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the purring gryphon
by FeatherOfLead from FL, United States
Challenge > Greek Mythology
Submitted on 11th Apr 2010
Comments : 103 comment(s)
Voted by : 232 People
Average Score: Vote to know the Score
Visits : 6743
About My Design

I have had a soft spot in my heart for gryphons since I was a youngun'. They are often found in Greek mythology, guarding the gold of the north from the one-eyed Arimaspians. The gryphon is typically thought to have the head and wings of an eagle, and the body of a lion. Since the gryphons of lore are typically majestic, fierce and bloodthirsty creatures, I thought it would be fun to depict sort of a gryphon housepet, if you would. The kind that wouldn't mind a pat on the head and maybe a treat. I couldn't decide on one perfect color scheme, so I settled on a main concept and two color variants. I also think this figure would work well as a paint your own type.

   
103 Comments
Static-ghost commented on 20th Sep 2012 (Report Spam)
Love it )
Ashbet commented on 22nd May 2012 (Report Spam)
Adorable! I want one! :D
lillymoon commented on 9th Feb 2012 (Report Spam)
cute ^^
Joeboylenyc commented on 16th May 2011 (Report Spam)
Adorable!
DistortedMemory commented on 28th Apr 2011 (Report Spam)
cute.
Dragara commented on 29th Mar 2011 (Report Spam)
Very adorable figure. I'd really like one. :3
piratekitten commented on 27th Jan 2011 (Report Spam)
This is absolutely adorable. Pretty sure I'm grabbing a frost variant.
WolfIncubbi commented on 12th Dec 2010 (Report Spam)

I ordered one of each. Cant wait till they arrive!

Nightengale commented on 11th Dec 2010 (Report Spam)

whyyyyyyyare the wings missing on the product??  dnw.  not buying a gryphon with no wings......

Silvolf commented on 7th Oct 2010 (Report Spam)

Aww its a cute design!

Nightengale commented on 23rd Sep 2010 (Report Spam)
I want a green Likeshine one! :)
Rhavynne commented on 21st Sep 2010 (Report Spam)

I think my favourite is the shadow variant, and if I were to purchase one of the shown colours, that is the one I'd choose. I think someone else said it, but I'll say it too: I'd really like to see some more colour combinations. Have you considered any patterns for the body? For some reason, I always imagined stripes. That's probably just me though. >_>

Sketchkat commented on 18th Aug 2010 (Report Spam)
I'd buy it definatly It's a shame there's no sand/brown colour scheme, but I'd still want to buy it ^^
Silverix commented on 16th Aug 2010 (Report Spam)
Absolutely adorable. And best of all, the anatomy just blends. The only thing that even challenges my belief of this little cutie would be the ears from the front. From behind they're perfect but then the plume seems a little out of touch. Even so, the effect those two features create make it even better. I love it.
Caomhe commented on 8th Aug 2010 (Report Spam)
I love them all.
Yokirui commented on 30th Jul 2010 (Report Spam)
I love the expression on it's face
Tempest commented on 30th Jul 2010 (Report Spam)
very cute
kira200 commented on 19th Jul 2010 (Report Spam)
i love the shadow variation XD
pitseleh commented on 17th Jul 2010 (Report Spam)
lovely design. It seems vaguely Don Bluth inspired.
shaygather commented on 6th Jul 2010 (Report Spam)
cutessss
Kur0 commented on 29th Jun 2010 (Report Spam)
really cute, my fav is the shadow variant
Dreamkeepers commented on 22nd Jun 2010 (Report Spam)
I'm loving your colors, your detail on the wings, everything!
Niiku commented on 19th Jun 2010 (Report Spam)
So very cute, I love the design and the color options. :D
JustAnotherLove commented on 11th Jun 2010 (Report Spam)
I love the flame version.
Paws commented on 5th Jun 2010 (Report Spam)
Love this guy!
Jazzer commented on 5th Jun 2010 (Report Spam)
Congratulations on winning; you definitely deserved it. This is so cute. When it goes into production, I'll buy it (if it isn't too expensive x_x that's my main issue with this site). I think this is a good take on the gryphon, and it makes me wish that gryphons could really be housepets. My favorite colour scheme is definitely the Frost Variant :3
bobkitty1123 commented on 1st Jun 2010 (Report Spam)
Cute and adorable but I would definetely stick with the blue and white the red one and the flame and shadow variant just don't work out.
DisfiguredStick commented on 29th May 2010 (Report Spam)
It is very cute and I am sure it is popular with the crowds- but, gryphons are very over rated. Particularly cute ones but hey; you won the vote so congratulations. Hope all goes well.
WolfWings commented on 25th May 2010 (Report Spam)
Can't wait to see the final version! =^.^=
Ace-Bearpaws commented on 24th May 2010 (Report Spam)

@Obsideon

You are a bitter, selfish person for your comment.  Your congratulations sounds ever so much like an insult.  "Oh I think your design sucks, but congrats anyways."  It has no critical merit whatsoever, and I would hope that you would think about how you might feel if someone said this about a design of yours that was about to be put into production.  Obvioulsy you didn't the first time around. 

