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Broad-billed hummingbird by MissNysha Broad-billed hummingbird by MissNysha
From CSUMB's science illustration program.

This guy was a spot illustration assignment in colored pencil on any surface we wanted - I chose duralene (a kind of semi-transparent film that you can draw on both sides). Duralene makes prismacolors really intense and creamy, and you can paint on the back in white gouache, shade on the back with graphite pencil, or add more colors on the back for an underpainted effect. Here I just have some graphite on the back to darken some places. And I used an x-acto knife to scrape the little feather details.

Used one of my own photos taken at Tucson's Desert Museum's walk-in hummingbird aviary as a reference.

Art copyright me. For display only. Do not use without my permission.
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TheLostTargaryen Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Wow, this is gorgeous...you've certainly used that paper to absolute perfection! =P I love the jewel-like quality of the colours, and the way the hummingbird almost looks as though it's breathing...you're a fantastic artist! :heart:
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MissNysha Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much! :D
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RichardCJensen Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012
Your hummingbird painting is so pretty!
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cherub-love Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012
them feathers
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LilyRaine Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012
what do you mean by on the back? did you paint this on both sides of the paper? What exactly is duralene? Just curious, would like to try that technique, good job!
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MissNysha Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
Yes, exactly. :) Literally on the back of the "paper". Because it's not paper; it's a type of semi-transparent film. And I only added some graphite shading on the back on this one. All the color is on the front.
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sootyalbatross Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012
holy !@#$
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KestrelRaptor Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this is Amazing! I love the details and the colours are stunning! Awesome work!
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MissNysha Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks! Glad you like it. :3
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KestrelRaptor Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Your welcome! :)
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meihua Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012
What an interesting surface choice, it came out well :D
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MissNysha Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :3
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xfkirsten Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful job! The colors are so vivid. I really love colored pencil on duralene/duralar - it's become one of my favorite mediums, for exactly that reason! :D
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JRigh Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012
Gorgeous!
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BestrafexMich Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012
This is wonderful!
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MissNysha Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks! :D
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BestrafexMich Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012
Of course :)
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Holidayrush Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Sweet ass job on it! The colors are perfect!
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MissNysha Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks! Duralene really helps to make the colors nice and saturated! :D
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Holidayrush Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Your welcome! I thought so too!
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Misted-Dream Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Really nice little drawing! Beautiful bird as well. :)
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MissNysha Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :3
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Misted-Dream Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
You're welcome!
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