First in a set of bookmarks (I hope!) The idea was to gryphon-ify some common Hong Kong birds (s'where I live), and put them on bookmarks.
This is an Oriental Magpie Robin ( Copsychus saularis
) - they're pretty common, and beautiful birds, too!
Some experimentation on *cough* nonexistent backgrounds *cough* here, as well as tree bark and feather detail.
Detail shot of the gryph: click here
This was a FUN painting to do!