Queen Bee by nancyfarmer
One of a little series I started at the beginning of 2006. A little anthropormorphic, but a little disturbing, too.
The Queen Bee was an obvious one as a subject for royalty, but I've made her rather more alien-looking than the others, in keeping with the alien qualities of insects. Also she is pregnant - of course she is pregnant, the poor queen bee has no purpose other than to make more bees all her life.
All the 'Kings and Queens of Old England' paintings are hightly detailed miniatures, each measuring only 4x6 inches.