Birds are amazing. Especially the hummingbird. I’m just amazed by the color variety and the length of their beaks. All the beaks are slightly different. Some curve a little up and some slope slightly down while others are straight as a pin.
Once I begin a new piece, I first focus on the eyes. That’s where everyone looks first. If I can capture an expression and the character of the bird, then I know I can continue with my painting.