Tuesday, 28 December 2010

Slow Motion


Something in Motion was the challenge for Edm 302 and this tiny snail was moving I promise,  but he was a little slow.  I found him in amongst some broccoli I was preparing.  I love the way his shell is the same colour as the broccoli, a really good camouflage?  I left him in with the discarded leaves and forgot he was there until I found him making a dash (?) for freedom across the kitchen floor.

18 comments:

E*phi said...

Tee-hee! Hilarious, you really made me laugh! He's a really handsome fellow. Maybe I should start my real life sketching practice with snails. I always feel overwhelmed with everyone moving so fast...

Pat said...

What a sweet little painting! It made me smile :) xx

Gillian said...

You've made a snail look so cute!

My husband famously managed to take a photo of a snail and get motion blur!

winna said...

Love the "dash" for freedom! I'm doing this challange and am ready for color now---your work has imspired me to finish it..so happy to see your creativeness! I've never seen one of these that wasn't sitting in garlic sauce..

Vicki Holdwick said...

Cathy,

This is lovely and brought a smile to my face. Are you sure he was moving?

xoxo

Shirley said...

Lovely little painting - did he come in from your own garden?

travelingsuep said...

I'm glad you saw him before he got cooked, great drawing and lovely colours.

Martine said...

Thanks for the fun.. and the beautiful colours on the little guy !
Lovely sketch !

frayedattheedge said...

Lovely little picture - I love snails - in the summer whne I go out for my early morning walks, there are always lots of them in the road if it has rained - but they are all brown - a bit boring compared to yours!

Peggy Stermer-Cox said...

Hi Cathy, OH! Most creative! I do like the colors of your snail; superb!

debra morris said...

Great snail Cathy,love the Christmas sketch too-amazing roof tiles!

curiouscrow said...

Lol! He's a rather beautiful snai.

kazumiwannabe said...

That's a clever take on the challenge! He looks great, his green shell is really beautiful.

Sketch Gurl said...

Love the sketch and the writing.

Dan Kent said...

I laughed out loud! I am amazed at all of the color in the snail - so well done. Just beautiful (btw, I had a snail in my last post too.)

Alex said...

Love that snail! It's so cute ^^ I really like the coloration

elkedagtelt said...

I like the story and the drawing. I remember the broccoli from the garden of my parents had always very bright coloured green magots?/worms? in them.

raena said...

Oh this is fabulous! I absolutely love your choice of colors here, and your interpretation of the topic! This is just about my speed when it comes to drawing something in motion!

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