This is an 11″x13″ drawing of a turtle, drawn and painted with markers, pens, paint pens, oil pastels, watercolors, and acrylic paint. The style is loose and impressionistic with an unconventional color palette and mixture of mediums. Shades of blue and green permeate the shadows around the turtle and in the background. This creates contrast between elements like the white highlights on the turtle shell, face, and leg, pushing them forward in the composition. And the variety of mediums in the artwork creates a unique surface texture befitting the turtle and surrounding foliage.

The time lapse video shows the process of drawing and painting the turtle, and how multiple variations and layers all exist within the same artwork.

Drawing of a Turtle

Drawing of a Turtle | Video Time Lapse
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2 thoughts on “Drawing of a Turtle | Video Time Lapse

  • April 16, 2009 at 7:29 pm

    This is really pretty Michael! I like the dominate green color palette with various other colors to highlight. Nice going.
    (He looks like he’s smiling turtle, too.)

  • April 17, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    Yaaaay, happy turtle! 😉

    I didn’t think it would end up that way in the middle of the drawing… a good lesson in relaxing and remembering my happiness amidst chaos.


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