A wraparound cover illustration I’ve made for the German edition of the novel The Stormglass Protocol by Tim Pratt and Andy Deemer. The book is about an artificial species of aggressive honey bees. The final lettering was done by the publisher and I think it fits very well.
This is the full illustration before the lettering was added.
This is a quick realtime animation of the bee model. The movement of the wings isn’t supposed to be realistic, its intention is to add a bit motion blur to the tips. The greatest amount of work went into this 3D model of the bee. In its case I tried to be as accurate as possible (in a naturalistic way), while staying close to the descriptions in the book.