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Gryphon Paintings III by redvarg Gryphon Paintings III by redvarg
"The seagull sees farthest who flies highest”
-Proverb Quotes

One of my favorite birds of all time is the Albatross. The Wandering Albatross in particular, but they're all amazing birds.

Anyways, this is only half of my contribution to sea bird gryphons: The Greater Sea Gryphons. The smaller ones will come later (like, when i have time. HA!)

From top left:
Great Cormorant/Generic big cat
Anhinga/Black generic big cat (he turned out far too green, but oh well, it looks neat)
Wandering Albatross/White Generic big cat (I'm split between a lion body shape or a tiger body shape)
Pelican (both the Great White and the Brown)/Generic big cat
And the uncolored one:
Great Skua/Generic big cat, carrying a caribou kill to his nest. He will be painted eventually, but I wanted to upload this since i'm not sure when i'll get the chance to finish him.

In explaination to that...I believe I was watching Planet Earth...maybe....and some caribou got too close to a Skua pair's nest. The two birds took turns attacking the caribou, who, though they greatly outsized the skuas, took off running (not that i blame them :XD:) The concept of that was funny, so when I drew the Great Skua Gryphon, I added the caribou as a joke.

Truthfully, I think it would be hard and awkward to carry an animal like a bull caribou any more than a short distance, unless that is a mighty HUGE gryphon, but let's just pretend its alright, shall we? :XD:

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:iconjackii98:
Jackii98 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love albatross! I want an Albatross griffon, hehe :D
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redvarg Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013
Same here XD I can only imagine how sleek its feathers and fur would be, to be all streamlined like they are? :D Thanks very much!
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NIGHTFURY18 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Love the albatross idea! :D
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redvarg Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011
Thanks ^^ Albatross are neat birds :XD:
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NIGHTFURY18 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
No probem, i love their wings, how big they are...they almost remind me of jets
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Lunawolf2011 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011
Sea bird epic-ness!!!
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redvarg Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011
I do loves those seabirds :D They're kind of in the same boats as pigeons, in my opinion...you say seabird, everyone immediately thinks "seagulls" and goes EEEW! :XD: least...the folks I know do. Some birds are just so under-loved :noes:
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Lunawolf2011 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011
I don't like seagulls, I got atytacked by one once when I was eating Kentucky Fried Chicken at the beach. We had to use my dad's fishing net to catch it and let it go somewhere else... seagulls hate me... XD
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Lunawolf2011 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011
Definatly, we have a heron at the pond behind our house, I toss him bread and scraps of fish when we make it.
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EmbryH Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010
pretty epic
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