope ya'all like it,

Thanks,

Blair
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SameerPrehistorica Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2015  Hobbyist
Nicely done.It brings back memories of some cartoon which i watched back in the days..
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DarkSideDuck Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014
So cute I could die!
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BLACKNIGHTINGALE81 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011   General Artist
you are very good at drawing backgrounds.:) the flowers are awesome:)
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Miau-Miau-Nya Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice^^
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SilentHuntress95 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011
Everything about this piece just screams 'awww!' Very nice :aww:
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jefficus Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011   Digital Artist
Hi. I recently saw this piece while I was combing through dA looking for examples of artistic styles that would be appropriate for illustrations in a children's book I'm doing. Well, the publisher LOVES the examples I showed and I landed the deal!

Now we're hoping to find our illustrator here on dA, so we've created a competition to find him or her. I thought it was only fair to let you know about the competition, in case you're interested, since yours was one of the images I showed them.

If you ARE interested, then please check out the competition details in the journal entry on my page, and if not, I would really appreciate it if you could help to spread the word to others. I'd love to be able to tell the world that I found my collaborator here on dA.

Thanks very much,
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Koyukionna Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011   Artisan Crafter
Fantastic, the one behind the tree makes me "aww".
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4tocaido Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011
it could take hours to me to look at every detail in all your pictures, it's incredible how you made everything cute :P ... that's awesome ... it feels great that you actually like my drawings :D
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Starrypoke Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I love their expressions, so cute! :D
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e-pona Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010
I like how you rounded the horizon, it's more interesting than a flat one. Those griffons are certainly cute :D
It's amazing how many dandelions you drew, and how much detail they have 0__0 Good job~
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Psithyrus Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010
Thanks,

You know I didn't pay much attention to the horizon, it just seemed like the thing to do. Dandelions and daisies are my favorite wildflowers. And to be honest, if you closely, some of the dandelions are copies. I drew a few groups of plants in the foreground about a dozen or so plants and then used the clone stamp or lasso tool to copy 'em, the same is true of the butterflies. The wonders of digital art, its a time saver. But I still put a lot of work into those plants and that butterfly. I am glad you enjoyed the scene.

Cheers,

Blair
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Skyward-Dreamer Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010
Hm, is gryphon and griffin the same thing?

Anyway, they're gorgeos! Love those oversized eagle's 'paws'. :D
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Psithyrus Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010
Thanks Sky,

I seen both spellings, I think they're both okay. "Griffin" is more common, perhaps because it is also a family name. I'm glad you noticed the big paws, I think that makes them even cuter, almost clown-like.

Take care and all the best,

Blair
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Skyward-Dreamer Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010
Okay, thanks. I haven't seen the movies yet so I wasn't sure if the Gryphons were 'native' to them.

Lol, you're right about the paws, they really do make they look overly cute and a bit clumsy. :)

Thank you and ditto. :)
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G-thedreamer Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aw the cute little baby gryphon:love:.,,
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Psithyrus Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010
Thanks G,

I put a lot of my favorite things in the picture, especially dandelions, my favorite flower.

Thanks again and cheers,

Blair
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PabloRemiro Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010   Digital Artist
I like the whole composition and the new vision of a gryphon more funny and playful, instead of dark and mystical.
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Psithyrus Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010
Thanks for the kind words, Remi

I thought gryphons would be quite mischievous when they're young.

Thanks again,

Blair
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PabloRemiro Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010   Digital Artist
You´re welcome. I really think that you have a personal and different vision of the mythological and prehistoric animals, and much talents to give them life.
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Kaykayiscrazy Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
This is so cute X3!! Very well done too =D
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Psithyrus Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010
Thanks Kaylie,

It was my attempt to make everything cute, i was going to give all the dandelions happy faces, but I thought that might look too tacky, so a drew a cute mouse as her companion.

Thanks again for the wonderful comments

yerz,

Blair
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Kaykayiscrazy Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Aww your very welcome ^U^!
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ClosetHippie1010 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010  Student General Artist
when i first saw this I though "Gaurdians of ga'hoole?" lol very adorable, lovely coloring :heart:
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Psithyrus Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010
Thanks ClosetHippie,

I am glad you got the owl-like vibe, I saw the trailers for the movie and can't wait for it to be released. I was going to draw owls originally, but since the scene is daytime, I thought gryphons would make supercute characters.

Many thanks,

Cheers,

Blair
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ClosetHippie1010 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010  Student General Artist
your welcome ^^
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RestrainedRaptor Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010   Digital Artist
Careful! If you look at too much of the image in one sitting, you might overdose from cuteness. :giggle:
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Psithyrus Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010
Thanks,

I just had to take a break from drawing dinos for a little while, so I thought I'd finally finish my study of cuteness overload.

Best wishes good buddy,

Blair
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RestrainedRaptor Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010   Digital Artist
What did you find from your studies? Were there any survivors?
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Starcraft3000 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful and cute this drawing
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Psithyrus Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010
Thanks Starcraft,

It was a fun project and a gift for my folks. I am glad you liked it.

All the best,

Blair
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Starcraft3000 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
no problem the gryphon find i very cute making and gryphon are too my favourite creatures how dragon
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Ceechan Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
oh.
my.
god.
O_O
*stares*
HOLY CRAP! THATS HUMAN LOOKING ;3 PRO PRO~
How old r u!?
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Psithyrus Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010
Thanks Celena,

Your icons are extremely cute, I really need to get a better icon someday.

Thanks for the fave and the very kind words
Thanks again and best wishes,

Blair
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Ceechan Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
hahaha o-o .You read my ID? :D

Thx, buh you have to talk to my friends , i dont make them. But i could xD

Your welcome.
You too :hug:

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Merystic Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010
This is so cute! ; -; I love all the details and the little story it tells. Excellent job.
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Psithyrus Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010
Thanks Shara,

Your art is incredibly beautiful and emotive. I am a big fan.

Thanks for the kind words,

Blair
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ToxicKittyCat Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh I love it! I have now readind Harry Potter books xD And I just can't wait to watch Guardians of Ga'holle I gonna draw some of them :)
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Psithyrus Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010
Looks like a great movie; unfortunately, I have never had the chance to read the books. I may get the set someday. But I'll watch the movie first, so I'll have no idea what the plot is, it'll be a surprise.

Thanks

Blair
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