Fearless Friday, Buzzzzzz


Happy Valentines Day! ❤️

The 3D painting I hoped to share with you today is still in progress

So let’s create a little Bee and Flower love 🌼 🐝





I looked at bee images on Pinterest for reference in drawing my bee

It has been dark, rainy, and dreary so please excuse the dark photos

The paper I was using is actually white





Step 1 is a light pencil sketch

When drawing something symmetrical like this bee,

it helps to turn your paper while drawing






It doesn’t have to be exactly perfect





Next I inked the sketch with a .02 waterproof fine liner pen





Now the fun begins, adding details





I thickened the outline with a larger nib black brush marker

 adding line borders to the wings and back





next I drew in the “panes” of the wings with thick and fine lines





I added shading with a black watercolor wash

giving volume to the body and legs

and indicating transparency in the wings





Then he got some yellow stripes with watercolor





Fine lines were added to the body to finish the bee





Now he needs a flower!

A flower center was painted in with yellow watercolor





Petals are indicated with a pale gray/green wash and defined with ink





The key to a complex subject is breaking it down,

shape by shape, step by step

The process becomes exciting and fulfilling as the drawing slowly emerges





I hope you have a “Bee-u-tiful” Valentines Day!


❤️  🐝 ❣️


BEE Fearless!


I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs:

Meal Plan Monday  Love Your Creativity    What’s for Dinner?

Between Naps on the Porch,  Make it Pretty Monday

Turn About Tuesday  Celebrate Your Story, You’re the Star

All About Home/ Common Ground Follow the Yellow Brick Home

Tasty Tuesday   Oh My Heartsie Girl  Full Plate Thursday

Thursday Favorite Things  Creatively Crafty   Home Matters 

Weekend Potluck  Friday Features  Over the Moon

25 Responses to “Fearless Friday, Buzzzzzz”
  1. Nancy says:

    And fearless you are! It’s beeutiful! 🐝💛

  2. Joe Salling says:

    This is great – my girls love to draw and examples like this make it easy for their young eyes to understand the process. Will make sure they get to see this today!

  3. thefrenchhutch says:

    LOVE this little bee Jenna. I always enjoy your tutorials, amazing how a few sketches progresses to this lovely drawing. Happy Valentine’s Day…….

  4. pattyanneart says:

    Happy Valentine’s Day, Jenna! 😊💗🌸 Love your beeutiful 🐝! 😀

  5. I hope your Valentine’s day with Beeee as lovely as your drawing!

  6. Bee-utiful 🐝🐝🐝 You are amazing. What a beautiful sunny day, enjoy! ♥️

  7. Julie says:

    I like all of the details on the bee. You do such lovely drawings Jenna. Have a nice day and a happy Valentine’s Day.

  8. Rosie M. says:

    Thank you for sharing your imagination, creativity and artistic talent, Jenna. I look forward to your Friday posts so much to see what you’ll come up with next! Love your bee! Happy Valentine’s Day!

  9. lghiggins says:

    You make it look so easy. 😊

  10. Cyndi Raines says:

    Awesome! Happy Valentine’s Day! ♥️

  11. Mary says:

    Love your sweet bee Jenna, especially the window pane wings! 🐝

  12. Cool! Very beautiful! You are smart! I really liked your drawing!

  13. Jill Kuhn says:

    Your bee is bee-utiful Jenna! 🌼🐝 I enjoyed seeing your process in creating your bee!

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