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Queen Bee by yangtianli Queen Bee by yangtianli
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Hi :)

Sorry I haven't uploaded anything for a loooong time! :( work related stuff is hard to post. :(

but YES! Finally squeezed some time out for something personal! :) This picture is inspired by a bunch of images of insects on the web, and even though I hated bugs, I thought they were super pretty yet scary.

I plan to paint a series of paintings 'insect beauty' after that, and so this is the first one- which is still relatively an old theme - Queen Bee. Hopefully I get more time for painting more of them!

btw I love how the bee society works! women ftw! :P
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As someone who has a great fascination for insects and arachnids, this piece has definitely caught my interest. However, I can easily find anyone enjoying this Queen Bee, rather they like insects or not.

First I must say, the detail is incredible. I had to zoom in a little to really appreciate how much you did with some of the features such as the insect's legs, which really brings the whole piece out. I think what I like most, though, is how some of her wardrobe references the real insect. I've seen human-insect/arachnid hybrids before, but you were a little more creative with not only the hybrid portion, but her accessories as well. I like how her hair (or crown for that matter) is in the shape of a bee's head, defiantly one of my favorite features.

Overall, I think this piece is great for what it is, and I had a really hard time finding anything that needs improvement. My only suggestion is I think it would've been nice to see a little more creativity with the background, maybe the inside of a bee hive or something of that matter. However, this doesn't hurt the piece much, or even at all. Queen Bee is a great piece from a great artist, and it definitely has me coming back to see more!
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:iconrotogonz:
RotogonZ Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014
I love that you included an abdomen. Most artists don't do that.
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:icongniffies:
Gniffies Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

Very beautiful.

I would like your permission to make a sculpture of clay.
this beautiful creation.

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:iconrakux:
RakuX Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely beautiful. :)
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:iconobscurebt:
obscureBT Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
I love your style and these insect designs are awesome!
Your art has been a really astonishing discovery! Congratulations for your work.
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:iconadessingh2:
aDeSsINgH2 Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome!
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:iconultimatede:
ultimatede Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
very interesting series here
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:iconyangtianli:
yangtianli Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thank you very much! :love: :hug: I'm drafting the fifth one now :D
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:iconjohnson-x:
Johnson-X Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sick!!!
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:iconyangtianli:
yangtianli Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thank you so much!! :love: :heart: :heart:
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:iconjohnson-x:
Johnson-X Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
no prob.
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:iconocult90:
ocult90 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Student Digital Artist
uff... that great
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:iconyangtianli:
yangtianli Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thanks a lot! :D
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:iconocult90:
ocult90 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I love the honey sensation in the textures, colors, shapes, and all the composition of the bee queen, nice concept
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:iconchronorin:
Chronorin Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
This is amazing!
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:iconyangtianli:
yangtianli Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thank you so much! glad you like it!
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:iconchronorin:
Chronorin Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I love it. Amazing anatomy.
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:iconaurora9912:
Aurora9912 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love it, but the phrase "beautifully grotesque" comes to mind! What a wonderful imagination you have. I'm jealous of your brain-sorry!
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:iconyangtianli:
yangtianli Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
awww, thank you for your kind words! Merry Christmas! [link]
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:icondream-angel-artista:
Dream-Angel-Artista Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
I want to say this is:new: 0__0 WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOWShe sooo lucky and bee queen! Verry fantastic!
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:iconyangtianli:
yangtianli Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
awww, thank you so much! I saw your folder name actually, I though wow this painting is kinda made for it! XD
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ScarletDesires Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
昆虫系列里我最喜欢这张了!女王蜂的虫体看起来饱满又剔透,已经能想象到那种软软的质感了XDDDDD
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:iconyangtianli:
yangtianli Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
谢谢~~~哈哈~软绵绵~~~其实这种东西感觉性暗示蛮强的说:XD:
不过大部分人都很喜欢女王蜂,我有点纠结啊,因为是第一张,感觉后面的都没有超过它~但我觉得很大程度上因为她确实是女王啊,大家都爱王者吧……但我也不可能每个都画女王……
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ScarletDesires Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
除了女王这张我最喜欢的就是蜻蜓了!这一系列都挺棒的!
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:iconyangtianli:
yangtianli Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
谢谢,哈哈!下一个打算画一个蝉萝莉或者黑寡妇……最近好像年轻的画蛮多的 XD
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devEboo Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012
I love all three of your lady insects but this one, the Queen Bee, is my favourite. The margin is minuscule but your Queen Bee is the most regal and confident. You placed these characteristics in her face focusing on the eyes. I would leave a critique but I've already given you one. Isn't that enough. ;-) I prefer to enjoy fine works of art not critique. A critique by it's nature is a breakdown or witch hunt for flaws. I prefer to revel or soak up. Thanks again *yangtianli for your fine work. Rest. Recharge your creative batteries and shine upon us again. I'll be waiting with my shades.
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:iconyangtianli:
yangtianli Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much!! :love: :hug:

