The Bee Keeper’s Daughter

This illustration was derived from a piece of 3D art I created. There were several versions: it started out with two toy bees placed on a classical portrait by Botticelli. Later, I found that the silhouette of the bee could become a mask for the texture of the hair. The surreal effect of a wooden-looking bee on the woman’s face is just slightly disturbing.

Typography
Kabel

3D art and book design copyright Aliyah Marr

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More Book Design –>
One of the most delightful things in being both an author and designer is that I get to design my own books. I have, of course, designed books for other authors. In addition, I have helped several of my creative consulting clients become book publishers in their own right.

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