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Thursday, 28 April 2016

A-Z - S is for Shrimp


The Craft Barn alpha challenge continues... we must be nearly a quarter of the way through?  This fortnight the challenge was set as S with a shell.


I had wanted to do a skylark for S - one of my favourite birds, but one I've not drawn before.  Well, that wasn't going to match with a shell!  I settled on Shrimp.


I may be pushing the 'shell' part for some people.  But it does have a shell - a carapace, in fact - meaning a shell that covers the head and thorax which are fused as one.  Not your traditional shell, I agree, so understand if you feel the need to disqualify me!


I found it so difficult to find photos of these creatures *ahem* not on a plate!


But I did find a few and managed this little chap...


Quite cute little things really!

Thanks for stopping by!


13 comments:

  1. Your usual FABULOUS painted pages!!! I got the shell part immediately! Kudos for leaving it like this and not adding seashells. I so love your painted pages. I know I say this every time, but I just can't help saying it again with each new painted page I see.

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  2. Personally, I'll forgive you as this is a superb drawing and painting of a (I was going to say shrimp but it looks like a langoustine with the front claws) crustacean! The bit of sand at the bottom is great too and completes this lovely page.

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  3. Brilliant artwork as always and I think it's great you thought outside the box for your shell.

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  4. Fantastic shrimp! He looks great. As for the shell, nothing was specified. It never said a sea shell. As I read it could have been a peanut shell, a turtle shell or a lobster shell. As it was S, I think we all read it as sea shell. I think you did a great job and you twist is rather refreshing!

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  5. Your painting always wows me and this is not exception! The little shrimp is gorgeous and the same beneath has so much texture. I definitely think your variation on the shell theme counts, he is a shellfish after all! Lou x

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  6. Another fabulous painting!

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  7. A brilliant painting. Love everything about it xxx

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  8. I can't begin to imagine anyone would disqualify you for thinking outside the box. After all, a shell is a SHELL, and a shrimp has a shell. Your shrimp is incredibly well drawn, too. I'm always amazed at your incredible drawings, Laura. Keep them coming.

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  9. Wow, that is awesome. So beautifully drawn. Fabulous :)

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  10. I do envy your talent for drawing and painting! This is a superb page and well done for thinking outside the box regards the shell twist. x

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  11. Fabulous page, love your drawing of the shrimp.

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  12. lovely, lovely! and a shell is a shell, great out of the box thinking I would say.

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  13. Fabulous artwork and a great choice of word in order to incorporate a shell on your page.

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