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Mason Bee by blue5dragons Mason Bee by blue5dragons
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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:iconkiborgalexic:
kiborgalexic Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing.
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:iconblue5dragons:
blue5dragons Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thanks :D
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:icongeorgiedeeart:
GeorgieDeeArt Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016  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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:iconblue5dragons:
blue5dragons Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2016  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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:icongeorgiedeeart:
GeorgieDeeArt Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2016  Professional General Artist
Ah okay :)
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:iconlycosia:
Lycosia Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
looks amazing!!!
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:iconblue5dragons:
blue5dragons Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thanks :D
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:iconsweet-chocs-adopts:
sweet-chocs-adopts Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful! 
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:iconblue5dragons:
blue5dragons Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thanks
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:iconbffwithdeath:
BffWithDEATH Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks very convincing, excellent work I must say
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:iconblue5dragons:
blue5dragons Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thanks :D
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:iconambergriselement:
AmbergrisElement Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2015  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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:iconmoniquepetportraits:
moniquepetportraits Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
beautiful work, bees are so cute!
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:iconpinapplephotographic:
pinapplephotographic Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014
Always amazing x
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:iconclaire991:
Claire991 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I really love this the details are amazing! :)
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:iconshadowjonh:
ShadowJonh Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
great jod and drawing
kept the good work
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:iconblue5dragons:
blue5dragons Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks,
I definatly will keep working :D
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:iconshadowjonh:
ShadowJonh Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you welcome!
and excellent :D
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:iconluna-cutexd:
Luna-cuteXD Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014   Artisan Crafter
wow, much talent °__°
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:iconblue5dragons:
blue5dragons Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much :D
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:iconbethannng:
BethannNg Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
You have quite a talent.  Very well done.
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:iconblue5dragons:
blue5dragons Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks :D
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:iconabonny:
abonny Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome work!
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:iconblue5dragons:
blue5dragons Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks :D
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:icongodofcreation:
GodOfCreation Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Rage good stuff!
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:iconblue5dragons:
blue5dragons Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks :D
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:iconsharpenarrow:
SharpenArrow Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
beautiful work! :)
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:iconblue5dragons:
blue5dragons Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you :D
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:iconbeccab323:
BeccaB323 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Great work here!!
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:iconblue5dragons:
blue5dragons Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks :D
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BeccaB323 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
:D
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:iconjotunmai:
Jotunmai Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You draw them so well!!! :iconmonkeyloveplz:
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:iconblue5dragons:
blue5dragons Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks :D
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:iconsweetpie2:
sweetpie2 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful but scary. I love the bright orange and yellows!
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:iconblue5dragons:
blue5dragons Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Professional General Artist
Insect look almost alien when you see them up close, I think it's great.
:D
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:iconeli-luminescent:
Eli-Luminescent Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Those details :iconilikeitplz: You did such an amazing job :hug:
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:iconblue5dragons:
blue5dragons Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks, the details are why I chose this picture, I love all the little fiddely bits :D
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dalantech Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Excellent!!
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:iconblue5dragons:
blue5dragons Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks, it was a great photo to work from :D
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July 10, 2014
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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