Meet Shelly, a red eared slider. It's not legal to own this type of turtle anymore, but we got Shelly over 10 years ago when they were available in any good pet store. They're called "red eared" because of the red markings along the side of their head and neck. As they grow older the acquire more colorful striping and splotching. You'd think a slow moving turtle would hold still and be easy to sketch. WRONG!! In the summer when Shelly is outside and very active she moves around quite a bit, but now that it's winter she's inside and in semi-hibernation, and she was a better model.
Black pen and watercolor.