Obsideon commented on 24th May 2010 (Report Spam)
Honestly, I'd had hoped a more interesting design would win, but this is cute too, congrats :3
ergnodfg commented on 18th May 2010 (Report Spam)
It would be cute as a figure... or a chibi-like plush. <3 it!
Raptor85 commented on 12th May 2010 (Report Spam)
Fantastic and suoer unique cute little gryphie! i loove the ears! fantastic!
Mimosa commented on 7th May 2010 (Report Spam)
What an adorable character!
marcelobsp commented on 5th May 2010 (Report Spam)
Beautiful!
RehKal commented on 2nd May 2010 (Report Spam)
I've absolutely love to have one of these guarding my moniter at my desk!
Mon3m commented on 2nd May 2010 (Report Spam)

wow! that's so cute.I'd get one for my gf.

Eld commented on 2nd May 2010 (Report Spam)
Great work!
Kriten commented on 1st May 2010 (Report Spam)
Very Cute :P <3
Lostdragon commented on 1st May 2010 (Report Spam)
This is adorable!
drakkor commented on 1st May 2010 (Report Spam)
Really awesomely cute and well done.
sunhawk commented on 1st May 2010 (Report Spam)
Soooo cute!
anuvia commented on 1st May 2010 (Report Spam)
Super adorable! Would definitely want one on my desk C:
3-14 commented on 29th Apr 2010 (Report Spam)
I'm such a huge fan of this, personal favorite being the flame variant but they're all lovely! You -nailed- the whole housepet concept and the whole character looks so so lovable. <3
FeatherOfLead commented on 25th Apr 2010 (Report Spam)

 

 

thank you everyone for your wonderful comments <3

BlizzardMagolf commented on 24th Apr 2010 (Report Spam)
Aww this is so cute =3
SpottyJaguar commented on 23rd Apr 2010 (Report Spam)
I love the shadow ones :>
Acroth commented on 20th Apr 2010 (Report Spam)
too cute Miss Shine ^^
ajd commented on 18th Apr 2010 (Report Spam)
totallly loveable!
RainbowInk commented on 17th Apr 2010 (Report Spam)
Very nice. :>
mado commented on 17th Apr 2010 (Report Spam)
really nice!!:)
adriarte commented on 16th Apr 2010 (Report Spam)

Great!!

Death-Taffy commented on 16th Apr 2010 (Report Spam)
The frost is by far my favorite, though I like the shadow one too.
JarrodArthur commented on 16th Apr 2010 (Report Spam)

Frost variant is the best by far - great expression too.

Gyl commented on 15th Apr 2010 (Report Spam)

I love the frost design.

dannirat commented on 14th Apr 2010 (Report Spam)
Sooooooo cute. c_c
Slushice commented on 14th Apr 2010 (Report Spam)
very nice, good pose. I don't really like the fire variant, but thats just my style. The others are great !
Polysoup commented on 13th Apr 2010 (Report Spam)

Very cute and happy. And congrats on the quick votes! Looks like a winner to me.

It's just sitting there loving life.

Sebastin commented on 13th Apr 2010 (Report Spam)
Cute, looks like it might be a good household pet.
RioMcCarthy commented on 13th Apr 2010 (Report Spam)
Wow I would LOVE this as a figure! I especially like the frost variant! Well done :D
Cathye commented on 13th Apr 2010 (Report Spam)

EXCEPTIONAL!

