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Realtree.com

This one-truck decoy spread illustration shows an entire deke setup that fits in the bed of your truck.

Ryan Kirby Illustration Realtree Gees Landing Zone Illustration

Field and Stream

One of the most fun ways I've ever turkey hunted, this illustration shows the popular and sometimes controversial method of hunting stubborn field birds known as "fanning."

Ryan Kirby Illustration Realtree Gees Landing Zone Illustration

National Wild Turkey Federation

Illutrations for Tom Kelly's "Short Spurs" column in Turkey Country magazine.

Ryan Kirby Illustration Popular Science Summer Movie characters

Popular Science

A little outside my typical scope of work, these are two of four illustrations depicting science fiction characters from this summer's blockbuster movies - Drax from Guardians of the Galaxy and a Dinobot from Transformers: Age of Extinction.

Ryan Kirby Illustration Popular Science Summer Movie characters

Realtree.com

Comparison of speed bows "then and now", showing the difference in limbs and riser styles from just a decade ago.

Ryan Kirby Illustration Realtree Speed Bows - Hoyt Faktor Turbo

Field and Stream

It's tough to tell at this size, but this illustration contains a lot of information. It's for a two-page spread showing a total of 12 ways to fine-tune your hunting property in late summer for success in the fall.

Ryan Kirby Illustration Field and Stream Breakout Bow Hunting Property Illustration

Popular Science

I hope to never have this done, but it was a fun challenge to illustrate. A medical "snakebot" complete with camera, pliers and a cutting blade.

Ryan Kirby Illustration Popular Science Snakebot

Field and Stream

Here's how to fish an area covered with cypress knees that would destroy a trolling motor.

Ryan Kirby Illustration Field and Stream Bluegill Fishing

National Wild Turkey Federation

This illustration shows how to use a single clay target thrower to get great wingshooting practice from multiple angles.

Ryan Kirby Illustration NWTF Clay Target shooting Illustration

Realtree.com

Here's the perfect setup for decoying a buck in the pre-rut.

Ryan Kirby Illustration Realtree How to Decoy a Whitetail Buck

Field and Stram

Personally I'd rather be in a late-season deer stand, but if you'd rather fish, this illustration shows how to catch giant blue cats in the cold of winter.

Ryan Kirby Illustration Field and Stream Catching Winter Blue Catfish

Realtree.com

The classic deer anatomy chart, but from an elevated treestand view and with neon organs. If only the vitals were that easy to see in real life. Also shown is what your arrow will look like for different hits - double lung, heart, liver, paunch, shoulder, ham and spine.

Ryan Kirby Illustration Realtree Anatomy Chart

Field and Stream

Backwoods ponds and beaver dams aren't the only place to find wood ducks. This illustration shows the ideal setup for fast water woodies.

Ryan Kirby Illustration Field and Stream

Cycle World Magazine

Cutaway illustration of an engine for the nation's premier motorcycle magazine.

Ryan Kirby Illustration Cycle World Engine

National Wild Turkey Federation

Illo for Tom Kelly's "Short Spurs" column.

Ryan Kirby Illustration Field and Stream

Realtree.com

The ultimate tricked-out hunting ATV for an article on Realtree.com.

Ryan Kirby Illustration Field and Stream

Field and Stream

The anatomy of a really tough blood trail, as well as the potential characters who will participate with you - the overconfident hunter, the seasoned, analytical veteran and the overeager rookie. Choose the vet.

Ryan Kirby Illustration Field and Stream

National Wild Turkey Federation

Illo for Tom Kelly's "Short Spurs" column. You'd have to read this one to understand....

Ryan Kirby Illustration National Wild Turkey Federation

Field and Stream

I've been a fan of Field and Stream since I was a kid, and I'm pumped to be a contributor to the magazine. This illo shows two techniques for hooking nighttime smallmouth bass.

Ryan Kirby Illustration Field and Stream

National Wild Turkey Federation

This full-pager shows an ideal southern habitat mix of planted pines and hardwood bottoms, as well as how to place food plots and stand locations to take advantage of it.

Ryan Kirby Illustration Field and Stream

Realtree.com

The perfect dove field is much easier to illustrate than to actually create. Here's the author's perfect 9 acre honey hole, where the dove's are always flying.

Ryan Kirby Illustration Realtree Dove Field

Realtree.com

Ever hear of spatchcocking a turkey? I hadn't either until Realtree asked me to illustrate it for a how-to article on prepping your spring bird for the grill. It includes cutting out the spine, flipping the turkey over and flattening it to break the breast bone, allowing more of the bird to come into contact with the heat of the grill.

