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Another one of the portraits from early last season that has been lurking in the recesses of my computer's hard drive...  I just really liked the design of Gilda's would-be griffon friend Greta.  She had a very cute, classy look for a griffon that contrasted nicely with Gilda's more fierce exterior.  It's good to see the show keeping the friendships diverse, even among more minor characters.

As for griffons themselves, they remain one of my favorite species in Equestria (or beyond.   It's still not quite clear what counts as "Equestria" and what counts as other nations entirely.)  Griffons did field a team in the Equestrian Games, so they're at least welcome if Griffonstone isn't technically within Equestria (or they have another settlement that is.) 
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:iconmaran-zelde:
Maran-Zelde Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah, cat-birds are the best.
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Tearahk Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
She was really cute, and I loved her design in the episode. Very well done, Harwick. ^u^b
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:iconfrustratedinexcelsis:
In regards to where the griffons in the Equestria Games came from, one possibility I heard might be the Griffish Isles, an area in the new map Hasbro released a year back or so (it seems to load better on some browsers than others. If it doesn't work, it loads fine from EQ daily). They're in the northern end of the sea east of Equestria. Granted, this is as much personal interpretation as anything. Ponies seem to have multiple nations, it might make sense that griffons do as well.
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SeriousJupiter Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2016
She does look really nice. Too bad we know next to nothing about her.
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:iconharwicks-art:
harwicks-art Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
True, although that hasn't held back many of the background ponies.
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Kairoze Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2016  Professional Interface Designer
STUNNING 3d-popout effect. Well done; next-level stuff!
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:iconharwicks-art:
harwicks-art Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!  I have fun with that.
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:iconkawaiiderpy:
KawaiiDerpy Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
She is beautiful!
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:iconharwicks-art:
harwicks-art Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
When you're part of a race with such sharp eyesight you learn how to put together a sharp look.
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KawaiiDerpy Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Very well said! Your artwork is always beautiful and definitely portraits the character perfectly thank you for your reply! :)
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Ddraigtanto Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2016  Student Writer
That scarf... I love that scarf. :D
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:iconharwicks-art:
harwicks-art Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
The Moon clasp suggests that she's a Luna fan.
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:iconddraigtanto:
Ddraigtanto Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2016  Student Writer
Yep, I approve. :)
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:icontemplar127:
templar127 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2016
We need moar griffons!!!
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:iconharwicks-art:
harwicks-art Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
We're getting there, slowly.
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templar127 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2016
:D Can't wait to see Gabby!
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:iconphenometron:
Phenometron Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2016
She's very sweet and innocent.
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:iconharwicks-art:
harwicks-art Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
She has that look to her design, doesn't she?
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:iconjustjoeking:
JustJoeKing Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2016
O_o..... hmm.....
*adds her to the list*
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:iconharwicks-art:
harwicks-art Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Okay...  Hope it's a good list.
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:iconjustjoeking:
JustJoeKing Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2016
Indeed. All da pretty princess points in da world won't save her behind from me.... >8)
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cajobif Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2016
So you must be glad to see one in the next episode. Well, if you hadn't watch it yet. Got to agree on how great the griffins in the show look like. My goodness they look adorable and sweet.... despite be ready to eat you for dinner.

So many MLP griffins OC too. Wonderful work
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:iconharwicks-art:
harwicks-art Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Yes, that CMC episode was quite the treat!  Gabby was adorable, and I enjoyed the glimpse back at Griffonstone too.
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cajobif Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2016
Oh yes. Gabby was adorable. There are already a lot of fanart of her.
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SilverWing27 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
So beautiful. O3O :clap:
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:iconharwicks-art:
harwicks-art Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
It's the plumage.
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SilverWing27 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
So smooth and soft looking. ^.^ Like you just wanna pet her. :D
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EqDBot Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2016
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harwicks-art Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks again bot!
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TooCliched Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2016  Student Writer
Greta makes for a good portrait. :D
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:iconharwicks-art:
harwicks-art Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
She does... Quite photogenic!
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TooCliched Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2016  Student Writer
I bet she is!
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ThatAverageGuy Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2016
Imagine griffonstone is like chinatown. A city or a state for griffons in equestria
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harwicks-art Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
That's an interesting idea.
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BoneSatellite Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2016
FINALLY! Some more good Greta fan art!

She does indeed have a classy appearance, and it really surprises me that she wasn't picked up as a new fan-favorite background character. It's very nice to see more of her, so thank-you for taking the time to draw her, harwick.
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harwicks-art Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
I'm surprised as well...  Background griffons really stand out to me, but aside from a bit of a griffon cult fandom, they don't get much traction.
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harwicks-art Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks bot!
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Mokey1980s Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2016
Looks real nice, as classy as the show made her, especially that scarf
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harwicks-art Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Rarity would approve of a good accessory like that... It can make the griffon.
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Isseus Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2016
I hope you're getting ready to draw the cute young griffon from tomorrow's episode! :)
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harwicks-art Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
She's a charmer, isn't she?  I'll have to draw her too.
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Isseus Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2016
Eeyup. I think both Gabby AND the episode itself were really good. What's next on your to-do list?
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Ancalagon67 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2016
Is it bad that I like Greta but don't like Gilda?
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harwicks-art Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
I love Gilda, but I suppose I can see that.  I thought Gilda's little smile as she prepared the letter for Gabby was a cute moment in the new episode.
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BoneSatellite Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2016
Unless it sickens you to have the same opinion as me...no.
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mortalshinobi Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2016
very cute
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:iconharwicks-art:
harwicks-art Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconmortalshinobi:
mortalshinobi Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2016
welcome
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WidowPeak Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2016  Hobbyist
Who else thinks Greta is cuter than Gilda?
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