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Gryphon -- Pipe Cleaners by kalicothekat Gryphon -- Pipe Cleaners by kalicothekat
Sorry for the flood of submissions, guys |D;. And I hope ya'll aren't getting sick of my pipe cleaner sculptures 8D;;.

Here's a generic bald eagle-lion gryphon/griffin/griffon/however you like to spell it. :) I love gryphons and hadn't sculpted one (noncommission, I mean) in about 4-5 years XD. It's funny comparing the two...Here, have a look for yourself!!

:star: together: [link] and by itself: [link]
lol xD...yes...I used to use googly eyes on these sculptures 8D;; Now you know why I've never posted my old pipe cleaners sculptures -hides it back under a rug with the rest 8D;-. But it is fun to see improvement heheh...I could make one of those Quest for Improvement things with my pipe cleaner sculptures, if I can handle taking photos of such awful art XD...would anyone be interested?

He's probably for sale if anyone's interested. 30 or so$ + shipping and handling. Please note me or email me (kalico@gmail.com) if you are interested :).

Picture/sculpture is © to me. Please do not use this image without my permission, thank you.
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:iconthehayzlenut:
TheHayzlenut Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010  Student Digital Artist
how do you do their eyes?
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ladyarah Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome job! I just wanted to let you know that I featured this in "Realms of Fantasy and Myth: Week 17 - Griffin", you can find it here: [link]
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floppybelly Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
What is it about gryphons that makes them such good fodder for pipe cleaners?
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isibane777 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How do you manage to make the eyes? They're very pretty.
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Anabiyeni Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I love the face. The front legs look too big, but I think that's a problem with griffins in general and not with your sculpture.
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kalicothekat Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, you're probably right :3. Thank you though!
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shannoncole Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Seriously, I love it!!! Love the realistic colors too. Not that I don't love the colorful ones, because I do! This actually inspired me to make one for myself. I'll upload it later. :)
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kalicothekat Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
haha, thanks! I like the colorful gryphons, but the basic ones are still nice, too :). And let me know when you upload it! I'd love to see it.
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Starphishy Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful!
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Barran23 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2008
XD

How do you maaaake those eyes?

I want to make something with pipe cleaners now too. Cx

But I'll need some first. Which brand do you use, and where do you get so many colors of them? O:
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kalicothekat Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
I.......take the fluff from a pipe cleaner (off the wire) and roll it into a ball and glue it on XD and then I use markers to shade =P. Lastly, I add a tinnnny ball of white for the highlight and a little black ball for the pupil, if needed :D.
And go for it :heart:!! They're so fun x3.
And I use Chenille stems :nod: and I get them from Michael's, a craft store, in all the assorted and individual color packs :D. Lots of colors are available...[link] = all the colors I own, though I actually found a few more colors after I took the photo x3. But, with markers or paint, you can get almost any color at all! :D
There ARE other, even cheaper brands, like one pack of 100 I got at a 99 cent store...but they're not very good quality--I've noticed that the cheaper ones have one wire inside, or two thin ones, while the more expensive Chenille stems have 2 twisted wires of durable and good quality :D.

...only I would notice something as weird as that o_o;;...hehehe ;D.
Hope this was helpful and happy pipe cleaning XD!
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lover-of-the-Drow Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2008
Awwws he looks so fuzzyful! <3
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:iconkalicothekat:
kalicothekat Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
:D
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lover-of-the-Drow Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2008
Now I want to get some pipe cleaenrs and make one! <3
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floppybelly Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow, yours is certainly better than mine! It doesn't look quite as flexible, but certainly more impressive.
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FieryBirdyThing Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Another nice pipe-cleaner piece. It's funny comparing the old and new pics, I must say. *Thinks the googly eyes on the old gryph look funny*
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Solemnbum Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2007
This one's so well-made it looks like a stuffed animal rather than pipecleaners. :D
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SunGryphon Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Mines better!!!! *shifty eyes*

:D
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:iconixaix:
Ixaix Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2007
Googly eyes! :heart:
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:iconkalicothekat:
kalicothekat Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
teeheehee XD!
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:iconixaix:
Ixaix Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2007
They are a wonderful invention, aren't they?
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Sanakudou Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2007  Student Filmographer
I just love your pipeclearer work, it's so original and different. and on top of that you make them so well!! They just look amazing!! You seriously have true talent with all forms of art~ :heart:
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kalicothekat Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
eee, thank you so very much! <3
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hunterbahamut Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2007   Digital Artist
Very nice, another one that looks simple, but probably wasn't, heh. Great work, always have to have fun with the classics, great details.
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TNHawke Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2007
wow, that's a pretty vast improvement. How big is he?
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Kyndir Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2007
These are so cool. I could never figure out how to make things like that out of pipecleaners. xD I usually end up stripping the fluff from them, somehow.

And omfg I'm in love with your old one. XD It won me over with those big soulful googly-eyes. ... It's so freaking cute. *incoherent blabbering*

This new one is incredibly sweet, that's for sure, with all that detailing. Definately an improvement. :}
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kalicothekat Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
xDDD Thank you so much Kyn <3!! Heehee, the old one IS adorable, I agree xD. They've gotten more serious and stuff....I ought to try making one as cute as the older one, but with details? I dunno XD.
:heart:!!
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UmbreChan Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2007
Googly eyes ftw? <:

srsly. How the HELL do you do that? XD;;
This is fabulous. *no words.*
:heart:
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Amythysta Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2007  Student
It looks so cool!
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totodos Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool! =D
I love the eyes, they're awesome X3 and the beak and wings =D
Wow, huge improvement *gives a :cookie:*
In the other pictures, is that your tablet? X3 I have that one XD *pets it*
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kalicothekat Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
eee, thanks totodos <333!!
:D YAY COOKIE! -eats-
And, yup, that's my lovely 4x5 intuos tablet, who I love so very much C':. Aren't they awesome tablets? :D
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totodos Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! X3
Have another :cookie:
They are :nod: Except it looks really dusty all the time, so I have to keep wiping it every few minutes XD
I think that's due to my gerbils though...
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ZombifiedWolf Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2007
Woah... You've improved with these so much lol. ;^;

I'M GLAD YOU STOPPED USING GOOGLY EYES BECAUSE... THE DETAIL ON THE EYES HERE... IS JUST AMAZING. )8 And you can make a generic bald eagle/lion gryphon look really cool. ;^; <33
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azraelkarasu Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2007
Heehee I remember when you maded it :3 I was there....playing piano! Wooot! (lol)
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kalicothekat Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
xDDD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I made the beak less......Steller's sea eagle-ish -dies-. AND YOU WERE PLAYING AWESOMELY, I MIGHT ADD! and now i can play the chocobo theme song :3 -proud-. Gahhhhh andddd you played path of repentance so well ;;. I wish we were still there Dx....I miss it!
HEARTSSSSSSSSSS. :heart: :heart: :heart:
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azraelkarasu Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2007
more HEARTS in your general direction!
I miss it already....would be awsome if we were still there T____T
I need to send you pictures :3
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SoliKareien Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2007
How did you learn to make these? You're so good at them! :3
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:iconkalicothekat:
kalicothekat Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
heehee, thanks!
I just played around :), so i guess i taught myself? XD :heart:!
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RoninFoxtail Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2007
Quest for Improvement? Certanily, I'd like to see how much you have improved.

Cool sculpture, I like gryphons :3
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kalicothekat Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Then I shall make one one of these days :D! :heart:
Thank you! I like gryphons too x3. They're such impossible mythical creatures, probably the most impossible of all, but so awesome XD.
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