How to draw a griffin

Griffin is a mythical creature with the body, tail, and back legs of a lion; the head and wings of an eagle. It dates back to Egyptian mythology.

Step 1

Mark off the width and height of the griffin. Draw two ovals that will help to define the places for its head and body. Draw a line, which will act as the center of its beak.

Step 2

Sketch the griffin’s body and neck. Draw a guideline for its tail.

Step 3

Define the places for the legs, ears and wings.

Step 4

Add the griffin’s beak, ears, wings, legs and upper arms.

Step 5

Draw the eye, tongue, pasterns, toes and fur on the legs, tail and wing linings of the griffin.

Step 6

Detail the shape of the ears, legs, wings and eye.

Step 7

Work on the figure, paying special attention to detail.

Step 8

Contour the griffin, trying to vary the thickness and darkness of the line. Add more detail and add some grass. Erase all guidelines.

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