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Fa La La La.....La? by windfalcon Fa La La La.....La? by windfalcon
This year, Solstice and her friends have decided to celebrate the winter holidays by participating in some holiday carols! Who better to sing songs than a group of birds, right?

Well, as the other birds learn, not all birds are equal when it comes to voice. Poor Solstice and her corvid friends seem perfectly happy rasping out forest versions of "Deck the Halls" while any bird with half a good ear flies for the hills! It seems those mourning doves are trying their hardest to listen politely, but the squirrels and fox can't quite hide their disapproval. Oh well, maybe next time Solstice can play an instrument instead?

As is tradition, this will be my holiday card this year. :) It's available through my DA print shop, so if you want to send a bit of cacophonous holiday cheer to those you love, you can!

Watercolor on cold-press paper. The original is 8X10 but the cards are 5X7.
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:iconwhispersbettenoir:
WhispersBetteNoir Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014
This looks like a great page for a story book. I love it she looks so happy, and I'm impressed by anyone who gets that much control over water color
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:iconwindfalcon:
windfalcon Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! I tried to get a fun little narrative in there, particularly with the boisterous gryphon and corvids :D
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:iconwhispersbettenoir:
WhispersBetteNoir Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014
the best gryphons are the boisterous ones
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IsabellaBLK Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014
So funny  :cantsing: 
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DarkSideDuck Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014
I also sing like the corvids and Solstice, fortunely, I only know one song perfectly.
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TrottingPeryton Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I wouldn't recommend taking lessons from tone deaf friends. I've never been sure if gryphons can sing. Splendid detail by the way. Merry Christmas.
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sketcherjak Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013
This is too cool!
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:iconwhiskerfacerumpel:
WhiskerfaceRumpel Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is a very cute picture! 
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Nachtana Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Now its' academic: Griffons can do anything besides singing. I mean look the Squirrels and the poor fox. Seems that minimum one of the singers has no ear for music at all. At last, they try and they have a lot of fun.
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angelichope Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
Very very nice; I like how full and lively this picture is!!!:)
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:iconchakotaydgryphon:
ChakotayDgryphon Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:lmao: The squirrel.... xD Very cute painting. :aww:
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UncleAsriel Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
Such a charming little picture!
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:iconatomiccatz:
atomiccatz Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
Oh god, even the ravens or crows are in on the action. XD
Lord knows what calls these birds are making but judging by the wildlife crouching in "agony", it's obviously out of tune. XD
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BirdMan-Hwah Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
Gorgeous! And the fox covering his ears is just too funny. ^^ This is my favorite piece of Christmas art I've seen on DA this year.
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joeyv7 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
Delightful! :holly:
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:iconvaynese:
Vaynese Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Featured this lovely piece here [link] :love:
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ladyarah Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I just wanted to let you know that I put this in an art feature in my group :iconrealmsoffantasy-myth: , in the article "Realms of Fantasy and Myth: Week 49 - Winter Fantasy!" You can find it here: [link] ^_^
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13ghostEz Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist
poor fox
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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
You've been featured! [link]
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:iconpegazus14:
pegazus14 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thst is something i definetly want to see in my incoming life!
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:iconunripehamadryad:
UnripeHamadryad Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
so cute! : D
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AntigoneBlack Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
Is that one squirrel dead? O_O
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:iconwindfalcon:
windfalcon Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Nah, just stunned from the sheer terrible sound of the voices around him!
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AntigoneBlack Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
:D
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bjs1990peregrine Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well done! I love all the expressions.
... And this is now my desktop for December. :D
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Malbi88 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
love it!
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DevilTheDragon Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
EPIC
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Timber-K Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the griffin's expression. He looks so happy.
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KingSteveandcouncil Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Student Artist
I love the personality!!!
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:iconaistar:
Aistar Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012   General Artist
TITS TIT SEASON TIT BE JOLLY
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:iconwindfalcon:
windfalcon Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
All holidays are better with tit(mice)s.
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:iconaistar:
Aistar Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012   General Artist
TOTALLLY
God I love tits. I can't get enough of them.
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ToreaLuxuti Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
Winter is COMMING :O save yourself :P
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PokeBW4Evr Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
LOL! Aww, how cute~ :iconchuplz:
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TNHawke Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
That is SO awesome!
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devilbloody Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
SOOO COOOL :) I LOVE IT! :) CONGRATS :)
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TeaFoxKaris Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
i love it! though my heart goes out to the poor fox and squirrels!!
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TiffanyDulamal Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This has got to be the cheeriest gryphon picture I've ever seen. The "awww" just welled up in my throat, but everyone is asleep so I had to stifle it. This gryphie looks so happy, and I love that it's sharing that with its little forest friends! <3 This is INCREDIBLE watercoloring. Thank you so much for sharing it with us :)
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KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:giggle:
Excellent.
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SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wonderful holiday piece. :aww:
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:iconleotheyardiechick:
leotheyardiechick Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
That poor squirrel and the fox want NONE of that joyful noise at all! :giggle:
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YikYik Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
Haha, pretty and funny! Poor squirrels! :XD:
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aboveClouds Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012   Digital Artist
Such a festive scene! I always love seeing your holiday cards. :D

The bird anatomy is spot-on as always. Great color choices as well.
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Sillybilly60 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012   Digital Artist
Delightful!
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:iconshaunstroup:
ShaunStroup Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
Really nice work!
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Dawn-Keeper Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It is gorgeous! I love that little poor fox :D
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PerfectSymmetryXx Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
The squirrel is hilarious xD Very funny and christmas-y picture, I love it^^
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boomer-anonymous Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
that is absolutely awesome!
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seabird Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
omg the "dead" squirrels xD
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Pfedac Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
It's original, sweet and greatly done. I especially like how it really looks like an old traditionnal Christmas card and keep some humour, like the wondeful faces of the owls in the tree.
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