Cathye commented on 13th Apr 2010 (Report Spam)
Please type your comments here ...EXCEPTIONAL!
Composite-beast commented on 13th Apr 2010 (Report Spam)

Absolutely nibbly cute!   *nibblenibble*   I'm down with that flame variant, yo.

xK2x commented on 13th Apr 2010 (Report Spam)
Your gryphons are too cute!
CrssaFox commented on 13th Apr 2010 (Report Spam)
This is so cute! Personally, I really like the frost variant the best, but they are all really nice. I agree it would work well as a paint-your-own figurine. :)
mardet commented on 13th Apr 2010 (Report Spam)
I love it. I would buy them...
Emmyfluff commented on 13th Apr 2010 (Report Spam)
Cuuuuute!
Aerinl commented on 13th Apr 2010 (Report Spam)

I'd definitely dig one of these, and maybe custom paint it up :D

oldspice41 commented on 12th Apr 2010 (Report Spam)
Very well done
Tyr commented on 12th Apr 2010 (Report Spam)
So cute <3
merystic commented on 12th Apr 2010 (Report Spam)
So cute <3
Julian-Wilbury commented on 12th Apr 2010 (Report Spam)
Sweet, simple, wonderful design. I'm rather partial to the frost one meself. :>
Stormdancer commented on 12th Apr 2010 (Report Spam)
Very self-satisfied critter there. I'd love to see it produced!
DodgerGreywing commented on 12th Apr 2010 (Report Spam)
Such a cute face and wonderful colors!
Syan commented on 12th Apr 2010 (Report Spam)
It looks absolutely adorable and I certainly wouldn't mind owning one. I also really like the color schemes, this one in particular followed by the shadow variant.
marymouse commented on 12th Apr 2010 (Report Spam)
Very adorable pose!
ryoseth commented on 12th Apr 2010 (Report Spam)
very sweet pose and figure; i'd love to have a simple toy as this on my desk :3
Banrai commented on 12th Apr 2010 (Report Spam)
Really awesome - I love this coloration!
twistedspectrum commented on 12th Apr 2010 (Report Spam)
This one looks so much more squishable than the others.
pretty-Omi commented on 12th Apr 2010 (Report Spam)
Love his sweet little face
misti commented on 12th Apr 2010 (Report Spam)
love it!
Fuzzywhitemouse commented on 12th Apr 2010 (Report Spam)
Adorable
Synchra commented on 12th Apr 2010 (Report Spam)
Awe, this is adorable, awesome design!
Lexic commented on 12th Apr 2010 (Report Spam)
It looks so cute and soft but at the same time is something a little more unique. You don't commonly go out there and see a gryphon plush toy. Plus the light blue hues are lovely.
BalloonPup commented on 12th Apr 2010 (Report Spam)
Adorable, that's all there is to it!
Jennyfc92 commented on 12th Apr 2010 (Report Spam)
Gryphons are so cute :3 I love the black one! :D
Shadow commented on 12th Apr 2010 (Report Spam)
So cute! I'd love to see this both as a toy and shirt.
missmonster commented on 12th Apr 2010 (Report Spam)
Good call on the variants! This is VERY cute, i think it will do well...
CZGoldEdition commented on 12th Apr 2010 (Report Spam)
Adorable! Do want!
samotage commented on 12th Apr 2010 (Report Spam)

my favorite is the shadow variant :3

Nut Case commented on 12th Apr 2010 (Report Spam)
so cute
Tarangryph commented on 12th Apr 2010 (Report Spam)
Too cute! :}
Askunk commented on 12th Apr 2010 (Report Spam)
<3 it.
GretheB commented on 12th Apr 2010 (Report Spam)
This design would suit perfectly for a figure and a plush! it is lovely and simple~ Keep it up! This is great :D
DrakenByte commented on 12th Apr 2010 (Report Spam)
That is a super happy Gryphon. There is not enough cute gryphons out there!
Wyngaed commented on 12th Apr 2010 (Report Spam)

5!! I like the frost variant best. Very cute!

SuperPed commented on 12th Apr 2010 (Report Spam)
this is fucking awesome
Dwuff commented on 12th Apr 2010 (Report Spam)
I prefer the frost variant! good luck :)
seVIIn commented on 12th Apr 2010 (Report Spam)
It would definitely be cool to see your work rendered in 3D. And I'm slightly partial to the flame variant...
HollyAnn commented on 12th Apr 2010 (Report Spam)
I *love* the frost variant! Good luck Shine! :)
Exodite-Dragon commented on 12th Apr 2010 (Report Spam)
The shadow variant, fo' shizzle.
Thermonuclear commented on 12th Apr 2010 (Report Spam)
totally awesome sweet Alabama liquid snake
Ace-Bearpaws commented on 12th Apr 2010 (Report Spam)
Absolutely adorable. You do the BEST gryphons. :)
I d' buy it...
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