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Gryphon Cassidix by AlectorFencer Gryphon Cassidix by AlectorFencer
A painting, which started with a funny idea and a scribble in Photoshop.
Since hornbills are my most afvourite birds in the rainforest but I also wanted to work on a griffon picture that time, I thought I could merge them to get a funny and colourful creature. It's not as funny as it looks like though.
As always, I built my own thoughts about creatures and characters while working on them.

For example is the Gryphon Cassidix a creature that lives in the rainforest and eats fruits only. The mixture of a hornbill and a puma with different colours and fur was interesting enough to finish that painting. When I first finished the scribble, I lost my motivation to continue it and left it in my folders for ages and ages. One week ago, I found it again and opened it to llok, if I can continue it and started painting the fur.
Like on each drawing or painting I do, I can hardly stop finishing it because there are always things to find which can be re-done or refined. Till the colours and the details were set, a week was over and I finally could put the lights and shadows on the creature and tree.
After the background -which I finished last- was done, I vectorized my logo and set it on the right side below. I will use it in every drawing/painting in future. It's a lot clearer than the one I scribbles before.
I would need a tutorial of how to draw wings. lol...These are wings with which the griffon isn't really able to fly. Just imagine that they can't fly but climb...:XD:

The picture was scribbled and finished in Photoshop 7.0 by using a tablet and it took me ages to finish.

Thank you a lot fo looking!

AlectorFencer
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:iconeveelover:
EveeLover Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
so unique
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:iconarasiyris:
Arasiyris Featured By Owner May 2, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Beautiful. The colours are wonderful.
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:iconairegon:
Airegon Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
wow! cool! absolutely love the design!
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:iconauraguardian12345:
Auraguardian12345 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2010
:iconicantbelieveitplz: whoa it looks sooo realistic
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im-an-artist01 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2008
it looks kinda like a quetzalquotl very nice
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:iconlewinvernaldi:
LewinVernaldi Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2008
das ist immer noch dein lieblingsbild von dir!!
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:iconalectorfencer:
AlectorFencer Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2008
Ich muss mal ein neues davon machen. :D
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:iconlewinvernaldi:
LewinVernaldi Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2008
ja stimmt
das wär toll.... in ner schönen landschaft oder so
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:iconedwardsson:
Edwardsson Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2008
This is a cool masterpiece..! X'3
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:iconalectorfencer:
AlectorFencer Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2008
Thank you so much! ^^
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:iconedwardsson:
Edwardsson Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2008
Haha, you're welcome! :)
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:iconmokinzi:
Mokinzi Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2008   General Artist
This is really genious. Just love it :heart:
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:iconsunflower11:
sunflower11 Featured By Owner May 27, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
really nice! love the colours!!!
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:iconfrozen-voyage:
Frozen-Voyage Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2008  Professional General Artist
Amazing looking textures/fur!!! wow :D
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:iconpaperplane-products:
paperplane-products Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2008
wow. this is amazing. so much detail and so interesting...his look is so intense~ in a way :o
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:iconalectorfencer:
AlectorFencer Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2008
Thanks a lot! :D
I'm going to do another Gryphon Cassidix very soon :)
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:iconjidaneobsidianclaw:
JidaneObsidianclaw Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2007   Digital Artist
schöön^^
die farben sind klasse, und interresantes design :)
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:iconswiftred:
swiftred Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2007
the colors, duke! the coloooorz!
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:iconadlovett:
adlovett Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
wHoA! lookit all that detail!! - i love the feathers and fur, i would love to learn how to make stuff look that amazing

i also love that concept for a creature, and the colors are amazing! OMG WOW GREAT!
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:iconalectorfencer:
AlectorFencer Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2007
Thanks so much for the nice comment. It is really touching. :)
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:iconwolf-krispies:
wolf-krispies Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2007
Such a strange but beautiful bird! Splendorous!
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:iconjoeazpeytia:
JoeAzpeytia Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
HOLY MACARRONI! that awesome!!!11!1!one!!
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:iconalectorfencer:
AlectorFencer Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2007
Thank youuuu! :love:
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:icontabon:
Tabon Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2006  Student Digital Artist
That is so awesome! it looks so real and it makes sense that a tropical bird griffony thing would like where a tropical bird would, excelent! =D
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Demagis Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh man the textures in this are great. I also love the colours and the mood in general of this. Very inspiring :)
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:iconalectorfencer:
AlectorFencer Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2006
Thank a lot for this. :)
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:iconpurplerose:
purplerose Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2006   Photographer
Very nice work. I really like the feathers and the fur.
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:iconsaydee72:
Saydee72 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2006
Damn thats awsome! I am in shock after seeing this.
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:iconalectorfencer:
AlectorFencer Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2006
Thankie. I hope you recovered from it. :D
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:iconatomic-light:
atomic-light Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2006
just amazing!
you are amazing
this is amazing
WOW!
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:iconalectorfencer:
AlectorFencer Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2006
Wow! *blushes* Thanks :)
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:iconbluemoonchild:
bluemoonchild Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2006
YEAH! Unorthodox gryphons rock! :D

Seriously loving the lighting and the sheer amount of detail on the feathers. The overall design is very distinct and the fur is lovely, it's wonderful how it trails and looks so fluffy. And again, the level of detail is very 'whoa' O.O
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:iconalectorfencer:
AlectorFencer Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2006
Thank you a lot for the nice comment. I'm glad you like the colours and the detail. Makes me blushing over this. :)
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:iconalbyon:
albyon Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2006
The colours in this are just amazing! :clap:
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:iconalectorfencer:
AlectorFencer Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2006
Thanks much :)
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norngirl Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2006
wow thats more then awesome :wow:
once again,you do a amazing work ^o^ I love gryphons :3
and hornbills looks very like those i like *maybe is related* Toucans :3
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:iconalectorfencer:
AlectorFencer Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2006
Hihi. Thankie ^.^
You haven't done so much work the past few days, didn't you? I miss looking at your pictures ;)
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norngirl Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2006
np ^-^ you allways welcome .3 :hug: :aww:

well,actuly i been drawing a lot,but times short for me to never upload much as i wanted *blush*

I only been able to post some pics people been requested ^^'

im not sure if you seen them *4 new + some other 4 you maybe havent seen*
Hopefully i will be able to post more ;P
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cilento Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2006
That is awesome! I wish it existed as a creature..
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:iconalectorfencer:
AlectorFencer Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2006
Then you could feed it with fruits all day :)
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:iconcilento:
cilento Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2006
haha yup.
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Dacha-thwei Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome work Alector! :boogie: I wished I could draw as good as you :XD:
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AlectorFencer Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2006
Thank you :blush:
But your artwork is so beautiful as well and you will improve :)
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Dacha-thwei Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Awwww thank you :hug:
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OibyrdsDDs Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2006
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AlectorFencer Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2006
It's so wonderful to have your support and it's a great honour. Thanks so much again. :) :hug:
*speechless*
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LoneRider Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2006
Those colors are magnificent! Brilliant way to do a gryphon. Nice job. :)
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AlectorFencer Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2006
Thanks! First I thought it wouldn't find so many friends because of the unusual looking of the mixture. ;)
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LoneRider Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2006
No problem. As I like to say, never be afraid to try something different :).
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thedancingemu Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
wow, this is awsome, i love how much character it has in its face. i also love the idea of using different birds to make griffons, it makes things more interesting.
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