Fine art illustration of a Northern Diamondback Terrapin (Malaclemys terrapin terrapin .) The illustration is available in black and white or color.
The Northern Diamondback Terrapin was completed on 6.30.2011. I realized it had been quite a while since I had illustrated a turtle, and years since my last terrapin. So, keeping it with my goal of one day to illustrate all North American turtles I decided it was a good time to add this terrapin – the Northern Diamondback. The patterns on the shell of these turtles is amazing, and is a lot of fun to render (albeit time consuming.) The drawing is based on a photo by Brett Klaproth.