There was not a lot of time for sketching during our recent trip to South Australia, except for a couple of crab claws that were found on Beachport Beach – richly coloured and fairly fresh. The remainder of the shells were found at Corrimal, a beautiful beach just south of Sydney, easy to access for a weekend away. I have decided I have drawn enough perfect shells, so now am looking for broken ones – the inside structure is very beautiful and the shadows suggest other forms. Ideas that can be converted to larger drawings later.
These were drawn in my Stillman and Birn sketchbook, using pen and ink and watercolour.