My first venture into oil painting. It's an understudy of a gryphon in flight. I started this picture about 5 years ago in a digital medium, but quickly got busy with school and had to drop it. While the digital file far outshines this (though incomplete), I feel I did reasonably for a first effort in painting.When I started writing my story, I sat down and tried to think through the mechanics of gryphon flight (which I'm still working on), and I came up with this idea. It was later also come up with by the digital artists of the Narnia movies and World of Warcraft, but I'm happy to say I came up with it independantly and earlier! =] Most gryphons I had seen prior to that time had folded forelegs (like a pegasus) or extended forelegs. I haven't been "up" on the gryphon market recently and so am not sure what the current gryphon-flight trend is, but I am content with my vision.