Not a challenging bird to draw. Details aside. Contours while alert are streamlined and clean. Relaxed is entirely different. It’s not the last hummingbird I’ll draw. It won’t be the last Rufous Hummingbird I draw certain.
Studying Raymond Sheppards own field sketches my pencil drawing stayed faithful. One I prepared the saucer of ink I went my own way. Inspired by Magpies, Jays and Mockingbirds these sketchbook drawings had the secondary benefit of improving the harmony between brush and pen.