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The Adhiraj Griffins by hibbary The Adhiraj Griffins by hibbary
As you all my or may not know, I do the artwork for several shops on Gaia, one of those being griffins. I created this very special family of griffins for said shop, Gryps Nemorensis, which can be found [link] These are all siblings, belonging to a family of palace griffins. They are, from left to right:

Zarin, a golden tabby tiger griffin. He's the youngest of the group, and, much to the dismay of his father and brothers, is not in the least bit interested in his family's history of warfare and battle. He'd rather lounge around the palace and play with his mother or sister, or with the youngest prince who's made him his pet.

Neera, a white tiger griffin. This one belongs to the shop caretaker, BlackPidgeot. She, like her mother, is a palace pet. She's always pristine, and leads a very sheltered, pampered life.

Taj Nilah. This guy is mine, and started out the whole thing. He'd love to be the warrior and hero that his father is, and his older brother aspires to be, but just doesn't have the courage for it, when it comes down to it. He's pretty much an arrogant bastard, who's always ego tripping, if he isn't making snyde remarks about others. Regardless, he's got a nice guy buried somewhere in his many wrappings of self-conceit, and do just about anything to protect his family, or anybody who managed to look past all his shortcomings and become his friend.

Abnusi, the eldest, is the fighter of the four, like his father. He is the primary mount of the king's eldest son, and has gone out on many battles and forays against rival kingdoms. He's very concerned with things like honor, pride, and duty. While he feels love for his family, he's not likely to show it more than being very prideful, and sometimes overbearingly protective.

Zarin and Abnusi will be offered in an auction on Valentine's day, along with their mother and father, and a very bright cousin.

Also, a LOT of people have asked me what Gaia is, and so I'm just going to put a blurb here, so I don't have to answerthe same question over and over again.

Gaia is a rather stupid website composed of a collection of forums. It is a very popular net haunt of whiny preteens and overgrown children. It is often a big waste of time, and if you are a busy person and have worthwhile hobbies, I suggest you stay away XD However, there are a few real gems, some awesome people that I've met there and that I remain friends with, as well as some unique, and inspired 'pet' ideas. They are oases in the emptiness. I had a lot of fun RPing with those people when I had more time to do so. If you like to RP in your spare time, you can find some good places there. However, be warned, there are a LOT of idiots on Gaia.

Also, this will be scrapped eventually, as it has no background. But I spent a lot of time on the characters, so I'm letting it live in my main gallery for the time being.
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KiyaraSabel Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, a lot changes as time goes by. Abnusi inspired me a long time ago in his coloration, and gave me ideas, long buried.

A few years ago I finally had it click into place for a character, but never got around to finishing the concept.

Today, I'm gathering reference materials to more solidly flesh out the character ideas and decided I should track this image down because after all, it was the original inspiration for me.

