Draw-a-Bird Day: short crested coquette

short crested coquette paint s

hummingbird magnetic

I consulted with the Oracle about this tiny (3″) Mexican hummingbird, one of many of the endangered bird species of the world.  Less than 1000 are estimated to exist.

short crested coquette pencil s

I did my first sketch, above, in colored pencil, but felt the colors lacked enough vibrancy, so I painted the top one with my metallic watercolors.

Flowers grow feathered
wings humming bird poetry
air breathes spiritsong


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48 responses to “Draw-a-Bird Day: short crested coquette”

  1. artbybecki says :

    Lovely drawings love bird sketches🌿🌸

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  2. merrildsmith says :

    Lovely drawing and words. The Oracle always comes through!

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  3. Sharon Mann says :

    I love watching the hummingbirds buzz around my yard. Your drawing/painting is a beauty.

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  4. kiddlescarol says :

    What an interesting hummingbird. I’ve never heard of this one before. Lovely colors!

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  5. robertawrites235681907 says :

    These two bird pictures are really good. I like the haiku too.

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  6. Jodi says :

    Oh how beautiful!!! Love the metallic watercolor version especially!!!

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  7. rivrvlogr says :

    The metal watercolors make the image pop out, and your haiku captures the feel nicely.

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  8. Jane Dougherty says :

    This is like honing nature down to its essential. What matters, and what we seem incapable of imitating.

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  9. Jill Kuhn says :

    My husband got me a calendar with Hummingbirds on it this year… so many that I haven’t seen before! Yours is beautiful!! 😊

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  10. boundlessblessingsblog says :

    Lovely drawing, Marta and u have taken proper color schemes too. Your poem too is nice.

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  11. Olga says :

    “Air breathes spirit song” is so lovely. ❤

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  12. sheldonk2014 says :

    Hi guys how is everything

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  13. Elizabeth says :

    Gorgeous both the image and the poem!

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  14. Dave Kingsbury says :

    Love both sketches but see what you mean about the added vibrancy. The poem has an integrated feel.

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  15. stevetanham says :

    I’d be proud of that… it’s a very ‘alive’ humming bird.

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  16. stevetanham says :

    Reblogged this on Sun in Gemini and commented:
    A haiku and a hummingbird drawing…

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  17. Adele Marie says :

    So beautiful and charming and a lovely poem.

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  18. D. Wallace Peach says :

    Stunning painting. I agree the vibrancy of the colors is necessary. So sad to hear that they are close to extinction – a loss for the world.

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  19. jmlandin says :

    Wow!! I haven’t been blogging for a year… in that time your work (both of you) has evolved so much. It’s amazing and wonderful to see.

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  20. Bela Johnson says :

    I absolutely love your bird drawings! WordPress has been glitchy on my end, so I hope you are getting my comments, both to your posts as well as your kind comment on my latest. Cheers!

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