Wild thing, you make my heart sing...
I have a hummingbird feeder right outside my window that I keep filled year-round. The most frequent visitors are Costas. They are very small (less than 3 inches) and I am amazed how they can survive the extreme temperatures and monsoon storms during this time of year.
So this is the "wild thing" I chose for this week's theme at Simon's Monday Challenge Blog.
I traced the outline from a photograph and used watercolors on a blank watercolor postcard.
The male hummingbird has an iridescent purple gorget (throat patch) that flares out along the sides of the neck like a mustache. I wish I'd had iridescent paint but I could go over it with some Perfect Pearls if I wanted to duplicate this effect.
If you are shy about watercolors, you might be more comfortable working with a small format as I find it easier to manage. All you need is a tiny brush.