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It's Been a While, Hasn't It? by GriffinPhillis It's Been a While, Hasn't It? by GriffinPhillis
... Too long, really.

But, uuuh.... yeah, I'm... alive! Uh... I don't know what to say, uh...
... It's good to be coming back~ Q Q Pixel: Heart Jump

It's been 2 whole years since I've uploaded any of my art online. Finally, today, December 9th, 2017... I'm sharing my art with the world again.
I'm sorry, everyone, that I haven't posted anything in so long. I've missed all of you a ton... ;  ;
.. But, hey, uh... at least you can all see how much I've improved over all this time, though! And yes, I've been able to do landscapes and backgrounds this entire time, but haven't really uploaded any works with them 'til now. More of my art will be coming from now and into the next year, and I will even be opening commissions for the first time ever around the start of 2018. <3
Man... I'm so eager to talk with all of you again, and to meet many more, and just... AAAGH, I've been away for far too long...

....It's good to be back. <3


Griffin and art (c) GriffinPhillis
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I like the way everything in this art piece from the clouds, to the trees, to the grass, and the dragon, as well as the accessories on him are all consistent to the style of everything else. It makes everything in the drawing feel like it's supposed to be there. This kind of style really reminds me of something I'd see in a really good illustrated kids book. I don't really see many problems with it. It's so well put together that any negatives of mine would be nothing more than my personal preference. I give this piece 4 stars.
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Nekot-The-Brave Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2018
Very pretty picture, it looks really awesome.
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:icongriffinphillis:
GriffinPhillis Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :la:
:hug:
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Tuftberg Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2018
Wow, that's a really awesome (great) artwork. I like the idea of the dragon sitting in the shadow of a tree reading a book like a normal human being. You manage to making your figure look so real.
The style of the artwork is amazing too. The grass, falling leaves, the sky... It's like you could even feel the wind blowing.
You can be very proud of this artwork as it's OUTSTANDING!!!
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:icongriffinphillis:
GriffinPhillis Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! I liked the idea a lot, too, it's why I decided to draw it out for my return-piece, here. c:
And actually, I'm not reading a book in the drawing, it's actually a sketchbook! I'm drawing out the landscape, there on the hill. ;P
But yes, aaaall the details! So many details... :XD:
I'm certainly proud of this peice, indeed. Glad you like it so much! :la:
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edinaB Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2018
nice work!
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:icongriffinphillis:
GriffinPhillis Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!~ :la:
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Sanoon Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Amazing detail with the grass, and I love the angle. Griffin's sad glance behind really makes this piece. Great to see ya back.
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:icongriffinphillis:
GriffinPhillis Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much, Sanoon! :la:
And yesss, I make sure to draw expressions as well as I can, expressions are always a very important thing to me~ ^.=.^
Glad you appreciate the piece! I'm glad to be back, too~ ;D
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:icongriffinphillis:
GriffinPhillis Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Eeee, thank you so much, Nava!!! :iconblushplz:
Yesss, so many details, so many. Took forever to do that grass, especially... @.=.@
But, alas, yes!!... it was all worth it. :'D
I'm glad you have such appreciation for it all! I'm happy this was able to be my return-piece, too. <3

Thank you a ton, again, Navaaa~
It's good to be back~Pixel: Heart Jump
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:iconnavarose:
Navarose Featured By Owner 6 days ago
You are very welcome! :huggle:
Yes, the grass is fantastic, you spent do much time with it, it can be seen on it! *w*
You made a very great work on this piece! :la:

It's my pleasure, dearie!
It's good you came back! :iconaawplz:
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:icongriffinphillis:
GriffinPhillis Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
.... OMG, NEY!!!! :iconcannotevenplz:
I was worried you grew too famous to notice me anymore, pfff~ Q  Q
Thank you so much!! I've missed you, too, aaah~ :'D
Glad to see that your art's been doing so well! You've come so far, it's so awesome~ <3
:iconletmehugyouplz::iconsupertighthugplz: Pixel: Heart Jump
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SpiraxDracowolf Featured By Owner Edited Dec 22, 2017  Professional General Artist
Instagram didn’t do the detail justice - amazing XD
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:icongriffinphillis:
GriffinPhillis Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awwww, thank you, Caz~ :icondragonxpplz:
Yeah, it looks much better outside of Instagram, for sure. xD
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RampagingKoala01 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this!!
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:icongriffinphillis:
GriffinPhillis Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank youuu~ ^.=.^
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TheKingWolf Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ugh you're so good.. Pure envy
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:icongriffinphillis:
GriffinPhillis Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awww.. ;  ;
It took a lot of effort to get here, for sure. Just keep doing your best n' practicing, you'll keep getting better!
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nightfurys1o Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2017
your pic is making me contemplate my life
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suzidragonlady Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
That's really nice, the details look great there. :) I also like the colours you used and the view there, awesome work. :D
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:icongriffinphillis:
GriffinPhillis Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awww, thank you, Suzi!! Glad you like it~ ^.=.^ Pixel: Heart Jump 
:huggle:
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SanguineWinds Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2017   Photographer
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa it's so pretty u3u
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:icongriffinphillis:
GriffinPhillis Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Eeee, thank you, Sage!~ <3
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SanguineWinds Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2018   Photographer
yus
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DraketheLegend Featured By Owner Edited Dec 12, 2017  Student Artist
Uwaaaaah! Those details in the environment and shading and and and...EVERYTHING is so gooooood! Looking at this is like getting that hard to reach itch scratched and just being completely at peace~
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GriffinPhillis Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Whoa, haha! Thank youuu~ :'P
Glad you like it, Drake~ :icondragonkekeplz:
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:icongriffinphillis:
GriffinPhillis Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes, yes I am!! Hi, Ashravaaan~ :'D
Hope you've been well, dude! Missed ya~ <3
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Ashravan Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Absolutely, thank you!! :icondragonwant: A lot of thinks happened at the time...Finished school, finished f*** Military and next year a new time period begins! XD  A LOT TO DRAW;YESS :D 

