Drawn in pencil on July 2, 2004; colored in Photoshop on July 11. Hummingbirds are such fascinating little creatures that I decided to pay homage to their niftiness by turning one into a dragon. I spent the July 4th holiday (it's the American independence day) at my grandparents' house in the mountains of southwestern North Carolina. They have a hummingbird feeder right outside one of their windows, and there were ruby-throated hummingbirds visiting it almost constantly; I stood by that window for hours watching them (they're so cool! They have such complex social interactions...). Then I sat down and drew this little guy.