Honey Bee – Watercolour

I do enjoy drawing small creatures big enough to see details of their form. This is a honey bee. She does, in fact, have six legs, but two of them are hidden behind her body. Sometimes when this happens I indicate parts of the missing legs in the picture anyway so that the viewer isn’t confused but I chose to draw her legs just like my reference this time around.

In terms of my process – this painting was very standard – a pencil sketch, a basic wash and then more detailed washes followed by wet on dry details.

Here’s my pencil sketch…

And here’s the finished watercolour…


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