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Boots_smGray.jpg
Image: Boots_smGray.jpg   522x507 36014 bytes 2004.06.24

During my Intermediate level Fiction Writing class, one of my classmates stories was about a cat named Boots that ended up changing into a human to go to the prom to please his owner. The author of this story also happened to be an artist, and since I am so enamoured with cats (as well as the cuteness of the story) I sketched Boots on the back of one of the pages of the draft.\r\nArtwork 2004 Flux Gryphon.

CRFH-Coyotes_smGray.jpg
Image: CRFH-Coyotes_smGray.jpg   670x570 52669 bytes 2004.06.24


Gryph-were_smGray.jpg
Image: Gryph-were_smGray.jpg   422x600 90238 bytes 2003.09.20

Inspired by Kyoht's 'were' design of herself in coyote form is my attempt at a gryph-were. I've made a couple attempts at it before, (this one was done August 28th, 2002), but this is my first one with more fur and animal anatomy. (Note: I was aiming for a personal likeness - i.e. me, in Flux Gryphon bipedal form - so this is a female. No mane. ^v^) \r\nI give Heather Baeder AKA "Kyoht" (homepage: http://kyoht.com/) credit for the standing design (I wanted something simple to try this thing out and see how it looked with a good reference), but the image itself is 2002 FluxGryphon.

Kahn&SolinStance_smColor.jpg
Image: Kahn&SolinStance_smColor.jpg   730x700 221911 bytes 2003.09.02

An updated (but still not finished) version of the Kahn (previously called Soir) and Solin persona stance.\r\nKahn and Solin Jack are FluxGryphon, as well as the artwork.

Matthiu&FenrisDrink_smGray.jpg
Image: Matthiu&FenrisDrink_smGray.jpg   600x391 81633 bytes 2003.09.02

Another pic I did during while I was independently studying. My muse sometimes pics strange times to flash an innovative image. Here's Matthiu shlupping it up with Fenris, after only just meeting in the town of Happens, where everyone smokes, drinks, shoots - you name it, it happens. \r\nAs another note, drawing Fenris was inspired by looking at a lot of Kyoht pics (she does awesome 'yotes!). Thanks for the inspiration! \r\nArtwork 2002 Flux Gryphon.

FG@work_smGray.jpg
Image: FG@work_smGray.jpg   600x397 112146 bytes 2003.09.02

My first attempt at doing a gryph-were, while I was in the hospital during my birthday. I had no references of any sort, and did this with a regular yellow-wood number 2 pencil. I guess the gryph is drawing upon some mana or something. ^v^ \r\nArtwork 2002 Flux Gryphon.

BirthdayFG_smGray.jpg
Image: BirthdayFG_smGray.jpg   488x600 113012 bytes 2003.09.02

My first attempt at doing a gryph-were, while I was in the hospital during my birthday. I had no references of any sort, and did this with a regular yellow-wood number 2 pencil. I guess the gryph is drawing upon some mana or something. ^v^ \r\nArtwork 2002 Flux Gryphon.

Kierkegaard_Coyote_smGray.jpg
Image: Kierkegaard_Coyote_smGray.jpg   386x500 74056 bytes 2003.09.02

The Danish philosopher and theologian Soren Kierkegaard as an anthropomorphic coyote. \r\nArtwork 2002 Flux Gryphon.

Lil_Gryph_smGray.jpg
Image: Lil_Gryph_smGray.jpg   423x600 122078 bytes 2003.09.02

Wow! Been a long time since I posted anything, but that's because, between my scanner breaking down, and college, and not having any good time to visit my friend and use his scanner, committing anything to the digital e-world was nigh impossible. Till now, that is. \r\nAnyway, I drew and shaded this li'l gryph a while ago. I'm not sure what possessed me to do it in this style and shading. Maybe I was listening to some muses, and this is what they were telling me to do. Who knows anything about these things? \r\nAt any rate, this little gryph is FluxGryphon.

