Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Prehistoric Mutant Ninja Turtles

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.


Raphael
Proganochelys quenstedti - Late Triassic (210 myo)
Germany and Thailand - first full shell - 1m long

Michelangelo
Odontochelys semitestacea - Late Triassic (220 myo)
Guizhou, China - oldest turtle (incomplete shell) - 40cm long

Leonardo
Placochelys placodonta - Late Triassic (200 myo)
Germany - paddle-like limbs - 90cm long

Donatello
Archelon ischyros - Late Cretaceous (75-65 myo)
South Dakota and Wyoming, USA - HUGE - >4m long!

Hope you like it!  Cowabunga, dude!  Pizza Party Time!!!

10 comments:

Dinorider d'Andoandor said...

COOL!

Anonymous said...

What? No Meiolania?

Jeff Lafferty said...

Neat idea!
Jeff

Zach said...

Excellent idea! Interesting piece!

...placodonts aren't turtles!

teenage mutant ninja turtle said...

That's creative post!!welcome! carry on!! teenage mutant ninja turtle

Lowongan Kerja Terbaru said...

I liked this movie, especially the character of the teacher

Lowongan Kerja Terbaru said...

Lowongan Kerja : i like ninja turtles

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This is Cool..
I like Turtle But I don't Like Tooth Turtle

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wow amazing

tas tribal said...

Yeah its so cool :D
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