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Bee's Knees by jasminjuu Bee's Knees by jasminjuu
Did anyone else watch this show as a kid? Maya the Bee was one of my childhood favorites. I've been watching some old series like Heidi, Tao Tao, Puschel etc. and drawing my fave characters. Old Japanese animation has influenced my art immensely, I watched so many shows on Finnish TV and the one German satellite channel I had growing up. Good times!
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BonoMourits Featured By Owner 2 hours ago  Professional Digital Artist
Love this show, cute illustrations!
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ChibiSiren Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2017
Maya! My son watches this on Sprout, a tv channel for toddlers in the US. From reading your description and the comments, it looks like the one we watch may be a remake? It's 3D animation.
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Thebeemovi3 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my god! I love your art <3 Love this anime
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Ayyyron Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2017  Hobbyist Filmographer
Thanks for the llama yo! Cute bees
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Moose-Of-Pulchritude Featured By Owner Edited Mar 3, 2017  New Deviant
Yuki Sohma Rat (Pretty Eyes) [V1] Super!
This reminds me of a really old cartoon from 1935 called Honeyland.
It was totally adorable, even when the bees were really bringing down a relentless onslaught upon the tarantula!

Edit: In fact You just inspired me to make a bee related thingy of my own. I don't have even a drop of your skill, but I'll try anyway!
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Artitalik Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! This was my favourite cartoon when I was a child! :) (Smile) 
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NinaHah Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I did! It was airing here in polish public television. I think that after 30+ years you can still find it in TV here. In Poland, everyone knows her (and loves her - according to intro song) including my parents. I remember watching it in an evening segment with cartoons for kids to watch before going to bed (it was at 7 PM) along with Moomins, Smurfs, Gummi Bears and so on.

At first, I thought that you're Polish, too. It really is one of the (if not the only one) anime that is more known in (Eastern) Europe that in the USA.
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jasminjuu Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2017  Professional General Artist
That's true, I studied in the US and literally no one knew about the series even though I went to an art college where everyone loved animation :P A couple of people knew about our Moomins, but those were all Korean & Japanese international students.
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Emilectro Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Cute
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FurkanHolmes Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
lovely work ! :) 
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IDrawChibi4you Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2016  Hobbyist
I watched it dubbed in my language but it was my older siblings who watched it when it first came out,I loved it so much.
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jasminjuu Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2016  Professional General Artist
I'm surprised how many people on dA are familiar with the series c: 
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IDrawChibi4you Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2016  Hobbyist
Haha! Same I was shocked when I looked at your comment section !

Btw I'm a watcher now Your Art is awesome :3
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jasminjuu Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2016  Professional General Artist
I noticed, thank you!! >w< <3 
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DtheCadeyra Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2016  Hobbyist Filmographer
Maya the Bee was my favourite show when I was a kid!!! <3
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jasminjuu Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2016  Professional General Artist
I still love it so much! It's interesting to watch old series again as an adult c:
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DtheCadeyra Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2016  Hobbyist Filmographer
I haven't watched it in ages and was reminded instantly that I should watch it again... hehehe :D Such nostalgia.
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shiraline Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, Maya, I remember watching it when I was a kid!! :'D
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jasminjuu Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2016  Professional General Artist
It was such a cute show! I especially love the backgrounds *v*
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mockingbirdontree Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2016
Awww, did you speak German? I love Biene Maya and her friend Willy and all the sweet creatures very much! As child I often saw it. Super work! 🐝🐝🐝
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jasminjuu Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thank you! And yeah, I speak German. I watched most of these shows on RTL II although Finnish TV had some of them too. As a little kid I didn't know German yet but watching all the shows helped me learn. Then I started German at school when I was in 4th grade :3 I actually prefer watching the shows in German bc the German dubs are much better than the Finnish ones (although since I speak Japanese too, I'd rather watch the originals but those are super hard to find). 
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volker03 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So cute, love it :love:
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DarkKirbyOfTheStars Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2016
Maya the bee was one of my favorites back in greece

