Daily Animal Doodle #16

Today's Daily Animal Doodle assignment was a hummingbird, and it was SO fun!

First, I love hummingbirds, those little elusive creatures. It always feels like such a special moment, when I happen to spot one. No matter what I am doing, I always stop to watch it as it feeds and flits about, because I know the moment is fleeting. I remember a few years ago I was buying flowers in a greenhouse and there was one stuck within the hoop house. I felt so bad for it - it seemed even more frantic than usual, if that's possible. Hopefully the little guy made it out okay.

I drew the ruby-throated hummingbird, only because it's the one I'm most familiar with. But they're gorgeous, too! I love the bright colors, and the shiny, iridescent feathers, that almost seem to vibrate with the bird's energy. And of course I had a blast with all the textures.

See you tomorrow!