Images don’t always work out as they are supposed to. Still thinking about bees, my latest sketch is a bee on a hive. It has some good points, but as you can see the bee is a little lost. In hindsight, I should have sketched this in colour, with black, brown and yellow layers to help separate the bee from the honey comb background. It has potential though.
On a recent trip to LA, my sister took these wonderful photographs of bees. The photos set my artistic juices flowing!
Bees are a subject that I have worked on before and that I really enjoy drawing. Here are my latest offerings.
I will have to do some more sketches before I decide where to take these pictures, but right now I am thinking a combined Lino and etch piece.
There is nothing better on a Sunday afternoon than tea, cake and a bit of life drawing.
The final butterfly isn’t a butterfly at all, but a moth. It is the same etching that I printed some time back on the wrong paper. Here it looks much better. The right tools make all the difference.