I think it was the first anime I watched

That intro song was just too catchy XD
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Dhemuth Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Goddamn, your art style is just straight up pleasant to look at ^^
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jasminjuu Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2016  Professional General Artist
That is such a nice thing to hear c: Thank you!
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Retro-Death Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
One of the few things I never watched because I just never happen to see it on TV somehow. These look great btw! Like they came straight out of the cartoon... but better!
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jasminjuu Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2016  Professional General Artist
Noooo you must reclaim your childhood! ;v; Although watching them as a kid was def more fun mainly bc the internet hadn't ruined my patience yet :3 I'm so bad with slow paced shows recently oTL
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kaycul Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2016  Student Digital Artist
There are only 12. I want 500.
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jasminjuu Featured By Owner Edited Mar 17, 2016  Professional General Artist
If someone hired me to draw 500 that would be my fave job ever hahah

Why do jobs like that not exist sigh "draw 500 of the thing you like for 10000000 dollah"
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kaycul Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2016  Student Digital Artist
best job A+
we all need jobs like this. :,c
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iaolmu Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Tämän muistan vieläkin. Muistan myös Tao Taon.
Hienoa työtä.
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jasminjuu Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2016  Professional General Artist
Kiitos! En muistanut että Tao Tao oli silleen hassusti ylipuhuttu ennen kuin katsoin uudestaan niitä vanhoja jaksoja :3
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iaolmu Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Tarkoitat Inkeri Walleniuksen kertojaääntä?
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jasminjuu Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2016  Professional General Artist
Juu, niihin Tao Tao jaksoihin joita katsoin oli jätetty saksankielinen dubbi alle, se oli aika kovalla siellä taustalla ja oli tosi omituista kuunnella kun päälle selostetaan lähes sama mitä jo muutenkin kuulee hahmojen sanovan monilla eri äänillä...varsinkin kun puhuu molempia kieliä :'D Lapsena ei kai häirinnyt kun en ymmärtänyt muuta kuin sen suomidubin.
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TheBrokenKnight Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2016
Very cute
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jasminjuu Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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ElliPuukangas Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Oh gosh I remember both the TV series and the comic. Maija Mehiläinen, eikös ollutkin?
These are so cute. :heart:
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jasminjuu Featured By Owner Edited Mar 17, 2016  Professional General Artist
Joo, just se! Ainoot tuntemani tyypit jotka ei pitänyt sarjasta oli nimeltään Maijoja ja joutuivat kuuntelemaan nimittelyä mehiläiseksi ja tunnarilaulantaa :D En ikinä itse saanut käsiini niitä sarjiksia, oliks ne hauskoja?
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Sc0toma Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2016   Digital Artist
Ahhh I remember watching this, classic!

Nice drawing!
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jasminjuu Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thank you! I miss being a kid ;v;
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Zenbela-desu Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I feel like there was a game about this... A hard ass game
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jasminjuu Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2016  Professional General Artist
My parents kept me away from games as a kid so I have no idea ;v; But all games were hard back then so you're probably right.
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Zenbela-desu Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awwww..... 
Ohh I remember now it was a game for nds about that bee hahah
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painted-bees Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
oh my goddd Maya was my favorite!!
...she still p. much is LMAO aaa beautiful work! 
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jasminjuu Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2016  Professional General Artist
She has so much personality and is a cutie! :heart: 
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Little-Raid Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I remember this... I think I was 4-6 years old? So... nearly 20 years ago.

Man time flies.
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jasminjuu Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2016  Professional General Artist
It sure does! Pretty much everyone I know is younger than me by several years so I feel ancient.
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Little-Raid Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
So you're old than me? Though I can say I know the feels.

Most ppl think I am 16-20 years old so they flip out when I am 25. ^^;; Then they ruin the moment by saying you look good for your age -_-*
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