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About Traditional Art / Professional Brenda LyonsFemale/United States Groups :iconornomythology: Ornomythology
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I suppose my journal is overdue for an update. 2016 started off great and ended...pretty badly. My father passed away last week and I've sort of just been...dealing with things. Having a lot of work to do has been good and bad - bad because while my father was sick in the hospital (for most of October and November), I couldn't really take time off from illustration.  And it was good because having myself ears-deep in art was a good way to distract myself.

The work I'd been doing is publication work so that's why my gallery has been quiet for a while. Now that it's over, I'll be working on some other projects, including owed commissions.

I'll be a bit quiet, maybe slow to respond. At risk of sounding tactless, I am offering a coupon code on my Etsy shop (tragedy strikes but bills still need to be paid, now more than ever). Use HOLIDAY16 at checkout -


Blue Jay Wings II - Leather Necklace
I realized this is the first pair of leather blue jay wings I've made in several years. The first pair I made was when I was still figuring out the best place to connect the chain to the wingtips, so this is a recent, improved version of that old design.

If you'd like a wing necklace of your own, I have custom listings here -…

Hand carved and painted 7-oz and 3-oz leather.
By Our Own Wings
Birds have had a tough time with humans around. Many species have been hunted to extinction, be it for meat, feathers or just for the heck of it.  Passenger Pigeons used to darken the sky by the millions, and they were shot down in the same numbers. The Carolina Parakeet - the United States' only native parrot - was so beloved for its lovely plumage that its population faded away due to overhunting and habitat loss. We nearly lost the Peregrine Falcon, Bald Eagle, and Osprey from the eastern United States from unbridled DDT usage. And there are countless others, some still fighting to survive and others who have already lost.  How many other birds will we lose?  How many birds can we save, through simple changes in our environmental policies and behavior?

Yet still, despite all our faults, they rise, fall, and rise again. Their ability to survive, however strong, depends in part on us.

This painting is for The Changeling Artist's Collective's Operation Gaia art auction to benefit the National Audubon Society. The auction begins January 20th.

Watercolor on hot-press Fabriano, 5X7 inches.
Trainer Fashion
Is it just me or are Pokemon in Sun/Moon sassier than usual? I get this message from them ALL the time when in the Ride Pokemon outfit.  Don't judge me, Snorlax. I have no choice but to wear this stupid thing, apparently.
Pokemon Birds - Talonflame
I've been in a big slump lately - mood and art-wise - so I tried thinking of things that would really get me excited to paint. I am (of course) playing Pokemon Moon and recently I decided to try my hand at SOS chaining for a shiny Fletchling so I could have a shiny Talonflame and IT WORKED. After knocking about 80 poor Fletchlings I found a shiny and now I have my precious shiny Talonflame.

I've always loved Talonflame's design, and not just because it's a fire falcon either. I also love the shiny coloration - it's a subtle difference but super lovely, so I painted both. I've been meaning to try painting realistic versions of the bird pokemon so I started with Talonflame. Maybe I'll do more as inspiration hits.  Maybe next I'll do the Fletchling and Fletchinder because they're also fun designs.

Watercolor, 9X12 inches
Talonflame and Pokemon are © Nintendo
Ten Leather Phoenix Feather Pendants
A bunch of leather phoenix feather pendants I made for a client. Lots of reds, oranges and golds!

These are all taken, but if you'd like a custom feather of your own, you can order them here -…


Brenda Lyons
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United States
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ArtKosh Featured By Owner 3 days ago   Traditional Artist
Brenda, you have above majestic art skills! 
I like almost everything in your gallery!
bird of prey in watercolour, feathers, masks just amazing! 
:sun: :hug:
UnMagoAzul Featured By Owner 6 days ago
Stunning mask and jewelry work. Love it!
UnMagoAzul Featured By Owner 6 days ago
jyacini Featured By Owner 6 days ago  New Deviant Student Traditional Artist
Beautiful birds.
Reminds me of the philippine eagles here in our animal reserves.
"protect me"
Very touching. 💖 we should.
Nice art
ADrakynn Featured By Owner Edited Oct 8, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Your art is amazing, wonderful, incredible,... i love it!
CrazyLadyDDC Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I found one of your amazing gryphons on Pinterest, looking for reference models for my fursona. I started faving things I loved in your gallery and realized it was pretty much everything. So now I'm gonna stalk, I mean, watch your amazing art! Absolutely beautiful! And I love your gryphon.
2dazed Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It's rare for me to come across a Gallery that I really, really like. Everything you do is majestic & wonderful, & leaves me with a sense of awe & fantastical. I'm so glad I came across one of your works. Thanks for sharing what you do here! :heart:
VikaVorik Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2016
You have so beautiful pictures <3
GolnazElectric Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy late birthday! Hope you have a wonderful day!Balloons V4 
GersifGalsana Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2016  Professional Writer
Happy Birthday!
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