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Uploaded: October 15, 2012
Artist: Jollygeek
Difficulty: Intermediate  Intermediate Skill Level
Steps: 13
Updated: October 15, 2012
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This is a simple tutorial on how to draw the mystical creature called a Gryphon. This tutorial is for people that have some practice in art. Have fun!

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How to Draw a Gryphon, Cartoon Griffin

how to draw a gryphon, cartoon griffin step 1

STEP 1.

Draw three circles. One for the head, the chest and the behind. The line down the head helps you figure out were to draw the eyes which we will draw later on.
 
how to draw a gryphon, cartoon griffin step 2

STEP 2.

Next draw simple shapes for paws, shoulders, legs, and a curvy line for the tail. Also leave circles on the head to help you place the ears.
 
how to draw a gryphon, cartoon griffin step 3

STEP 3.

Now use the circles to help you draw his pointy ears. Also draw a guide line for the neck and lines for the arms and hind legs.
 
how to draw a gryphon, cartoon griffin step 4

STEP 4.

Finally for the last guide lines draw circles on his paws for his toes. Also draw a funky pear shape on his head to help you place the beak. Last, draw guide lines for the wings. Please look closely at these guidelines.
 
how to draw a gryphon, cartoon griffin step 5

STEP 5.

Now its time to draw drawing! First start drawing his beak, it should be sharp and pointy. Then draw him some eyes and for his head and cheeks sketch out some fluffy fur.
 
how to draw a gryphon, cartoon griffin step 6

STEP 6.

Also add some more fluff to his chest area. We add fluff because gryphons have manes like lions. Then sketch out his ears. Gryphons can have other types of ears, but for mine I am going to use 'web' ears. You can also use 'owl' type ears or 'lion' type ears.
 
how to draw a gryphon, cartoon griffin step 7

STEP 7.

Remember he is fluffy so when drawing his arms add some fluffy. No need to try to hard on making fur and hair on creatures. The more time you spend on trying to make it perfect the less realistic it looks.
 
how to draw a gryphon, cartoon griffin step 8

STEP 8.

His back legs should be simple paws, and his hands should be razor sharp claws.
 
how to draw a gryphon, cartoon griffin step 9

STEP 9.

Time for the hard part, the wings. Drawing wings take a lot of time and practice. Here you can simply use the guidelines, but if you want different poses for the wings I suggest looking and studying real like bird photos. The feathers should be spread out and flowing free.
 
how to draw a gryphon, cartoon griffin step 10

STEP 10.

Finally draw him a long lion like tail. It should have a fluffy part at the end of it.
 
how to draw a gryphon, cartoon griffin step 11

STEP 11.

Now just add a nice black outline and coloring him in anyway you like
 
how to draw a gryphon, cartoon griffin step 12

STEP 12.

Gryphons can be any color. Mine is a traditional gryphon so he will be basic shades of browns and orange.
 
how to draw a gryphon, cartoon griffin step 13

STEP 13.

Just add some fun shading and your done! You can use pencils, markers, or your favorite art program! Good luck!