Hummingbird Tattoo Design

Art & Design

I was recently asked to draw a hummingbird design for a tattoo. I used my iPad Pro, my Apple Pencil (stylus) & the Paper app (by FiftyThree).

I found a beautiful color photo of a hummingbird in flight which I traced over in black & white:

Black & White Digital Drawing

To reduce the amount of black, I opened the file in Photoshop & adjusted the levels:

Brightened Design

Finally, to get the watercolor effect she  requested, I printed the black & white drawing & used a simple Crayola watercolor set to add the color:

Black & White Print with Watercolor

I think the final design looks amazing & she was very pleased. I can’t wait to see the final tattoo!


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