Drawing Shells 1

conch 1 2

Every day I took a walk on the beach and collected shells, and sometimes other things like pieces of horseshoe crab and wood, in my bucket.  I washed them off and let them dry, and in the evening I would draw.  The first night I started with one conch piece and drew it a few times from several viewpoints.  The shadows made by the irregular edges were interesting too.

oyster shells

We took the ferry to Okracoke Island and found many many interesting oyster shells there.

worn shells

I also really enjoyed sketching the water-worn shells, full of hieroglyphic-like marks.

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One response to “Drawing Shells 1”

  1. memadtwo says :

    Lovely. You are really getting your drawing chops back.

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