I have been wanting to paint/draw a hummingbird ever since I can remember. These little marvels of nature are true gems; not only in appearance but also in the way they amuse and entertain me each time they visit my garden and feeders. Patience (and standing completely still for sometimes 15 minutes at a time or longer) is key to getting them to come close enough in range for the camera...then throw in some luck and it is possible to get good, clear shots of them. Here is the start of what I might call "Knight in Shining Armor". I am using colored pencil on Fabriano paper.