I had more fun with the irregular, swooping outline of this little “jingle shell”. Jingle shells are sometimes know as “Mermaids Toenails”. They are clam shells, small and beautifully translucent. I tried to leave the background a bit lighter in value this time to create a stronger shadow and feeling of light upon the shell. I still have to figure out how to create the illusion of the translucent nature of the shell. Light actually shines through the shell into the shadow. Maybe I’ll capture that in the next squiggle drawing.
This drawing was also drawn with my Parker 21 fountain pen and Noodler’s Polar Brown ink. I love the brown ink.