Turtle Time!

This was an ink drawing I made at a Mind Art Group I attend during the week. I began with some basic shapes…

…Then added some more details to my sketch…

Then I inked my drawing. Here is the final artwork in my sketchbook…

However I wanted to see if I could take the image further digitally. Here is how that turned out…

For once I actually prefer the digitally adjusted drawing rather than the original. What do you think?

10 thoughts on “Turtle Time!

  1. I value our friendship for so many reasons and one of them is whenever I come to your site I get to see such beautiful images :D. Seriously, this turtle just filled my heart! I am smiling from ear to ear. Thank you for the gift you’ve given me today with this gorgeous piece. I love it!

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  2. I’m with you on the Cloud – it’s just way way too expensive. My Adobe PS 6.0 is on it’s last legs. It still just about works in compatibility mode on Win 10 but it’s very unstable. I still use it because the learning curve to get as good on another application is still quite long. I will have to bite the bullet soon enough though.

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  3. I also prefer the digitally altered image. I am wondering however, could that turtle be swimming along with an as yet unidentified type of octopus? Your affinity for octopuses might have secretly crept into the design. 😉

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  4. All good with Gimp. I use it minimally though. Lost my Adobe Premier Suite CD a number of years ago and can’t justify the cloud. Thanks for explaining how you did the turtle.

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  5. Thanks – I was going for the sticker-type look although I am using Photoshop 6.0 which doesn’t have any of those clever modern effects so I had to do it manually by selecting and copying the white space around the turtle into another lower layer, turning it black and expanding it to put a black line around the white space – phew! How is Gimp these days? I used it many years ago when I ran a Suse Linux partition on my machine.

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  6. Nice work. I do like the way you use negative space. The digital one looks like you’ve put a sticker on. I haven’t come across that feature but must admit that I use Gimp not Photoshop.

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