Fine art illustration of a Florida Softshell Turtle (Apalone ferox.) The illustration is available in black and white or color.
The Florida Softshell Turtle was completed on 10.24.2010. This turned out to be more tricky than I expects – as usually reptiles, and turtles especially, are very conducive to the style of illustration I use. But for some reason I struggled with the shape of the shell, and it took a lot of work to make it look convex rather than concave. All in all I’d say the drawing works, even with the difficulties I had. Softshells seem to have this humorous, indignant look about them I find pretty amusing. The drawing is based on a photo by Pierson Hill.