Friendship Knows No Bounds

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Xenia (Swandog)

Papercutting (commission) of the giant gryphon Archteryx and his equine pal, Silver Brumby, enjoying a twilight romp together. Traditionally, gryphons and horses are mortal enemies, but sometimes they can look past tradition and become the best of friends. :) I colored the sunset gradient on golden parchment paper with Prisma/Tria markers and colored pencils, shaded the knotwork edges with markers, and inked the black lines over the knotwork as well as the signature at the very bottom. The knotwork itself was cut from the parchment (same as you see in the margin), and everything black you see was cut from black paper. The quote and sunrays were cut out of the black paper (so that you see the parchment beneath), making three layers of paper total. The floating inserts in some of the letters (r, e, d and o) had to be glued down separately. Hope that all makes sense. :P

Published More than a year ago

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