ArionThere_Gray.jpg
Image: ArionThere_Gray.jpg   363x613 42658 bytes 2002.02.01

Finally finished this Arion pic and got it scanned. He's fuzzy, stylin', and got pants now. (That's important!) ^v^\r\nEven though this was started in 1997 (!), the artwork 2002 Flux Gryphon.

MagnusMeditate_Gray.jpg
Image: MagnusMeditate_Gray.jpg   405x600 24521 bytes 2000.12.08

Ooo hey I scanned this recently (I can tell because there's a lot of speckled crap in places where there isn't a mark). The latest version (but not drawn recently of course) of Magnus Draconis, the noble and undoubtedly wise sage. Looks like he was meditating peacefully on a hillside, but perhaps the approach other others disturbed him. Or perhaps he heard something on the wind...\r\nBoth Magnus Draconis and artwork are FluxGryphon

Fenris&Jasper_Gray.jpg
Image: Fenris&Jasper_Gray.jpg   563x600 158171 bytes 2000.12.08

Before all was chaos in the three existences, Fenris and Jasper fell in love against the wishes of the mortal world. Their two families, the House of Sunset and the House of Grove, despised one another although they both occupied the same region of Htrae. The House of Grove resided in the valleys of Krishidum, while the noble House of Sunset lived in the mountains surrounding the region. Preserved in the libraries of each House, are articles telling of a war between two tribes: the Tribe of Sunset and the Tribe of the Grove. They are more than two-thousand years old. Borth accounts were the history of their hatred, and both houses vowed to never relent to the other. A *union* between them was forbidden. But fate had other plans for this unlikely couple. Jasper's father had always, but secretly, resented the grudge he inherited, knowing it was obsolete and primitive, even if it was a so-called "tradition". One day, he became very ill, and made his wishes known to his favorite daughter, Jasper, barely whispering the burden of his heart. Soon thereafter, he died. The next day, Jasper ventured up the mountain to confront her House's lifelong enemy, and to make amends for the folly of their ancestors. It was her father's last request, and she intended to make it a reality.\r\nThis image of Fenris and Jasper of Sunset are FluxGryphon.

DeimosBell_Gray.jpg
Image: DeimosBell_Gray.jpg   280x613 53792 bytes 2000.12.08

**ding ding** "It would be simply DREADFUL to be GRAY FOR ALL ETERNITY. A certain ARTIST should get along and finish me before something DREADFUL happens! (Although I doubt anything is worse than being stuck in this stiff-legged pose, with soot on my ADORABLE visiage, ringing an antique bronze bell of some baudy ape could be much worse than standing around looking bored.) Oh and am I NOT supposed to have WINGS?!!" The griserval is at it again, being his cynical self.\r\nBoth Deimos Moon and artwork are FluxGryphon.

FenrisPortrait_Color.jpg
Image: FenrisPortrait_Color.jpg   420x603 90907 bytes 2000.06.11

Yes! I've learned my lesson-no more uploading until the pic is finished! This portrait of Fenris of Sunset (who is FluxGryphon) is to both FluxGryphon and Vulpes Mundi. He did the actual drawing whilst I colored it. (I'm don't think any inking was actually done...)\r\n\r\n\n

Jasper&OdessaStance_Color.jpg
Image: Jasper&OdessaStance_Color.jpg   600x575 69361 bytes 2000.06.10

For Earthlings, the poles are reversed, mirrored on an axis between these two similar spirits. Jasper of Sunset and Odessa Hadar are FluxGryphon, as well as the artwork.

