This is a digital painting done free hand completely in Photoshop CS2. I used an intuous 3 tablet by wacom. I used two different Photoshop brushes to achieve different effects in order to achieve the texture of the shell. This style is somewhat impressionistic. I wanted to emphasize the bright, bold sunset colors inside the conch shell. I painted this with my love for the ocean, beach, and sand all in mind! The fascinating thing about conchs is how you can hear the ocean when you place the opening up to your ear. This painting is calling you to hear the ocean. This painting will be a part of a nautical themed series.