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Busy Bees by missimoinsane Busy Bees by missimoinsane
I didn't really want to do this but people have said that my gallery isn't very versatile and I should do something other than busts and head shots of women. So I'm working on this... Not sure what it's going to end up as but meh.

Date: 20th - 21st October 2011.
Time: 9-10 hours
Type: Digital Painting.
Program: Photoshop 7.
Brush Set(s): Standard PS7 Brush Sets
Tools: Wacom Bamboo Pen & Touch (tablet).
Information: Bee was drawn from my own reference. Flowers were part photo reference of some flowers my boyfriend got me once and also part made up from reference of my "pretty boy" manip.

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Same Bee Different Flowers Version
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Wow. :wow: This is incredible! :love: I'm with ~BloodShadowe, I thought this was a photo too! This looks incredible, everything looks so soft! :love:

I kinda notice this with your other pictures as well (sorry! ^^;), but your subjects look separated. It almost looks like a collage of different photographs placed on top of each other. I'm not sure if I'd say it looks "flat", but it does look layered, and it doesn't seem like the flowers and the bees are "together" at all... if that makes sense? ^^; I think doing some more shading might help with that? Like darken the two puffy purplish pink flowers from the shade that the front white and pink flower would give. Shade the flowers from the bees too, that might help?

The leaves in the back are very well drawn too! :love:
The two bees look very real, but they look like mirror images of each other, despite the change in size. ^^; The larger bee looks a little awkward on the side of the flower, sorry! The bees are very well drawn, and I love how fuzzy they look; not a lot of pictures I've seen capture the fuzziness of the bee, but you did! :D

As weird as this might sound, looking at each of the flower gives me an idea of how it might smell like. I can image how they would feel in my hand from how you drew them, which is good! :D But I can also 'smell' them based on how you drew them. I'm going to go ahead and guess that that's a good thing to be able to do; appeal to the senses of people! :la:

Overall, this is a very good picture and I LOVE how every pixel is filled. There isn't a lot of (or any) blank or fully solid-colored spaces! :D I also like how you did different kinds of flowers, instead of the generic Daisy lookalike (the circle with the loops around it as petals).



Great job! :clap:
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I tend to answer some basic questions in my critiques, so if there is anything I don't cover here that you want to know about, let me know!

What was the first thing I noticed?-> The depth of all the flowers. they're is a nice 'complexity' to them that makes this looks very natural.

What do I like the most?-> The wings of the bees. You've got the highlights on them perfectly! They're perfect!

What do I like the least?-> There's an almost WIP feeling to this. The shading is good but it's somewhat fuzzy in places while sharp and defined in others.

What do I think can be done to improve?-> The bees and the leaves in the backround of this look very nice. Not all the flowers seem to match their crispness and detail though. The topmost flower has a great pattern to it, but it's inner shadow is gray in color, a slightly blueish hue would work better and give a better sense of depth to the flower. The two big purple flowers look like they're not finished. They're somewhat fuzzy while most everything else has a nice crisp outline. Lastly, there doesn't seem to be an form of a light source in this drawing. There's shading to each individual flower or leaf, but none of them are casting a shadow on the other. With you next drawing, make sure to define a light source and keep it consistent throughout your whole drawing. Also keep in mind that the more intense your highlights are, the more intense your shadows will be. Your picture here is very bright, but doesn't have the shadows to match that. Overall though this is a very nice piece! Great job!
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KiyiyaTheWolf Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Breathtaking! :love:
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missimoinsane Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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LabellessCow96 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011
:O If I could do this, I'd pass my art GCSE with flying colours in no time! It's absolutely amazing, you have some MAJOR skills there! XD
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missimoinsane Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can help you learn if that's something you want to do :) I'm not amazing but I am learning :)
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LabellessCow96 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011
Argh, sorry it took so long to reply, I was cramming :L That'd be amazing,thank you so much for the offer! But even though it may help with the coursework I really won't be online much anymore, so I guess until all my exams and stuff are over I just don't have the time to learn something extra right now D: either way, it doesn't seem like you're just learning, you have some serious talent there, keep it up! XD
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missimoinsane Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's fine. Thank you for what you said about my "talents" haha... Well let me know as and when if I can help at all. :) Ps. Good luck with the exams xx
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LabellessCow96 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011
No problem, I will do and thank you so much! XD xx
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LabellessCow96 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011
Argh, sorry it took so long to reply, I was cramming :L That'd be amazing,thank you so much for the offer! But even though it may help with the coursework I really won't be online much anymore, so I guess until all my exams and stuff are over I just don't have the time to learn something extra right now D: either way, it doesn't seem like you're just learning, you have some serious talent there, keep it up! XD
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gee231205 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
this looks very nice and it good to see how the wings of the bees are transparent which wasn't so noticeable on your WIP. I think the flowers were a good choice of background and there is a nice depth to them and the shading looks nice also.
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missimoinsane Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much I am especially happy with the bee drawing I did although I don't think I edited them any further after the W.I.P just created a background(s)I really like how the final pieces slotted together although there has been some rather diverse opinions regarding them lol.
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