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Thanks everyone!


4 hours ago, Citrine said:

I love the black feathers and the ocelot pattern!


2 hours ago, Xherman1964 said:

The patterns are excellent!


This is the first time I've attempted a natural pattern like that. A few things I noticed are:

  • Patterns on animals are more complex than I expected, once you really look at them carefully.
  • Patterns like this are very forgiving compared with freehanding human-made things like patterned cloth, since they are so random.
  • It really adds a lot to the look.

So it's quite a big payoff for a fairly low degree of difficulty.

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6 minutes ago, Cyradis said:

That is the most rad halfling ever. Not too many halflings lucky enough to have such a fancy gryphon to ride! Nice work ::D:


He is definitely the most rad halfling ever, and not just because he's my PC. 

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6 hours ago, Chaoswolf said:

That's an amazing conversion and the paint job just kicks it up another notch; very nicely done!


Thanks! I have been using conversions and basing to practice my sculpting. I would like to slowly work up to the point where I can sculpt decent humanoid figures.

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     So cool! I loved watching the work you did on sculpting the saddle. Awesome stuff! I also like how you didn't go the traditional route with the Gryphon color scheme. Really unique and interesting. I especially like the patterns you were able to achieve on the wings!

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27 minutes ago, WhatsEcstacy said:

     So cool! I loved watching the work you did on sculpting the saddle. Awesome stuff! I also like how you didn't go the traditional route with the Gryphon color scheme. Really unique and interesting. I especially like the patterns you were able to achieve on the wings!


Thanks, I hope I left enough detail that others can try it too. I was inspired by a poster on something awful (I can't find the link right now) who bought a cheap little bird from a craft store - I think it was a 1:1 scale chickadee - and sculpted the most amazing saddle and armor for the bird and mounted a dwarf on top. Mine wasn't quite so elaborate as that one, but I got a lot of ideas from it.

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