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ECM Gryphon Art/Griffin Art



ECM Gryphon Art

Submissions of non-photo artwork and media.

Contest Began: 2009-06-05.
Contest Ended: 2009-10-01.

This contest is closed!

Thank you to all that participated!




By poll: ECM Gryphon Art 40
<news:Antique Gryphons>

By [Kuramasgirl]!




For the general rules see Elftown Creature Marathon#RULES!

Copied art is NOT permissible in Elftown's Official Contests. Please see: Copying vs Fanart & Referencing.

Exceptions might be offered if there is a valid reason for it. But, if you do submit more than one image, you will greatly lower your chance of winning, as the votes for your style will be spread out on two entries.


Note: For images larger than 500 pixels wide, you will need wikiprivs to upload these larger images to a wiki page.

Any entry that does not follow the "Gryphon theme", will be removed.

All mediums, excepting photography (and/or manipulations) and animations will be accepted.

When the finalists are posted in the Main Street Poll or on a public poll page, the participants are not allowed to beg for votes for their own entry. Do not ask people to vote for your entry via private messages, guestbook messages, moods, wikis, or by any other means. Your entry will be disqualified if you are caught doing so. It is perfectly fine to advertise THE POLL, however.

REMEMBER THE GOAL: We want the BEST QUALITY images to represent Elftown having the best Gryphon Page on the Internet as part of the Elftown Creature Marathon!


Aside from the regular rewards, as mentioned on Elftown Creature Marathon, the winner will receive credit for contributing to what we hope will be the best Gryphon-page on the entire Internet.


How to post your entry:
Add your username and entry after the last one that has been already posted. Number your entries, thumbnail them to 300 (Please upload big images!), and separate them with the <hr> tag:

1. [pegasus1000]

2. [iippo]

3. [FamousPanda]


5. [Nioniel]

6. [Kuruni]

Made with Wacom, PSCS2 and Corel Painter.

7. [Tynuka-Rhytishy]


8. [Erubeus] - Celius


9. [Ravendust]

Changed my entry, it is a black eagle/white tiger gryphon :)

10. [Talkris]


11. [The Dizzy Raven]


12. [Aeolynn] - more pictures at


13. [Triola]


14. [Serwa]


15. [MisLuck
And the helping pictures and wing tutorial (which people wanted to see) can be found here: MisLucks Gryphon


Go or return to:
- ECM Gryphon
- Gryphon / Griffin / Griffin/Gryphon
- Elftown Creature Marathon
- creature_list

Also running:
ECM Orc photo
ECM Mage photo
ECM Witch photo
ECM Troll photo
ECM Fantasy warrior photo
ECM Fantasy dwarf photo

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2009-06-09 [pegasus1000]: Opens my pincil case again

2009-06-27 [FamousPanda]: Very great drawing Kuramas.

2009-06-27 [Kuramasgirl]: Thank you Panda. :3 I might try to touch it up later.

2009-06-27 [Erubeus]: Your drawing looks lovely, Kurama.

2009-06-27 [Erubeus]: Hm..
I'm thinking I might enter this one, as well.

2009-06-27 [Chimes]: The more the merrier. :)

2009-06-28 [FamousPanda]: I think I might have to work on mine some more.

2009-07-12 [FamousPanda]: [Kuruni], give other people a chance =P Geez, great entry.

2009-07-13 [Aeolynn]: Can the picture have something other then a gryphon with it? Like, can it be a gryphon flying with something else?

2009-07-13 [Chimes]: That's a very good question. I don't see why not, so long as the Gryphon is the main focus.

2009-07-16 [Aeolynn]: Alrighty. Might do that, might not. :]

2009-07-21 [Tynuka-Rhytishy]: That deadline thing always disappoints me when I see it.

2009-07-21 [Chimes]: Why so?

2009-07-21 [Tynuka-Rhytishy]: I think it's over. =3 I just got done drawing my entry.

