Well my snail has been named as I said before, “Cuthbert”, after St. Cuthbert the patron Saint of Northumberland. I did some more studies of him as he’s growing.
This is a close up of the watercolor study I did, it’s shown below first as a black and white ink.
Click on the images to read my notes. Cuthbert has already grown a few millimeters; the dark part on his shell is new growth.
Here’s the same studies colored in with watercolor.
This is the last page of my studies. I added to these pages on different days until I filled the two pages, but most was done in the first sitting.
Well Cuthbert says hello and goodbye, time to go and eat more carrots! Don’t worry, more snail sketches coming again! Don’t forget to visit my shop to see glossy note cards and other gifts with my sketches, paintings and photographs on them.