Extinct Species Eocypselus rowie

Artist Rendering Reconstruction

This tiny bird is considered to be the common ancestor to hummingbirds and swifts, discovered in 2013 at the Green River site, in Wyoming. 

sketches to determine pose of bird for final artwork 

sketches to determine pose of bird for final artwork 

paper wing sculpture 

paper wing sculpture 

After digitally drawing the wing with the correct number of primary and secondary feathers, I printed it out to make a movable arm to better understand how it would look in different positions.