I love the small shells, and I would never have thought of the idea unless I had photographed the image yesterday.
It would look wonderful on black.
The shells would look wonderful appliqued and the black line would look good if it was hand embroidered.
The black lines on the face, would be black quilting lines….
The red dots on top of the hat would be beaded.
I don't like the mouth, so i would change it…. but it gives me a direction.
How about these images for color and form?