Happy Draw-a-Bird Day!
I drew this hummingbird (based on a Golden-tailed Sapphire) with birds of paradise flowers back in February, when Edmonton had a week of -30 degree Celcius weather. Walking outside didn’t feel good, but the light for drawing was lovely: bright and crisp. I fudged the beak lines and my white gel pen fix is a bit botchy, but overall, I feel happy when I see the drawing, so I framed it!
I also added some exotic and colourful birds to my sketchbook (5.5 x 8 in) last month and posted these a few days ago on Instagram.