NATURE & BOTANICAL ART JOURNAL 2011 – Kelp crabs sometimes wash up onto the beach after a storm. It’s always an opportunity to be able to inspect & draw an ocean creature & to learn more about them. I often take photos & then go home to research & learn what it is I found. Even though this little crab was no longer alive, I felt like he had great personality. i tried to pose him as if he was alive so my drawing would have more life.