R2-Bee2 delivers a message to Obee-Wan in this Star Wars themed bee cartoon.
Happy #StarWarsDay! R2-D2 delivers a message to Obi-Wan in his home on Tatooine.

A while back I was sketching out some silly movie-themed ideas for my bee series when I came up with this one. I thought of going with “May the fourth bee with you,” but felt there were too many competing puns going on, so I just went with the standard, “May the Force bee with you.”

As someone who enjoys bad puns a little too much, I also love the additional Star Wars / bee puns I was able to get out of just one illustration. We have Obee-Wan Kenobee of course, but then we also have R2-Bee2 and Princess Bee-a. (Ok, that last one is pushing it. I know!)

Since I wanted to post this on Star Wars Day, I tried to make sure I got my details as movie-accurate as I could. In particular, I wanted Obi-wan’s lightsaber and robe to be accurate. While I was at it, I made sure to get the design of the table right. This was surprisingly difficult as there aren’t many clear images of the inside of Obi-Wan’s home on Tatooine. Finally, even though I knew I wanted to make R2-D2 look like a robot bee, I still wanted to make sure I got his basic design details more or less accurate to help make it look like R2-D2 looking like a bee, rather than having him look like a random droid that just happens to resemble a bee.

That’s all for now. Tune in next week for the latest illustration for my 52-week drawing challenge. (Will it be another bee cartoon?) Until then…may the Force bee with you!

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