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Flight Lessons by BloodhoundOmega Flight Lessons by BloodhoundOmega


I was given green light to publish my piece after all, so here you go. :D

This is my piece for the upcomming 2012 Rare Antho Calendar. The topic is mythical creatures and it was my task to capture Gryphons for this project. I happily obliged. *g*

I was thinking of an interesting way to display gryphons, tried to think of different cultures in which they appear to limit ideas down, but gryphons are basically known all over the world in one form or the other, so that was not a helpful concept. Somehow I then got the idea of a family-orientated piece; a grown up gryph assisting its offspring during a first flight lesson and this is what I came up with. :)

The piece was challenging, as was taking part in this project, and I certainly hope I managed to live up to everybody's expectation. 8x


Pre-Orders for the calendars are open! --> [link]


EDIT: I just came back from work where I was presented with rather upsetting news. I threw my moist-from-rain clothes into a corner, waiting impatiently for my tea to become ready. MY head was slightly achy and full of throughts and then I checked DA and my inbox exploded on me. 8x

I seriously don't know what to say you guys. ;___; You make me so fight for my work as a traditional artist!!! Thank you guys, so so so much!
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Daily Deviation

Given 2011-10-12
Flight Lessons is by *bloodhound-omega ( Featured by KovoWolf )
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TheMadameVastra Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014  Professional Photographer
Ok so I first saw this back when I didn't have a deviantart account but I just fell in love the second I saw it~!
I emailed EVERYONE I knew like "DUDES CHECK OUT THIS AWESOME ART"
And now this is sitting proudly in my Favorites :)
But seriously I LOVE gryphons and seeing art that's actually good and has gryphons is just... it makes me so happy
And I just now noticed that the adult has its tail curled around the kid's and I just melted! :happybounce: 
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:iconkrukova:
Krukova Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Bon !!
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:icontulmur95:
Tulmur95 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
"Flight, my child. It is a test that every growing gryphon must pass. Your very life is based upon it."
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:iconatram95:
atram95 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Your draw is Magnificent!! Congratulation I love it!!
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:iconmeerkamis:
meerkamis Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
so cute !!
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:iconhawk-tip:
Hawk-tip Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconiloveitplz: It's so touching. And very well made, at that. :clap:
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:iconewolf20:
ewolf20 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011  Student Digital Artist
wow
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:iconswirlyeyeshypnotize:
SwirlyEyesHypnotize Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
So beautiful! :heart:
*Wipes a tear from my eye*
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:iconangie-pictures:
Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:
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:iconart2ponder:
art2ponder Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011
awesome! :devart:
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:iconawickedshade:
AWickedShade Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Is this piece done in color pencils!!! :wow:
It's masterpiece!!!
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:iconbloodhoundomega:
BloodhoundOmega Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011
For the biggest part it's coloured pencils, yeah. With a bit of Water COlours thrown in.
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:iconawickedshade:
AWickedShade Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
And it's a masterpiece!!!
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:iconphasellus:
Phasellus Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely beautiful!
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:iconwolvencheif:
Wolvencheif Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ahhhh, perfect Father-Son moment. :D
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:iconlightfighter1:
Lightfighter1 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011
I love it
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:iconmadis-hartte:
madis-hartte Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Hee. This makes me happy. :)
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:iconlndzbrdn:
lndzbrdn Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Incredible work!
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:icongriffinphillis:
GriffinPhillis Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awwww.
^-^
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:icondrewtoby:
drewtoby Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! Great work!!!! How did you make it? Color pencils?
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:iconbloodhoundomega:
BloodhoundOmega Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011
Colour Pencils and Water Colours, yepp. :)
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:iconashalind:
Ashalind Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Congrats on the feature! Well done. :)
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:iconarizonajackal:
ArizonaJackal Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
What a nice piece, it's cute that it has a family theme. Gryphons are such neat creatures, I just like this picture. xD
The feathers look so soft [: Congrats on the Daily Devation too.
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:iconyaoistsecret:
yaoistSecret Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
awnnn!! so cute!!!... *w*
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:iconhappytadpolecarnage:
HappyTadpoleCarnage Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011
Awesome :) Congrats on the DD!
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:iconcontradictory55:
Contradictory55 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Student Writer
My most favorite mythical creature of all time~
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:iconhuman-groveback:
human-groveback Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Professional General Artist
I like how you depicted them as humanoid. I actually have this concept in my mythology ficverse: if a mythological species is neither humanoid nor shapeshifter, that species will have an extremely humanoid subspecies, with features telling you what it's a subspecies of.
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:icondaydreamer1324:
daydreamer1324 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
The texture is absolutely, undeniably stunning.
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:iconkovowolf:
KovoWolf Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Professional General Artist
Well deserved hun! :heart:
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:iconvisualarts123:
Visualarts123 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011
Outstanding, cool, creative.. Very nice
Check out hotartornot.com to rate it :)
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:iconxvash-the-stampede:
xVash-the-Stampede Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Student Photographer
Awesome, love how detailed the feathers are!
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:iconleonar-cousland:
Leonar-Cousland Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011
GRIFFONS!!!!
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:iconiuphome:
Iuphome Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i think tootle cuteness
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:iconbluesui:
BlueSui Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011
I Love this Pic *__* Very nice.
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:iconhaltaar:
Haltaar Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
wow, absolubtly love the detailing on those feathers, excellent work!
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:iconblade1158:
Blade1158 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Professional General Artist
Great textures, a very well executed piece. I love your use of traditional media.
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:iconme-n-d-122-lozenges:
Me-n-d-122-lozenges Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011
Awww! Faved!
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:iconsoupflood:
soupflood Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fascinating
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:iconlhuneart:
LhuneArt Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Hey, congratulations! ^^
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:iconbloodhoundomega:
BloodhoundOmega Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011
Thank youuu! :D
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:icongokhanproject:
gokhanproject Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
nice work good drawing.
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:iconintracoastangel:
IntraCoastAngel Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this!!!
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:iconwaterygrave:
WateryGrave Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Student General Artist
I like those feathers. =)
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:icongreenleaffrog:
Greenleaffrog Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so awesome!!!
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:iconteresakim:
teresakim Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011
whoa!! so beautiful
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:iconrajasegar:
rajasegar Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great piece of work!
Thanks for sharing...
Featured in Inspirations at hangaroundtheweb.com
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:iconbloodhoundomega:
BloodhoundOmega Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011
Wow. Thank you so much!!
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:iconnightmarecl:
Nightmarecl Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011
This is nice to look at, soft and caring with a nice parental feel to it. What mediums did you use to make this? It is really effective, something I look forward to seeing more of.
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:iconbloodhoundomega:
BloodhoundOmega Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011
Let me think... it was mainly Water Colours, a bit of opaque white paint and colour pencils.
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:iconnightmarecl:
Nightmarecl Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011
Huh, nice work, you made great use of the tools, if you don't mind me repeating myself.
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