Wednesday, January 27, 2010

EDM 44 - Draw an animal


One of the highlights of our recent cruise, was snorkeling with the sea turtles in Barbados. They were magnificent! They have such grace and elegance in the water. They were not afraid and came right up to us, swimming around and among us. At one point, I was kind of eye to eye with one. It was truly a thrilling experience.
Green turtles are an endangered species and are protected in most areas. They have a life span of about 80 years. The "green" comes not from their shell which is mostly brown, but from the layer of greenish fat beneath the shell. Unlike most sea turtles, the green is herbivorous.
This is watercolor pencil in Moleskine sketchbook.

10 comments:

Patsy Taylor-Craw said...

I really like this guy and the shadow he made. Good work.

Shirley said...

Beautiful! Shouldn't be outside your zone of comfort!

nanke's stuff said...

What a wonderful experience to have! And, as a bonus, it led to this super drawing. Well done! nancy

Alex said...

Love the subtle and elegance in this one, the way you used the color of the subject to outline the subject is brilliant!
You should out of your comfort zone more often ^^

Ann said...

What a fun experience that must have been. Your drawing of the turtle is terrific! I can see him just swimming along. . .

raena said...

A wonderful drawing, a fabulous memory!

Ramona Davidson said...

Love the story behind the art. Good art too.

kazumiwannabe said...

Oh, she's so cute! I love these tortoises, they're beautiful animals. I also enjoyed admiring your painting of Saint Kitts, below, it's lovely!

Rose Works Jewelry said...

That must have been an amazing trip :) Great drawing!

Hybrid J said...

I'm enjoying your sketch of the turtle and cannot help but notice the starfishes! ;) Your work is wonderful and love your color work.

Thank you for your comments to my drawing. Much appreciated.