Ryan Kirby Illustration Archery Trade Association

National Wild Turkey Federation

Illo for Tom Kelly's "Short Spurs" column entitled "Doom, gloom and disaster." Beat down after a long, hard turkey season, Tom nurses his black eye, cauliflower ears and head trauma as birds do what they've done best for the past two months - run away from him.

Ryan Kirby Illustration Archery Trade Association

Realtree.com

A series of illustrations covering spring turkey hunting tactics and different diaphragm cuts.

Ryan Kirby Illustration Archery Trade Association

Archery Trade Association

Vector illustrations showing proper shot placement on a mule deer for the ATA's Explore Bowhunting curriculum.

Ryan Kirby Illustration Archery Trade Association

Squeak Stoppers Character Design

Designed to personify a hardwood floor squeak, this guy went through a huge transformation along the creative process with the client. Anyone with a squeaky hardwood floor knows they're annoying - and this character's radar ears, grumpy countenance and jumbo feet show just how obnoxious a squeaky floor can be.

Ryan Kirby Illustration Squeak Stoppers Character Gremlin

Winchester Ammunition

This full-page infograph was created for an article discussing hunter participation rates and their impact on the American economy.

Ryan Kirby Illustration Archery Trade Association

Winchester Ammunition

This half-pager illustrates Winchester's new AA TrAAcker wad, which comes in two colors and tracks with the shot cloud, serving as a visual reference for shooters who want to see why they've been missing.

Ryan Kirby Illustration Archery Trade Association

Realtree.com

One of a series of four illustrations for a killer Mike Hanback article on how hunting strategies change throughout the season. In this illo, hunters focus on predictable feed-to-bed patterns and water sources to tag an early season whitetail buck.

Ryan Kirby Illustration Archery Trade Association

Archery Trade Association

Anybody that's ever strategized for deer has looked at aerial views of habitat - here's how I create them from scratch. Now if I could only work this fast in real life!

National Wild Turkey Federation

Illo for Tom Kelly's "Short Spurs" column entitled "Strange Answers." Tom talks about some of the stranger animals he's called to the gun over the years, including some escapee horses in a stand of pines. Check out the sketch in progress at right.

Ryan Kirby Illustration Archery Trade Association

Archery Trade Association

How do you teach kids to stay downwind of game? Give their teacher a fan, some stuff that smells bad and create some classroom activities they can have fun with. Then publish it in the ATA's Explore Bowhunting program.

Ryan Kirby Illustration Archery Trade Association


Archery Trade Association

Stalking mule deer is hard enough as it is. This illo shows a traditional bowhunter making it easier on himself by keeping the wind in his face.

Ryan Kirby Illustration Archery Trade Association

Same hunter, not so smart when it comes to whitetails....

Ryan Kirby Illustration Archery Trade Association

Delta Waterfowl

Full page lead for "The Stalemate" – a humorous article about two buddies going toe-to-toe over where their morning duck hunt should take place.

Ryan Kirby Illustration Delta Waterfowl

Pheasants Forever

Three of a series of six illos showing how to successfully drive pheasants in a variety of upland habitat.

Ryan Kirby Illustration Pheasants Forever Ryan Kirby Illustration Pheasants Forever Ryan Kirby Illustration Pheasants Forever

Winchester Ammunition

These three illustrations for an article "Knowledge for Your Noggin" by Michael Turbyfill help to debunk the myhths of shooting uphill vs. downhill, recoil, and barrel twist.

Ryan Kirby Illustration Pheasants Forever

Archery Trade Association

Shot placement illos for the Explore Bowhunting program - also included deer, hogs, elk, bear and even rabbits

Ryan Kirby Illustration Pheasants Forever

Archery Trade Association

Compound bow part illos for the Explore Bowhunting program

Ryan Kirby Illustration Pheasants Forever

Pheasants Forever

One of three illos for an article on how to lead and follow through wing shots, this illo shows a sustained lead.

Ryan Kirby Illustration Pheasants Forever

Remington Outdoor Foundation

Field dressing illos for small game and White-tailed deer (not shown: upland game)

Ryan Kirby Illustration Pheasants Forever
Ryan Kirby Illustration Pheasants Forever

Remington Outdoor Foundation

Big game anatomy charts for beginning hunters

Ryan Kirby Illustration Pheasants Forever

Predator Xtreme Magazine

Illo for "Cardigan Coyotes", an article about suburban coyotes moving into neighborhoods and preying on pets

Ryan Kirby Illustration Pheasants Forever

Remington Outdoor Foundation

These illustrations were part of a large series. Once I completed them, animators took the files and made them functional in a beginning hunter education program online. Users can load, fire and reload the guns with the click of a mouse while watching the inner workings of the firearms in action. My illustrations had to be perfectly accurate for the parts to "fire" correctly.

Ryan Kirby Illustration Pheasants Forever