Luminous wine-throated hummingbird

An absolutely beautiful hummingbird illustration by paperfashion, AKA Kathryn Elyse:


According to the etsy listing, it's pencil, ink and watercolor. That tickles me, because yes you can get those bold colors in watercolors, but few people do, and I thought it might be digital. As you can see from her etsy shop (where you can buy a print), the artist predominantly does fashion illustration -- but then, this hummingbird looks like it's wearing bird haute couture. It positively glows.

Painting by Kathryn Elyse, based on an original photo by Jose Yee. (The photo is on a velvety black field, so it's very different, but they're both incredibly strong images.)

via notcot.

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