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Uploaded: January 26, 2008
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Intermediate  Intermediate Skill Level
Steps: 7
Updated: January 26, 2008
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This particular animal is a legendary creature used in many tales through out time. The Gryphon has the head, front feet, and wings of an eagle, and the body including the hind legs of a lion. The symbol of the lion is used because he is considered to be the king of beast, and the eagle is the king of the skies, and of all birds. Combined you have a strong and majestic creature of divine power. There are different ways that people spell this creature, I spell it as “Gryphon” or it can be spelt as “griffin” or “griffon”. No matter how you spell the name the animal remains the same. It is true that in some pictures you see the gryphon with lion’s feet instead of eagle claws. Even though it has the head of an eagle, it has the ears of a lion, and the tail in some illustrations looks like a serpent, and in others, a lion. The symbol of the gryphon can be seen as a charge in heraldry on many shields through out the world. In ancient Greek times, cauldrons the shape of a gryphon’s head where used often in those days invented around 700 BC. One thing is certain; the gryphon has been described in many scrolls and books through out history from all over the world. Did they really exist? Who knows, but the tales seem real enough for me to believe that at one time we had guardians flying the skies and walking the earth. In this tutorial you will learn how to draw a gryphon with detailed instructions and easy steps. I’ve been a fan of this creature since I was like 8 years old, this is a sketch of my early work that was sitting in my sketch pad and is now up for all you to see.

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Step 5. How to Draw a Gryphon