Thursday, April 5, 2018

Bird Series - Part 2

Hey everyone!
It's been a minute. Things have been pretty busy around here, so I didn't have much time to update my blog until just barely! I finally finished the bird series, so I wanted to post the rest of them here for you all to enjoy. I'm going to be making a book & poster with all of the birds in it, so I will try to post information on how to preorder those soon! I will also be doing a sale on all bird prints purchased through my online store, so keep an eye on my Instagram for more information regarding the sale!
 Baltimore Oriole

 Yellow Canary

 Eurasian Bullfinch

 Eurasian Tree Sparrow 

 Kiwi Bird



 Mallard Duckling

 Painted Bunting


Emperor Penguin Chick
Ring-Necked Pheasant
 Atlantic Puffin

 California Seagull

Zebra Finch
Scarlet Macaw
And finally, the Dodo Bird!

Hope you all enjoyed this series! I certainly had fun painting each bird. Just as a reminder, I tend to update my Instagram the most frequently, so feel free to follow me there for more up-to-date information!: @ashleyfairbourneillustration

Thank you all for your continued support! 

Have an awesome day!

xoxo Ashley

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Bird Series - Part 1

Hello everyone!

If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, you know I have been painting a bunch of chubby birds for the past few weeks! I thought it would be fun to post all of the birds that I have so far here on my blog! I will post the rest when I finish them in a separate blog post.

To paint these tubby birds, I have been using a mixture of watercolor, gouache, and colored pencil. I like to use watercolor to give a soft, fluffy feel to the birds, then I add gouache for a few opaque pops of color, and finally, I use some colored pencil to give a little texture where I want it.








 Snowy Owl

 Tufted Titmouse




Which bird is your favorite so far?

Prints of all the birds are available to purchase in my online store:

Thank you all for your continued support! 

Ashley xoxo