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Gryphon by zirofax Gryphon by zirofax
This is my Gryphon, Khara. She is a secretary bird/ maned wolf.
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purple-hermit Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I recognized the secretary bird in it :) Way more unique than the cliche gryphons in standard fantasy! Awesome job!
pizza-palace Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Why is it that i always find these when i'm looking for pictures of Tobuscus' dog.......
Sparkachuz Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Student General Artist
This is awesome...
AshtarDragonfire Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
totally recognized the secretary bird! :D awesome!
baarakka Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG!!!! my favorite bird, and my favorite canine!!!! great mix!!!!!
apaige92 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011
this is fantastic!
SparrowSin Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010
i love the usage of the secretary bird's features... great mix, this gryphon is <3
pixie-kissed-faery Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
You had a wonderful idea to use a secretary bird as the bird half of your gryphon and you executed it quite beautifully. I really like the piece, it's really well done.
We-Be-Cool Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2009   Writer
Whoa! This is weird, I keep finding artists who draw creatures exactly as I imagine them in my novel! :+fav:
HobbitChild Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2008
This is beautiful. She looks windswept - I definitely wouldn't want to mess with her. Great job!
KingGiantess Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful combo- secretary birds are nifty. Great beak and ears! :)
Fenikkitsune Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2008
How unique! I love how she looks like she could rip your head off, but dainty at the same time! :D
hartandhunter Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2008
Good call on the new mix. It's a gorgeous new mix.
MidnightLightning Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2008
that's really fantastic. amazing detail and very interesting take on the idea!
Ailoncha Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
nice work! ...and with two of my favourite animals =)
EmpressIllyria Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2007
I love the design of this one, I love the concept of the slightly unexpected animals, and such elegant form as a result. Althoughm to be honest, she rather reminds me somewhat of an African Fish Eagle... very very cool!
severknuckles Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2007
man! good job those two are a great combination...they look unique own their own but you made them look like plush toys...furthermore, man i just love this, you made a simurvgh also because it's a dog...drools...
zirofax Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2007
Thanks!! The design was fun, I almost want to re-draw this tho, I just realized that it's 4 years old.... hehe.
So wait, what's a simurvgh? I haven't heard of that before.
severknuckles Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2007
it's has many spellings, it's also called the roc; it is half-dog and half-eagle...some have the head of a dog; its front-legs are that of an eagle's; the wings of an eagle; the hind-quarters (back-end) of a dog; some have the tail of a peacock...some say it's a giant bird...i love hybrids and chimera-like creatures...
Banethewilf Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2006
Very cool combo of a griffon (or lupogryph as it's part dog) Excellent image!
kyraal Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2006
Yay! Reminds me of my secretary bird/maned wolf gryphon Kyraal 'cause like...they're both secretary bird/maned wolf gryphons!
TwistedAlyx Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2006  Hobbyist Writer
I really like teh feet for some reason. :hmm:
likkledibbun Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2006
Oooh, wow, cool! I'm still having issues with trying to merge 4-legged and 2 legged creatures together. Can't draw the wings or bird-feet. *worships*
Kiinotasha Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2006
This is very awsome, you did a wonderful job in the details of BOTH animals. You also put your own spin on it that makes it yours. I was wondering, are you doing art trades? I would be very interested in doing one with you.
live-by-the-code Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2006
Excellent job, I love Gryphons that are part Secretary Bird.
Anafiel Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AWESOME! I tried making a photo manip of this exact same kind of gryphon! but i made it at school and the cross over between systems was POO!

Excellent imageness! perfec combination!
bberry06 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2006
Awesome combonation, they work very well together.
windfalcon Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
A secretary bird!!! Awesome combintation, and very unique.
lemurkat Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2003  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
She's very cool - the world needs more secretary birds!
sugarpeep Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2003  Hobbyist General Artist
Very cool. :-P I like it's front feetes the best.
enosciz Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2003
oooo a gryphon, nice combo to. *steals this one aswell*
kattlegnat Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2003
WOW!! Another wonderful piece...Ya know Squishy, I think I may have to add you to my "Worshippables" list...
zirofax Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2003
really? ^^ Thank you! I really appreciate all of your comments!
kirbz Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2003
WOW! Awesomely Cool! +fav !! ^.^
chalchihuitlicue Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2003
WOW! This is incredible... Awesome job! I love it!
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