Spa Day Tortoise Illustration with Time-Lapse Video

Treat yo self...

A few days ago, I got a serious hankering to do some major beauty care regimens. Since my tax return had recently come in, I decided to splurge a bit on some products to help rejuvenate my tired skin. I felt old and wrinkly and dry and equated myself to a lizard in desperate need of moisturization. The visual that put in my head sparked the idea below, and this time I managed to capture ALL parts of the creation process.

This time around, I did things slightly differently. While I did do the initial thumbnail and concpetualization on scratch paper, I actually created the sketch digitally this time. Usually I don’t do this because I have a hard time capturing the character of my ideas and focus too much on details. Since I’ve already had a bit of practice with the last few illustrations, however, working digitally to sketch is starting to feel a bit more natural. It was also super nice to work with a symmetry divider to get immediate feedback on my drawing accuracy. Obviously this won’t be super useful for subjects that are not facing the audience, but still.


To top it all off, I went crazy with the sticker printing last night and have already got a small set of this lady cut and ready to go. They’re not up on Etsy or Society6 just yet, but they will be once I have an hour or two to go through the whole listing creation process. (I actually have two designs to list for sale.)


That’s it for now. Thank you so much for continuing to follow me and my work. I have a couple more things I’ve already started/finished to post soon, so thanks for being patient with me. Until next time!

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  • @vincentnijman

    Never a bad thing to make fun of yourself or - to rephrase this - use your own life as inspiration for your art. I will check out the process video as soon as the wifi is up and running again but I’m happy to learn that you’re still around and going strong.

    Bom fim de semana! :>)

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  • @glenalbrethsen

    I really like how this turned out, @hglucky13. I think it's fun and detailed enough as it is. A tortoise on a spa day really doesn't need a whole lot to get the imagination flowing. :)

    Good luck with selling your designs, and congratulations on receiving the upvotes form the C-squared and Curie curation trails.

  • @himalayannomad

    Cool character @hglucky13 Glad you shared the time lapse as well. It was fun to watch the process. I specially like the way you drew her nose & lips and gave her a cool alien look 👾 😀

    Thanks for sharing.

  • @bxlphabet

    What a unique idea and wonderful execution. Great job on the time-lapse too. I love the expression on the turtle face and fantastic simplicity and color. You sure have all the bases covered in your work efforts. Very inspiring!

  • @ferrate

    Wooaw.... Lovely art designs. You are really great at what you do. I really loved every second I spent on your blog. You are awesome and have a lot of Creative ideas. I must confess, you are amazingly amazing. Keep the creativity spirit flaming

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  • @erikah

    That is real art my friend! I always love to watch the process as it helps me understand it better and it's also educative. The video is absolutely amazing! I love it!

  • @wisejg

    I liked the idea that you captured what you are doing in a rather peculiar illustration. I liked the design. well done. It's good that you share your material. I wish you much success in etsy.

  • @bidesign

    What nice artwork👍👏You have made it very well.

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  • @jonsnow1983

    Fantastic job buddy. Art is not my thing but it looks like you put quite the effort while doing this illustration. It's good to know you're feeling more natural while drawing. Great job.

  • @ronel

    You're great Mom! How much does it cost each sticker? I wish you all the best in your journey to life!

  • @cubapl

    showing every step of this small, but at the same time huge piece of art, is important to visualize for the people with shorter imagination how advance and hard to create is drawing a small tortoise in spa like here :)

  • @hlezama

    That was so much fun. Really neat. Digital illustration is definitely a complex art. I don't know that i will ever learn that. This turtle reminded me of a a super hero comic book i used to read when I was little. Looking forward to more of your art.