Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Apis Mellifera

When my Dad asked me a few weeks ago if I would draw a honey bee for him to use on the Wellington Beekeepers' Association certificates, I thought 'sure, should be easy'.
Yeah right. They are so organic and fuzzy and made up of lots of little parts and if you draw it slightly wonky it looks more like a little alien then a bee!
I worked myself up quite a bit in frustration trying to draw it, and I'm still not entirely happy.
I feel better knowing the drawing will be shrunk down teeny tiny to go in the corner of the certificate.
I think I'll steer clear of bees from now on, both in the real life and the drawing sense.


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