Northern Crayfish Aka Small Dragon Shrimp 2
Drawing - Colored Pencil On Paper
Colored pencil drawing of a Northern Crayfish, by Conni Schaftenaar
Prismacolor and Cezanne Colored Pencils on Koh-i-noor Heavy Drawing Paper.
My brother lives near Denver Colorado and goes fishing often. He caught some Northern, or "Virile", crayfish that are about half the size of a small lobster and sent me photos. I did two drawings to send to him. His wife is Chinese-American, and in Mandarin, a Crayfish is called a "small dragon shrimp"! I love that!
I was fascinated with the color of the claws, the size of the crayfish (we grew up in Michigan and our crayfish in local waters are maybe an inch and a half to 2 inches long) and the huge orange knobby growths along the claws. They are ugly and beautiful all at the same time!
3rd Place Tie in the Any Arthropods contest, May 2021
October 21st, 2020
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