Friday, January 14, 2011

The Sketchbook Challenge Seashells

Added seashells to my sketchbook today.
Above is my start with a Micron pen of a
Spider Conch I found on a Maui beach.
Then I put some watercolor to it.
Here on the Pacific coast where I live we are always
finding sand dollars.
I did this one in colored pencil and added a green mussel.
Whenever I go to my favorite sushi restaurant I order their
fabulous baked green mussels with a mmm good sauce on top.
Then I bring the shells home and scrub them. They a gorgeous
with their iridescent green. I guess I collect everything!

8 comments:

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

The sketchbook challenge sounds like something I should do to get myself back into painting. Crazy quilting has taken over my life, but I love it. Your shells are nice. You did a great job of capturing their shape. Thanks for visiting my blog. Enjoy your weekend! Connie

Pearl said...

Ahhh a collector of everything! Me too and I do love the shells but there's no way I'm eating sushi! My husband makes it all the time being from a family of the Hawaiian islands, I just cannot choke it down. I must have my beloved seafood made into rubber? I know but I love it that way, your shells are beautiful. Hugs Pearl

Createology said...

Your sketching is wonderful. How fun to also journal about them for memories. Happy sketching...

Snap said...

Love your seashell sketches ... I do love seashells. Mussels ... I can't eat them ... they do not like me, but I love the beauty of the shell .. that I can appreciate!

Laurie said...

Wow Sharon, you're moving along on your sketching! Your shells have turned out beautiful!

Tammie said...

lovely to see your shells ~

Merry said...

I just love your sketches Sharon....so wonderful. I love collecting shells too especially those sand dollars.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

These are wonderful! I'm going to mark your blog to come back again! ♥