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Gargoyle by leopardsnow Gargoyle by leopardsnow
for Nuare, (c) DeNa, 2012
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Aplonis Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015
A most fearsome gargoyle.

I wonder, do you ever read Jack Vance? There is a creature from his Dying Earth novels which no one seems to draw correctly. It's called a Pelgrane: a hybrid of demon, man and basilisk, a gargoyle creature with a head of black chitin two feet long part of which comprises a hatchet shaped beak with two upwardly rising fangs. It's face is wizened and semi human despite being black chitin. Elsewhere it is furred, save for the wings, which are leathern, very large and creak like rusty hinges in flight. The eyes are maybe in proportion like for an eagle but more forward looking...and always in motion, scanning for human prey while soaring high in the skies. It has a crest upon the head where sometimes an ornament might be sported (in one case, a blue, egg-shaped pendant on gold chain). There is no mention of any tail.They are the foremost of airborne predators. Farmers ward their wagons against pelgrane by affixing long spears at he corners.
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GemmaEmma59 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome!!! :D
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Eye-gor Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014
Wicked!
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ihamo Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014
Cooool :D
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sYbiLnjAnE Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013
Yeah!
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Vanderax Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013
How do you give that 3Dish, real-looking motion blurrish effect!?
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LINCARD1000 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
That's.. gorgeous, actually. The subtle skin detailing really helps make it. Neat! :-)
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Kohakuro Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Student General Artist
so beautiful :heart:
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MountainStrongBear Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Did you include 3D aspects into this painting?
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maggot216 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thought the same thing.
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leopardsnow Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
hmm, nope, there is just drawing in photoshop
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ArtsGenie Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
That's nicely done.
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DmitryGrebenkov Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Cute pet! I want one :stare:
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leopardsnow Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I'll send you an egg when it appears!
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DmitryGrebenkov Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
that's a deal!
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Hyaxin Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Love the definition of the muscles. This is awesome!
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Ingkells Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
scary as hell, epic stuff!
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exact-brush Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013   Traditional Artist
хороша зверюга:) снег падает, прямо новогодняя картинка. однако снегурочки уже не те :)))

С Новым Годом! Удачи в наступившем году!
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leopardsnow Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, mate, Happy new year too! :) Sorry don't have russian keyboard here
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nickybeats Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
insane brush control!!! you make it look so simple... really beautiful work lately man.
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leopardsnow Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks Nick, great to see you here, dude and Happpy New Year! :)
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nickybeats Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thanks! happy new year to you too man!
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KLGZ Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks awesome :) Just gotta ask though, why'd you add that slight red outline (back and tip of tail), like the ones you see in 3d movies without wearing 3d glasses?
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leopardsnow Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
mmm Well. I thought why the hell not? :D So, basically that's why :) Happy New Year!
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KLGZ Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha! Happy new year to you too!
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