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Lappet Faced Hyena Gryphon by Ahkahna Lappet Faced Hyena Gryphon by Ahkahna
Last art show piece for FWA.
Lappet faced Vulture x Hyena with his prized giraffe skull.

6"x6" gouache and a dash of colored pencil on bristol board
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:icondracknorin:
Dracknorin Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I ended up here while looking for creative new monsters for my Dungeons and Dragons campaign. This is an excellent picture, and a cool idea too!
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Ahkahna Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks, hope it was useful :)
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:iconshiro-gekido:
Shiro-Gekido Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Coolest griffin I've ever seen
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:iconcephylus:
Cephylus Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011
Wow. Really good job done here. :) this deserves at least ten thumbs up. The design is good, the hyena and vulture parts are so naturally mixed, and the name is also awesome, and so is the coloring, I love the naked purple-blue touch of the creature's face. Not to mention vultures and hyenas are among my favourite animals. Best gryphon art you'll find out here. :D
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Ahkahna Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! This is possibly the only gryphon critter I've designed that I like XD
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MarcieLowery151 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011
this is great fnally a truely unique gryphon!
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:iconahkahna:
Ahkahna Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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thefluffycarnivore Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011   Traditional Artist
this is great, the bird part of this creature is like, perfect(: and i love how the ears are skin too, muy bueno^-^
the skull is really great too(:
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:iconciameth:
Ciameth Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Featured here: [link]
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:iconvampirewolfwoman:
vampirewolfwoman Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010   Traditional Artist
This is really cool. Excellent work! :)
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:iconlionsong:
Lionsong Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:heart: Your lovely art has been featured! [link]
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:iconahkahna:
Ahkahna Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconretroboy78:
retroboy78 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2010
Ooohh! Very cool! The coloring is great.
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Azrael-Nekhbet Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2009
This is awesome. I love how the paw is placed on the giraffe skull, along with the way you drew the face. It really does look like a hyena and vulture combined.

Very nice!:D
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Junryou-na-Kokoro Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
:o Not that is one interesting griff! I have never seen a combo like this one before, very creative. The coloring is loverly too. :3
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:iconpure-serene:
Pure-Serene Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2009
man this is amazing!!! D:
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:iconblueokapi:
BlueOkapi Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How gorgeous! :D I love the colors on his face!
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:icone-pendragon:
E-Pendragon Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Whoa... weird o_o! I commend you for being able to merge these animals together.
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saiyanhajime Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2009
Hahaha, he's hideious. Awesome idea though.
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:iconcyaneus:
Cyaneus Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Love it! You captured the plumage so well.
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:iconwisteria24:
Wisteria24 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009  Student
great convincing blend of creatures. Hyenas and vultures are so cool.
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:iconthewatcherayame:
TheWatcherAyame Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009
Ok why do i find that cute?
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:iconastrohelix:
AstroHelix Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009
Really well done, girl, two thumbs up!
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:iconsongficcer:
Songficcer Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
When you think of Griffins, you think Majestic. This is just creepy.. Awesome job~!
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ART-fromthe-HEART Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
I love the combination of hyena, vulture, and griffon! Great pose too, so intimidating! :D :clap:
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jupiterjenny Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
YAYA!! i love it!
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:iconannekaretnikov:
annekaretnikov Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
aw man.. such a good idea! natural! Why didn't I think of that? XD
love it.
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the-striped-fox Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009
Heh.

I've had the idea of a hyena-vulture gryphon myself, but I never drew it.

Fun coincidence, I think.
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MischievousPooka Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2009
Good detail and nicely colored.
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SueaNoi Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I agree with :iconcunningfox: absolutely!
That's the most interesting griffon I've ever seen! XD

and I love it.
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
that's awesomely beautiful and creative D:
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twitchdoberman Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2009
this is an awesome idea, and i love that he has Hyena ears! you pulled this off amazingly well. insta -luff!
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MARINEMANTIS3YE Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2009  Student Filmographer
strange yet awesome
nice job!
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:iconfirefur:
FireFur Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2009
Clever idea. The pose and coloring is truely fantastical. I think a gryphon, thoguh, has the full from body (feathers and leg) of the bird side, thoguh, and only the middle and backend on the other animal. but it`s your citter and wouldn`t dare ask you to re-do all that labor. I fear I`d never have the patience for something that requires so much time.
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meihua Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2009
well done!
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:iconmaxrunn:
Maxrunn Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
very awsome! flawless combo
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:iconvarjak:
varjak Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2009
I love its toes and fluffy arms o^o
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:iconmidnightlight05:
midnightlight05 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2009
Now that is one WEIRD looking creature, I like it!
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KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
gorgeous. he looks so solemn and elegant. splendid blend.
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:iconchutkat:
chutkat Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2009  Professional Artist
oh that's so neat
you know, the concept reminds me of the last unicorn's harpie

you did an awesome job x3
It's such a neat combination
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TaylorSaville Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2009
Oh, the detail is astonishing on this one!! Amazing job. :rose:
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:iconcunningfox:
CunningFox Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
now THAT is the most interesting inventive gryphon iv seen in a looooooooooooooooong time :3 kudos!

Beautiful coloring and 50/50 design between the hyena and vulture!
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Konsumbrot Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2009
This works so well... I especially love those ears.
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:iconamrock:
Amrock Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2009  Student Filmographer
Awesome creation!
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NinetyThree Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2009
love the colors
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Vampyra-Drake Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
verry nice! i like the pose!
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