are the hardest bird to draw from life --- they just move too fast! The
bird drawings in my previous post were sketched from a couple of field
Unfortunately, this sketch was sketched from
'life'. Bill found this dead hummingbird in his woodshop. We aren't sure
why it died.
The colors are iridescent green or black,
depending on how the light hits it -- very hard for me to depict in
watercolor! This is a female black-chinned hummer; the black chin or
hood appears only on the males.