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Sold to the highest bidder by m0zch0ps Sold to the highest bidder by m0zch0ps
this was fun, not doing insects for once....picture revised and updated :)

Thanks heaps for the kind feedback, wow, being compared to JGurney? That's enormously flattering, - (note to everyone who's not seen the Dinotopia books, CHECK 'EM OUT!, and be sure to de-fluff your eyeballs after they've rolled around the floor)

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Penguinity Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014   General Artist
What an amazing piece, it really tells a whole story of it's own!
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:iconm0zch0ps:
m0zch0ps Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, v.nice compliment :)
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Penguinity Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014   General Artist
you're very welcome :)
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rajasegar Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great piece of work!
Thanks for sharing....
Featured in Daily Inspirations at hangaroundtheweb.com/2014/05/d…
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m0zch0ps Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
stoked! thanks!
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Zebucompany Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014
awesome.
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chashio Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014
That is very nicely done. 
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neverdying Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Hi, your beautiful work is featured as part of our Weekly Feature at :iconalightindarkness: fav.me/d7eyht0 :)
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m0zch0ps Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
:) amongst v.talented company too, v.flattering thanks! :)
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neverdying Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Yes, you're welcome :)
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Ren-ail Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cool!!!
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DimensionXXIV Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
you just brought me years backwards with this piece and Its just amazing how much it made me think of Dinotopia and the old picture books and this piece just fits so well I could have turned the page and saw this. just fantastic and thank you for the nostalgia ride. I seriously appreciated this.  
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m0zch0ps Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, you're v.welcome, Dinotopia's quite timeless, I'm always surprised some people haven't heard of it.
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DimensionXXIV Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes it is a bit of a shame Ill be sure to spread the word about it! :P
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Tarturus Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks like a sort of griffin who's part ibis or something instead of part eagle.
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:iconm0zch0ps:
m0zch0ps Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
You nailed it!
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purpledragonflies Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That thing is being SOLD??? IN A TOWN SQUARE? THAT'S COMPLETELY UNSAFE!
This is an amazing piece of art, you're very very talented. I congratulate you. Panda Emoji-01 (Clapping) [V1] 
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m0zch0ps Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, - well, i thought if its wearing the hood then it will be sedate, maybe it'll kick off when it hears how cheap its being sold for.
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purpledragonflies Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, that's probably what would happen... He freaks out when he realizes he's only being sold for $250.
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:iconm0zch0ps:
m0zch0ps Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
then goes on a wild stampede :)
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:iconpurpledragonflies:
purpledragonflies Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
and destroys the whole town.... Thus, proving my point that that is totally unsafe! XD
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JRettberg Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
subject matter is reminiscent of gurney! liking this
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m0zch0ps Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, Gurney has def. been an inspiration
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LilianneRozess Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014
I love it!:heart:
I like how detailed people are and that the creature have this "hat" on head so it wouldn't be aggresive or frightened :D
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My-Sword-is-Bigger Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh oh oh wow, this is just too cool
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Eden-West Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Love the helmet design! Also beautiful pastel shades on the wings and feathers! :O Lovely details on there! I also really like how you made the background buildings streak down in that movement of a brush stroke too! <3 Rather beautiful! 
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m0zch0ps Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks E-West, it's always a challenge to suggest background details without getting bogged down in actually painting them, so mono-directional brush strokes definitely help.
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Eden-West Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I can see its keeping a very beautiful direction of gravity on the buildings, as if they are heavy. Nice work! :)
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K4nK4n Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014
That creature looks awesome! I want one!
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:iconm0zch0ps:
m0zch0ps Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I'll see if we have some out back :)
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Disciple98 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Damn. That is an extremely detailed and interesting creature, I must say! :clap:
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m0zch0ps Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
thanks '98 :)
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Disciple98 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Good works like this deserve the praise!

I also think that is the first time I've ever been referred to by just my numbers. XD
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m0zch0ps Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
:)
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Okami-chanTSUKI Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Sooooo creative :D (Big Grin) 
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Rockclanhawkstar Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Poor Griffon
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:iconm0zch0ps:
m0zch0ps Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
i felt sad painting it
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Rockclanhawkstar Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I see
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:iconnam77:
nam77 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Professional General Artist
This is Brilliant!!
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m0zch0ps Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
thanks
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OlightningX Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Professional General Artist
Where can I buy one of these hummingbird griffens?
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m0zch0ps Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Ebay!
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OlightningX Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Professional General Artist
Bitchin! *bids 24 cents*
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Goodnight-Melbourne Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013   Traditional Artist
How you paint the shadows so accurately? How you determine how the shape of the shadow will be?
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m0zch0ps Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
reference helps a lot, just to gauge the right shadow/sun strength combos, - firstly I use an extra layer, so I can paint and erase where it suits best, and just using a keen eye to figure out where the light is likely to fall and what shapes it would cast, drawing mental lines and guesstimating where the shadows are,
as long as you're applying a feel to add to the overall emotion and atmosphere, thats still paramount

also the shadows have to be soft at the edges, and use bounce/ambient light
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Goodnight-Melbourne Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013   Traditional Artist
But references are not easy when the subject is entirely fictional..like this one -- a griffon. 
Did it take you long time to master it? The lights and shadows?
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m0zch0ps Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
just collect images from similar animals, eg lion, tiger, eagle (for the wings), get ones with the same lighting, you can easily fill in the info gaps. Light and shadow mastering is a long process, never truly mastered except for the real masters!
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Goodnight-Melbourne Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013   Traditional Artist
I see :) 
Thanks :)
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grazatt Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013
Is that an Ibis sphinx?
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:iconm0zch0ps:
m0zch0ps Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I was thinking more of an ibis-griffon hybrid, but you're onto something with the Egyptian ibis influence.
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