I put the shells onto many different kinds of backgrounds, backgrounds that are not ocean, not sand. The olive ground is earthy, almost like grass. The shell has a sort of wing, like a stone bird. Drawing the sea shell launched it into a sort of motion that I never intended. Drawing often leads to various surprises. Draw to learn, draw to see, draw to think.
The little sea shell is dwarfed by koi.
The pastel is dust. Shell of dust, colored like earth and sky.