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Mechanical Hummingbird Concept by Dreamspirit Mechanical Hummingbird Concept by Dreamspirit
Completed on February 3rd, 2011

Updated scan added on September 15th, 2012

A tiny sketch of one of my characters, a tiny clockwork hummingbird, and an early concept for a later piece.

Personal Art.

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:iconmisfit400:
Misfit400 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow. Your art is so pretty!!

Umm... I did use this as a reference for a picture I did for an art challenge. Is that alright? I can take it down if it is not. I did give you credit.
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Dreamspirit Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2015  Professional General Artist
All I ask is for credit, and seeing you already did that, you're golden!  Thanks so much for sharing it with me! Your interpretation is gorgeous!
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Misfit400 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks :D I'm glad you like it! :squee:
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Coyi14 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013
love the idea!
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peetcooper Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Great stuff Kimba! Love this one :)
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Silveraxe Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
this is a great one, loooove the design!
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:icondreamspirit:
Dreamspirit Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks so much! I'm glad you like it. :)
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gau-ch Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
yup, kinda makes one want to get a tattoo from this
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Supercroc93 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
if we could make machines as mechanically advanced as a hummingbird's body...well I am not sure what would happen. This drawing is really cool though.
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Dreamspirit Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
It would be a wonder of science, that's for sure!

Thanks for the compliment on my art! I appreciate it.
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Supercroc93 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're very welcome. and yes it would be quite the engineering marvel!
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tarkheki Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
My sister hit a hummingbird, square on.
Not that that is relevant to the content of your image that is so eloquently done.... but it comes to mind every time I see a hummingbird.

FYI, she didn't MEAN to hit it, it flew up behind her and buzzed in her ear and she thought it was a wasp. She DOES feel guilty about it... and she DID put out some Humming bird food for it... but the mental image I get of her accidentally back-handing that little poof of feathers... kinda comical.

Anyhow, BUILD THIS THING. We can make an army of them... and we would be unstoppable.
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Dreamspirit Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
Haha! I can imagine that scene would definitely be fairly comical! I would think the buzz that close would be enough to make me swat as well. ;)

Thanks for the comment on this piece! I want to build one too. ;_;
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StoneMillEquestrian Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
epic
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:icondreamspirit:
Dreamspirit Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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whofox Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012
I wanna to get this tattooed my on....its gorgeous. :0
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Dreamspirit Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks for the compliment!
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SciFiMom Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011
Wow!
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:icondreamspirit:
Dreamspirit Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :)
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Yan09 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011  Student Digital Artist
lovely piece! i love it, well done, i did the same thing!
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armouredart Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011
mad
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:icondreamspirit:
Dreamspirit Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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XxCalleyxX Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
awsome! love it :)
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Dreamspirit Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much! I'm glad you enjoyed it!
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MadddMaxxx Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011
Fantastic. I am thinking about getting a tattoo with a similar design.
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:icondreamspirit:
Dreamspirit Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks! I'm glad you enjoyed it! :)
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ericman355 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow man all your hummingbirds drawing are insane.
Have a look and tell me what you think about mine to, since you are a pro in this bird :)
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Dreamspirit Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you so very much for your compliments! It looks like you've deactivated your account, so I can't see them. :(
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BenjiiBen Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Student General Artist
awesome!
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Dreamspirit Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks so much!
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SelineO Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011
I love this one more than the colored one, the shape is more dynamic and the details...sigh
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Dreamspirit Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Professional General Artist
(I hit "enter" too soon!)

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave me feedback!
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Dreamspirit Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :) I'm actually right-handed so I rarely use the reverse pages of my sketchbook, but this little guy ended up there while I was trying to mentally figure out how the gears and such would work on such a tiny creature. While the color one is more refined in a lot of ways, there are definitely some facets of this one I (like you) actually prefer. This one reads as more dynamic and delicate to me.
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klorel88 Featured By Owner May 12, 2011
Jolly good! Draw the schematics up and I'll buy one!
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Dreamspirit Featured By Owner May 12, 2011  Professional General Artist
Why thank you! I don't have any plans to draw up schematics at this point, but I do have prints of the full color painting I did concerning this concept available if you're interested. :)

Regardless: thanks for taking the time to comment!
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tsimbat Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011
This is lovely. I want a pet mechanical hummingbird.
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Dreamspirit Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011  Professional General Artist
I want one as well! :)

Keep your eye out for another clockwork/mechanical critter too! I'm hoping to have it completed within a week or so. ^_^

Thanks again for taking the time to comment!
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emmalazauski Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011  Professional
Very cool, love all of the gear details!
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Dreamspirit Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you! Some of these early doodlings still make me cringe a bit since I can see so many gears I entirely faked (rather than "mostly" faked), but there is definitely a nice progression that happened after this early "building block." :)

Thanks for taking the time to comment! I only just returned to DA so I'm still trying to get back into the swing of things here. :)
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emmalazauski Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011  Professional
Faking complicated mechanical bits is a long-used and cherished technique in fantasy and scifi art. As far as I'm concerned as long as the mechanism doesn't appear to be falling apart or nonfunctional it's completely legit. ;)

I have a bad track record with comments on DA myself; I'm just starting to make more of an effort to reply to everyone I can.
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Dreamspirit Featured By Owner May 24, 2011  Professional General Artist
Very true about the mechanical bits. ;) I think the one part I reworked loads of times on the final color piece was the wing-flapping gears. It drove me crazy trying to make sure it looked like they could rotate in a way that might VAGUELY give him lift (it still probably wouldn't, but better it make it look like he can hap-haphazardly flap than not flap at all!).

And yeah, I hear you on the comments... I am still trying to work through the bulk of them from 2005 onward and the amount of time it's taking is ridiculous. >_<
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Mooglewah Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011
Magnificent.
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Dreamspirit Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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