SoirPersonaStance_Detail.jpg
Image: SoirPersonaStance_Detail.jpg   500x490 146256 bytes 2000.05.19

A detail of the color, just so you can see the fuzzy blurry lines. (I'm tryin' somethin' different.) Still is &copy; FluxGryphon. \n

SoirPersonaStance_Ink.gif
Image: SoirPersonaStance_Ink.gif   290x675 93698 bytes 2000.05.19

This is Solin's Htraean persona, who is so new (I've never drawn him before) he doesn't have a name. If you'd like to help me out with his name, email me at ssteege@linfield.edu. What name comes to mind when you see this guy? Whatever his name is, he's is &copy; FluxGryphon. \n

JasperDetermined_Color.jpg
Image: JasperDetermined_Color.jpg   750x600 89226 bytes 2000.04.18

A coyotess of rather dynamic character, Jasper of Sunset showes a determined glare at the world. Strong-willed and easy-going, it would be wise for you not to honk her off during your visit. As Fenris, her husband, will assure, you will reap the whirlwind. Determined Jasper is easily the fasted picture I've done in a while. Took me less than a half hour to draw, and less than half a day to completely color and shade. Probabaly the toughest thing was probably figuring out where to start on the shading, because I haven't done that for awhile. I did take some liberties with the shading versus the source that inspired the actual drawing (see description for JasperDetermined_Gray.jpg), I think it turned out rather well...but I can do better. Jasper of Sunset is &copy; FluxGryphon.\n

Sunny&MinaStance_Color.jpg
Image: Sunny&MinaStance_Color.jpg   600x575 96952 bytes 2000.04.07

For Earthlings, the poles are reversed, mirrored on an axis between these two similar spirits. SunLight of DeepForest is &copy; Vulpes Mundi. Doctor Mina Giles is &copy; FluxGryphon and Vulpes Mundi.\n

SolinmeetsAleffe&Jasperv2_Gray.jpg
Image: SolinmeetsAleffe&Jasperv2_Gray.jpg   740x600 53003 bytes 2000.03.30

Version two of Solin first encountering Alef and Jasper. I'm going to leave the older version up here for comparision, because I really did change a lot of things. For one, I completely erased Jasper and redid her (much more expressive now, neh?). Another, I erased Solin's body (everything 'cept the head) and redid that as well. Most obviously is the addition of the knife and half-mantle, but if you look carefully I adjusted his stance--note where the chin meets the neck on the first pick and where it is in the second. Lastly, is Alef's face. This was the only thing I didn't completely erase and do again, though I erased so many of the details (such as the eyes and ruff) that I might has well have erased the whole head. There should be one more update of the penciled version before I begin the inking and then coloring processes. Aleffe of Midnight is &copy; Vulpes Mundi. Jasper of Sunset is &copy; FluxGryphon. Solin Jack is &copy; FluxGryphon.\n

SunnyPersonaStance_Gray.jpg
Image: SunnyPersonaStance_Gray.jpg   290x595 66302 bytes 2000.03.10

Personality stance for Sunny in pencil. The structure is symbolic in this "Persona Stance". For Htraeans, a character's motivation to logic, reason, the mind is to the right. The opposite pole, propensity towards action, passion, the body, is to the left. How does this reflect Sunny's personality? Though her body is oriented towards logic and reason, she looks the other way, as if wishing something different. SunLight of DeepForest is &copy; Vulpes Mundi.\n

JasperPersonaStance_Gray.jpg
Image: JasperPersonaStance_Gray.jpg   290x603 60546 bytes 2000.02.22

Personality stance for Jasper in pencil. The structure is symbolic in this "Persona Stance". For Htraeans, a character's motivation to logic, reason, the mind is to the right. The opposite pole, propensity towards action, passion, the body, is to the left. With that in mind, what does Jasper's orientation reflect about her personality? Not only is she facing the pole of the body, but she is also gazing steadily in that direction. Jasper of Sunset is &copy; FluxGryphon.\n

TalisTrueform_Color.gif
Image: TalisTrueform_Color.gif   432x623 45376 bytes 2000.02.09

