Illustration Friday Topic: Sweet

Illustration Friday Topic: Sweet

The fruit of bees is desired by all, and is equally sweet to kings and beggars  – Saint Ambrose

Illustration Friday: Sweet - Honeycomb
7*5 inches; Acrylic on Watercolour Paper

Going back quite a few years, there was a documentary on the Baka Pygmies of Cameroon.  One of my favourite scenes was when a group of them went deep into the forest looking for honey.  And when they found some, wow, it looked so delicious – they ate it all, the honey, the honeycomb and the odd bee!

I quite like the effect of the hexagonal comb cells in this sketch, I think I might use it for a larger painting.

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