Posts Tagged ‘bee’

Bees 4

Wednesday, April 4th, 2018

a loose brush painting of a bee on a background of honey-gold splotches, watercolor by Amy Crook

Bees 4, 6″x4″ watercolor on Fluid watercolor paper

This fat, fuzzy bumblebee is just waiting to bring some sparkly spring into your life!

She’s chilling in this honey-gold world, dusted with glittering pollen and waiting to go out and gather for her queen and hive. She’s covered in fluff that’s perfect for getting the most pollen possible, so make sure to provide plenty of flowers known to help feed the bees.

What season gets you abuzz with joy?

Bees 4, detail, by Amy Crook

Bees 4, detail, by Amy Crook

Above, you can see the background brightened up by sunshine and the sparkling bronzite mineral paint. Below, the bee is in a little frame, waiting to find the perfect flower to make its home.

Bees 4, framed art by Amy Crook

Bees 4, framed art by Amy Crook

Categories: Floating Gallery, Sea Creatures and Other Animals, Series and Books, Whimsical and Strange
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Conversation Arts week 2

Monday, February 15th, 2016

Conversation Heart art prompts

Another week, another set of candy hearts! I’ve eaten every one of these after finishing the sketch, and let me tell you, blue is not good. But it means the weird repeats are all natural, as it were! The whims of fate and candy have brought seven more sketches.

Conversation Arts 8: True Love

Conversation Arts 8: True Love – sold

Castiel + Dean = a complete inability to communicate like adults. But also love.

Conversation Arts 9: :)

Conversation Arts 9: 🙂 – $10

If you’ve ever played Settlers of Catan, you have heard this joke before.

Conversation Arts 10: True Love 2

Conversation Arts 10: True Love 2 – $25

I admit it, I am addicted to Neko Atsume. Peaches really loves the sakuramochi cushion, when she can get her paws on it.

Conversation Arts 11: Melt My <3

Conversation Arts 11: Melt My <3 – sold

One of my Patreon patrons asked for February rain for her sketch, and I ended up with this sweet bit of sadness.

Conversation Arts 12: Be Mine

Conversation Arts 12: Be Mine – $10

Sleep deprivation + Periscope encouragement = bee puns.

Conversation Arts 13: Let's Kiss

Conversation Arts 13: Let’s Kiss – $45

Apparently I really want to draw Q this month, so this time I matched him up with an orange tabby. Because kitten kisses are the best kisses.

Conversation Arts 14: Best Day 2

Conversation Arts 14: Best Day 2 – $45

“Q, why did you want to come to the beach if you’re not going to swim?”

“I’ve got exactly what I want, James, don’t you worry.”

Categories: Daily Art, Things I'm a Fan Of, Whimsical and Strange
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Cuppa Curiosity

Saturday, May 2nd, 2015

Cuppa Curiosity by Amy Crook

Cuppa Curiosity by Amy Crook

Continuing the series, I have another cheerful, illustrative cup of tea.

Curiosity killed the cat, but satisfaction brought him back. This adorable little black cat cup has a tail for a handle, a pair of sugar mice for sweetness, and a friendly bee resting on his nose. His green eye and the golden bee both have a bit of metallic gold paint on them to add shine to this adorable illustration.

Cuppa Curiosity, 7″x5″ pen & ink, watercolor, and metallic watercolor on paper.

Cuppa Curiosity, detail, by Amy Crook

Cuppa Curiosity, detail, by Amy Crook

Above, you can see both the metallic highlights and painted white tooth and eye-shine that give this adorable kitty and bee extra life. Below, you can see the cuppa in a frame, waiting patiently to be put in a carrier and sent to its new home.

Cuppa Curiosity, framed art by Amy Crook

Cuppa Curiosity, framed art by Amy Crook

Categories: Floating Gallery, Series and Books, Whimsical and Strange
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