Have you ever looked back at older work and realized your work had evolved… in a bad way? I just had that moment with my Melliferian designs - very early on, their heads were more wasp-y shaped, and over the years, that slowly was lost. I didn’t notice this or decide it consciously, it just kind of happened. I decided to try bringing that back into their design, while preserving the individual character traits I’d developed later on.
I started with the three most important worker bee characters. I’ll work on the queens next time, and then maybe some secondary and tertiary bees.