Here we have the old soul Talisman in his true form. According to him, he hails from the scorching hot planet of Athas, far beyond the reaches of our solar system. Though his appearance makes him seem odd company, he is a gentleman and intellectual with immesurable power and skill. Talisman Ev'ris is &copy; FluxGryphon.\n

S&AHorseyback_Gray.jpg
Image: S&AHorseyback_Gray.jpg   600x585 90450 bytes 2000.02.03

Playful, isn't it? (This is by no means finished, so expect an update.) Arion of Eclipse is &copy; FluxGryphon. SunLight of DeepForest is &copy; Vulpes Mundi.\n

SolinmeetsAleffe&Jasper_Gray.jpg
Image: SolinmeetsAleffe&Jasper_Gray.jpg   815x600 142496 bytes 2000.01.31

This follows the previous scene with Alef and Jasper separated from their loved ones. It is the day after they found themselves in a wilderness, an unknown distance from the others. After trekking in the woods for sometime, they come across Solin Jack who has also been separated from his companions. But unlike the two Htraeans, he had to face it alone. And to further his confusion, he had an encounter with an owl bear (hence, the wound on his temple). Never meeting a Htraean before...well you can see his surprise for yourself. This isn't finished yet, so expect updates. Aleffe of Midnight is &copy; Vulpes Mundi. Jasper of Sunset is &copy; FluxGryphon. Solin Jack is &copy; FluxGryphon.\n

Aleffe_and_Jasper_Gray.jpg
Image: Aleffe_and_Jasper_Gray.jpg   800x454 50921 bytes 2000.01.27

Wow a preliminary rendition (by yours truly) of VulpesMundi's True Heart Aleffe of Midnight and my own character Jasper of Sunset. Much alike these two, fate played a hand in them being together, but separated from their loved ones. Aleffe of Midnight is &copy; Vulpes Mundi. Jasper of Sunset is &copy; FluxGryphon.\n

Aleffe_and_Jasper_Color.jpg
Image: Aleffe_and_Jasper_Color.jpg   800x465 85321 bytes 2000.01.25

"Wait a sec Jasper," the fox calls. Finding themselves transported to a new world (again), Aleffe and Jasper discuss the situation, ponder the reasons for the universe to be so cruel as to separate them from their loved ones, yet unite the two of them. Here, Jasper is about to go off into the wilderness and forage some berries, pausing to hear the words of her vulpine companion. Aleffe of Midnight is &copy; Vulpes Mundi. Jasper of Sunset is &copy; FluxGryphon.\n

JasperDetermined_Gray.jpg
Image: JasperDetermined_Gray.jpg   700x560 64102 bytes 1999.12.11

This is the penciled version of Determined Jasper. It was inspired by one of Neon Genesis Evangelion character's, Misato Katsuragi, pictures on the web. Thanks to the Reflections of Evangelion for making such an awesome archive of pictures available! Jasper of Sunset is &copy; FluxGryphon.\n

FenrisReady_Color.jpg
Image: FenrisReady_Color.jpg   543x895 89400 bytes 1999.11.21

Fenris of Sunset clandestinely peeking around a corner and brandishing his magical heirloom, a Phoenix Sun Blade. In his right paw, he squeezes the button that signals the other mercenary party that he's in position. Grim expression and alert ears, he's ready for combat. Although it took me some time to get the whole thing colored, this was my first picture experiementing with Adobe Photoshop's burn/dodge tool. I think it has a more realistic shadow rendering and allows me more liberty with the effect of light than the previously used combinations of filters and effects. Fenris of Sunset is &copy; FluxGryphon. \n

TalisRecluse_B&W.jpg
Image: TalisRecluse_B&W.jpg   550x985 276039 bytes 1999.11.21

The first real form of Talis Ev'ris. MY has he changed! Probably my longest lasting character (besides the reincarnation of another character into Arion), this guy has more forms than a changeling. Perhaps the dragon blood, eh? Talisman Ev'ris is &copy; FluxGryphon.\n

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