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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.

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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  Student Digital Artist
>w< Nyaawwwww, he's so fluffy and cute. D:

I love the patterning. <3 How the stripes all blend into eachother. :3
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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(
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Spigos Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Woah that's awesome!
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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! ^^
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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
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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 ^^
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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
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:iconshelzie:
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
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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....
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:iconshelzie:
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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