I collected seaweed, sea shells, pieces of fishing net and pieces of dead crab from my local beach to do my observational drawings from. I drew the items individually and as still lifes.

I did quick pencil sketches, line drawings, detailed drawings, using pencil and pen. I did watercolour, coloured pencil and collage using gelli printed papers to create a range of images, colours and textures.

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Line drawings and colour pencil sketches

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Gelli printed papers used in collages

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Still life collages using gelli printed papers

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Still life collages using gelli printed papers

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At this point the shapes of the seaweed are what’s really standing out to me and the green of the seaweed, turquoise/blue of the fishing net and the orange of the crab shell. The orange and turquoise go really well together. I also like the indigo, blue and grey, white of the mussel shells.

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