Saturday, April 29, 2006

Under the Sea - Illo Friday


Under The Sea - Illustration Friday - Here are three pieces I did for an informational activity book.
I love doing pictures about the sea, guess it's one of my passions.
Beachcombing - One of my favourite things to do at the beach! You never know what treasures the sea will leave you on the beach. Here on the Delaware coastline there were several shipwrecks from around the 1700's and occasionally coins and other artifacts come ashore! Alas, I have yet to find real treasure. My treasures are the shells, whelk egg cases and fossil rocks!

The sea does not reward those who are too anxious, too greedy, or too impatient. One should lie empty, open, choiceless as a beach - waiting for a gift from the sea.
Anne Morrow Lindbergh


Lobster- MMMMMMM!- Once I use to vacation in Maine every summer. We would go to this resteraunt in BoothBay called "The Lobsterman's Co-Op." You could literally pick the lobster off the boats as they came in. By far the BEST sea food I have ever had...besides "The Lobster Pot" in Provincetown, Mass!

24 comments:

Kaya said...

Great drawings and I enjoyed the quote as well. All appreciation of the sea takes time!

marica said...

wow!!!! really great drawings!!!
wow...you're lucky to live in such a place!!! I live near the sea too but...all i can see is some damaged shell... and crabs :(
(but i still love the sea...)

HARDWAX said...

i love these beautiful detailed sketches, and i envy you the shore you frequent, sounds wonderful.

Judy Scott said...

Beautiful illos. I love beach combing, went to east coast of Scotland today and picked up some driftwood and some gorgeous pebbles - ahhh what fun. Judy x

Kay said...

so lucky to live by the sea and get to beachcomb.. you're drawings are beautiful!

cocos said...

I like your drawings this week. My favorite is the starfish. I like how the rock(coral) that it is on is so detailed, it really shows off the starfish. By the way, I'm glad that you removed the word " wannabe" from your profile. Good job.

ian russell said...

these are super drawings - I like this style, such a precise hand too!

i also enjoyed the little insights into your seaside activities. :o)

steve said...

Love these drawings here Elle. There's something so direct about seeing black line on white paper. Great job!

creationsbyellen said...

The three drawings are really good.

ValGalArt said...

Ellen these 3 drawings are so perfect for this theme! I too love beach combing and you brought up great memories!!! I can almost smell the salty air! really wonderful! It made me smile when you talked of hoping to find treasure, every day i walk through the forest hoping to find an arrowhead. I found one once and it was a thrill!!!

Rectite23 said...

beautiful drawings!

buep said...

I love your drawings, so many beautiful details... really good job!:)

Kiri said...

great drawings. my favourite is the starfish

katzdontbark said...

thanks for the comment on my site...and i love your activity book drawings

justjohanna said...

hmmm. i used to live in delaware. lovely drawings.

Jaimie said...

your drawings are amazing! I particularly love the one with the starfish

Loni said...

Ellen, thank you for your comment on my blogspot. I love your artwork. That lobster is fantastic! I used to live on the coast, so I know what you mean. There's nothing like the smell of the sea.

Holly said...

Great stuff! It isn't summer without a feast of lobster. Can't wait. Cheers!

weehoon said...

ellen, great craftmanship. neat work you have here. cheers.

Knitting Painter Woman said...

Great detail. Does it help to have the ocean mere miles away, rather than hundreds of miles?

...Kat said...

I love the line and composirion of these

Oh to live near such but I am miles and miles away
and haven't seen the sea in years

glad you are still here for me to see your works
take care Kat

shoofly said...

great drawings! i especially like the beachcombing one!

Elia said...

I love your illustrations, they contain so much detal and are so well done. I specially like the one with the starfish in it. Also thanks for commenting on my blog.

atomicvelvetsigh said...

a good take on this week's topic! geesh too much contribution at IF i cant even view half of it.. but glad i saw your link! 8)

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