Sea Turtle drawing tutorial
Let`s learn how to draw a sea turtle. There are several varieties of sea turtles. We shall begin with one of the most common – Chelonia mydas.
Sea turtles, of course, are relatives of land tortoises and resemble them, but there are significant differences. For example, sea turtles can’t retract head and limbs under their shells.
- 1 Sea turtle drawing – the view from the back
- 2 Sea turtle drawing – side view
- 3 Sea turtle bottom view
Sea turtle drawing – the view from the back
Draw the starting sketch:
This is the view from the top and the overall configuration is very clearly visible. Please keep in mind that the body almost any creature is symmetrical. Be sure to spend the symmetry axis and while drawing ensure that the shape and dimensions of the right and left sides of the turtle are the same.
Draw a turtle shell – it has oval or heart-shaped form.
Head is rather large, triangular mounted on sturdy moveable neck.
The front legs of sea turtles are turned into wing-like fins:
The hind legs are smaller -they are triangular and we can see the fingers with taut membranes. The tail is very small and does not look impressive.
Now draw the characteristic pattern of armoured plates on the back of sea turtles and the picture is ready:
Sea turtle drawing – side view
Body in motion is horizontal and resembles the shell of the bivalve:
The turtle is simultaneously rowing the front flippers.
Hind legs and tail are stretched back:
The long neck with oval head is stretched up:
Add sea blue:
Sea turtle bottom view
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Step by step we drew this Sea Turtle^