Birds of Lore an Illustration for Ryan and Audrey Durney’s New Book

I created an illustration for my friends Ryan and Audrey Durney’s  multi-contributor book entitled Birds of Lore. Ryan teamed up with his wife Audrey to create a lavish bestiary of mythological  birds.  The creature I illustrated is a tiger-bird called a Suea Peek.  Ryan described it as a stout, semi-flightless bird beast, with the head of a female tiger.  I love how ridicules and fearsome it looks at the same time.  I used oil paints over a watercolor underpainting to create the illustration.  Ryan’s Birds of Lore book is now out on Amazon and he even produced a Kindle edition.  Tigerbirdillustration2 birdsofloretigerbird

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6 thoughts on “Birds of Lore an Illustration for Ryan and Audrey Durney’s New Book

  1. Nathan says:

    That looks like a very cool book. What is our fascination with animal combos? I think a book on mismatched animals would also be fun: such as the snail-cheetah, owl-possum, hippo-mouse, tiger-bunny or the Neanderthal-Homo Sapiens.

  2. jose says:

    i love this

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