The Bee Book began as a university project when I was asked to present an idea for a children's book. I was interested in the environmental importance of bees and wanted to present this conservation topic to young readers in a way that was clear and playful. I therefore developed a brief: to create a children's non-fiction book that raises awareness on the importance of bees and their decline.
The project required large amounts of research on the subject which included reading books on bees, talking to experts and joining a beekeeping group. The illustration needed to display this information about the world of bees in a way that was as visual and clear as possible. I chose a yellowy, honey colour palette and developed a soft drawing style to suit a young audience.