Pen and Ink, 7 x 9 inches
It's hard to believe that just one week ago, I was draped in a big old beach towel sitting in the sand with this crab on my knee. On the other hand, my back is still in the early stages of peeling from a wicked sunburn acquired while snorkeling and I'm still shaking sand from my shoes.
By the time of this drawing, my laptop had entered its long sleep and I'd surrendered to pure beach vacation and tourist mode. After a scrumptious brunch prepared by a lovely host at a secluded residence in the dunes, I lolled in the shallow waters, hunted for shells and tried to not disturb too many sleeping rays.
Not much, this little drawing of a crab but I enjoyed it and was reminded that no matter the result, drawing is truly the way into seeing. I'll always remember the fine details and patterns of this erstwhile creature because of making the drawing.
My charming model:
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