pyraxis: j-t as Sen from Spirited Away (j-t)
A large gryphon-like creature with heavy folded wings perches on a rocky outcropping with its back turned. Its head is turned sideways and one baleful yellow eye is fixed on the viewer. Three swords are leaning against the rock nearby and a fourth lies on a fallen fur cloak on the ground. The dawn sun is rising over the mountains in the background.

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The Griff Place )


May. 19th, 2013 07:03 pm
pyraxis: j-t as Sen from Spirited Away (j-t)
It's been a while!

I've been studying avian anatomy and flight patterns, with an eye towards griff, one of the four Karnese shapes.

Images )
pyraxis: j-t as Sen from Spirited Away (j-t)
Two snarling young men in furs and leathers, both gripping the blade of the same sword in their right hands. Each one holds another sword by the hilt in his left hand. Below the sword they're fighting over is a smashed melon. Stormclouds are crowding overhead in an ominous grey sky.
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This is the card for broken hearts.

Simple as that. All the rest of it is pop psychology.
pyraxis: j-t as Sen from Spirited Away (j-t)
Book cover mockup with a stormy sky and a single winged silhouette flying out of the clouds
Shashigai - The Sky Alone My Partner

[personal profile] shashigai has been planning his NaNoWriMo project for this year. A griff story set on Karn. :D Yesterday he showed me a photo he took that's so perfect I wanted to grab it and make it into a mockup of the book cover. (There's also a version with his IRL name.)
I also designed a seal for the back of the book. )
pyraxis: j-t as Sen from Spirited Away (j-t)
I've been researching tarot symbology and art recently. I'm thinking about a Karnese interpretation, how it would work to use the tarot system as a vehicle for representing Karnese culture.

I did this sketch tonight as an experiment for the eight of swords, which would be a griff card. A story about a griff that may not fly. It's not finished, but I'm curious what people think.

Edit: slight update to the pic.
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