This is a sort of Christmas present for my boss Jane, who loves seashells and has been very, very good to me this year. It's a good thing she doesn't read this blog, becaused if she did it would ruin the surprise. Although shells and skulls and things aren't botanical items, they fall under the same 'natural history' umbrella so we can draw them as part of our course if we want. They're nifty subjects in hot weather because they don't wilt and die like plants do. It's a pretty lame excuse, but my scanner really doesn't capture the details of these pencil drawings very well at all...they do actually look better than this.
Anyway...thanks Mama Jane, you're the best.