Prehistoric Mutant Ninja Turtles!
This is an ode to prehistoric turtles, interpreted as the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, for ART Evolved's Turtle Gallery! I really love the challenge of creating something specifically for a topic every two months - it helps hone techniques. In this case, I was able to work on my digital colouring skills. The piece is inspired by this image from the recent computer animated movie. I thought it would be fun to replace the regular Turtles with important prehistoric turtles from the past. The first oldest turtle discovered, the first turtle with a shell, and early flippered turtles. For Donatello, I had to choose my favorite, one of the largest and iconic turtle, Archelon.
Proganochelys quenstedti - Late Triassic (210 myo)
Germany and Thailand - first full shell - 1m long
Odontochelys semitestacea - Late Triassic (220 myo)
Guizhou, China - oldest turtle (incomplete shell) - 40cm long
Placochelys placodonta - Late Triassic (200 myo)
Germany - paddle-like limbs - 90cm long
Archelon ischyros - Late Cretaceous (75-65 myo)
South Dakota and Wyoming, USA - HUGE - >4m long!
Hope you like it! Cowabunga, dude! Pizza Party Time!!!