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Realistic Turtle Painting by Rachet777 Realistic Turtle Painting by Rachet777
My latest project!
Based off of this photograph I took. [link]
I'm actually kinda surprised it turned out so well. It's.. like my first realistic turtle painting. It's all watercolor, by the way.
This is also my entry for the World Turtle Day Contest. [link]

And the whole time I'm drawing it and looking at this photograph, I'm thinking "Boy, there's so much detail. How does God put so much detail in everything He makes?!"
I can't believe how many colors are on this turtle! :XD:
God made some really interesting creatures out there, so glory to God on this one.
I hope everybody likes it. God bless!

My other turtle painting:[link]
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:iconvoadorchama:
VoadorChama Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I totally agree; God made things so darn intricate, I find it difficult to believe that there are actually people like you who can portray those things so perfectly!
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Rachet777 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, it's not perfect, but it's as close as I can get. ^^"
God's just that good at makin' things.
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VoadorChama Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I know; I'm staggered every time I stop to take a closer look at my monitor or leopard geckos. Both are lizards, but one kind is so fragile and delicate, and the other is big and tough. The diversity that He made is so amazing!
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Rachet777 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, cool. Yeah.
I always wanted a lizard.
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VoadorChama Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
If you ever do decide to get one, I advise going for a leopard gecko or blue-tongued skink. :) Leopards are readily available, and generally around thirty dollars, unless you're buying a higher-end designer morph.
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Rachet777 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, I like the geckos. I have no idea what kind of characteristic they have though.
Do they like people? Can you have them on your shoulder like a bird? Or do they pretty much stay in their cages like a bunny?
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VoadorChama Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You should check out my photos of my two leopard geckos that I have if you want some examples of the various leos out there. :) They are very gentle and lovable; they seem to genuinely enjoy being held most of the time. My two will curl up in my hand to sleep, and yes, they can rise on your shoulder as long as you're careful and don't jostle them at all. And keep an eye on them in case they decide to run. They're fun to handle, you just have to be gentle with them. But they aren't nearly as delicate as some other gecko breeds I know. This is a care sheet that gives a pretty clear idea of the keeping of leopard geckos. [link] And I'm planning on writing my own caresheet for them that includes less technical terms.
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Rachet777 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Okay, thank you.
I will. ^^'
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monobun Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013   Digital Artist
Wow! Excellent job!
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Rachet777 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you. I'm working on another one right now.
I want to try and paint this one, [link].
We'll see if it works or not. ^^;
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monobun Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013   Digital Artist
You're welcome! :rose:

Good luck with your next painting, the photo looks like it'll be fun to do ^^
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Rachet777 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ya, thank you.
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Tortations Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Professional
I just love watercolor! You did such a great job capturing his expression, especially the lights in his eyes! Absolutely beautiful.
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Rachet777 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks. ^^"
Looking at it makes me want to do another one.
*Wishing I had more time*
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Tortations Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Professional
I totally know what you mean! It's hard to find time for big projects like that! :)
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Rachet777 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah.... Especially when you have a job also.
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LandGart Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
you did a beautiful job on this
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Rachet777 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks.
It was my first turtle painting. ^^"
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:iconlandgart:
LandGart Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wooow, really?? you need to do more! :D
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Rachet777 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, I paint dragons, so I know how to do it. It's just my first turtle painting.
I should do more.
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byzho Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Professional Artist
Congratulations on your fine work. They are very magnificent

:love: :eyes: :star: :star: :star: :star: :star: :heart: :rose:
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Dani-Claw Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
How adorable!!! The values in the scales are magnificent and the way you captured the color without making it look unrealistically colorful is amazing! Wonderful job! :aww:
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Rachet777 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :thanks:
Yeah, I was surprised at how many different colors were in there too.
Watercolor blends colors very nicely and softly. It's cool! XD
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Kosari Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow this is great, the textures are wonderful and the eyes practically alive... it's especially impressive tho considering it's your first attempt at a realistic turtle(!)

:clap:
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Rachet777 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
I'd make more of them if they didn't take SOOOOO LONG! :XD:
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momoblue Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Student General Artist
i love it!
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Rachet777 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! ^^"
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momoblue Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Student General Artist
you´re welcome n.n
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Bryar33092 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012
umm ummm ummm ummm umm ummm :iconsadcryplz:
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Rachet777 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lol, what?
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Bryar33092 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012
I am drawing a turtle from this same exact perspective DX I meant 100% verbatim from yours =\
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Rachet777 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ohh..... You mean you're copying my artwork?! XD
I was looking at this. [link]
Psst, want to know a secret?
I very lightly traced the eyes of the turtle and it's shape just a little bit, so I could get the dimensions right.
..I'm so cheap. ^^;
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Bryar33092 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012
NOPE! A different picture actually =)

And I did mine structurally hahaa. I plotted each point and lined it out, then free-handed everything
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Rachet777 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, sweet.
I've never done that pointed grid technique before.
Is the picture you're looking at on the internet?
Can I see it?
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Bryar33092 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012
It is, but I don't know where it's at =\
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Rachet777 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aw, you lost it?
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dreamwolvie Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Student General Artist
amazing job! I love all the texture on the eyes and skin! :)
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Rachet777 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
I'm actually surprised it turned out as well as it did.
God really puts a lot of detail in His creatures!
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Dreamer-of-Magic Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012   General Artist
this is so amazing :faint: .....i can't do animals....
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Rachet777 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aw, thanks.
Well, I don't usually do animals either. I was pretty curious how well this one would work out.
I was looking at this[link] picture when I drew it and that REALLY helps.
I'd make some more, but... It just takes SO LONG! XD
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Dreamer-of-Magic Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012   General Artist
hahaha yes, yes, yes. :meow: XD
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BadRobots Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow Rachet this is really stunning, amzing details here, have you mastered watercolor over summer ?! :D
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Rachet777 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lol, I dunno about mastered! ^^; :XD:
I do like how this one turned out, though. I'd make some more if it didn't take so LONG.
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WarriorTheDerp Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
;U; THIS IS AMAZING
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Rachet777 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
It took me so looong to make! XD
But, I'm glad it turned out alright.
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WarriorTheDerp Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
it came out really good! and np <33
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Miss-Valerie Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Oh wow! this is AMAZING!! IT LOOKS LIKE A PHOTO! GREAT JOB!
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Rachet777 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Heehehehee... Thanks. :iconblushthanksplz:
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Miss-Valerie Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
ur very welcome ^-^
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s-u-n-n-y-j Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I LOVE TURTLES.
so much
*v*
Very, VERY VERRRY
nice drawing of one v w v
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