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Fan Parrot Gryphon upload by Skyelar
Fan Parrot Gryphon upload
This gryphon arose from a conversation recently with finchcat on FA where she suggested a gryphon based on the super cool species of parrot known as the red fan parrot or the hawk-headed parrot. We weren't really sure what would work as the rear end of the gryphon but I got permission to play around with the concept. I ended up going with a rather dark phase of the white-nosed coati -- coatis are smart, dextrous, and mischievous (they're members of the raccoon family) and that seems to fit well with a parrot!

Anyway, this was a fun little doodle - not a polished/finished piece by any means but really fun to work on. Single sitting, 3-4 hours. All credit for the idea goes to finchcat . Wouldn't this guy be a fun suit?!
But I'm sick of having it say "2011" on it -- so here we go.  My official journal entry for 2013-2014.  At this rate I will likely update it again in 2016 or so.

Has anyone ever produced prints for fundraising or charity purposes?  I'd really like to produce... something... to contribute to wildlife conservation efforts, or possibly just donate the basic artwork and allow the individual organizations to produce fundraising items of their choosing.  If anyone has donated art for this purpose, I'd really like to hear about your experiences.  Thanks!



Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
United States
I dabble in a wide variety of crafts and media and have the attention span of a ferret. I like trying new techniques and enjoy making art for the fun of it, which means I'm pretty terrible with things like "deadlines".

I like Dr. Pepper, birds, mythology, aquariums, feathers, felt, and RPG's.

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Red-IzaK Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your gryphons are amazing!
nekonotaishou Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Student Filmographer
Happy birthday! :iconrainbowbummiecakeplz:
Zason Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014
Hi hi! (: How've you been?
Dupsbear Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013
Hello Skyelar, I am new to scratchboarding having had a lesson by Sally Maxwell.  I love your macaw and would love to give it a try, but only with your permission.  Of course, I would give you credit.
I am a professional underwater photographer and also shoot some above water as well.  As a thank you, I will be happy to provide you with images you might want of animals, either underwater or above. I have images from Tanzania, Africa and Yellowstone that might make good subjects.
Thanks for your consideration!
Skyelar Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi!  Sure, you're quite welcome to use my blue-throated macaw as a reference and I am ALWAYS on the hunt for wildlife photos that I can use for future scratchboards!  I'd be very happy if you'd like to trade and I would also be happy to provide feedback or a slightly more detailed walk-through of how I do my scratchboards if that's something you'd be interested in.  I'm currently putting together some black and white scratchboards of vultures and would LOVE any reference pictures you might have of vultures (although that's very specific, I'm trying to get a set together for possible fundraising for vulture conservation and research).  Really, any clear animal portraits can make beautiful scratchboards -- I tend to work small (most of my scratchboards are no larger than 8x10").  I'll try to upload some of my more recent work to show you what I mean.  Thank you so much for contacting me - I'd love to work with you and would be very pleased to credit your reference photos.  I'll PM you my email so you can reach me more reliably -- I can go weeks without checking DevArt sometimes!
Raleyks Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks for the Watch Hun! looking forward to chatting and seeing more of your work!!! i really do love your Birds!!!!!:glomp:
Raleyks Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
wow, your Birds Are AMAZING!!!:omg: LOVE YOUR GALLERY! LOVE YOUR WORK!!!
theWeaverofTales Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG STOP MAKING SUCH AMAZING STUFF MY BRAIN IS ABOUT TO GO KABLOOWY... actually, on second thought, don't stop.
swandog Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday!! :D :cake: :cookie: :party: :boogie:
natorni Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012
Hey Skyelar, I was hoping I could get permission to use your Redwall Squirrel as my signature on a Redwall RP site? I'll give you full credit, and I'll post a link to your page here.
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