Illustration can capture a bird, and its peculiarities in ways that a still photographic image is unable to do. For my hummingbird illustration, I was given the brief of creating an image with bold shapes, and lots of colour. I began by watching many videos of hummingbirds, as well and pouring through library books and Google image search for pictures of the bird. Almost immediately I realised that I wanted to illustrate the bird in flight, due to its way of flying being quite unique.

Andrew Lyons (UK)

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