Wednesday, May 31, 2017

My Photograph of a Hummingbird at Huntington Gardens + May Sketch Art, Day 30 + 31 Sketches, Mermaid + Angel Fairy...



I took this photograph of this hummingbird at Huntington Gardens.  Perched high above in a very tall tree, he would rest there and then fly to the flowers and back again.  I hope that you will enjoy these photos! 


I love to paint animals, you may see some of my finished paintings at lisarusso.com if you'd like.

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Here is a sketch of a big eyed maiden.  I would like her to be a companion to a flapjack octopus for a mini painting I'm working on, but I still feel the sketch isn't right yet.  I'm going to make at least one more attempt, but I may switch her out with a more cooperative maiden...  I think she is most likely a mermaid, although she could also be a goddess or a fairy angel.


I've decided to try and do a sketch a day in May.  This is from day 30.

This is a rough sketch. 


Here is a sketch of a big eyed gothic maiden.  She is wearing a tiara and she has a peek a boo look with her hair flowing down over one eye.  I think she is most likely an angel fairy, although she could also be a goddess or a mermaid.  I'm unsure if I'll paint her or not, but I did enjoy sketching her.


I've decided to try and do a sketch a day in May.  This is day 31.

This is a rough sketch. 

13 comments:

Christine said...

Lovely photo and your maidens are so sweet!

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

Thank you for your kindness. I am blessed everyday that I know you. I love your Hummingbird shot. The hummers are in my yard too. I always think of my mom when they come. She loved them so much. Your sketches are to a great start. Can't wait to see them finished.

Martin Kloess said...

Hair styles. Hair styles. My smile. They style.

Jan said...

Lisa, your photo is so precious!!! I feed the hummingbirds at our house. Our feeder hangs right outside our front window so we get to watch them all day long from early morning until twilight.
Your maidens are always so beautiful and their big eyes so expressive!!!

Big Hugs šŸ’•

Valerie-Jael said...

Gorgeous humming bird, and love the sketches. We don't have humming birds here, so I love to see other people's photos. Hugs, Valerie

Lowcarb team member said...

What a lovely hummingbird and very nice sketches too.

Sending my good wishes for this new month of June.

All the best Jan

Existe Sempre Um Lugar said...

Boa tarde, abri a foto para um tamanho maior, apreciei e mesma, estƔ linda e excelente, foi um belo momento fotografico, o esboƧo pode ser difƭcil de ser pintado, com o seu perfeito dom, vai conseguir um excelente resultado final.
ContinuaĆ§Ć£o de boa semana,
AG

SHON said...

Most of all I love your sketches of big eyed maidens. You always emphasize eyes very well. Let paint your sketches!

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Thanks so very much Christine, Nicole, Martin, Jan, Valerie, Jan, AG, and SHON! I love hummingbirds and big eye maidens very much.

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

very nice lucky capture of the tiny bird :)

very pretty set of maidens

NatureFootstep said...

love the little hummingbird. They are such beuties. I saw them on a trip to Costa Rica a couple of years ago. And still miss them.

Magic Love Crow said...

I love your hummingbird photo! Precious! And, I love your maidens!!! They are gorgeous! Big Hugs!

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Thank you most kindly Jennifer, NatureFootstep, and Stacy! They are such sweet little birds.