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Featured Artist: Bees Ants

Beesants creates beautiful, artful stories reminiscent of fairytales of long ago. Finding inspiration everywhere in the world around her, she dreams of the day when she can bring to fruition her concept of a series of etchings but first, an oil painting and illustrations for a children’s book are calling her name.

Read on to find out how growing a thicker skin has been her key to never giving up.

Featured Artist Beesants

"Don’t give up. Once I was tired of competing with others with no result, I felt that what I’m doing was worthless, and I nearly stopped drawing at all. I was afraid of failure. It was hard to start drawing again, but then I understood I can’t stop anymore. I just grew a thicker skin..."

Where is home?

My home is where my cat is :3, it’s a place where I can be alone and draw.

What is your weapon of choice?

At the moment it’s mainly Wacom Intuos Pro.

Please describe your work in 7 words or less

Cute, sometimes weird.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given as an artist?

Draw every day.

"Sometimes I look at other artists works and think: I want to draw now, I need to draw now, I want to make more art, and maybe one day I’ll be as cool as them. It’s very inspirational."

"Fast Delivery" Womens t-shirt

What’s been the hardest lesson you’ve learned while creating a successful illustration career? What advice would you love to have told yourself five or ten years ago?

Don’t give up. Once I was tired of competing with others with no result, I felt that what I’m doing was worthless, and I nearly stopped drawing at all. I was afraid of failure. It was hard to start drawing again, but  then I understood I can’t stop anymore. I just grew a  thicker skin to not care about being a loser.  

If you weren’t making art, what do you think you would you be doing now?

I think it’s too late for this question, there is no way back, I can’t imagine doing anything else now.

What artwork are you excited to work on next?

It’s illustrations for a  children’s book about a genderqueer superhero, their adventures, and their family. I’m already working on it and very excited about this work. Can’t wait to see it finally brought to life.

What is your dream project?

I love and miss printmaking, had an idea for a while to make a series of works in etching. I will start it as soon as that unfinished giant oil painting will stop looking at me like that.

Please share the story behind your favorite artwork.

Illustrations for the book «War Horse» by Michael Morpurgo.

Was drawing these illustrations for a contest, and it was really challenging experience. The book itself was hard to read, I’m very sensitive to animal suffering. Illustrating it was tough and sad, and very very interesting and exciting, Especially I liked mixing different medias, linocut, monotype and digital.

Where do you draw your  inspiration from? What inspires you to create?

Everything and anything, something on the Internet, a book, a TV show, a movie, a song,  world around me. You just see something, or hear and an idea is already in your head.

Sometimes I look at other artists works and think: I want to draw now, I need to draw now, I want to make more art, and maybe one day I’ll be as cool as them. It’s very inspirational.

"Mountains" wall tapestry

Make sure to hop and skip over to Bees Ants shop to see more of her dreamy art!

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