Sunday, January 8, 2017

30 Paintings in 30 Days, Day 7

Hermit Crab

This is about as loose as I get. 

Larger hermit crabs are red.  I ran into one once in the surf, just before sunrise.  I was the size of a 1lb. lobster.  It was red with a fleshy tail, and without a shell.  It looked like lobster,  but lobsters are red after they are cooked.  It took me awhile to find out what this red clawed thing was on the internet.  Finally I saw a poster showing the parts of a hermit crab.  Bingo. 

I used to find shells hard to draw.  I think it was more of a perspective thing.  I have grown in seeing shapes, sizes and relationships better.  This comes with practice, practice, practice.

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