Day 213, of my 2016 sketch a day challenge

Shore crab sketches

Down at Southwold on the Rive Blyth at the end of the harbour fishing for shore crabs. Today was one of those days when I knew exactly what i wanted to sketch so went armed with string, bacon and bucket. So I made my husband catch me some crabs to sketch, we didn’t feel lonely today as we join the many other families who were on both the Southwold and Walberswick sides of the river.

Shore crab sketches 213

Day 212, of my 2016 sketch a day challenge

Common Blue butterflies sketches

Common Blue butterflies up on the grassy banks of the beach cliffs and in the Marram Grass were enjoying the mornings good weather. The males are striking sitting there with their blue wings open whilst the females are more difficult to spot with their mostly brown wings. Both sexes look the same when they shut their wings and you can only see the undersides and I love the way they alternately move their rear wings up and down.

Common Blue butterfly sketches 212