How to draw a bee

The last animal on the animal-heavy pages that hold the poem for the letter H is the honeybee. Inside the beehive honey-badger and honey guide are raiding, are of course bees! They’re not so much of the focus of the drawing, so they are less detailed than some of the other animals I drew. However I thought you guys might enjoy the behind the scenes on how I did it anyway. Without further ado, here’s how to draw a honeybee.

Step 1:

First we draw a small oval.

Step 2:

Next, we draw four (or any even number) curved lines along the body of the bee to make the stripes.

Step 3:

Draw two spirals for the antennae. Draw a spike that touches either end of the last curve to make a stinger.

Step 4:

Draw two circles to either side of the body for the wings. Then, starting from one end of the bee, color the spaces between the lines black, then yellow, then black, then yellow, and so on. The stinger and head should both be black. Color the wings light blue, but if there’s a background the wings are slightly transparent so you can show the background through them a little.

Step 5:

Lastly add shading if the bee is big enough to need it. I made the shadows orange or dark blue, and the highlights yellow.

So that’s how you draw a Honeybee! This page was quite fun to draw with all the different animals on it. All three start with an H, and it makes sense for them to be together in the scene, so I was very excited about this page working out the way it did!

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