Jumpstart Level 3: Golden Hummingbird

Jumpstart Level 3: Golden Hummingbird

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Isn’t she a beauty?

This is a female rufous hummingbird. She and her kin nest in the Pacific NW but also as far north as Alaska, and they winter in Mexico. These birds are known for their extraordinary flight skills, flying 2,000 miles during their migratory transits. Their wingbeat frequency has been recorded at 52–62 wingbeats per second. That’s, um,  pretty fast. 

Speaking of fast, have you tried colored pencil on drafting film yet?

This wonderful surface isn’t just fast compared with paper; it’s forgiving too, letting you erase away your goofs easily to even start over, if you need to. Colors...

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This is a digital download. Prefer Print?
Print edition with Bonus lesson available on Amazon. Click here

Isn’t she a beauty?

This is a female rufous hummingbird. She and her kin nest in the Pacific NW but also as far north as Alaska, and they winter in Mexico. These birds are known for their extraordinary flight skills, flying 2,000 miles during their migratory transits. Their wingbeat frequency has been recorded at 52–62 wingbeats per second. That’s, um,  pretty fast. 

Speaking of fast, have you tried colored pencil on drafting film yet?

This wonderful surface isn’t just fast compared with paper; it’s forgiving too, letting you erase away your goofs easily to even start over, if you need to. Colors are vibrant, layers are few – there's everything to love about drafting film, especially when you have a charming subject like this golden hummingbird.

New at colored pencil or drafting film?  Let Rhonda Dicksion rapidly build your confidence in just 10 easy-to-follow steps.  Anyone can do this drawing, we promise! That’s how guided you’ll be by this tutorial.

You'll learn how to

• Build up color in only a few layers
• Use both sides of the film to intensify color
• Use directional lines to add interest and depth
• Easily add a soft halo background (vignette.)

About the Author: Rhonda Dicksion, CPSA, began her colored pencil journey in 2014. Her vibrant and graphic art quickly gained notice in the art world and has won many regional and national awards. Rhonda is the editor-in-chief of Ann Kullberg’s COLOR Magazine, active in the Seattle Chapter of CPSA, and a popular colored pencil instructor.

About Jumpstart tutorials: Created by master colored pencil artists, each Jumpstart tutorial features 8-10 steps and focuses on teaching you why and not just how the artist applies their technique. Our Jumpstart tutorials for beginners and beyond truly show you exactly how the artist works, making it easy to learn new colored pencil techniques to apply to your own projects. Easy, fun and a great way to learn!

Note: Drawing paper and pencils not included. See images for complete supply list. Polychromos pencil name changes can be found here.

 

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Publish Date: March 2021.

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JC
05/03/2021
Joyce C.
United States United States
Golden Hummingbird

I was slow getting to this one, but it was awesome!! I love working with the Dura-Lar Matte finish paper...so smooth and takes the colored pencil so easily. It was a joy to work with, thanks for this opportunity!!

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RW
03/31/2021
Rosemary W.
United States United States
Great tutorial!

I've been away from colored pencil drawing for 17 years. This Golden Hummingbird tutorial has been a great refresher course as well as very inspirational. Thank you!

MG
03/25/2021
Michael G.
United States United States
Golden Hummingbird

I enjoyed this JumpStart Lesson, first time I have used film as a medium. The lesson was laid out well, easy to understand. I also appreciate the complete list of materials needed to complete this project. From this lesson I have used photographs my wife and I have taken to do several other hummingbirds. Thanks

Ann Kullberg Jumpstart Level 3: Golden Hummingbird Review
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03/22/2021
Chris V.
Netherlands Netherlands
Golden Hummingbird

Because I have never worked with drafting film I bought this jumpstart. The use of this material is different than paper, but it does give a nice result, thanks to the clear instructions from Rhonda Dicksion. In the future I will definitely use this carrier and jumpstarts more. Ann thanks for making it possible to improve my techniques.

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