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Queen Bee by yangtianli Queen Bee by yangtianli
View the other ones here

and a wallpaper for the first collection here :)

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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RotogonZ Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014
I love that you included an abdomen. Most artists don't do that.
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.

RakuX Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely beautiful. :)
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.
aDeSsINgH2 Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ultimatede Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
very interesting series here
yangtianli Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thank you very much! :love: :hug: I'm drafting the fifth one now :D
Johnson-X Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yangtianli Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thank you so much!! :love: :heart: :heart:
Johnson-X Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
no prob.
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