Category: Fantasy Digital Art
Posted: April 22, 2012


The Griffin

by lynnkah Interested in this? Contact The Artist

Digital Painting of the Month Contest Entry 
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The Griffin is a legendary creature with the head, beak and wings of an eagle, the body of a lion and occasionally the tail of a serpent or scorpion. Its origin lies somewhere in the Middle East where it is found in the paintings and sculptures of the ancient Babylonians, Assyrians and Persians. In Greek mythology, they took gold from the stream Arimaspias and, neighbors of the Hyperborean's, they belonged to Zeus. The later Romans used them for decoration and even in Christian times the Griffin motif often appears. Griffins were frequently used as gargoyles on medieval churches and buildings.

I'd like to thank John House for the idea of painting this. His work as a sculpture has had me intrigued and he mentioned he was working on one of a griffin, since I love weird, I had to paint one.
Thanks John
Post Type: Digital Art Digital Painting | 2D Art Twisted brush

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