Today, I wanted to share another piece of mail art that I sent away. This was the outer envelope for a coloring book swap where I forwarded the coloring book to the next artist. I love this turtle stencil and wanted to do something special with it. The above image is the beginning of the shell. I used four different greens to get texture on the shell.
The second image is where I colored the body in three different lighter color greens. The idea is that since the body doesn't see the sun then it would be a lighter color.
I wasn't totally happy with the "seaweed" in that it looks like sperm to me but it was too late to fix it.
I then added a three color crosshatching to the background to resemble water.