8" square, Derwent Drawing Pencils on beige 100% rag Stonehenge drawing paper.
Photo reference by Vanessa Pike-Russell, of her pet land hermit crab Djinn. I drew Djinn for Vanessa as part of an art trade for her old Kodak Cx7330 digital camera (which is loads of fun!) and the set of Derwent Drawing Pencils. After two years of work, this piece was finally finished last October and oddly, came out precisely as I planned it when I first looked at the reference and the range of colors in the pencils. Djinn is colored pencil realism taken to the neurotic extreme with all those tiny bumps and textures on the legs, and I had loads of fun doing it. I think he’d make a good print or card too, especially for hermit crab fans!