I took this photograph of this turtle at Descanso Gardens. He was stretching and seemed to be posing, he held this pose for the entire time that I sat by the pond. I hope that you will enjoy this photo!
I love to paint animals, you may see some of my finished paintings at lisarusso.com if you'd like.
Here is a sketch of a big eyed gothic maiden. She has a veil atop her head and is glancing backwards... I think she is most likely an angel fairy, although she could also be a mermaid 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 September. This is day 14. She is also face 14 for the 29 faces challenge in September.
This is a rough sketch.