well, the bee is considered to be a very hard-working animal and there are 17 cells filled. actually i like this draft pretty much although i have objects regarding the final "minted" version. i don't think all the shadows will come out as good as in the painting (as happened with the 2 € commemorative 2011: wunderful sketch, but all the shadows and filligree lines made it look overburdened).Dakkus wrote: #5? A stinging creature more closely related to a wasp than a bee is sitting on cells of honey. 24 cells are visible, three are hidden by the wasp and several others are broken. Could someone please tell me what this has to do with 10 years of euro coins? So apparently I'll go for the 27 butterflies, because it's neither insulting nor utterly pointless. Gotta check what others have written here first, though. I didn't want to read other peoples' comments before having an opinion about each design myself.
you brought in an interesting argument about the first draft, that's a point i hadn't considered before at all (although i don't like the style anyway). number 3 is uninspired and number 4 ridiculuos, so i voted for numer 2.