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Connecticut Audubon Society

Connecticut Biodiversity Mural

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This mural depicting local plants and animals in Connecticut was completed in spring 2017 for the Connecticut Audubon Center in Fairfield You can find more information here: http://justineleehirten.com/mural/

Justine Lee Hirten 2017

Justine Lee Hirten

medical illustration of Detail from a page showing different subspecies of red-tailed hawk (Buteo jamaicensis). This image shows an adult of the nominate species.
medical illustration of Detail from a series of illustrations showing Red-tailed Hawk subspecies. This illustration shows a
medical illustration of This is a detail from a page showing subspecies of red-tailed hawk. This illustration depicts a
medical illustration of This illustration shows three subspecies of red-tailed hawk (Buteo jamaicensis); it includes the nominate species, Krider's red-tailed hawk, and Harlan's red-tailed hawk.
medical illustration of This is a cropped detail from artwork for a large mural project completed for the Connecticut Audubon Society in 2017. This mural illustrated pairings of local plants and animals in a bold, graphic style for a children's activity space. This image shows an eastern cottontail rabbit, buttercups, red clovers, and wood sorrel.
medical illustration of This is a cropped detail from artwork for a large mural project completed for the Connecticut Audubon Society in 2017. This mural illustrated pairings of local plants and animals in a bold, graphic style for a children's activity space. This image shows a honeybee and bloodroot plant.
medical illustration of This artwork was created for the Cornell Lab of Ornithology as part of the Project Feederwatch website. The graphic is featured at https://feederwatch.org and in their interactive guide to the feeding preferences of common backyard birds, found here: https://feederwatch.org/learn/common-feeder-birds/
medical illustration of This graphic was created for the Cornell Lab of Ornithology to be used in outreach materials. It features a male blackburnian warbler.
medical illustration of This painting was created for the Cornell Lab of Ornithology's
medical illustration of This is the complete artwork I created for a large mural project created for the Connecticut Audubon Society in 2017. This mural features pairings of local plants and animals in a bold, graphic style and was part of a renovation of their children's activity space.

You can find more information about the project here: http://justineleehirten.com/mural/
medical illustration of This graphic was created for the Cornell Lab of Ornithology to be included in their outreach materials. It features a black-capped chickadee.
medical illustration of This graphic was created for the Cornell Lab of Ornithology to be included in their outreach materials. It features a worm-eating warbler.
medical illustration of This is a graphic of an Eastern Kingbird I entered into a logo contest for the New York Breeding Bird Atlas in 2018.
medical illustration of Decorative bird illustration featuring adult Common Sandpiper and chick.
medical illustration of I teach workshops on how to create digital watercolor effects plus methods for recreating pencil, ink, and other media with digital tools. This great egret was created entirely in Photoshop using custom brushes and assets.
medical illustration of I teach workshops on how to create digital ink and brush pen effects plus methods for recreating pencil, watercolor, and other media with digital tools. This tern was created entirely in Photoshop using custom brushes and assets.
medical illustration of I teach workshops on how to create digital paint effects plus methods for recreating pencil, ink, and other media with digital tools. This Greater Yellowlegs was created entirely in Photoshop using custom brushes and assets.
medical illustration of These shorebird studies are digital sketches created using custom Photoshop brushes.
medical illustration of Killdeer rendered in a simple digital style using Photoshop — a personal study.
medical illustration of This painting was created for the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators exhibit for the 2018 conference. Left is an adult Eastern Screech Owl (gray morph) and right is the fledgling. I worked in a traditional realism style using a mix of acrylic and colored pencil. The branches feature greenshield lichen, native to Connecticut where I worked on this illustration.

Profile

Justine Lee Hirten is a wildlife rehabilitator and artist specializing in ornithological illustration. She received her BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and continued on to the science illustration graduate program at CSUMB in 2012, and since that time has worked with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and recently completed a mural project with the Connecticut Audubon Society. She is currently writing and illustrating a book documenting noteworthy wildlife rehabilitation stories from rescue centers around the US.

Style/Techniques

Black & White, Cartoon, Color, Design, Information Graphics, Line

Subject/Specialties

Natural History, Natural Science / Nature, Ornithology, Zoology