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BumbleBun

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© 2012 - 2020 Katie-W
Had a rough day today. Bunnies are usually instant cheer-up medicine for me, so here's another bunny bug. I really, really love working on brown paper... it's kind of calming for some reason!

Tools: Copic markers, color pencils, micron pens, white gel pen, brown paper

Artwork © Katie Williamson
Do not copy, edit, or distribute this image.
2012


Due to the popularity of this piece, it now has its own—
F. A. Q. !!!

Q: Do you have prints of this image? Can I buy one?
A: Sorry, I’m currently sold out and I don’t know when/if I will get more.

Q: Can I use this for a tattoo design?
A: Sure... but please request that the tattoo artist not reuse the design or showcase it to advertise their work. Also, please show me your tattoo!!

Q: Can I use this art to produce shirts/pins, stickers, etc.?
A: No. I don’t allow others to profit off my work.

Q: Can I design a bumble-bun of my own?
A: Of course! I don’t have ownership of bumblebee bunnies, just the copyright of this image that I drew.

Q: I saw someone trace this design. Are they allowed to?
A: No. I understand artists will replicate art to learn, but if they claim it as an original work of art then that’s not very cool. Please ask them to remove it and refer to this post as proof. I’d -really- appreciate it!

Q: I saw this reposted on _______.
A: yeah... this image has made its rounds on the Internet. This is really the only place I’ve posted it. While I don’t mind people sharing it, I really wish they’d give credit or post the source of the pic. Please always try to credit an artist.
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marthabjorken's avatar
marthabjorkenNew Deviant

Hello! I love this piece aswell. Can I use it to have a acrylic/resin brooch made for myself? It would be a custom for me and the maker would not reproduce it again.  Happy to pay a fee for the use of course.

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Katie-WProfessional

Hello! Sure, it's fine with me, though I have a few conditions please!

-email me at commissionkw@gmail.com and confirm that you (and the brooch maker) will not be making multiple pieces using my designs.

-let me know who is making the brooch.

-if they post the finished brooch online, please ask that they credit me for creating the original design and Link back to my work.

Thanks for asking! 😊

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ARDrawsStuffStudent Traditional Artist

This is old now, but you will find this helpful perhaps. Google SVG converter. You can use it to convert photos into SVGs, which is a different photo format, like a PNG. It means scalable vector graphic. That means that you can make the picture bigger or smaller without losing any quality whatsoever, and thus make prints any size you want to. Just convert it to an SVG, change the size in a compatible program, Inkscape being a free one, then you can convert it back into a png and do whatever you like with it.

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Katie-WProfessional
Thanks for the advice!
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ARDrawsStuffStudent Traditional Artist

No problem.

mdamnit's avatar
I saw this image on Facebook and had to hunt down the source. Its so perfect!!! I have a small shop and have been looking for logo art.  I was wondering if you ever sell your art or designs? I would love to purchase this to be used as my company logo.  
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Katie-WProfessional
Thank you!! I’m very happy you like it. :)
I’m sorry, I don’t feel comfortable having this used as a shop logo, but I appreciate your inquiry!
bluestockingink's avatar
Hi! I love this piece - I found it whilst searching for some intersection of fairy / bee / honey bunny & this is perfect. May I use it to have a acrylic/resin brooch made for myself? It would be a custom 1-off piece and the maker would not reproduce it again.  Happy to pay a fee for the use of course. :)

Also - I think another person is producing a v e r y close version of at least this piece & your other winged bunny and posting on IG + selling them on RedBubble. Perhaps this is with your consent, but in case not, search for Bumble-Bun on RB. I can also send you the direct links if you’d like. 
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SesshomaruBabeHobbyist Digital Artist
Such a cute honey bunny!! 
Great job!
ZaharaChan's avatar
Hello! I came across this image on Pintrest and came here to find you! I absolutely LOVE this image. I love bees and want to be a bee keeper once I own a home where I can. I went to an 8 hour long seminar about beekeeping. I don't even care about making money off them, I just really love bees! I also grew up with many rabbits since we were like a little rescue for them. Abandoned, injured, disabled, or ill, we took them.  Out of the 50 plus rabbits that we had, we only ever bought 5 of them (which I'd argue 2 of these were basically being abandoned. Bought for a child then they weren't small anymore so they sold them to us. They just weren't as unfortunate to be just dumped on the side of the road like another one of our babies) the rest were abandoned, injured, disabled, or ill when we took them in. 

