Thursday, February 9, 2012


This sketch was a real challenge.  It might not look like it.  It is a simple shape, simple lines.  What I had real difficulty with was the fact that this shell had a lot of calcium deposits on it, making it an odd patchwork of white and pale grey.  I finished it, and later had to go back in, because it was such a pale drawing, and I had no contrast or interest going at all.  I added darker shadows beneath it, and it just popped right out!  Sometimes I miss the obvious, and the basic training I have had flies out of my brain.  I need more focus!  The holidays must have sapped my common sense and left me flighty and muddle-headed! 

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