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Two Turtles

Posted in Art, Drawing with tags , , , , , , on December 13, 2009 by katievautour

On film sets, there’s a lot of hurry up and wait time, and luckily, some turtles were doing just that with the crew. So I drew them!

Their necks are amazingly accordion-like, stretching out then scrunching back into almost nothing. The first sketch I did was of the two of them observing the group of us curiously.

After a bit the turtles went back to doing their own thing. This is a quick study of one’s head, and the pattern on the bottom of its outstretched neck. The drawing fails to do it justice though, the design is very intricate.

Then this guy decided to balance precariously on a rock for few minutes. I think he was showing off, but it gave me a chance to study him a bit longer. The texture on his shell is really engaging.

I rediscovered how aptly named turtlenecks are. These turtles brought the cool back into it for me. I’ve been wearing one nearly every day since.


Posted in Art, Drawing with tags , , , , , , , , on December 4, 2009 by katievautour

…are fascinating and terrifying and magical!

And they also represent productive procrastination at its best. I’m experimenting with different bird and reptile body parts, then incorporating the best aspects of the sketches into a painting.

The head is rendered similar to a fan lizard, plus a spiky tail. I like the textures at play and the dramatic composition.

This guy has a spiny head and a feathery neck. The horns work well.

Lastly, an odd fellow sporting a toucan bill and an iguana-esque dulap.