Suffice to say that I think the both of us have changed a lot. It's delightful looking at this and seeing the way the mind shifts over time. It's amusing because I can see how much I misremembered, and the ways that my brain filled in different details. I don't think I'll be needing to use it as a reference material(basically, everything is different, from body type to palette), but man, it makes me feel awful nostalgic.
o0LegendTheDragon0o Featured By Owner May 4, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
michaelcrutcher Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Student Interface Designer
Off the roof man!!! Or girl. Thats incredible. :D
bluemembersonly Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013
These griffins are unbelievable! Would it be possible to license use or commission you to create a griffin for a CD cover? My 9-year old son is recording his first CD and wants a cover with a similar image. 
LillyTheOmegaWolf Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Professional Filmographer
These griffins look amazing! They give me wonderful ideas for some griffin commanders/lords in a story I'm writing :) 
warriorSwiftshadow Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG they're so beautiful! You don't mind if I use the nose/beak concept of metal/armor-stuff where the nostrils are? :D (Big Grin) 
hibbary Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Professional General Artist
Sure; I don't mind at all :3
warriorSwiftshadow Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:) (Smile) Thanks! 
SavageTemptress Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Student Photographer
Am I allowed to use one of the heads for my DA icon? ^^
hibbary Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Professional General Artist
Yeah I wouldn't mind, so long as you say where you got it :3
SavageTemptress Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Student Photographer
Thankies ^^
rizzyrobb Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Student Photographer
i LOVE griffins and dragons and im trying to put together a graphic novel that features the both of them
warriorofday Featured By Owner May 10, 2013
me lovey
Isen-Tsveteniye Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Skyler you just dont do that -.-
ZoeTaylorArts Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Wow!! This is awesome! Each one, wonderfully done!
FireWolfArtist Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Epic! I love the white!
lestee Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
woo! nice.
Fyreis Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
This is just beautiful! :heart:
Ebonyfang1 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is the most beautiful drawing I've ever seen. They all look amazing :wow:
Ndzoodzoo Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome! they are sooo beautiful!!! I LoVe tigers (especially, white tigers) and gryphons! So, yeah, this is definitely AwEsOmE!!!!!!
Umbreon0001 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Student General Artist
Wow, cool! They're half tiger instead of half lion!
MaidMaster99 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012
awesome XD
chrissy12missy Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you have got to teach me how to do that i mean it literatly i mean it
smscreations Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i love the different patterns and face expresions
You aren't taking this down soon, are you? It says on your copyright '2007-2012' so I'm kind of worried this won't be up for long :( I love seeing this whenever I have freetime, so I hope it stays on here for a while longer :D
hibbary Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Professional General Artist
I'm not really sure why it says that? Probably the latter date changes depending on the year.
I really love these! Do you mind at all if I use this pic and the names for a Naruto fan fic of mine? I really hope you say yes, and if you say no, do you mind if I at least use the pic? I'll give you full credit (I'm writing it on
hibbary Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
That seems like a very strange crossover, but sure :3 Just link back to the original.
Here's a link to the chapter in my fan fic with the Adhiraj Griffins: [link] and I put a disclaimer at the end so I didn't take any of the credit!
Actually, I want to use them for my character's Summoning Jutsu(If you watch Naruto, you know what I'm talking about.) Anyway, thanks! I'll put up a link :)
Spoofty5 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011
please do not scrap i like seeing this in my favorites :3
jasmineHackney Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011  Professional Artist
what softwhear did you use to make that awsome pic
hibbary Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011  Professional General Artist
It's a photoshop but the image is so old, I forget which one. Photoshop 7 maybe?
jasmineHackney Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011  Professional Artist
ok i'l try THANKS!
kaschill7 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011  Professional Writer
cool!!! :)
Eiden-Enea Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011  Student General Artist
omg!! i love it!!! O_____________O you are the best!!
SkunkyRainbow270 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome I love the white one the most!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
TLFinch Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Abnusi is cool and the griffins are legendary in the realm and art of heraldry. Nice work my friend.
Bloodraine-Shire Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Extremely, amazing! =0
SandBladeRaider Featured By Owner May 13, 2010
WOW! In my story royalty have a griffin they ride, sounds very alike to yours. However, the main character is the princess, a more human cat girl who doesn't like palace life, plus I might add that she choses a griffin of her own. She already has a horse(which are BIG in their world) but air born riding is the key to a story. I'm drawling griffins now, but they're nowhere near as good in color as yours. Great Art!
Frobiaz Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010
OH! Now this is great. They really look great. Beautiful.
babbletrish Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Love their color schemes.
AnimeWolf13 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2009  Student Digital Artist
love the tiger stripes!
koledragon Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2009
i know you dont know me But THAT IS SO AWESOME i love how there like tiger griffins!
AkelahNaih Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
absolutly astounding!
Cowgirl-Hank Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2009
Dang thats awsome!!!!! :faint:
Kazzitto Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2008
they are absolutely adorable, I love them ^-^
LeafItAllBehind Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful! Each is in a poise that helps define their personality! Very creative and the colors are beautiful!
xEverything Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2008   Digital Artist
Wooowww!! How amazing!! Amazing work, all the colors and shadow, etc!! I love it!!
BlackSwan108 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
i love their poses....the colours are amazing
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