Ah, paint. Real paint. The stuff that stinks, that your 2 year old wipes on the carpet (amongst other stuff). My entrance hall is a large expanse of concretey nothingness, now enlivened by this snail. Like I said, I'm painting bugs, but I switched from acrylics to oils (mainly because I love the stink) for the next painting, a dragonfly, and it's turning out CRAP.
Will post when I've wrestled it into submission. I think I bought some defect paint. That's it.
In the meantime, here's the snail, and the Photoshop preliminary sketch, that l0oks nothing like it.