Mason Bee
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I really loved doing this, the details of the face are great and all the hair was fun to do. I love macro pictures of insects as they have such facinating details to them. You can even see all the pollen that has stuck to the bee. I wanted to do one which had really great eye detail, which this photo definatly has.

This has been done with coloured pencils on coloured textured paper.

I drew this from this photo

Mason Bee at 5x by dalantech
There's loads of amazing macro photography in his gallery, so take a look around.

This is part of a hive of bees I'm drawing for a new resturant. Here's some of the others
Save the Bee by 5Happy5Kissing the Flower by 5Happy5

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IMAGE DETAILS
Make
Canon
Model
Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
Shutter Speed
1/80 second
Aperture
F/4.5
Focal Length
34 mm
ISO Speed
400
Date Taken
Jul 9, 2014, 1:58:32 AM
Software
Adobe Photoshop CS5 Windows
Sensor Size
4mm
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kiborgalexic's avatar
kiborgalexic|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing.
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blue5dragons|Professional General Artist
Thanks :D
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GeorgieDeeArt's avatar
GeorgieDeeArt|Professional General Artist
Awesome drawing! Is this pastel?
I really like how you kept to a small amount of colours  and used the background to fill in for the dark shadows. You've done the hairy very well! Looks soft and spikey.
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blue5dragons|Professional General Artist
Thanks
It's coloured pencils, not pastels, but they are soft ones, so there's lots of coverage on the dark paper. Glad you like it.
:D
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GeorgieDeeArt|Professional General Artist
Ah okay :)
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Lycosia|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
looks amazing!!!
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blue5dragons|Professional General Artist
Thanks :D
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sweet-chocs-adopts|Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful! 
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blue5dragons|Professional General Artist
Thanks
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BffWithDEATH|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks very convincing, excellent work I must say
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blue5dragons|Professional General Artist
Thanks :D
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AmbergrisElement's avatar
AmbergrisElement|Student Traditional Artist
Wow,the way you painted all those structures and little details is great,I also like the coloring!
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moniquepetportraits|Professional Traditional Artist
beautiful work, bees are so cute!
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Always amazing x
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Claire991's avatar
Claire991|Hobbyist Photographer
I really love this the details are amazing! :)
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ShadowJonh|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
great jod and drawing
kept the good work
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blue5dragons|Professional General Artist
Thanks,
I definatly will keep working :D
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ShadowJonh|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you welcome!
and excellent :D
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Luna-cuteXD| Artisan Crafter
wow, much talent °__°
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blue5dragons|Professional General Artist
Thank you so much :D
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BethannNg|Professional Traditional Artist
You have quite a talent.  Very well done.
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blue5dragons|Professional General Artist
Thanks :D
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abonny's avatar
abonny|Professional Digital Artist
Awesome work!
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blue5dragons|Professional General Artist
Thanks :D
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