Box Turtle – Don’t Bug Me!!
I checked out some cool turtle books from the library a week or so ago. So I have been working on this box turtle from a book called “Turtles” by Deborah Dennard. It is in the “Our Wild World Series” of books. I just loved the way this turtle was all closed up when the photographer took the picture. I did not trace this one but drew it by sight so it isn’t an exact rendering. However, it has taken many hours, but I have decided it is finished. I didn’t do the background exactly the same either.
The photographer who took the picture I drew from is James E. Gerholdt. In case you ever find this book, it is on pgs. 16-17. James also has published many books of his own on various creatures in nature such as hummingbirds, jumping spiders, etc. I love both of those but have never drawn any jumping spiders (they are my favorite kind of spider.)
So here is a Box Turtle in hiding! There is hardly any of its face showing as you can probably tell. It is just a sliver really. That is why I chose to draw it. They are just so cute even when they are hiding.
Have a wonderful day, and give someone you love a big hug! 🙂