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The Egg Thief

First finished illustration in ages!  I love fantasy creatures -- don't get the chance to paint them nearly often enough.  Griffins always seem to me to be sadly neglected fantasy creatures.  They're seriously cool, but people always go for dragons first.  Dragons are a bit sexier I guess, but griffins deserve a bit of face time too.

Check out link for a process video!

Thanks for looking, everybody.  Hope you enjoy.

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    Well done entry, thank you for this. I think I will use a similar look with mine. Good to see you are getting some visits here too, but the responses are a little weird. Anyway, cheers mate!

Reader Comments (15)

Amazing work!!

January 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBoBo

Pure awesome!! Gryphons do need more love! They are so great! :D Beautiful work! I love the expressions in this piece and the gryphons themselves are just great. Love the beaks! <3

January 13, 2011 | Registered CommenterBrynn Metheney

That's epic !

January 13, 2011 | Registered CommenterClement Renaudin

Love it! Beautiful work.

January 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterScott Booth

I'm with these guys -- that's just superb. All those griffins and thieves look Just So, and wow -- that particular hue of blue is deeply satisfying. Thanks for posting!

January 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterWilliam B. Hand

Geez, Laurel. Your the real deal. Drawing, Painting and sculpting. Inspirational.

January 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJAMES GROMAN

Joining in the accolades. This is amazing stuff with shiploads of character. Atmosphere is so fun, and the colors are breathtaking.

January 14, 2011 | Registered CommenterMike May

you blow my mind! This is such a refreshing piece. I love the design of the griffon's beak's-- they give the piece a very whimsical and fun feel.

I crave more!

January 14, 2011 | Registered CommenterDavi Blight

I Love this!! Brilliant work all around!

January 15, 2011 | Registered CommenterAris Kolokontes

I watch your production process. It's so amazing!!

January 16, 2011 | Registered CommenterYukari Masuike

This came out great! I love the video you posted with this as well. Nice job man.

January 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBryan Wynia

Cheers, everybody! I do certainly plan to do to do more pieces like this one.. was way too fun not to. Will have to see about doing a better video as well. Use Fraps or something --- does anybody know what the best program for screen capture is (if there is a best one)?

January 17, 2011 | Registered CommenterLD Austin

I love this! Losts of awesome shapes and a great handling of lighting! I love those griffons!

January 18, 2011 | Registered CommenterVinod Rams

The painting in this is just phenomenal! The lighting is just fantastic, I love those beaks!

January 23, 2011 | Registered CommenterAllison Theus

Whoa! That is some wonderfully juicy digital painting!

February 3, 2011 | Registered CommenterCory Trego-Erdner (Moai)

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