View Full Version : Ruby throated Hummingbird...

01-13-2009, 12:37 AM
This is my latest bit of illustration work. It's about 6 1/2" x 6 1/2", Prismacolor & Polychromos pencil on Bristol Plate-


Part of a big project I'm working on... something to keep me busy for a few months :)


Heart Of Darkness
01-13-2009, 03:56 AM
Vibrant colours and very well drawn too, all in all, a great job :cool:

01-13-2009, 07:33 AM
Andrew this is one of my faves of yours - absolutely knocked out by the way that you have captured the metalic look of the red here

01-13-2009, 09:48 AM
Andrew, he is absolutely beautiful. The work on his head is beyond outstanding. The only thing that bothers me a bit is the flank. It is such a hard line and fairly straight. They do have a rounded little "belly" area there, but it might be a bit softer flowing into the tail area. Other than that I think this is your best piece ever. What project are you working on? Sounds interesting to me!

01-13-2009, 04:05 PM
Beautiful Andrew. I just love these little guys and you've done a wonderful job on this one.

01-13-2009, 04:16 PM
Thanks. He was a fun one! They are one of my favorite backyard visitors, I miss them this time of the year when they are wintering in the tropics!

The red has a bit more 'glow' to it in real life- I was worried that it didn't scan too well! It actually looks a little better in real life...


01-13-2009, 04:32 PM
Nice work Andrew. Vibrant, just like it should be!

01-15-2009, 12:12 AM
Thanks, Patrick!


01-15-2009, 12:39 AM
Gorgeous!! Love all the detail on his feathers!! Well done on this bit, would love to see the whole scene.

01-18-2009, 12:31 PM
Very pretty Andrew- you will have to put them all together soon! I missed this one initially!

01-18-2009, 01:50 PM
Wow I do love this one!!!!! YOu did a magnificent job!