12 Seashell Clipart
Today we have a wonderful collection of Seashell Clipart! The images featured below are beautiful black and white graphics. Most items in the collection are engravings. There is a wide variety of wonderful Vintage Images from the Sea. In this set we have several engravings from an early Natural History book. There are some gnarly, Spikey looking shell clipart graphics from an antique Encyclopedia below as well. I think these are nice for your craft or DIY Projects. They would also be be fun to color in for your Coastal, Nautical or Beach themed Projects!
Here is the latest addition to this collection. I’m expanding this set to include some color shell pictures now too! This is a beautiful Pink and white one. The colors are so pretty!
Seashell Clipart Black and White
Scallop and Clam Shell Clipart
These pretty Seashell Clip Art pictures shown above are from an early Natural History book in my collection. The shell at the top is a Cockle Shell. I just love how the top looks like a bow. It has radial, evenly spaced ribs that are a feature of the shell, with dark lines running across them. A Scallop shown in the center image. It has a double set of ribs. There is a side view of the scallop also.
Shown just above are some two Giant Clam Shells! The image shows two views, one of the inside and one of the outside. I really like the wavy edges. Wouldn’t this be perfect to use in a Collage with a Mermaid?!
Seashell Clipart Snail Type
This next Shell Clipart is a Gryphaea, which apparently is an extinct type of Oyster, but it looks like a Snail to me! I love the spiral shape.
Conch Shell Clip Art
The last one, according to the Antique Natural History book, that I scanned it from is a Conch shell known as a Pyrula. The spire at the top resembles a three tiered crown. These are my favorite kind of shells to collect, I don’t think I’ve every found one at the beach on vacation, but I have snagged a few at thrift shops. I just love the ones with the pink inside of them. So beautiful!
Fancy Seashells Clipart
The next Seashell Clip Art picture that we have something called a Fasciolaria, according to the book. I have always called the ones like this ‘Tulip’ shells. This one has a beautiful body whorl pattern.
Pictured above are a couple of very nice Seashell Clipart engravings. The one at the top is a Variegated Triton and the bottom one is called a Turnip Turbinella. Or at least that’s what the book says!
These are two very early Natural History Prints from a circa 1754 Encyclopedia. They have some wonderful Seashell Engravings on them. I’m not sure what kind they are, but they are very interesting looking, with their spikey exteriors!
I hope you enjoyed this fun curated collection of Seashell Clipart! You might also like our Seashell Prints HERE and our Best Ocean Images HERE!
These are wonderful! I tried to download some to print in my home, but there are a few that you cannot click on to save (ex. Pyrula Conch shell). Thanks!
Karen Watson says
Sorry about that Holly! Thanks for letting us know, I have edited the post and they should all be fixed now.
Maxine D says
A wonderful collection thanks Karen
Thanks so much Maxine, I am so happy you enjoyed them 🙂
Thanks! Those are more like clams and specifically razor clams….I studied marine biology lol!! Oysters have more of the ruffled shell
Karen Watson says
Well, you would know then! It’s nice to have an expert here! I’ll keep my eye out for Oysters for a future post!
thanks! you’re the best!
Hi Karen, these shells are so pretty! Do you have any oyster shells? or oysters? I’d love to use them for my upcoming project thanks!
Karen Watson says
Thanks Lauren! Try this one https://thegraphicsfairy.com/natural-history-antique-seashell-print-2/ I’m not sure if they’re Oysters or not, since it’s in French, but they might be!
tales from an oc cottage says
Love these! Thx!!!!!
Linda M. says
ME TOO! I love the sand, beach, and shells. It’s were I go mentally to relax. Thank you Karen!!!
Awesome images, thank you so much
excellenrt post xoxo karen
Thank you so much – I adore these shells too. Cannot wait to see each new wave of treasures!
TracyMB @ Crow's Feet Chic says
These are gorgeous Karen; loved the trees too! 🙂
Karen- The Graphics Fairy says
I’m glad you all like the shells!
trés belle image de coquillage, merci beaucoup de partager votre passion!
Thank you Thank you Thank you! That was fast! These are simply perfect, I will have to show off what I do with them– which I will probably be done with this weekend (fingers crossed) Thanks again, I’m sure I won’t be the only one who loves these beauties!
I love sea shells!! Thanks, Karen.
I love seashells in any season. Thank you!