I really like to see WIP stages of stuff so I thought I'd throw together some of the photos I'd taken while painting the hummingbird for my cousin and stick it in my scraps. I don't have any WIP of the flowers (which took me SO LONG to do because I like never paint plants >_>;;) but I did get one of the hummingbird. The way I tend to paint figures is to block in a silhouette first in one of the predominant colors, then fill in details on top of that.
I'm really proud of how I managed to capture the transparency in the hummingbird's wings in the final pic. It is kind of hard to see in a photo though.