there's the 4th one of "insect beauty" I just uploaded this morning, if you are interested please check it out! :thumb330813498: :)

I also find that the majority of people still seem to like Queen Bee most, I think because she is a queen and people are naturally drawn towards that kind of personality... I wanna create another "insect beauty" to overcome her though :XD: keep trying to beat myself...But it's really hard, haha, as she is already a queen! what kind of girl would beat a queen except a goddess? :XD:
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devEboo Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
I agree with you a Queen bee is difficult to upstage from a visual point of view. I think you put more work into creating a brighter environment for the bee and you could have done the same for the ladybug. By the way, the male ladybug does most of the flying. Take your time to research more. I find that gives my mind a broader visual spectrum to look into. Take care and thank you for responding. I hope to chat with you again soon.
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:iconyangtianli:
yangtianli Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
haha, as you said, I didn't really do much research except pictures :XD: and I was waiting for someone to point out any mistake :P thanks for that! :XD:
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:icondeveboo:
devEboo Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
You didn't make a mistake. Art is about interpretation and representation. I wasn't trying to point out your mistake just offering some food for your creative juices. I used to work in film and when ideas were thin we would research related ideas just for fun. It helps because eventually the creative tank gets empty. Relax!. Unwind. Go for a Spa Day. Get a manicure and pedicure. I do. LOL.:D The manicure and pedicure I mean. Don't tell my buddies.;-)
Now I want to talk to you in person. Thank you.
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:iconyangtianli:
yangtianli Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thanks so much! :) I love to learn these knowledges, but I guess I just wanted to draw whatever I see fits :D that's what makes fantasy drawings fun :D

actually I did have a spa on my bday, it was AWESOME! XD I wish I have a spa next to where I live lol. but I can't afford it anyway I'm just a poor little artist :P :XD: I had oil massage, it was so good!! LOL and no I won't tell anyone. :XD:

no, thank you! talking to you has been fun :)
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ChicoryCoffee Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very elegant. All these little shiny highlights make it look very slick
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:iconyangtianli:
yangtianli Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much :hug: :love:
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:iconbegumaa:
begumaa Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
look like Magus sister from Final Fantasy :)
Awesome.
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:iconyangtianli:
yangtianli Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I need to check her out XD a link please? Thanks!
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:iconeecb:
eecb Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Student Digital Artist
WHOAHH!!!!!AMAZING!
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:iconyangtianli:
yangtianli Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much!! :hug: :love:
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:iconelinewton:
Elinewton Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012
Amazing concept!!
I love the hair style like the head of bee and the outfit design is very good too!!
It looks like the victorian age dress designs!!
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:iconyangtianli:
yangtianli Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thank you so much!! haha I didn't really think of the victorian dress, but I love them! :D
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:iconelinewton:
Elinewton Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012
No problem!! ^^
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:iconreilune:
Reilune Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
LOVE THIS!!! :heart:
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:iconyangtianli:
yangtianli Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot! :D
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:iconnoitusan:
Noitusan Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
This is amazing! :jawdrop:
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:iconyangtianli:
yangtianli Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thanks a lot :tighthug:
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:iconnoitusan:
Noitusan Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012
You're very welcome. :D
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:iconakimaratsu:
Akimaratsu Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012
it would probably the only bee that I would never kill.
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:iconyangtianli:
yangtianli Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
XD thanks, but at the same time, it's probably pretty hard to kill her! XD
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:icongigzmo:
Gigzmo Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love ur work! the beauty of nature!
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:iconyangtianli:
yangtianli Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thank you so much! :hug:
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:icongigzmo:
Gigzmo Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem, I love your work, please don't ever stop! Your one of the Deviants here who are such an inspiration to me, Keep up the great work!!!
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:iconyangtianli:
yangtianli Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
aww, thank you so much! I'm really honored! :hug:
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