Extra time and added impetus from my sketchbook have allowed me to be fascinated by oyster shells.
You can imagine how wonderful it was to follow those quirky lines of the shells. They were fluid, but didn’t need to be really precise. I have been thinking about how to use line to build up shape. I was also playing around with a water-soluble pencil. I could draw the lines and then use water to move the graphite around the paper.
I have also been playing with simple watercolour washes to create the shells. More of them later.
I was really happy with these little studies, and have put them up for sale as a set of three in my Etsy store. I am quite okay with selling them individually too. (If you are interested in buying, follow the link to check out the details. But remember that you can always contact me here if you don’t want to go through Etsy.)
5 replies on “Oyster shells”
Absolutely beautiful, Anne! You are very talented. xoxoxox
(Blush) thank you so much. 🙂
It amazing how they are all so different, like we humans. You’ve made wonderful studies of them 🙂
What a lovely way of looking at the EllaDee. Thank you. I will enjoy drawing them even more now.
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