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Cynthia Fong

"Catish" by Cynthia Fong

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This gryphie's markings are loosely based on the Sharp-shinned Hawk. The arms are unfinished though, and I can't think of how I should complete them. Suggestions?

20 Jul 200245 Keirala
I LOVE this pic!! The shading's wonderful, the eyes are expressive, and the ears are adorable 1
1 Aug 2002:-) Melissa Ng *DeviantTrace*
I really don't have anythiing to say. All your pics are PERDY! I love all your gryphons. I wanna learn how to draw wings. PHOOEY! Keep it up! (^_^)
16 Aug 2002:-) Dianne C. Cuddy
(I love the shading on/around the eye- that's why I suggest it as the focal point, but you'll have to extend the upper left portion of the pic to get the neck/chest into the cirsle- necessary to capture the posture.)
16 Aug 2002:-) Dianne C. Cuddy
Here's a wacky idea-

(hate to suggest it, because it means cutting out some of the wing detail, but at least you won't have to finish the arms! ;P)

Why don't you try a perfect circle around his head, with the eye at the absolute center, and give it some celtic knotwork? There are all sorts of tutorials on how to do the knotwork, and drawing the circel is simple enough. Maybe you could give it a try?

I think you could capture the feline/birdlike posture perfectly, and it will be a unique new thing for you to try, since you said you've never done borders before...

:-) Cynthia Fong replies: "Hmm... I don't really change my old pics too much after awhile unless I really think it needs finishing, but that is a good idea that I might try on a new picture."
29 Nov 200245 Teph
Ooh! I like this. In the way of crits, maybe you could try flattening out the area around the gryphs chin (behind the beak to the neck) and see how that looks 5
18 Feb 200345 Christa
You could either finish your Gryphon in sitting or diving
down to grab something.Other than that the Gryphon picture
looks pretty good. 2
30 Apr 200345 Anonymous
This is really good but i would realy put some sort of devine aura around the Gryphon... like she's surronded by fire or some thing
18 Jun 200545 Rachel
You should put a fish in them, since cat's like fish!
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 • Created by: :-) Cynthia Fong
 • Copyright: ©Cynthia Fong. All rights reserved!

 • Keywords: Catish, Gryphon, Hawk, Sharp-shinned
 • Categories: Mythical Creatures & Assorted Monsters
 • Techniques: Pencil/Graphite Pen
 • Views: 488
 • Resolution: 700x656

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