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How to Draw a Honeycomb

Easy, step by step Honeycomb drawing tutorial
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Would you like to learn how to draw a honeycomb? Whether you're looking for a sweet snack or hoping to raise awareness about colony collapse disorder, we've got the cartoon drawing tutorial for you!

What is a honeycomb? You may have seen this waxy substance glistening in a jar of honey, but it originates in the beehive.

It is the bee's storage container. They use it to hold pollen, honey, or eggs.

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Not only do bees use this amazing natural product, but people do, too. We use it in cosmetics such as lip balm, makeup, and hair products, candles, paints, to polish wood and leather, as waterproofing for materials, and in the place of plastic.

It is also used in or to seal containers of some foods.

Honey is often an element of popular culture. For example, Winnie the Pooh is well-known for his affinity for honey.

Sometimes, he gets into trouble trying to steal honey from the bees!

Honeycomb and bee designs are very popular in jewelry and home decor. Many clothing companies raise awareness for the need to protect bees by employing these designs.

If you liked this tutorial, see also the following drawing guides: Bee Hive, Cartoon Bee, and Firefly.

Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a Honeycomb

Honeycomb drawing - step 1
How to Draw a Honeycomb Step 01

1. Begin by drawing the geometric shapes of the honeycomb. Draw three regular hexagons, six-sided shapes in which all the lines are the same size. Notice how the shapes fit together like a puzzle.

Honeycomb drawing - step 2
How to Draw a Honeycomb Step 02

2. Draw three more regular hexagons in the same pattern as the first.

Honeycomb drawing - step 3
How to Draw a Honeycomb Step 03

3. Draw three more regular hexagons, this time below the existing honeycombs. Notice how the regular shapes still fit together like a puzzle.

Honeycomb drawing - step 4
How to Draw a Honeycomb Step 04

4. Begin detailing the honeycombs. Draw smaller regular hexagons within three of them, parallel to the first.

Honeycomb drawing - step 5
How to Draw a Honeycomb Step 05

5. Draw small regular hexagons inside two more of the honeycombs. These honeycombs are empty, not filled with honey yet, allowing you to see inside.

Honeycomb drawing - step 6
How to Draw a Honeycomb Step 06

6. Draw curved lines, doubled back upon themselves, descending from three of the combs. This is the honey dripping out. Draw rounded rectangles and circles along the top and side of the filled honeycombs. This indicates the shiny seal that keeps the honey inside.

Honeycomb drawing - step 7
How to Draw a Honeycomb Step 07

7. Erase some of the lines of three of the honeycombs. They are very full and leaking honey together! Then, draw a busy worker bee. Draw a circle, an oval, and an inverted teardrop shape. This forms the bee's head, thorax, and abdomen. shade the head.

Then, draw the wings. Extend curved lines from the back of the bug and double them back upon themselves, enclosing loose teardrop shapes.

Honeycomb drawing - step 8
How to Draw a Honeycomb Step 08

8. Draw another bee. Again, shade a circle for the head. Draw a larger circle for the thorax and a pointed partial teardrop shape for the abdomen and stinger. Extend curved lines from the sides of the insect and double them back upon themselves to form the wings.

Honeycomb drawing - step 9
How to Draw a Honeycomb Step 09

9. Detail the bees. Band the abdomens with thick curved lines. Extend a straight line for each leg, then draw another straight line from it at an angle to indicate the joints. Texture the wings with branching curved lines.

Complete Honeycomb drawing
How to Draw a Honeycomb Step 10

Color your cartoon bees and honeycomb. Many bees are yellow with black stripes. They also come in other colors, such as solid black or iridescent blue!

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