The girl and the shell both look so fragile as they are drawn in a soft way by enhancing the darker areas. I love the outline on the drawing and I think it shows that the character works good on its own, without any background.
Ernst Haeckel Art Print Beautiful 2010 Colored Book PLATE 3 and 4 Diatomea Schachtellinge Ocean Corals Sea Shells Seastar Marine Ocean Life
Ammonites went extinct with Dinosaurs 65 million years ago. Ammonites survived until the end of the Cretaceous period in a sea that covered what is now Alberta. Canada and Montana, USA. These ammonites were transformed into the rare gem known as Ammolite.