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The Strung Stave by Equestria-Prevails The Strung Stave by Equestria-Prevails
Archery is wildly popular in virtually all Griffon nations, and is practiced not only for hunting and sport but also used alongside firearms in warfare. This bowyer is carefully forming a wooden stave into shape, while his wife rubs oil and waxes onto a finished bow to seal it.
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:iconsir-digs-alot:
sir-digs-alot Featured By Owner May 26, 2015  Student Artist
Wow! that really nicely drawn pic!
But is the Pony, Griffon mix real in the MLP universe or an OC?
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:iconceedeeplayer:
CeeDeePlayer Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015
not seen anywhere in the cartoon even with the S5E8, but I really like the idea of griffon-pony hybrids
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:iconsir-digs-alot:
sir-digs-alot Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2015  Student Artist
Very cool idea, Keep up the the good work!
Have a good day!
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EndlessPoetry Featured By Owner May 11, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Finally, some art that represents rather well how bows are made. I'm not really a fan of My little Pony, but I do love a realistic concept of archery, bow crafting, and other forms of bushcraft. Keep up the good work.
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:iconceedeeplayer:
CeeDeePlayer Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015
same, I can even become quite annoying when something isn't represented properly in tv shows, films, comics and art
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:iconendlesspoetry:
EndlessPoetry Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, you and I share a common habit, then. I'd often browse through art on dA and criticise (politely) on their interpretations of such things.
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:iconceedeeplayer:
CeeDeePlayer Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015
sometimes I just prefer to leave alone the drawing and, well, die inside...
BUT, I'm happy I'm not the only crazed archer in the world.
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:iconendlesspoetry:
EndlessPoetry Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Indeed.
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:iconm7fire:
M7Fire Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
God overdraw is sexy
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:iconashoof:
Ashoof Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015
so much life and work goes into your art and the story behind it. thank you:) i really love this sorta thing!
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:iconchestnutandcherrys:
ChestnutandCherrys Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Idk why, but I find this SOOO cute!!!!
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:iconhypy666:
Hypy666 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015
Great! I really like this one too. It is much like a Hippalectryon.
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:iconchaosbetween:
ChaosBetween Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WHEEE~!  I LOVE HYBRIDS!  They can be so cute, scary or just plain cool!!

I know that mythologically, a hybrid between a griffon and a horse/pony would be a hippogryph, but that doesn't mean you can't be creative!  Your hybrid character is awesome!
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:iconjachra:
Jachra Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014
Is that fella a hippogriff?
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:iconcrazyhearts:
CrazyHearts Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
sooooo.... is that a sphinx?
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:icon28dragons:
28dragons Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014
hybrids are my favorite ^^ also nice to see different species getting along!
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SkyRemixer Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014   Digital Artist
Wow, beautiful. The Bowyer looks sooooo cute :D And I love the little quaint setting they're in with the mountains and targets in the background :) And the wife looks happy cleaning the bows. I just overall love this picture!!! Love 
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:iconsharpedgesoda:
SharpEdgeSoda Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014
I expect Pony/Griffon Offspring to just be Hippogriff.

Eaglehead, Horsebody. Wings.
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:iconterrortheslayer:
Terrortheslayer Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014
A Ponygrif? O.O
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:iconeune7:
EUNE7 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hes a ponybird beatifull
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:iconcolonelbsacquet:
ColonelBSacquet Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014
The bowyer has the head of a pony ... and the body of a griffon with the wings of a pegasus ...

Could anybody please explain ?
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:iconcrossdevice:
CrossDevice Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014
Simple explanation = Hybrid
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:iconcolonelbsacquet:
ColonelBSacquet Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014
Seems legit.
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:iconcrossdevice:
CrossDevice Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014
 /shrug
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:iconeune7:
EUNE7 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes and soon there will be dragon ponys to wahaha
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:iconchaoticnote:
ChaoticNote Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
There are Longma.
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:iconcrossdevice:
CrossDevice Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014
Wait... there aren't already?
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DraconixSongnote Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Student General Artist
There are already dragon-ponies, they are sometimes called Kirins(Or Quilins depending on how you spell it).  I have one as my sona actually...  ^^;
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ChaoticNote Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Actually kirins/quilins in our fandom are misinterpreted as dragon-ponies. They're actually dragon-DEERS.

What you're thinking of really are Longma.
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CrossDevice Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014
XD, I know that's why I was wondering why they were acting like it was new : P
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DraconixSongnote Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Student General Artist
Same here
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:iconcrossdevice:
CrossDevice Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014
I see~~
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GameJunkie7 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
In other words: a Hippogriff, a cross between a Griffon and a Horse/Pony, and is said to symbolize true love, as in lore; griffons and horses are mortal enemies.
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CrossDevice Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014
I guess it could be considered a variant of the hippogryph. Could also be a pony sphynx
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GameJunkie7 Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
=_=....

The hippogryph is the European sphinx....
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:iconcrossdevice:
CrossDevice Featured By Owner May 1, 2014
Oh cool, well that works
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:iconlake08:
lake08 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014
I want to see more of this guy.
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:iconmariachiman:
Mariachiman Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014
i love your concept, however he is clearly not a Hippogriff. We shall call him a PONYGRIFF!
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MustacheOfAwesome Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I believe he's a pony equivalent of a sphinx due to the Lion body, bird wings, and pony head. But that's just a theory, a pony theory! (I guess? lol IDK.)
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:iconwaterbase777:
waterbase777 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Is that Iron Sands I spy?
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:iconblazah99:
blazah99 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014
Huh, interesting scene. Its really nice as a whole completed scene which is great, but if you ever come back to it it would like even better with shadows(then it would be really complete).
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:iconweird98guy:
Weird98guy Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
...wait so... 1/3 lion, 1/3 eagle, and 1/3 pony?
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:iconjachra:
Jachra Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014
Wife eh? Now let's see some adorable little hippogriffs.
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:iconrbspony:
RBSPony Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014
Awesome picture, but that design just looks odd.
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:iconcartis6:
cartis6 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014
What do you mean it looks odd?
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:iconrbspony:
RBSPony Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014
I meant the one with the pony head but gryphon body, it just feels conflicting to me.
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:iconprince-of-erebus:
Prince-of-Erebus Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014
Oh yeah, baby, keep polishing that staff.  Work the shaft, that's good.
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:icontheredneckroman16:
TheRedneckRoman16 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
half pony half griffon.............. That's a thing?
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:icontoxicbluewater:
Toxicbluewater Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this
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:iconfalconsong:
Falconsong Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Professional General Artist
...HIPPOGRYPH. (Have you all not seen/read Harry Potter?)
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