Saturday, May 16, 2009

pencil illustrations from a past life

Haliotis scalaris






























about the author of the book Australian Marine Shells
that these illustrations were done for :)

7 comments:

Ange said...

Carina this is beautiful! exquisite detail!

carina said...

aw shucks! thanks! i was browsing through my image folders and rediscovered some scanned images from years ago......i did 600 pencil drawings (over a 4 year period !) for my dads book on australian marine shells about 17 years ago...most through a microscope (though not this one!) as they were really really tiny......under 3mm. if you click the picture it takes you to a blurb about him. i am very proud of him :)

Kathleen said...

Stunning pencil drawing Carina!

jgy said...

How beautiful!
I'm so happy you posted them, because when I went to see your Dad's book, I was thinking how much I'd love to see your drawings, and here they are.
Thanks for sharing your experience, and glimpses of
a childhood full of such treasures, a wonderful father, and lots of inspiration...

spacefrogknitsandyarns said...

Wow, they are stunning!

lyndell said...

Beautiful drawings - wonderful work, beautifully observed... fabulous. I grew up in WA and those shells are old friends :-)

melanie said...

these are gorgeous, Carina!