So, I was hoping for two things. One, to buy a print from you. Two, permission to get this tattooed if I finally decide to get a tattoo. (Don't have any so I'm not sure if I will be changing that. But if I did, it would totally be this.) This image speaks loudly to me and the people that I showed the image to told me it really suits me. Thanks so much in advance and thank you for sharing such a wonderful piece of art!
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Katie-WProfessional
Hello! Thanks for seeking me out to ask about it and for the compliments. That pic gets posted a lot of places without my knowledge, so it’s always nice when people go to the trouble of finding the origin.
I don’t know much about bees (other than they’re awesome and we need them) but I do know about rabbits! So happy to hear you were able to help so many buns in need. I’m always sad to hear that so many get tossed away once they start to mature.

I only have a 5”x7” print of this image. The original image was very small so nothing larger could be made. Unfortunately sending out prints isn’t easy, but I’m not sure if you were hoping for a larger print?

Also, it’s fine if you'd like to get it as a tattoo. All I ask is that you make sure the tattoo artist realizes you have special permission to use the image and that I don't want them to use the finished tattoo to showcase their work or allow others to use my artwork without permission.
Also, I'd love to see the finished tat! You can email me a pic (if you decide to get it) at patchwerk@gmail.com please! :)
ZaharaChan's avatar
You're very welcome! I've seen my art elsewhere as well without there being credit or a link to me, so I try to find the original of works I really like if I can. Most of the time, I end up liking more of their art anyway so it's to my benefit to find them! (You're  an example of this haha!)

It was a pleasure to care for those rabbits. The majority of them actually were potty trained too! Oddly enough, the first one we potty trained was blind. Then the others he was around caught on and became potty trained without much effort at all. They are just so smart and learn from each other. No treats needed to reinforce it. My one Flemish giant (one that I actually bought) was so well potty trained to his indoor potty that he'd come inside to use the potty even though he was outside playing and could use the potty outside. (At my parent's house where he lived, they have two back doors and one just leads into a huge fenced-in grassy area for the rabbits. Then they have full range of the house and could go outside as they pleased.) He was such a goof ball! 

That size is just fine. Whatever size that you have available or has it the most clear and true to the original is what I like. :) If you're able to send a print, please let know how to go about paying for and receiving it. 

Will do! I already had my sister agree to get a tattoo with me if I do decide to get it. Thanks for the permission! 
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Katie-WProfessional
Apologies for the delayed response again!

I found a suitable envelope to mail the 5x7 inch print. I just need to purchase stamps. The total will be $7. Just email me at commissionkw@gmail.com with your mailing address and I’ll let you know my paypal info!
ZaharaChan's avatar
No worries!

I sent the email. :)
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RoryHarmony12 Traditional Artist
Super cute bunnybee! *-* Sparkly Mabel 
Laurentiusje's avatar
LaurentiusjeHobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the colours! What pencils did you use?
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Katie-WProfessional
Thank you!
This is mixed media, I used Copic markers, prisma color pencils, micron pens, white gel pen, on brown paper.
Laurentiusje's avatar
LaurentiusjeHobbyist Traditional Artist
Prisma... a lot of people use it, it looks so pretty
Red1332's avatar
Red1332Student General Artist
Is there any way I can buy this as a print? I'm a beekeeper and I also have angora rabbits, it's a perfectly adorable representation of both!
Katie-W's avatar
Katie-WProfessional
I'm happy you like it!
Unfortunately this image was drawn very small and I'm unable to make large prints of it. Only print I have of it is a 5x7 inch postcard print.
Red1332's avatar
Red1332Student General Artist
That would be perfect, actually. Would you mind??
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Katie-WProfessional
I wouldn’t mind! (Sorry for the late reply)
It would be $7 total. I would need you to email me your mailing address and Paypal so I have shipping information and a Paypal address to invoice you.
My email is patchwerk@gmail.com
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Red1332Student General Artist
No worries, I just remembered to check my messages, too! *laugh*
Would you mind if I shared the image with my beekeeping group? They love bee artwork, but it may lead to a few more people asking for prints.
And are you sure that’s enough for it?
Meridot's avatar
MeridotHobbyist Digital Artist
I'm here for the would you mind if I got this as a tattoo band wagon? It's adorable! 
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