How To Draw a Sea Turtle

Learn How to Draw a Sea Turtle in 5 Steps!

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Today I am going to show you how to draw a sea turtle.

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First, you will need some supplies: 

Supplies

  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Paper

Ready to draw? OK!

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Draw an oval on the paper. This will become the body of the turtle. The oval should have a round-ish top and a flat-ish bottom.

Next step!

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A sea turtle’s front legs are paddle-shaped. The back legs are smaller and fan-shaped.

Erase the parts of the shell that overlap with the legs.

Tip: When drawing an unfamiliar subject, use reference photos.

Use this photo as a reference for how your turtle’s legs should look.

Excellent work!

We are done with the hard part!

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Sea turtles have beak-like mouths for crushing and tearing thier food. You could say they are the “hawks of the sea”… but you probably shouldn’t.

Turtle Fact #1: Male and female turtles have different size tails. Female turtle tails do not extend beyond the hind flippers and male turtle tails extend well past the hind flippers. 

Hey, we’re almost done!

HOWTOTURTLE4Draw an eye on your turtle. Erase any parts of the oval that intersect with the turtle’s neck.

To create the shell, draw a long straight line above the flippers extending from the head to the tail.

Use angular, straight lines on top of the shell to indicate where the shell plates connect.

Turtle Fact #2: Turtle shells protect them from predators and provide support for thier internal organs. 

For more terrific turtle facts, visit TurtleTime.org  !

Last Step!

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Use angular lines to draw the turtle’s scutes.

Add two little round nostrils to the turtle’s head.

If you want, give your turtle a home by adding bubbles and seaweed!

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I hope this helped you learn how to draw a sea turtle!

What other types of things would you like to learn how to draw? Let me know in the comments!

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How To Draw A Cat

Learn How to Draw a Cat in Five Easy Steps!

hello Today I am going to show you how to draw a cat.

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First, you will need some supplies: 

Supplies

  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Paper

Ready to draw? OK!

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Draw an oval on the paper. This will become the body of the cat. The oval can be thin, fat, round or long, as long as it’s an oval!

Next step!

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Add a head with pointy ears near the top of the oval. Add two oval shaped paws near the bottom. Erase the parts of the circle that intersect the head and front paw. Great Job!

Next step!

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Draw the hind leg of your cat. Erase the part of the circle that intersects with the leg. For extra points, doodle a ball of yarn!

Almost Done!

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Draw a tail on your cat that is around the same thickness as it’s paws and about as long as it’s body.

I drew my cat’s tail in a slightly relaxed position, but you can draw yours tall and straight, off to the side, or however you wish. Keep in mind that the cat’s tail reflects what mood the cat is in.

Last Step!

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Ask yourself, How is this cat feeling today?

Draw the cat’s face and whiskers. Make sure to include an upside down triangle nose and two vertical pupils.

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I hope this helped you learn how to draw a cat!

What other types of things would you like to learn how to draw? Let me know in the comments!

For more HOW-TO DRAWs in the future, Follow me on Pinterest or Instagram or Twitter.

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Throwback Thursday- Music Video Edition

 

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It’s been such a long time (years, in fact) since I worked on a video-related project, but it feels like just yesterday that I was experimenting with sound and video, and having lots of fun with it!

Where does time go??

I would like to share with you one of the first music videos that I helped create.

It’s Throwback Thursday!!

1 . Margo May “Time to Wait”

In 2013 I had the opportunity to work with singer/songwriter/all around cool person Margo May, mixing and producing a selection of her music on a collaborative album we called “1000000 Tiny Pieces“.

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This video totally personifies what Margo May and I were doing artistically at the time. 1000000 Tiny Pieces is a very dreamy pop album, so my goal when I edited this video was to elaborate on that theme.

Not too long after we released the album, the song “Time to Wait” was featured as background music in a Hair Braiding Tutorial for the clothing brand Free People.

This really happened!! Unbelievable! 

The free people video is beautiful and carries the “dreamy” theme into festival princess territory.

Throwback thursday has inspired me to rethink video as a platform for new work. I would love to make more videos in the future! Catch me on Vine!

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If you’d like to see more videos, please visit my Youtube channel where I post playlists of interesting things to look at as well as Video Art and Music Videos!

 

 

Cats Cleaning Themselves

Need I say more?

National Handwriting Day

.. And last night’s spelling errors!

national handwriting day illustration by catazoa
national handwriting day illustration by catazoa