On a few of my previous post, I mentioned that when we sign office birthday cards, I’ve tried to add a little sketch about the person being celebrated. Since COVID-19 and working from home, I haven’t been able to do that. So I decided to bring it back—virtually.
This time we celebrate my friend, Megan Lucy James Neal, Account Supervisor badass at Launch Agency. Not only is she an awesome account person and mom, but she also stays busy keeping bees at her house. That’s why I made her into a robot bee, or “BeeBot”. Happy Birthday Megan Lucy!!
All of my drawings always start out as a rough, thumbnail sketch. I do as many as I need, from 1 to 10 to get the right composition. That's not to say that I don't change it along the way. The original sketch had the antenna curved back, and the Beebot holding a beehive and honey dipper, dripping honey. After looking at more bee reference shots, I noticed their antenna go forward. Since Megan Lucy is a beekeeper, I decided to have her work with a bee box.