19 Nov 2011

Turtle underwater

Have not painted turtles for a while, although I really wanted to.  Was just looking for an underwater turtle picture to paint. So happened a friend, Steven Teo, posted some pictures of turtles which he captured on his camera, while diving. Walla..I loved his pictures, and he was very kind in allowing me to download his shots, and thus the painting today.

Since this is the first time I've ever tried anything underwater, it was difficult for me. I'm still learning how to manipulate the watercolour to make the ocean look natural. In the end I think I overlapped too many colours and water was a little messy. Well, this is only the first attempt, and I will be trying it several times more and hopefully get better at the art of painting underwater scenes.
Here's the painting in Original Colour. My DD decided that her mermaid would love to ride this turtle. LOL :) I'm sure her idea  (and my painting) was inspired by Prof Chan Eng Heng's storybook Little Turtle Messenger, a book my children really love and have read over and over again. :)
I used Photoshop to Edit the pic to create a brighter version

12 comments :

Kiddothings said...

Lovely. The 2nd one looks like a pencil sketch!

Norlin said...

You have great talents. Wish I have some of what you have :) Thanks for sharing them.

gail said...

I am in awe of the talents God has given you!

Spilled Milkshake said...

I'm in awe of your talent, too! Awesome job!

Divoo said...

lovely pictures! and that's a very cute mermaid :)

michiko--blogpost-blogspot.com said...

I can seen you are very much relaxing life
you having that more time for painting and pretty good one too.

Carolyn said...

They're all beautiful and look so real, no doubt about it. Thumbs up!

marie said...

What a wonderful talent. I took art in college and although I am still bad, I definitely have an appreciation for how hard it is.

Becky Jane said...

Glad to see your painting again! The mermaid looks like she is having a fun ride! LOL

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Uncle Lee said...

Hi Martha, Holy Smoke! You are good! Outstanding!
Love your play of colours and perspective.
Looks 3D too.
Very impressive. You must have scored a distinction in art school days.....
Have fun, and keep a song in your heart.
Lee.

Martha said...

thank you all for your lovely comments

Merryn said...

LOVE your painting! Love the turtle esp the eyes and the addition of the mermaid is just brilliant! :D

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