Lieutenant by windfalcon


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Added: Jun 29, 2010
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After much frustration with different watercolor surfaces, I finally decided to try illustration board again. This is my first illustration board watercolor in about 2 years. It seems a lot of the frustrations I had with it before have gone away. Or, perhaps my technique has simply changed.

There's something exhilarating about standing atop a mountain and feeling the wind surround you. Even though I know I'd fall like a stone, I've entertained the thought of leaping off and wondering what it would be like to fly. Iolani, luckily, has a pair of gryphon's wings to lift her. Also, in case anyone's curious, the title has to do with her rank among the Riders.

I also took this as an opportunity to redesign her gryphon. Greenish bronze patina plumage...

Watercolor on Strathmore heavyweight illustration board, 7.5 X 13 inches

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prismstudios's picture

Fabulous.Kudos to having anatomically accurate raptor anatomy, down to the tomial tooth on the falcon form bills!!! L.

Art at its best.