Hummingbird - A work in Progress

This last week I've been working on a new hummingbird drawing. I really enjoy drawing birds.

In this painting I have been using a technique I learned this summer at a Workshop in Springfield, Oregon. The small grater is used to create a fine powder of Colored Pencil shavings. Next I take the Sofft Pastel Sponge and blend the powder into a selected area. This technique really speeds up the process of covering larger areas with color. I also love the soft look it creates.

A closer look at the drawing. This piece is almost done. I just have some fine tuning of the flowers and hummingbird.

I also plan on using this image to create another Art Card. Look for some new cards at my next show in November at the MissionViejo Artisan Faire.

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