2009-07-21 [Aeolynn]: it ends in october lol

2009-07-21 [Tynuka-Rhytishy]: I might draw another.
It's the first gryphon I've drawn and it was fun to draw.

2009-07-21 [Alexi Ice]: Yes, it ends in october. So please, keep drawing!!

2009-07-21 [Tynuka-Rhytishy]: It's a placeholder just in case.

2009-07-26 [Aeolynn]: Another question... can I make a sculpture for this contest?

2009-07-26 [Chimes]: I don't think so... that would be more a craft thing... I would say...

2009-07-26 [Aeolynn]: its handmade art, specially since I would be painting it, but I understand if you say no.

2009-07-26 [Alexi Ice]: I'm thinkind 'no.' We sometimes have photography contests to which that would be amazing...but we might have to ask.

2009-07-26 [Aeolynn]: The reason I've asked is because there really are no contests for sculpture, seeing it is the more rare artform nowadays... and it is art.

But like I said, lol I'm cool if you say no

2009-07-26 [Alexi Ice]: We might run it by the council. This isn't really my section so I don't know ^^ A sculpture contest sounds fun but I don't know how many people would enter

2009-07-26 [Aeolynn]: that is kinda why I asked for it to be included... cause of the lack of people that would enter a real -only- gryphon sculpture contest

2009-07-26 [SilverFire]: Hey, if someone can make a sculpture of a griffin, I say we let them. O_o Especially since, as Akane said, the other sections that would perhaps be better for it (such as photo) aren't running for it.

2009-07-26 [Alexi Ice]: I think it would be cool, that's for sure. Definatly something new and intriguing.

2009-07-26 [Aeolynn]: Great! :3 Because I'm working on a gryphon sculpture right now!

2009-08-01 [jacen81]: Aeolynn, that sounds awesome. I love sculpting. I should use super sculpey firm. All my sculptures that were made with regular sculpey have all been destroyed.

What do you use?

2009-08-01 [Aeolynn]: Just regular Sculpey :] It's cheaper for me then getting s.sculpey on the internet

2009-08-02 [jacen81]: Aeolynn, what size are you doing your sculptures? Do you use any form of armature?

2009-08-02 [Aeolynn]: it's about 4-5 inches tall, 8-9 in length... All I use is craft wire and foil ^^

I'm having trouble with a wing staying on XD

2009-08-03 [Alexi Ice]: Please move the chatter to a Personal Message, thank you!

2009-08-03 [FamousPanda]: They are talking about something for the contest are they not?

2009-08-03 [Aeolynn]: It's fine, I understand

2009-08-03 [Alexi Ice]: Since this is not technically a sculpture contest, no. We need to keep the page clean for people with questions.

2009-08-04 [FamousPanda]: =O now were talking about them talking about sculptures =/ We're not getting anywhere with this. -shakes head- Crap.

2009-08-04 [Chimes]: It's technically about the contest, so they should be able to leave it here, Akane. That's why I didn't tell them to move it. If there's a question, I will see it. They're not causing any problems.

2009-08-04 [Alexi Ice]: Alrighty then ^^ Sowwie.

2009-08-04 [jacen81]: It is most definitely about the contest. If sculpture is an allowable medium, I might do one as well.

2009-08-04 [Chimes]: I do believe we'll be allowing it, since the demand isn't high enough for it to get its own section. :)

2009-08-05 [jacen81]: Shame...

2009-08-05 [Alexi Ice]: We seem to be getting a lot of intrest in it though, so you might look out for future sculpture contests! <3 Besides this one, I mean.

2009-08-05 [jacen81]: i would be most interested... I guess for this one a prisma color "sculpture" will have to suffice.

2009-08-05 [nehirwen]: I'm not aware of that 'lot of interest' in sculpture contests, where did you see/notice that Akane? O.o

2009-08-05 [Aeolynn]: *raises hand* I would like some sculpture contests ^^

2009-08-05 [nehirwen]: I would think so, just as [jacen81]. :p
But to make an official contest for only 2 elftowners that are interested in participating isn't very exciting is it. ;)
That's why I want to know where/who the lot are. :)

2009-08-05 [Alexi Ice]: Well, I shall make it my job to find them! (Let's see how many I can dig up)

2009-08-06 [arthemis_]: OMG [Kuruni] why would I even bother to compete with that being entered ;) Amazing!

