They are what lured me into the museum field in the first place, and over the years I have spent more hours drawing and painting shells than anything else. I am always surprised by their stunning colors and textures, and by how hard it is to accurately capture them on paper.
On the following pages are watercolors and sketches that show some of the variety and beauty shells possess.
Janthina, Janthina janthina, the Shin-bone Tibia, Tibia fusus fusus and the Nicobar Cone, Conus nicobaricus
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