This is my latest drawing. I wanted to experiment with a charcoal and a pinkish pastel on a grey paper, so I chose an old shell for my subject, as it offered a beautiful range of shapes and structures and at the same time it presented a very limited colour scale. Both features are perfect for a technique that gives very dark shark shadows and accentuates highlights.
And the pinkish pastel prooved to be ideal for capturing the subtle nature of shells as well.
"Shell", 12x16cm, charcoal and pastel on paper