2009-08-07 [FamousPanda]: That's what I'm sayin.

2009-08-07 [jacen81]: Why not? Kuruni may be just the inspiration needed to increase the skill level here. I have seen other of Kuruni's works. A talented artist indeed, but this is not one of my favorites.

2009-08-07 [Erubeus]: I personally like [Kuramasgirl]'s picture.
It doesn't look stiff like all the other drawings.
It looks like it's alive in the picture.

2009-08-07 [jacen81]: Note to all contestants, If you seriously expect to win, I would suggest color, that is unless you understand how to display a great deal of value (graduation from light to dark)in your works. Just a suggestion.

2009-08-08 [Kuramasgirl]: Aw, thank you Erubeus. :D I like the pose you chose in yours.

Note taken, but unless I suddenly find a great deal of time and patience, I probably won't be drawing an entirely new picture and then taking the time to color it. :3 This just happened to inspire me, and I doubt I'd catch it again. Thanks all the same.

2009-08-09 [Alexi Ice]: Note to Jcutler81 - Generally the most colorful peice of art does not always win. The best drawn picture will take the win.

2009-08-09 [Chimes]: The picture the populus votes for will win, sometimes it's not the best drawn. It depends on the opinion of the voters normally.

2009-08-10 [jacen81]: So then the question is not how well do you draw, but how well do you know the audience you are trying to appeal to.

2009-08-10 [Kuramasgirl]: Or....You could just draw what you feel is best for yourself and not care if you win or not? o_o;

2009-08-11 [FamousPanda]: Exactly [Kuramasgirl] That is what everyone should be doing anyway.

2009-08-11 [Ravenclaw]: Quick question: Does it have to follow the eagle/lion combo or can we mix and match like owls and house cats or ravens and black panthers?

DIBS *wags finger at anyone who might consider nicking her idea*

2009-08-11 [Chimes]: I would say that it has to follow the eagle/lion combo because it's not an atypical contest.

2009-08-11 [Ravenclaw]: I didn't notice anything in the rules, that's why I asked.

2009-08-11 [Alexi Ice]: Though...that sounds really cool O.o

2009-08-11 [Chimes]: Cool or not, this contest isn't atypical...

2009-08-11 [Kuramasgirl]: You could always make another contest for atypical gryphons, [Ravenclaw]. :) If there isn't one around here already, of course...

2009-08-12 [jacen81]: So, what you should to is take what is typical and be creative with it (pose, background, etc...)

2009-08-12 [Ravenclaw]: Background? Ha *chuckels* your funny lol, me + background= big honkin' mess. But I might get a wild hair and join. I've not done a gryphon in a while and there's more than one type of eagle to choose from.

2009-08-12 [iippo]: Well the aim of the ECM contests is to find the best typical picture of the creature in question.

2009-08-12 [arthemis_]: We know, we know! :D I will have a hard time with this one! I hope I'll get one in on time :) *haven't started yet, shame on me*

2009-08-13 [Ravendust]: I don't have a scanner, though I cleaned the image as best as I can. If the quality is still bad I'll take any advice I can get on how to improve it... ^^;;

2009-08-13 [Ravenclaw]: Question: If the contests starts on May 6th, 09 then how can it end on January 10th, 09? Is there gonna be time travel involved? Cause if so I think we should put our destination to a vote. I'm quite particular to the old west or the Renaissance, sans the plague.

2009-08-13 [Erubeus]: It started June 5th. It ends October 1st. :9

2009-08-13 [Ravenclaw]: Ok I feel stupid but it still looks wrong.

2009-08-13 [Ravendust]: It says January 1st for the end date, perhaps a mistype? lol:

Contest Began: 05-06-2009.
Contest Ends: 01-10-2009.

