I took this photograph of these turtles at Descanso Gardens. I believe they are red eared sliders, but I'm not sure. They seemed to be posing for me... I hope that you will enjoy this photo!
Although I've yet to paint a turtle, I love to paint animals, you may see some of my finished paintings at www.lisarusso.com if you'd like.
Here is a sketch of a big eyed gothic maiden. She has long flowing hair that cascades around her. I think she is most likely a mermaid, although she could also be a fairy angel or a goddess. I'm unsure if I'll paint her or not, but I did enjoy sketching her.
I've decided to try and do a sketch a day in June. This is day 29.
This is a rough sketch.