Posted in Week 35 Garden 4/30/17 - 5/6/17

I’ve Been a Busy Bee Today

(So I didn’t have time to do a more involved sketch.)

I did a bee! I’ve done bees before – on an acrylic painting at one of those canvas and…whatever classes. (This one was wine-free.) 

Here’s my inspiration.

I used charcoal pencils, which I think were the right tool for the job, but Im only semi-ok with how it turned out. The wings are off-killer, and I wasn’t sure what do with where they overlapped with the body. I mean, I know they’re somewhat transparent, but sketching even lightly underneath looked stupid.

But here’s how it turned out. 


Once I took this photo, I realized the wings are also not the same size. (Forehead, meet palm.) I can live with this – maybe I’ll try another one tomorrow. If I weren’t doing this so late as it is, I’d give it another shot right now.

Maybe it would be better if there was some sort of reference point to get. A clear idea of what angle this insect is at, but there isn’t.

Well, I’ve done worse!

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