sea shell in pencil

Today was a loose ends kind of day.  Did a little of this, little of that, but had few chances to do a sustained bit of anything.  Except I made this drawing.  Pencil is such a moody, smudgy medium.  Shiny too.  Have to love the way that graphite gives off light as well as absorbs it.

The shell, too, reflected my thoughts back to me as well as absorbed some of them.  The beauty of drawing is the way it lets your mind drift off to lazy, limitless, meditative places.

3 thoughts on “Chiaroscuro shell

  1. Thank you, severnyproductions! And thank you, Paul. I was/am trying to make it look dimensional so this cheers me very much. I think the shell is such an amazing structure, just something to get lost inside…

    AK

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