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Bee Sting by BlackMage339 Bee Sting by BlackMage339
Something I actually came up with years and years ago, when I made a strange comment to one of my friends. "I'm gonna be so rich I'll own a beeskin coat."

I wasn't all that sensible back then.

Originally she had two daggers made from badger teeth, a la Buck from Ice Age, but they made a nasty shape on the page, then she had glowing magic hands, and that covered up too much of the actual drawing and created lighting problems...so she gets the spear (which was originally a bee sting but I couldn't get it right.)

this is the direction I'm hoping to take with my art. I really like how this turned out. Let me know if you'd like to see more in this style, because it was really fun :) Hint, hint.

I'm experimenting with watermarks, trying to get the balance between marking it as my own and allowing people to still enjoy the piece. Tell me what you think!

No art theft please!
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:iconokamiammyterasu:
OkamiAmmyterasu Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
YES
Everything about this is just YES
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:iconblackmage339:
BlackMage339 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :D
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Shadowulf1 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice!
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:iconblackmage339:
BlackMage339 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks :D
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Shadowulf1 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! :)
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GasparNolasco Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012   Digital Artist
Wow, a beeskin coat! Great idea. :) Did you paint the coat details or you use texturework?
I like her stance and the metallic detail in the spear tip is also pretty cool.

Also good that you're coming up with your own watermark idea, the standard dA watermark is horrible!
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:iconblackmage339:
BlackMage339 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :D I painted all the individual hairs on the coat, not my best work but I prefer doing things the hard way for some reason! I was pretty pleased with the metal, so thank you for noticing it :)

Haha, I know, I try to avoid the standard one if I can!
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Dream-Angel-Artista Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
:)i love her costume bee! and she realy sweet! Nice work!
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:iconblackmage339:
BlackMage339 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :D IT was a strange idea but I enjoyed it XD
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Dream-Angel-Artista Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Your welcome and you a good work! Good Night!
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Outlaw-Duo-F Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010
Love love love!!!! Why are you so good? *personal fail*

This is how your art's gonna be from now on? Heck yes!

C.C.
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:iconblackmage339:
BlackMage339 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! Yeah, I'm aiming to make it all nice and neat and lined from now on XD I think I prefer the cartoony look to realism anyway!
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Sleyf Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm envious of her cloak! I want a Bumble Cloak too! Oh why don't they come in giant human size too?

Brilliant work, I'm envious, not only of her cloak :D
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BlackMage339 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I imagine with enough bees, you could, but the stripes would be rather small XD or just one giant genetically mutated bee! But that's morally unacceptable...>_> And thank you very much ^^
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:iconsleyf:
Sleyf Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:lmao: how would you skin the tiny bees?
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:iconblackmage339:
BlackMage339 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I didn't really think that far ahead, but I'm open to suggestions! XD
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:iconsleyf:
Sleyf Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think you'd have to boil them and then shell them like beans :D poor bumbles!
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:iconblackmage339:
BlackMage339 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, I had a horrible image of an old nan in a rocking chair shelling thousands of bees <_> Get that out of my head! Deleted scene from The Waltons, maybe? XD
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:iconsleyf:
Sleyf Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:lmao: it actually sounds like one of those creepy fairytales :D
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:iconblackmage339:
BlackMage339 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
XD "The children crept closer to the little cottage. There was an old woman outside, shelling bees. She cackled." And the children never went to sleep again XD
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TricksyPixel Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really love the cloak. =P Really clever.

Looks great!
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:iconblackmage339:
BlackMage339 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks :D
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lksugui Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010
Great pose and lighting :clap:

I love the spear tip and the beeskin coat :D I would love to have one, too, but I think the world doesn't have enough bees to make me a coat :XD:
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BlackMage339 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much :D I think it would take quite a few bees to make anyone a coat XD It's worse than Cruella's puppy idea XD
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hypnotising-muffin Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
it's not fair, how good you are.
but putting jealousy aside, i LOVE this idea. i really enjoy how you do her hair, and the detail to the coat. i also really like her legs, despite how odd that sounds XD
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BlackMage339 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks, I kept a bit of the old style for hair and fur :D And glad you like the idea, it has loitered in my head for a few years XD
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wynnter89 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010
submit it to my pinup group !!!
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:iconblackmage339:
BlackMage339 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool, how do I do that? I would join, but I don't really draw all that many pinups, I wouldn't have much else to post :/
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wynnter89 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010
just go here [link] - and press join or something
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:iconblackmage339:
BlackMage339 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool, done it ^^
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wynnter89 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010
haha, awesome !
Im moving it to featured !
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:iconblackmage339:
BlackMage339 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much! :D
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:iconwynnter89:
wynnter89 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010
she is gorgeous ! great idea
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:iconblackmage339:
BlackMage339 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much ^^
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:iconphantom-shadow16:
Phantom-Shadow16 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beeskin XD
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:iconblackmage339:
BlackMage339 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah :)
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:iconphantom-shadow16:
Phantom-Shadow16 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You've really outdone yourself on this. You have a great style! Keep up the awesome work ^^
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:iconblackmage339:
BlackMage339 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much! :D
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:iconphantom-shadow16:
Phantom-Shadow16 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Welcome :)
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GuiltyOtaku Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010
Oh mai gawd, she is adorable! Dood, now I totally want one of those coats. It be hecka fuzzy.
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BlackMage339 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
It must be, when you look at bees up close they're just flying balls o fuzz! XD
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JenBeee Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010
Ooh, really like this! :love: She's adorable but at the same time, I wouldn't want to anger her.... :P
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BlackMage339 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks :D No, you really wouldn't want to anger her XD
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Sun-face Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010
I love this! It's badass without trying too hard, and without taking the magic away. Really awesome.
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BlackMage339 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much :D Sometimes I think if things get too badass they start to look a bit sillier, so I'm glad you think I got the balance right XD
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Tigerbread888 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010
Very imaginitive! I like the bee-fluff coat :D
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:iconblackmage339:
BlackMage339 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks, glad you think so!
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Tigerbread888 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2010
You're welcome ^^
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acacin Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010
this is.. nicely done :clap::hug:
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:iconblackmage339:
BlackMage339 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much ^^
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