Thursday, April 8, 2010

An Obsession With Hummingbirds

I will be traveling and giving s few drawing demonstrations next week, so I thought I'd better practice a little today. Not drawing as regularly as I would like, my session started off slow and a little rusty. After a short time however, it became much easier. Here's a few steps of one of today's sketches. No hummers have been spotted here yet, so drawing some will just have to quench my thirst for now. Last year the first one showed up here on April 19th, so it shouldn't be too long of a wait now!


  1. Good to see you back with your hummers!! Where are you traveling?? We hope to be on the road towards the East. Sally

  2. Sandy Sandy, I just stumbled upon your blogspot and decided to comment on your beautiful artwork. Your pieces look like monochrome watercolor paintings or ink drawings. I was surprised to read that they are in fact drawings. Your handling of drawing tools is quite impressive. There is a delicate rendering that must come for a love and passion of the subjects depicted. I really enjoy the three stages of drawing in this study. You have really captured the movement of these tiny humming birds in flight. When I have watched these creatures go about their business, they look as if suspended by an invisible string. Their wings flap so fast, they leave a blur of color. While looking at your artwork, I was wondering when and how your obvious obsession with hummingbirds manifested. Also, why do these tiny birds captivate your attention so intensely? I am a photographer and really appreciate how artists grow to fixate on a particular subject .


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