One of my former drawing students is a shining star currently in the Biological and Pre-Medical Illustration Program at Iowa State University: Katelyn McDonald recently drew this magnificent crab in pen & ink. As a precursor to the Critter Spot Illustrations assignment due in today's class, thought it'd be appropriate to set the bar high with "Exhibit A" - as in that's how it's done.
Excuse me while I geek out on it... always loves me some yummy stipple.
“Have you ever watched a crab on the shore crawling backward in search of the Atlantic Ocean,
and missing? That's the way the mind of man operates.” - Henry Louis Mencken