[Artwork] Captain John E. Byrd

I've been sketching an awful lot lately, but painting has been sadly infrequent. So this past weekend I decided to do some painting for fun based on a character sketch inspired by my girlfriend's parakeet Johnny. I really love the way the painting turned out, but really kind of hate how the scan of it doesn't really do it justice. Anyway, while these guys may share similar physical features, they in no way share temperament (the bird is not nearly as grouchy....most of the time.)