Saturday, February 13, 2010

PostHeaderIcon Further evidence that Bees rock!

Not only can these amazing pollinators be trained to sniff out explosives, they also have proven to able able to recognize patterns.  Quote from article: "Dr. Arian Dyer from Monash University, Dr. Martin Giurfa from the Universite´ de Toulouse, France, and their team conducted the study.

They then added in other dot-dash images to the mix with the symbols cramped together, others with them farther apart, and the bees continuously went to the original photo -- the one most face-like and where the reward was given -- even after the sugar solution was taken away. 

The researchers say this proves that the bee could recognize a specific pattern and remember it as a reward source."

You can read the whole article here: Cool Bee Article

Did this other little illustration today.  The line work is done traditionally with Micron Brush pen on smooth bristol board.  Man I'm really digging working a little bit traditionally again.  Think I might do some more pen and ink stuff in the future! Color was done via Corel Painter. :>


Anonymous said...

hehe i love it. Do you take sketch requests?

Anonymous said...

u take sketch requests?

Meli Hitchcock said...

Depending on subject matter, I'd be open to a request.

Anonymous said...

i like the way you draw animals, so my request would be another one - a crocodile ;)

Anonymous said...

could you sketch a croc?

Meli Hitchcock said...

Crocodile is quite do-able. :) I'll see what I can come up with!

Anonymous said...


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