Our objective was to create two symbols of the same insect to illustrate two different words; elegant and fierce. With extensive research I was able to define and study everything about the honey bee. This assignment was extremely educational, as it was the very first time I was exploring the integration of positive and negative form working together.
My elegant honey bee, which is defined as cleverly simple and graceful in form or movement has a fluid, graceful shape. The elegant pose is a floating profile view and all of it's body parts piece together to form a drop of honey. There are round and fluid curves as well as tapering, smooth lines that ooze elegance.
My Fierce honey bee, which is defined as displaying an intense or ferocious aggressiveness, was quite the contrasting representation. This bee is in a very confrontational pose and sends an almost visceral warning to those who approach him. The sharp point and blade-like limbs reinforce his dangerous stance.
Subject: Honey bee
Dedication: Fierce, Elegant
Genre: illustration, logo, symbols
Client: Graphic Design Program - Sacramento State
Editor: Mario Estioko
Publish Date: April, 2012