Anxious Wren

The Art and Illustration of Virginia Greene.
dailybirdbeast:

Andean cock-of-the-rock.

A generalized maniraptor with male Andean cock-of-the-rock plumage. I did not research maniraptor anatomy exhaustively, but I did try to keep the gist correct (clappers not slappers, approximate ratios of body parts, etc.). Please do not take this to be in any way a scientifically accurate reconstruction, is my point—I wanted to paint a maniraptor with a poofy face.This is the most recent post from a little side project I am working on to 1) improve my digital painting skills/speed 2) exercise a little creativity and 3) keep me sane when I am not at work.  The great majority of the Birdbeasts are not scientific in any way shape or form, but if there happens to be some overlap in my followers between people who like birds and people who like fantasy stuff, this blog may be of interest: www.dailybirdbeast.tumblr.com. Feel free, if you are interested, to submit asks with birds you would like to see beasted! :)

dailybirdbeast:

Andean cock-of-the-rock.

A generalized maniraptor with male Andean cock-of-the-rock plumage. I did not research maniraptor anatomy exhaustively, but I did try to keep the gist correct (clappers not slappers, approximate ratios of body parts, etc.). Please do not take this to be in any way a scientifically accurate reconstruction, is my point—I wanted to paint a maniraptor with a poofy face.

This is the most recent post from a little side project I am working on to 1) improve my digital painting skills/speed 2) exercise a little creativity and 3) keep me sane when I am not at work.  The great majority of the Birdbeasts are not scientific in any way shape or form, but if there happens to be some overlap in my followers between people who like birds and people who like fantasy stuff, this blog may be of interest: www.dailybirdbeast.tumblr.com. Feel free, if you are interested, to submit asks with birds you would like to see beasted! :)

Hello, new followers! Gosh, there are a lot of you…Thanks so much for your interest in my Extinct Aviary! I am so honored that so many people are interested, and the prospect of getting to work on it again is wonderful!A lot has happened since I finished the first six spreads, but possibly the most exciting this is this: I have been accepted as a Masters student with William and Mary’s Biology program!! I will be working with Dr. John Swaddle and Dr. Dan Cristol, both with long histories of conservation research.  Their primary research model is the zebra finch, so in celebration, here is a decidedly un-scientific digital painting of an extremely excited zebra finch.Thank you all for joining me on my adventure!

Hello, new followers! Gosh, there are a lot of you…
Thanks so much for your interest in my Extinct Aviary! I am so honored that so many people are interested, and the prospect of getting to work on it again is wonderful!
A lot has happened since I finished the first six spreads, but possibly the most exciting this is this: I have been accepted as a Masters student with William and Mary’s Biology program!! I will be working with Dr. John Swaddle and Dr. Dan Cristol, both with long histories of conservation research.  Their primary research model is the zebra finch, so in celebration, here is a decidedly un-scientific digital painting of an extremely excited zebra finch.

Thank you all for joining me on my adventure!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all! :)

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all! :)

anxiouswrenstudios:

Took a break from digital painting today to work on some creature silhouettes! Creature design is by far my favorite aspect of any game or animation I experience—I can’t wait to get my critter designs into a game. :) Expect to see a few of these guys worked up soon!
(If anyone wants to see a particular silhouette worked up let me know!)

Most of my recent artsy activity has been focused over here of late—I will have a scientific-minded illustration ready for you soon, but in the meantime if you are interested in creature design, please check out my concept blog! :)

anxiouswrenstudios:

Took a break from digital painting today to work on some creature silhouettes! Creature design is by far my favorite aspect of any game or animation I experience—I can’t wait to get my critter designs into a game. :) Expect to see a few of these guys worked up soon!

(If anyone wants to see a particular silhouette worked up let me know!)

Most of my recent artsy activity has been focused over here of late—I will have a scientific-minded illustration ready for you soon, but in the meantime if you are interested in creature design, please check out my concept blog! :)

(Source: monsterwrenstudios)

anxiouswrenconcepts:

A few designs from my sketchbook, from a Ocarina of Time/Shadow of the Colossus/nature inspired game I’d love to make someday.

Hello, followers!  As I’ve had something of an influx of new folks lately, I feel I should separate out my concept/game design type illustrations into their own blog. If you have interest in character design, creature design, or game art in general, feel free to take a look! I’ll keep this blog (mostly) scientific or at least nature-focused.
Thanks to all of the wonderful people who liked my birds! I love that project—expect more at some point! :)

(Source: monsterwrenstudios)

And for something completely different, one of my last Watercolor finals—a piece entitled “Dinnertime”. Gouache on a dark-toned illustration board.

And for something completely different, one of my last Watercolor finals—a piece entitled “Dinnertime”. Gouache on a dark-toned illustration board.

I’m back! I have an MFA degree and a sunburn from a wonderful week in Disneyworld, and I am looking forward to all that life offers a bird-crazy illustrator!

I have posted a few of these, but I thought it would make sense to have them all in one post. This is the result of my final project for my MFA—a series of recently extinct birds.  Someday I hope I can make this into a full-fledged (pun unintended) book! It was a great learning experience and I look forward to continuing work on it.

These fellas, as you may recall from an earlier post of mine, are Stephens Island Wrens, the only known flightless passerine—and unfortunately extinct. Pretty happy with progress on this one too, so far—which is good, because these lovelies inspired me to do this whole thing in the first place. :) More Gouache! The empty space will eventually have type in it.

These fellas, as you may recall from an earlier post of mine, are Stephens Island Wrens, the only known flightless passerine—and unfortunately extinct. Pretty happy with progress on this one too, so far—which is good, because these lovelies inspired me to do this whole thing in the first place. :) More Gouache! The empty space will eventually have type in it.

Another of the extinct bird series…. unfinished at the moment but I’m pretty happy with it so far. need to back off on the intensity of the blue. Mauritius Blue Pigeons, gouache.

Another of the extinct bird series…. unfinished at the moment but I’m pretty happy with it so far. need to back off on the intensity of the blue. Mauritius Blue Pigeons, gouache.

Plein-air watercolor paintings from my WC class. Trying to emulate Joseph Zbuvnic after we watched some vids of his technique…. welp at least I gave it a shot!

Forsyth and Monterey Square from Savannah, GA.