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Queen Bee by Neko-Vi Queen Bee by Neko-Vi
Fashion design representing the queen bee <3

see also:

the Princess Bee neko-vi.deviantart.com/art/Pri…
the Worker Bee neko-vi.deviantart.com/art/Wor…
the Drone Bee neko-vi.deviantart.com/art/Dro…
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I love the design, as the colors clash quite nicely. The collar part seems to be a sort of fur-like fabric, I like how it gives a more lush appearance around the top. The jewelery is not my favorite, but it looks absolutely perfect for this dress!

I must say that this dress would be quite the project to make, but it would be worth the while. The jewel on the left (our right) side of the dress does seem to represent a bee on a flower, as I spot a pair of wings coming of of it.

The white section on the bottom right (our left) does not seem like it should belong if you focus on it; however, it does bring the dress together and look nicely with it. (This is meant to be a compliment, not an insult!)

As usual, your coloring style and design is stunning and amazing. I look forward to see more!
I could imagine this being a more 1800's dress, but I might be wrong.
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I've always been truly amazed by your work! As intrigued as I am by unique fashions like these, I never seem able to produce my own, which I guess adds to my interest in your abilities, haha!

This definitely captures both the classic black and yellow stripes and soft yellow fuzz always associated with bees, but it presents it in a sophisticated, classy manner instead of some cartoony, obvious costume. See, unlike some Party City bumblebee costume, this is a gown that both delivers the objective of a regal queen bee, and is also wearable. I could picture this dress being worn for an actual occasion, Which is actually quite amazing when you think about it; you've managed to skillfully revisit a classic theme (because honestly, "Queen Bee" is used as a theme in many costumes, art pieces, etc), but deliver it in a new way, bringing out the potential that overused theme has instead of just drawing something that's been drawn a hundred times before, with it's only individual uniqueness coming from your personal style.
This is simply sophisticated. It's believable, so to speak, and the Queen Bee theme isn't bold enough to interfere with the gorgeous, desirable nature of the overall gown.

I haven't had the chance to critique much of your work, but for at least this, an awed round of applause to you and your talents--it's always an exciting joy to see what you create! Keep up the great work!
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CurlyFry123 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
i absolutely love that you didnt go for the usual obnoxious bright yellow
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NatariSaru Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
A gown fit for a queen, if I do say so myself <3
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Kaystronaut Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
O-O wowo fantastic
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Dream-Angel-Artista Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
She the Queen lovly and beautiful DRESS EVER!:la:
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SilverLaughter Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Incredible 
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mariagenelyn Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013
It so wonderful ^_^
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Darvia123 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful. Absolutely breathtaking!!
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sunnycustard Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Reminds me of a pokemon.
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Rita-Ria Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
great done!
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Garnet1377 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013
I love this! 
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TsukikoUme Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Student Artist
This is so amazing OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG Happy Emote (updated version) 
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Kai-ni Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
The design is beautiful, and I love the way textures were used to get the feeling of the fabric across... the only thing that bothers me is how inhumanly thin her waist is. There's no room for organs in there D: I understand the point is the dress (and it's breathtaking) but that one little thing stands out to me :c
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Neko-Vi Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I made it very thin because the concept is the queen bee. bees have very thin waist, and in the past, royal and high society women used to express their status with tight corsets, because they would need assistaints to put it. I just described these concepts in an artistic/fashion way.. but I'm not promoting anorexy.
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Amynu Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello,
must say your work is amazing. If its not too much trouble i will very much like to know which software you use to create these fabulous designs
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Citrine-K Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It is incredible! <3
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Teremiao Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Sarebbe fantastico, in un futuro, poter assistere a una sfilata di tuoi modelli basati sull'idea degli insetti :)
Veramente bello! :)
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Abeille-Brillant Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013
lovely <3 <3 
i love bees xDD... ok my name means "Bee" ha ha ha!
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Gothic-Romantic99 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, that's beautiful. The dress is magnificent and the woman's expression and pose is perfect. Nice work.
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Lorenoide Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
That is BEAUTIFUL
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iwannasetstuffonfire Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're a real life Cinna!
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ZakSaturday2468 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This took my breath away, keep it up! :heart:
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Ailisea Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
Bellissima! *__* Mi piacciono molto sia il modello che i dettagli. Gli accessori poi sono veramente carini, anche l'acconciatura!
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jrocksmistress Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013
I love all of your work so much. You can take any idea and just create something so beautiful and unique but still so linked to the concept. This one and your two swan dresses got me really excited about the idea of bird themed dresses (probably because I study birds). Just...you know...if you're ever looking for inspiration, maybe check out some bird pictures. Insect themed like this one would be pretty awesome, too. :P
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Bastetanku Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013   Traditional Artist
Wow, just wow, I could stare at this dress all day.  You really captured the  style of the bee while also making it beautiful.  
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xoxserenityxx Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013
I love it!!! Amazing!!!
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DeadwoodKimono Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
AWESOME dress <3
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WikiDreamer Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
You do realize I still VERY much so plan to hire you as my personal dressmaker for my wedding, right?
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YumesNotes Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just lovely! Bellisimo! What software did you use?
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felix-nyan Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That bit on the right hand side of the skirt looks like crystallized honey *-* Simply stunning!
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EternalButterfly03 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Student Digital Artist
THIS IS BEAUTIFUL!!!!!
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CardCaptorMiele Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
A masterpiece as always :D
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AzaleaJones Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Damn
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evvervescent Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is gorgeous!
It always makes my day to see you've submitted a new design ^^
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CJRiswhoIis Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013
Very fitting for a queen!!! All of the accessories are so well placed. The big skirt does resemble the big booty of a queen bee, and I love the bottom part of the skirt, because it looks like honey!! Wonderful job :) :D
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KikiLynnhedgehog Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Love it! :heart:V:heart:
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Rosetiger Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013
Wow!
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Armor-of-Fire Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Student General Artist
Gorgeous
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Jeanette9a Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
ohh pretty are gonging to do more bug type dresses? like dragonfly and lady bug (maybe even spider, even though spiders are different).
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AeternusVotum Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
She is damn glamourous, I love the athmosphere she gives off!
Really awesome job, the design is just gorgeous :heart:
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Kagami-No-Kuni Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Oh wow!! It's gorgeous! XD
I was completely speechless when I saw this...
You're really talented! :D
I'd love to see it if you have any plans to make athis into an actual gown... And I think it would be perfect for a masquerade ball :)
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Litle-Noa Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
nice!
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teto-and-rin Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
O.O (so fashionable)
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MiMiDong Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow that looks so lovely~!
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Yuriqueen Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's beautiful! i love that i'm the queen attitude you gave her.
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kitsunekeyblader Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013
Wow, Neko, it's amazing! You've really improved! :D
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SweetestSerenade Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013
That is absolutely amazing~! <3 She is gorgeous. ^-^
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OceanEyes1257 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Student General Artist
wow
I don't usually like yellow and black together, but you pulled this off so well! I love how the color actually looks orange-y and almost gold-ish and it looks warm and sparkly and just plain gorgeous!
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AJInu-Okami Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Would so wear that in a masquerade ball.
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PINKDIAMOND3000 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Student Digital Artist
amazing!!
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