I missed my all time griffin too!! :icondraagonhug:
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GriffinPhillis Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oooh, nice, sounds like you've gotten a lot done! +w+
-Awww, haha. :'P
And, man... I'll be sure to look through some of your art, too, when I get to going through deviations n' stuff! I'm quite excited to see what everyone's made over my absence, eee~ :la:
:icondragonhug:
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Ashravan Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awww...That sounds awesomazing! :icondragonwant: Feel free to watch the whole night long XDD hehehe XDDD
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:icongriffinphillis:
GriffinPhillis Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
HECK YEAH I DID, TEISOL! :iconexcitedlaplz:
Thank youuu! Q///Q
And oh gosh, yes, this took... a lot of time commitment, haha. c':
I think coloring is a lot harder in traditional, too, yeah. :XD:
There's no undo button, either! :icondragonkekeplz:

But yesss, haha. Thanks a ton, Tei. <3
I'll keep the momentum going, heck ye!~ :eager:
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BlueTheTotodile Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2017
It's beatiful! Although i just come to DA for only a month i still wish to tell you "Welcome back!"
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:icongriffinphillis:
GriffinPhillis Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awww, haha~ :icondragonkekeplz:
Well, thank you, Blue! Glad to be back with my art to share~ :D
Oh, and welcome to DA! :hug:
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1612114419 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Absolutely beautiful! 
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:icongriffinphillis:
GriffinPhillis Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!~ ^.=.^
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Rhayian Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Yep, it's been a looooong time! xD Tee-hee~
I remember your adorable Dragon character. <3
Aww, the scenery is beautiful! :')
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:icongriffinphillis:
GriffinPhillis Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Indeed, indeed.. :icondragonkekeplz:
Eee, thanks, Kraku!~ <3
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HeroicVeemon Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is a very nice landscape art! I really like it! It also sounds like you're excited to be back on DeviantArt! To be truthful, I haven't been uploading much myself, but I hope the new year goes great for you!


Rock on!
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:icongriffinphillis:
GriffinPhillis Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you, dude! Glad you like it. :D
And yesss, pretty excited to be back, yeah. <3
Hope the new year goes great for you, too!~ :la:
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Mozdog Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2017   Traditional Artist
YES it has been omg, was surprised to see something new from you! Hope to see more and get to talk :huggle:
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GriffinPhillis Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Indeeed. Q  Q
I'll certainly be hoping for that too, though, yeah!! Missed ya, Moz. <3
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Dragoreon Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2017  Student General Artist
Wow, the technique is gorgeous! It's like it's taken from an old illustration book. How did you do this? The only problem I see is that you made patterns out of organic things that don't have patterns, like the clouds or the falling leaves, but appart from that this drawing is incredible :D
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GriffinPhillis Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awww, thanks, dude! <3
And, well, I just... did my best, with my colored pencils. ;P
And oh, patterns? What patterns? o^o
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Dragoreon Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2017  Student General Artist
Not many people can do such a neat pencil artwork :D
Well, it's just that clouds, for example are organic forms and even if they are scattered throughout the sky like this www.google.es/search?q=clouds&…: they won't share the same indivudual form. The same as the falling leaves, because it looks like you could trace a line where they pass and that draws to much attention within the picture.
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GriffinPhillis Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oooh, yes, that's true... o3o
I mean, I did try to scatter 'em, but yeee. They do look kinda similar if looked at for a while, true.. X'P
I think I've at least learned how to draw clouds fairly okay, but I do need to work on making 'em more believable, yushhh.
-And well, actually... huh. The leaves look that way, too? Some of them are further distances and just happened to turn out that way, I think, I didn't intend it.. o3o
... Oh well. I'll try to keep these things in mind, though, when doing backgrounds again~
Thanks for the tips, Dragoreon. I appreciate them!~ <3 :huggle:
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1612114419 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Clouds most definitely have patterns. 
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Wollfisch Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOW, this picture is so cute. I love the idea, composing and coloring, you did a great job here. Welcome back!
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