As always I start with a really messy sketch. This helps me see my mistakes and correct them. I do this as many times as I need to otherwise I may lose interest in my painting; which is not what I want to do.
There are different ways that the name griffin is written. To you, it might be griffon or gryphon.
I have three basic steps to my sketches, even if I have to do one a few times over.
1: Messy Sketch
2: Base Sketch
3: Clean Sketch
After deciding the sketch of my griffin I move on to the flats and decide the colour of my little cute fluffy guy. When I finished colouring him, I thought he looked a bit out of place with no scenery.
A griffin is usually depicted as a lions tail, body and hind legs with an eagle head, front legs and wings.
I didn’t want to paint a whole background because I wanted to use this digital painting as a desktop background so I painted a little mound of mud in the style of a typical fantasy forest.
Details and Finish
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