donny nguyen.
 
donny nguyen.
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not so nectarivorous

hummingbird

i love that these birds can hover but i didn’t realise that they can also fly backwards. i had seen so many images of them mowin’ down on nectar but i never thought to secondarily observe their predatory nature. having the highest metabolism of just about all animals, they typically eat more than their weight in food daily. definitely one of my favourite birds. ballpoint pen in moleskine, 9×10″.
10.04.2009: illustration friday‘s theme this week is fleeting and while i have thinking about starting from scratch with one of their themes (which i have yet to do) this one came to mind for a few reasons.


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fine work

Very nice!

Your illustration is awesome. Humming birds were the first thing I thought of, but I went a different route. Humming birds also have the most beautiful nests.

thanks guys for taking a gander guys.

Elisabetta

I do love your moly ballpen sketches, can I ask you what brand of ballpen is used in these drawings? thank you! Eli from Italy

donny

Thanks Eli. I use a variety actually. Staedtler disposables, Zebra Sharbo, and the so-called James Jean pen, SKB SB-1000, are the usual ones.