Custos Regius #Copied from entryID 75679# Custos Regius: Royal Guardian The winter has arrived, All the flowers have died, The fellow bees are in rest, But I'm still alive, To guard the royal queens treasure, Forever... and Ever... This is one of my most complex illustrations so far. It was created for a college project based on the theme Quotes and Sayings. I chose the Old British saying "mind your own bees wax". Now days means "Mind your own Buisness" But it origionally was related to the illness small pox in old Britain. People use to think that bees wax in your pockets would stop the illness, however in summer the wax would melt therefore, this saying was created. I decided not to use its trad meaning and make my own one up based on my first thoughts when I heard this saying. This set of illustrations tells a poem/ story about a bee knight who guards the royal bee treasure (beeswax) whilst all the bees are asleep for the winter. This piece was created in both Photoshop and Painter. However I created a traditional underpainting using watercolours to add alot of texture to this piece.
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