2009-08-13 [Ravenclaw]: Lol still looks like May and January to me. Fagedaboudit

2009-08-13 [nehirwen]: In America it's known as military dates I believe? In Europe it's plain normal to write dates like that. Perhaps that's why I don't see how it's logical to see May and January in that. x) (I mean, why would one put the month and year not next to each other..)

2009-08-13 [Aeolynn]: Cause that is what americans do. Why not just say October 1st? I thought it was january, and I don't know if the glass eyes i ordered for my gryphon will be here :[

2009-08-13 [nehirwen]: It's logical cause Americans do it? O.o
I hope those eyes arrive in time! :o

2009-08-13 [Aeolynn]: Not logical, just it makes sense that we would assume that =P

2009-08-13 [iippo]: But most of the people here on ET aren't Americans. So ET does dates ET-style: year, month, day. It's the same system throughout the site. Look at the wiki-comment dates, the wiki info box, the date and time at the top right corner - 2009-08-13.

2009-08-13 [nehirwen]: I've changed them to ET-style now to avoid more confusion. :)

2009-08-13 [Ravenclaw]: That wasn't necessary just on us Yanks account, but it is kinda interesting that it spurred a discussion. I wasn't aware that the rest of the world did it that way.

Leave it up to we Americans to have stuff ass backwards from the rest of the world. lol

2009-08-13 [Aeolynn]: still not our fault! ><; I didn't choose to be born here lol

2009-08-13 [The Dizzy Raven]: Cool! I'm going to submit, if that's ok. I have to get working on it before the first of 10

2009-08-14 [Ravenclaw]: Most of my ancestors originated here so I guess I'll take the blame.

2009-08-15 [§pitfire]: Hmm... Just for the record as a Canadian I also type dates as Year-month-day... oddness.

2009-08-17 [MisLuck]: Is mixed media okay with this? I have made a pencil drawing and thinking of painting it and creating a background in photoshop. I rarely want to touch my pencil drawings and ruin them :D

2009-08-17 [Chimes]: Mixed media is fine. :)

2009-08-17 [Chimes]: Note to all: If you use references please note that you have with a link to the reference, also. :)

2009-08-18 [MisLuck]: What is reference in this? In photography it's quite clear but as you draw you do it yourself... Or do you mean if you take another picture and draw it exactly like that? I have looked help for the pose, and a tutorial for the wings. (The wing tutorial I will link) Do I put picture of the pose also?

2009-08-18 [Chimes]: I mean if you use another picture to help you draw - It's not so important if you can't really tell you used it but if you can then it's best to list it, just in case someone stumbles across the reference you used and thinks you traced it. It's more hassle than it's worth :P So it's best you mention it.

2009-08-18 [iippo]: It's also pretty interesting (from a fellow-artist point-of-view) to see what inspired and helped in making a piece of work :3

2009-08-18 [MisLuck]: If I could draw it perhaps would look more alike. :D
I haven't traced it and well, these two pictures doesen't really look related at all. I'll just add the wing tutorial link.

2009-08-25 [Ravenclaw]: Nice #11

2009-08-25 [Ravendust]: very neat, [The Dizzy Raven].

2009-08-25 [The Dizzy Raven]: Thanks bunches ^_^ *hugs*

Honestly, I like a lot of the art on here. Very creative, they are. hehe

2009-08-25 [FamousPanda]: What did you use [The Dizzy Raven]??

2009-08-26 [Ravenclaw]: lets not confuse Dust with Claw lol.

2009-08-26 [The Dizzy Raven]: I used regular pencil and then I used paint to turn it negative. I love turning drawings to their negative form. lol

LOL oops. I think, I did! Thanks, both of you! lol

2009-08-26 [Ravenclaw]: *wink* np

2009-08-26 [The Dizzy Raven]: ^_^

2009-08-26 [Ravendust]: lol, I didn't even notice XP

2009-08-27 [Ravenclaw]: I just did when I posted that, it's not often I actually run into anyone with a raven-combo username. I see them around but never end up interacting with them.

