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Green Sea Turtle as Totem

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By Ravenari   |   
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Green Sea Turtle // Chelonia Mydas


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KEYWORDS


Longevity. Slow down. Savour the small things. Give your plans more time. Shielding yourself. Psychic defense and protection. The planet. Following currents. Knowing the rhythm and flow of life and the lives around you. Ancestry. Heritage. The past.

DESCRIPTION

The green sea turtle is a large, heavy turtle that spends most of its life at sea. It can grow up to 1.5 metres in length and weigh some 200 kilos. Sea turtles are quite common in Australia, with 6 of the world's 7 sea turtles visiting Australian waters and shores.


The green sea turtle acquired its name due to the greenish colour of its body fat, so coloured because of algae. Sea turtles are herbivorous and feed on algaes and sea-grasses.


Females often mate at sea with more than one male, and can lay over 100 eggs a year. Sea turtles lay their eggs on traditional nesting beaches, and are threatened by predation and habitat destruction. Green sea turtles are also threatened by hunting, being used for turtle soup. Their shells are also used in ornamentation. All species of green sea turtle are considered Vulnerable. 


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Watercolour pencil / pencil / ink / metallic acrylic -> Crescent cold-pressed illustration board ->  18.5 x 20.5 cm (or 7.2 x 8 in).
Image size
3500x3103px 20.53 MB
IMAGE DETAILS
Software
Adobe Photoshop CS2 Windows
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RavenroseserpentStudent General Artist

love the green colours go well with the Green Turtle just love the turtle

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RavenariProfessional Traditional Artist

Thank you so much. Turtles are so great.

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All the colors look great together. Very good work! 💛😙
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RavenariProfessional Traditional Artist

Thank you! :D

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A great pleasure 😙
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FractaldragonProfessional Artisan Crafter

Wonderful, as usual!

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RavenariProfessional Traditional Artist

Thank you so much!

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You make turtles look so pretty here FREE USE:: Animated Turtle Icon/Emoticon 
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RavenariProfessional Traditional Artist

The patterns on their shells can be so amazing :D

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Your work is amazing 😁
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