I’m still not sure what this drawing looks like. I was drawing until there simply was no further light by which to see. As the contours at the far edge of the seashell began to disappear I knew that drawing time was over. I’ll be curious to see it again in regular daylight.
Unlike my usual habit, I drew the picture from right to left. I wanted to make sure there’d be enough room to include the shell, though I wasn’t certain I would put it into the drawing. So I began at the far right, getting that much beloved frog teapot in there. And I spent most of the session working on it, later adding the blue jay figurine and only getting to the seashell at the very last. This is the second drawing of the objects from this alternate angle. (If perchance you’re just discovering this blog, these objects have a complicated story.)
I was drawing in very low light — which I enjoy — using the fading late afternoon light of an eastern facing window on this cloudy summer day, concluding the drawing with the day’s last faint illumination.