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Tattoo... by GretheFenyx Tattoo... by GretheFenyx
This is an entry for SunGryphon's Tattoo contest.

In this contest, she asks deviants to deesign a tattoo that is a combination of her children's names, which are Raven and Gabriel.
That is why I chose the Black wing and the White one, since that is what both names have in common, namely both are a creature with wings... a raven and an angel.
The fire represents passion, and/or a burning love for her children, and the heart obviously symbolising love...

I also decided to try and stick with the tribal idea, since so many of SunGryphon's other tattoos look similar, in other words, that way, this one won't look too much out of place...
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amitom Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012
Thanks for working on a composite Gryfin + Phoenix ;Great Work
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firetresses Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
love it! thanks for the inspiration :)
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FoolishMotherfucker Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is really nice. But when I first looked at it, it struck me as meaning two different sides of an individual, dark and light, so to speak. And the fire/passion that burns inside everyone. Looking for tattoo ideas and this one strikes me as an awesome back piece. But after reading the description, I think this is a really clever way of incorporating that specific idea.

A+. :)
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GretheFenyx Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thanks so much for the great words! :D I literally did this at a time where my artistic skill wasn't worth looking at, yet it's the most popular piece in my gallery :)
I am glad that people can take so much from it :)
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FoolishMotherfucker Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
You're quite welcome. :) It really is a great work of art.
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MaidMaster99 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012
im so getting that tattoo
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:icongrethefenyx:
GretheFenyx Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Professional Photographer
Let me know when you've gotten it! SO many people have wanted to get it but it seems nobody has so far!
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MaidMaster99 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012
that's going to be 3 years from now maybe which sucks
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SunGryphon Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Has anyone who said they would be getting this actually gotten it?
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GretheFenyx Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Professional Photographer
I have NO idea O_O I've been wondering so myself!
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SunGryphon Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, Heath and I have been talking about getting tattoos this year, as a goal for this year. I have two others in mind along with this one (so I guess I'll be getting three this year :D)
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GretheFenyx Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Professional Photographer
:D :D :D Let me know when you've gotten it! If you like I can refine it a bit more for you :)
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SunGryphon Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Sure, I won't say no to that! If you can work in the youngest, Griffon, that would be cool. I have no idea how you'd do that though :) If things go well I should have it before June.
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GretheFenyx Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Professional Photographer
Will do as soon as I get the chance :) xxxxxxxxxxx
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Buddhablakk1293 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011
I havnt been on deviant art for long and I dont consider myself a artist but a lover of art. Im really just now trying my hand at designing a tattoo for myself but Ive been searching for a tattoo that could represent my girlfriend and I and I feel this is it. Idk how many people have asked already but I would love to get this done.
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GretheFenyx Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011  Professional Photographer
Go right ahead! :) And send me a photo when it's done!
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Buddhablakk1293 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011
Too cool it will be legendary
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macMD Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011
beautiful imagery, and very inspiring.
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housexofxcards Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2010
I've got something like tkat on my room wall.x)
Nice.;)
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DesignsbyKarmaneko Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010
The concept of light and dark wings is so beautiful and so underrated! You did a great job with the coloring and this would make a beautiful tattoo on someone!
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senseiphoenix Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2010
very nice !
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thiskid Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010
this is awesome!
i would love for you to help me with a valentines day gift for my boyfriend by entering my tattoo contest! there's $50 cold hard cash in it for you :)
have a look at my journal entry for more information.
thanks :)
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GretheFenyx Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010  Professional Photographer
Hey thanks! That could be good idea- hope I can make something cool! :)
My tattoo skills aren't THAT fantastic :P
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thiskid Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010
Are you kidding that deviation is awesome! I look forward to seeing whatever you create :dance:
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LoL-PyroKitty Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010   Writer
I'm backing him on this one ;D
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GretheFenyx Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010  Professional Photographer
Oh no, the contest got cancelled :(
it's you who want my tattoo done, right? can't keep track of comments -_-
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thiskid Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010
hey, yeah i had to cancel it, i got so many negative responses! in the end someone sent me a sketch and i commissioned him to do it privately.
thanks for your reply though :)
if you happened to make anything in the meantime, i'd be more than happy to see it and put it up in my journal.
sorry for any inconvenience caused.
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imajerk02 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010
this is great.. i love it.
i'm looking for an alternative for the angel wing back tattoo i wanted and when i saw this, i fell in love with it.

could i ask for your permission to use it for my very first tattoo? i'll post pictures on the results.
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GretheFenyx Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010  Professional Photographer
Oh hi! :D
Yes, of course you may use it! Note me with results and please credit me, would love to see! :)
And thank you for wanting to use my art! <3
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DonaHipp Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2009  Student General Artist
My classmate and I were looking for a picture like that. This is very beautiful! I love it!
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GretheFenyx Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2009  Professional Photographer
Thank you! It's ridiculously old, I feel the need to update it! :P
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almosteasy89 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2009
That's such a cool idea. Terrific design!
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AlyssaRoseSnape Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I WANT IT *screams*
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GretheFenyx Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2009  Professional Photographer
:rofl:
LOL if you want it done we can talk... ;)
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AlyssaRoseSnape Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I got 4 tattoos now but i really want more and ur drawing are like WOW!
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GretheFenyx Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2009  Professional Photographer
Thank you! :blushes:
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Re-Detonate-Me Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2009
this is amazing, i love it =]
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GretheFenyx Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2009  Professional Photographer
Thank you! :)
It's really old...
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RheaTorieSoto Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
Love the design and concept! :heart:
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Flynn-the-cat Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi, I've featured this in a news article [link] as a 'thank you' :heart:
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GretheFenyx Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2008  Professional Photographer
Thank you SO much! :glomp: :hug:
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Anushika Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2008
Awesome! I'd get that tattoo!!
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GretheFenyx Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2008  Professional Photographer
:D
Thank you! I'm about to upload a new one based on this design soon :) keep a lookout once your interested...
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Sheila2892 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2008
Beautiful art:heart:

my fave
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GretheFenyx Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2008  Professional Photographer
Ah thank you! :hug: :3
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Sheila2892 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2008
your very welcome:heart:
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GretheFenyx Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2008  Professional Photographer
:hug:
So nice meeting you btw...

ek het gesien jy kom van nederland-- ek is van suid-afrika, jy behoort my te kan verstaan?
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Sheila2892 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2008
Hi nice meeting you!!
Ja ik kan je heel goed vertaan. Ik heb naaste familie in Zuid Afrika, 1 daarvan is getrouwd met een Afrikaanse. Ik heb zelfs een Afrikaans woordenboek. En jou land bezocht zo'n 20 jaar geleden. Het was prachtig. Ik ben nog steeds van plan jou land weer opnieuw te bezoeken en mijn familie daar te zien. Mijn Zuid Afrikaanse familie is al diverse keren hier in nederland geweest.
Geweldig je te ontmoeten, ik voeg je meteen aan mijn vriendelijst toe.
Waar woon je precies? mijn familie in Pretoria, Kempton Park en Dublin.
:heart:
Sheila
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GretheFenyx Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2008  Professional Photographer
Oh wow! :D
Dit is fantasties!
Ek woon in Wellington, maar ek studeer grafiese ontwerp in Stellenbosch... in die Kaap :) Een van my ma se beste vriendinne is Nederlands, so ek hoor die taal BAIE maar ek kan dit nie self oraat nie!
Ek beplan om volgende jaar Europa toe te gaan om vir twee jaar te gaan werk-- studieskuld af te betaal... >.<
LOL

Watched back :)
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