What started as a spirit animal drawing ended as something so much more. Through a suggested prompt I went a figured out my spirit animal to drawing and turn into a story, was really fun. I wanted to do this project completely digital but ended up creating differently and combining colored pencil after the fact. With the spirit animal being a turtle I wanted the feel of an enchanted sea world way done below. I also decided to add a beautiful sea mermaid/princess as the turtle and his fairy head her way. The mystical messages and symbols of the ancient and legendary Turtle totem animal. Gifts of finding inner wisdom, the magic of intuition, symbolic meaning of vast journeys and the gift of long life, this drawing was coming together well.
Here is the video on the making of this piece, enjoy!