Previously on the site, we learned how to draw a turtle – simple, symmetrical… cute! 🙂 And during this lesson, I did mention doing another one some time down the road… one that lives in the sea.
Well, now’s the time for this second lesson. Let’s get started!
First Step – Circles and Ovals Help to Visualize our Subject
Swimming – angled – at a 3/4 tilt, drawing this animal is not necessarily difficult… but does require a bit of thinking ahead of time, in order to best put forth the lines to bring it into view. Even if you don’t use a framework, a simple "Stop and Look" – is well worth the while. Feeds the imagination!
Here’s the structure…
If you look at the shell – it almost looks like the ball used in a game of rugby. We know it doesn’t really take on this shape… but tilted, angled and with movement toward the back (and away) from the head… this is a pretty good starting point in helping you best materialize those lines.
And speaking of lines…
Second Step – How to Draw a Turtle, Step by Step
Given the structure at hand, and seeing that the head of the turtle is in fact the foremost part of the picture – first connecting with the view path of the observer — it only makes sense to draw it first, beginning with the left eye.
Here’s how it all pans out…
Ah yes – easily one of the cutest and loved creatures of the sea. There’s a certain grace experienced when viewing one of these animals – gliding through the ocean.
Well I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. And further more, I hope you found it useful in creating a unique variation of your own imagination.
Keep on drawing !!!