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Zebra finch griffins by Reptangle Zebra finch griffins by Reptangle
These griffin sculptures have been getting painted all sorts of ways. These are male and female Zebra finch griffins that I airbrushed for ebay
These are gypsum castings of my original sculpture, produced by Windstone Editions.
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rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The painting on these two is absolutely gorgeous - I twigged to "zebra finches" even before I saw the title.  I have a sneaking suspicion that the noises these two make aren't nearly as *cute* as those of zebra finches...  :giggle:
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NoodleIncorparated Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Professional General Artist
beautiful work! zebra finches are adorable!!
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Reptangle Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh thank you! I love zebra finches.
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Ela-Hara Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I Love the *POP* that the Orange beaks, eyes, and gems (and the Male's cheek!) give these Griffins - Wonderful Color scheme! I LIKE LOTS! :)
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Reptangle Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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Celestial-Rainstorm Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love all the inspiration you pluck out of nature, especially your bird-inspired ones. 

*coughIthinktheseguysandgalswouldlookgorgeousinashortearedowlcolorbutIknowyouguysarereallybehindso....cough*


Um, excuse me. 
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meokami Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014
Are you making these one by one with your own hands? :) These look so perfect ! 
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Reptangle Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
No. The sculptures are cast reproductions of my original sculpture. I  paint them individually.
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bear48 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Professional
nice job
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:iconreptangle:
Reptangle Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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Cloudstreamer Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG I LOVE ZEBRA FINCHES!! I have two of my own, and they have had MANY babies lol
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hatememylovely Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very beautiful..
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:iconreptangle:
Reptangle Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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Agatha-Macpie Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love all the details you put in them, especially the small dots on the male. They really look like Zebra finches ! Great job, really =D
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Trishamonstah Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing. I love the colors and textures! And the eyes are so real! NICE JOB!!!
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Suahkin Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Awersome again from another accound. I can't stop watching it!!!
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Suahkin Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Awersome again from another accound. I can't stop watching it!!!
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themeindzeye Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012
You did a great job translating the Zebra Finch coloring over to these guys! :D I can totally see these guys running around going *beep* *beep* like those little birds. *lol*
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Reptangle Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Hee hee hee! Thank you!
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black-breast Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011
Wow! This is awersome!!!
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:iconreptangle:
Reptangle Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!
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black-breast Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011
You're welcome ;)
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LittleDragonSpirit Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011
You got me, I have a special thing for zebra finches! They are spectacular, I love them! :love:
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SonicAdvance Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Wow, brilliant work! :lol:
You did such a phenominal work on the feathers! 8D
Also I just love the coloring you did here! The bright red eyes and beak suit the dark brown and black like chalk and cheese :dummy:

... the right griffin´s face expression is so mesmerizing... also I think the texture of its claws turned out quite amazing! 8D

May I ask how you did all the feathers? Did you use a special tool?
Because I want to sculpt a griffon, too, and search for ways to do the feathers :)
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Reptangle Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Feathers are a lot of work. I carve each feather individually using sharp metal tools. I use home-made tools and dental tools. Tiny files are useful too.The method depends mostly on what material you are working in, and what you are going to do with the final sculpture. If it is to be painted, the texture needs to be bold enough that the paint won't fill it all in.
There is a picture of me carving feathers on a griffin.. I'll find the link...[link]
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axecalibore Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've loved your work for years.
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LyrebirdJacki Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011
You know, i actually think the female one looks nicer, might be the pose or something but the face is a better shape also. a very nice use of one of the less used birds for gryphons and one of our little aussie gems :)
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SoldierToger Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Hobbyist
Never thought zebra finches could look so fierce and regal :) Excellent job with the concept.
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The-Rasmus-Raven Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011   General Artist
This is really awesome ^^
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Wandererofthestars Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
irrestistably beautiful!!!!
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zoro-swordsman Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011
They are gorgeous~ :heart:
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Reptangle Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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zoro-swordsman Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
You're quite welcome~ :D
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ArtticWitchica Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011
Those are epic XD My mom wondered if she could buy some.

Really nice paint job.

W
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Reptangle Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!!
These particular pieces have been sold, but here is a link to our online shop, if you would like to see it. [link]
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FoxGrin Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011
Absolutely LOVE that design on them! Finches are a whole reaaaaaalm of possibilities to look into for winged things. You're such a creative and talented person : )
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dragondoodle Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh . . . those are wonderful! :nod:
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Maxrunn Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
very awsome
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HiddenStash Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011   Traditional Artist
awesome. simply awesome. how much do they usually sell for these days?
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:iconreptangle:
Reptangle Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh ... anything! I have seen previously owned pieces go for under $20, and sometimes our own special pieces go for thousands. It is very random,
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HiddenStash Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011   Traditional Artist
do you ever take commissions, or perhaps bend to the power of suggestion?

i'd love to see more natural science stuff from you. chinchillas and birds and stuff, but you have the best knack for matching colors to different animals (the chipmunk unicorn for example)

do you still cast new stuff quite often?
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Reptangle Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I don't take commissions, but I do take suggestions!
We haven't been producing very many new sculptures.
I am hoping we will start producing more soon ... I have many "in progress" pieces that just need a few touches to be finished... I just need time to get to them!
Lately I have been spending all my time painting, instead of sculpting.
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HiddenStash Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011   Traditional Artist
well you're mindblowing awesome no matter what medium, so keep it up!
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SilkenWinds Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow Melody this is a particularly eye-catching color scheme, I love it XD
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BeardedRick Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011
those are the best feathers i have ever seen!
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rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yessss, but do they make that same cute little zebra finch sound...?

Actually, this is a very interesting color scheme for a gryph. The variety of patterning is fantastic, especially on those wing feathers.
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Reptangle Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Somehow I can't picture a griffin making that noise!
Have you noticed the huge variety of songs different
male zebra finches have?
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rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LOL - No, you're probably right. Finch noises are just too small for mighty gryphons. But yes, they're full of all kinds of strange little pips and squeaks.
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Jenociide Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011
I used to have a pair of zebra finches, I loved the way they would sing. And I love how you take the markings of an animal and apply to another that's completely different!
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Tytonidae Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011
I think these are my favourite. Wonderful job :)
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