To go with the Coloring Tribe’s Bird and Birdhouse themed coloring page challenge, I illustrated this intricate hummingbird coloring page for you to give a go. I hope you love it! Disclosure: this post contains affiliate links.
The Hummingbird was always my favorite – it’s so small and beautiful! It has this refined, delicate beauty to it, and it’s completed by its graceful hover in the garden. I would spot a hummingbird occasionally growing up in New Jersey, but it never lasted long.
This hummingbird isn’t running anywhere! You can download it by clicking on the link below:
I used gel pens to color this free printable coloring page for adults. Gel pens are inexpensive and quite easy to shade with. They work for larger areas as well as the tiny dots and details on this hummingbird coloring page.
Shading is done by using gradual colors. When you use gel pens, it helps to have a large pack with many shades of each color (the low price point makes that doable.) For most coloring materials, I recommend having at least 24 colors; for gel pens, that number jumps to 50.
Start with your darker colors and blend in by overlapping the lighter colors gradually. You can get beautiful finishes, with the metallics and glitters that you get in a pack of gel pens. The milky tones brighten things up a lot and are great for adding your finishing touches.
When drawing this fun coloring page for adults, I wanted to add a touch of whimsy. Sometimes I like to make my coloring pages more realistic, but with this one I wanted all the dots and doodles that are so therapeutic and relaxing – with a little room for creativity.
While as I write this, we are experiencing flooding from our “snow storm turned sleet storm”, I know that spring is just around the bend! I look forward to the pretty birds and foliage, the outdoors time – and maybe even a little bit of outdoor coloring!
Since this was done as a part of the Coloring Tribe’s monthly coloring page hop, you can download more free printable bird and birdhouse coloring pages for adults below:
- Hummingbird Coloring Page by Moms & Crafters (you’re here!)
- Bird & Flowers by Hattifant
- Home Tweet Home by Arts & Crackers
- Peacock coloring page by Easy Peasy and Fun
- Bird coloring page by Trail of Colors
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