23 February 2011

Adorable Turtle

Turtles are known as one of the great healer medicines. It is said that all healers have turtles and badgers and frogs in their totems.  We have a few turtles at the museum that I help care for, and it's amusing to see how their personalities differ.  They start to recognize those that come to feed them, and when I bring the sponge to scrub their shells.

On a completely different note, I've decided to go back to trying to see how painting animals would go without a background.  I'm not quite sure if I like the background or the feather pattern better.  But I'll probably do a little bit of both here and there.


  1. Niiiiiiice work! This is a great pose - he's got that "Yeah? What?" look, and the scale texture is perfek.

  2. Funny thing about the scales on him, I got frustrated with trying to be too detailed, that I just kind of dotted the brush around for half of them, and it magically worked out perfectly. LoL

    Thank you though!