Northwest Regent Gryphons Tattoo

Northwest Regent Gryphons Tattoo

A commissioned piece of a pair of gryphons for two friends, in a style inspired by the Northwest Coast Peoples artwork. Approx 8"x5" - acrylic and india ink.

*** I want to make a note that this is NOT traditional northwest coast native artwork - gryphons are not rendered in the traditional style. I am not claiming this to be native/traditional artwork, but inspired by the beautiful linework and symbolism of cultural pieces from that area. True NWP cannot be separated from the culture of which it is a part of - many creatures, symbols, and the stories that they tell have very specific allowable uses and cannot just be boiled down to an art 'style', so to speak.
However, I have studied NWP art for years and have a great appreciation for it - it has heavily influenced my own artwork and storytelling.
May 2010 8"x5" Acrylic and India Ink