actually, i'm surprised i haven't sketched any shells before now
inspired by Alisa Burke's online Sketchbook Delight class, i finally gave some of my shells a place in my sketchbook. this week's class was about using line to shade with pen.
i sketched all these shells using an ink pen only
for me, there's something freeing about putting pen directly to paper rather than using pencil first
i used a uniball white pen for some of the highlighted areas which gave an interesting cast over the black pen
"I do not know what I may appear to the world but, to myself, I seem to have been only like a boy, playing on the seashore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or prettier seashell than ordinary, while the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me." - - Sir Isaac Newton (1642-1727)
~ love, light and peace ~