Biblio Buzz… Drawing Bees

Back in 2018, I was asked to create the Biblio-buzz bees and background artwork for the enormously exciting Alexandra Palace Children’s Book Awards 2019. The bees were made while listening to techno, which seemed to help enormously. Modulated notes often sound like bees idling around a plentiful hive.

Schoolchildren in the London borough of Haringey aged 9 to 12 are invited to vote for their favourite book from six titles, details of the books are here. The launch workshops at Wood Green Library went splendidly and there were a lot of talented young illustrators in the house.

Above, an earlier draft of the bees, with a book hive. Watercolour on paper, then scanned into Photoshop.  

The bees are also on tote bags and t-shirts! Keep a watch out for updates on the awards and the big ceremony at Alexandra Palace in April.