Hummingbirds; Family Trochilidae
INTRODUCTION TO HUMMINGBIRDS
(This page includes two videos, the first introduces hummingbirds and the second leads you through drawing a Rufous Hummingbird.)
In this video training I introduce you to the world of hummingbirds including their species diversity, geographic distribution, predators, diet, while showing you examples of both temperate and tropical species.
Next, I’ll review the unity and diversity of their physical characteristics from the tiniest Cuban Hummingbird to the showiest Marvelous Spatuletail. I describe the unique anatomical features that unite all hummingbirds in order to help you observe, identify, and draw them more accurately.
CLICK HERE TO WATCH WORKSHOP #1 (34-minutes long)
Introduction to Hummingbirds and Rufous Hummingbird Sketching Demonstration
Below you'll find a video in which I introduce some characteristics of hummingbirds, show examples of various beautiful species, and then lead you in a step-by-step sketching demonstration of a North American Rufous Hummingbird.
>Please download the handouts at the bottom of this page to use in the Rufous Hummingbird sketching demonstration