2009-08-27 [Ravendust]: haha, yeah, same here^^

2009-08-27 [Aeolynn]: good news! Glass eyes arrived today, so expect my sculpture just in time for the deadline!

2009-08-27 [Ravendust]: awesome Aeo, I'm really looking forward to it!

2009-08-27 [Aeolynn]: :D thanks!

2009-08-29 [MisLuck]: [The Dizzy Raven] that's a very nice idea! Turning pencil drawings to negatives. It has never occured to my mind. I have tried to draw to black paper with a white pen but as I need to do things often ten times for them to be about fine, it has never worked.

2009-08-30 [The Dizzy Raven]: ^_^ thanks, MisLick!. No kidding! I try drawing on black paper with white and it's hard! lol. but if you use white charcoal (er.. pastel, was it? lol) or white colored pencil on black paper it works. It also depends on what kind of paper, too. Black construction paper works. lol. I just wish i had the money to get the professional kind

2009-08-31 [Talkris]: I've fallen in love with white acrylic ink on black paper. It looks beautiful and because its ink you get nice crisp lines without the smudging.

2009-09-01 [Aeolynn]: I have a question! I made a collab of 3 angles, and 1 proof image to submit here, can I link to the pictures so you can see them better? I only have MS paint, so I made them slightly smaller then I wanted to fit them in so I wouldn't have to work with the crappiness ms has ><;

2009-09-01 [Chimes]: Yeah, you can link to them, I would suggest that you choose the best one as your actual entry.

2009-09-01 [Aeolynn]: Ah... stinks, cause it's 3D art :\ but you're right.

2009-09-01 [Kuramasgirl]: Awww, [Aeolynn]! He's so adorable!! xD

2009-09-01 [Aeolynn]: :D thanks! He has this regal/innocent face ><;

2009-09-01 [Ravendust]: aww, Aeo, I lubbles it^^ It's so freaking cute

2009-09-01 [Aeolynn]: :3 thanks lol

2009-09-02 [jacen81]: Wow, Aeolynn! I am totally impressed!!!

2009-09-02 [FamousPanda]: That is really, really good. I'm impressed too.

2009-09-02 [Aeolynn]: :D thanks everyone!

2009-09-02 [MisLuck]: [Aeolynn] WOWWIII! That is amazing work!
It's so great that there is different kind of pieces here and this one is REALLY different.
I only wish I would have time to finish my work... It still misses colour and background. But I'll get it done by the time. =)

2009-09-02 [Aeolynn]: yikes guys, I totally thought the deadline was yesterday! *feels awkward...* can't wait to see it MisLuck :3

2009-09-12 [Ukia]: I have to say that [Aeolynn] did a very nice piece of work. You now have a gryphon friend as well as an entry! How's he getting along?

2009-09-12 [Aeolynn]: Heh, he's looking for a forever home, as I am selling him lol.

2009-09-12 [Ravendust]: that's neat, Aeo, good luck^^ *wishes she could buy him* XD

2009-09-12 [Ukia]: I wish I could buy him, too, though I be out of money. *sad dragon eyes* *sniff*

2009-09-12 [Aeolynn]: Wow, thanks for the thought guys, I need monehs too so that's why he's getting sold lol

2009-09-12 [Ravendust]: don't we all? lol... ><;;

2009-09-21 [Aeolynn]: AWWW Triola that's adorable... I looked at your house and saw that, thinking that would so fit for this contest and poof! Here it is ><;

2009-09-21 [Triola]: Hehe, yeah, I was told so by someone else as well, so here it is :P

2009-09-21 [MisLuck]: Triola that is adorable! They are so absolutely cute! <3

2009-09-21 [Triola]: Thanks :D

2009-09-21 [Ravendust]: wow, Triola, that is just so freaking cute, there are officially two baby-gryphon entries :)

2009-09-21 [The Dizzy Raven]: I love the new one ^_^

2009-09-21 [Ravendust]: ouch^^;;

2009-09-21 [FamousPanda]: Aww Triola that's so cute! ^-^

2009-09-22 [Triola]: Aww, thanks y'all!

