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December 11, 2011
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Windsonde: Orran by shelzie Windsonde: Orran by shelzie
Name: Orran
Aery: Twistoult
Character Species Combination: Eurasian Tawny Owl (Strix aluco)/Siberian (Amur) Tiger (Panthera tigris altaica)
Rank: Young Gryphon
Gender: Male
Character Personality:
Awkward around most new faces, and rather shy as a result, young Orran usually prefers to keep to himself and his immediate family, and doesn't really have many friends. From an early age, Orran developed a keen interest in the wild flora flourishing in the Twistoult forests, and through trial and error and observation is teaching himself to cultivate plants - uprooting shrubs, collecting seeds, and planting them in a bed of earth he has collected in his quarters (to his mother's chagrin). So far his private garden has not been a great success, but he is learning with every experiment. If any youngster bothers to try to befriend the reclusive owlgryph, he or she will find a willing, cheerful, and loyal friend in Orran, albeit one whose chief topics of conversation include rare herbs and fruit, and the pollinating mechanisms of the beautiful dove-orchid, and other such things.


My first gryph character for :iconwindsonde:! I'll definitely be fleshing him out more as I complete the challenges and such for him. Excitement! He'll eventually grow out of his social awkwardness, for the most part at least, but for now he is a shy nerdy kid, with an interest in botany (which he won't grow out of). d'aww.
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DarthAislin Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
>w< Nyaawwwww, he's so fluffy and cute. D:

I love the patterning. <3 How the stripes all blend into eachother. :3
shelzie Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Thanks!! I need to do more with this guy, he's been kinda just sitting around while I've been busy x(
Spigos Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Woah that's awesome!
Sasiadragon Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awww, that Fledgeling one is just adorable! I like his colours very much, and there's so much expressoin in every drawing. I also like the soft shading-style you've used. And those large, brown eyes are so cute ^^ The adult-one's patterns are great together, and it's a very creative mix. It also looks very ... real in some way, unlike the most gryphon characters I've seen. I love him! ^^
shelzie Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Thanks so much!! I love both the owl and cat species in this mix so combining them was a fun exercise, and I'm very fussy about my animal designs looking natural so I am happy you appreciate that :D I really need to do more of this guy, he's sadly neglected since I unexpectedly got a job and my schedule blew up, but I hope to develop him and make him a part of #Windsonde soon :D
Sasiadragon Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I really bope for you both that he can be used, he's a wonderful character ^^
MiandKasios Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012
I loe the seamless way the two species have created a gryph character. It gives it lovely, pensive characteristics
shelzie Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Thanks! Ugh I need to actually start doing things with him, I've been too busy to x_x
HeartofaWriter Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the expression on the right. There's so many things he could be looking at....
shelzie Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Thanks! I'm not sure what I had in mind really. Perhaps a bug on a stick...
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