2009-09-23 [Serwa]: Added my entry, enjoy.

2009-09-23 [The Dizzy Raven]: it's pretty good ^^

2009-09-24 [Erubeus]: I love it, [Serwa]. <3
It's head feathers and body looks so soft.

2009-09-26 [Eyonic]: sooo...if i make a gryphon on spore...can i put it up?

2009-09-26 [Aeolynn]: Has to be your original art.

2009-09-26 [Eyonic]: okiday

2009-09-27 [FamousPanda]: Damn [Serwa], great entry!

2009-09-27 [Serwa]: Thanks :)

2009-09-27 [Ravendust]: I'm thinking about switching my entry to another gryphon drawing, would that be okay?

2009-09-27 [Serwa]: No voting has started yet, so I don't think it would be a problem. Since in the end you'll still have only one entry, just a different one.

2009-09-29 [MisLuck]: Yeay ^^ I got it ready! I worked whole evening and this morning to get it done. Now I can concentrate to physics again :)

2009-09-29 [Ravendust]: I went ahead and changed my entry :)

2009-10-02 [Serwa]: Soooo, when will this be on mainstreet? :)

2009-10-02 [nehirwen]: When the current poll has enough votes.

2009-10-02 [Serwa]: Not too familiar with the mainstreet poll,
I do vote occasionally, but I have no idea how many votes that takes, can you fill me in?

2009-10-02 [Nioniel]: The last mainstreet poll had upwards of 300 votes.

2009-10-02 [Ravendust]: what is the link to the poll?

2009-10-02 [Chimes]: It's not been made yet.

2009-10-02 [Ravendust]: ah, mmkay, thanks ^^

2009-11-18 [Ody]: N is just amazing! <3 it

2009-11-19 [jaraden]: ahh gryphons!!!!!!!!!!! is the contest actually closed, or can we still vote????

2009-11-19 [SilverFire]: The contest is closed to new entries, you CAN vote. :P

2009-11-24 [jaraden]: sweet!!!!! i love the artwork featured here.. i am defiantely voting asap!!!!!!!!!

2009-11-25 [arthemis_]: [Triola] Yours rocks! It's extremely cute. Makes me wish I could have a baby gryphon!

2009-11-25 [Triola]: Thanks :D

2010-01-01 [Aeolynn]: So yeah... when we getting the badge for this?

2010-01-01 [Ravendust]: I was wondering when voting would end myself...

2010-01-01 [Talkris]: Maybe they're waiting for more voters?

2010-01-01 [Kuramasgirl]: That's what I figured...Though it's been a long time now. o.o;

2010-01-01 [Alexi Ice]: We apologize for any inconvinence. The poll is now closed and winners are to be announced. Thank you for your patients!

2010-01-01 [Kuramasgirl]: Thank you Akane! :)

2010-01-01 [SilverFire]: XD Patience.

2010-01-01 [nehirwen]: Lawl.xD

You can expect to get your badge soon though! :)

2010-01-02 [Ravendust]: patience ;)

2010-01-02 [Alexi Ice]: Hahaha. I always have to misspell something. You guys should know this by now. (Working on learning how to spell...>>)

2010-01-02 [SilverFire]: But that one was funny. :P Well, it tickled me anyway. <_<

2010-01-02 [Ravendust]: well... patients is technically spelled right, but the meaning is like... hospital patients as in people :P

2010-01-02 [SilverFire]: Which means she spelt the word she intended to spell incorrectly. The fact that it happened to be the correct spelling of another word is simply irrelevant. :)

2010-01-03 [Ravendust]: Indeed.

2010-02-27 [Ravendust]: you're the only one that can do that as owner of the wiki...

2010-02-27 [Alexi Ice]: Just stop watching the page

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