Illustration Friday:Underwater Slider Turtles Michelle Kogan



A quick sketch for Illustration Fridays topic Underwater. I did this sketch of these lovely red slider turtles over the summer while my daughter was taking care of the critters at the Evanston Ecology Center. Suggesting that they were active is an understatement and added to the challenge of capturing their movement… I dropped in this background color and texture in Photoshop. I’d like to return to the image in the future and paint it in watercolors. Oh yes, I dropped in a bit of red also.

About Michelle Kogan Art, Illustration, & Writing

Michelle Kogan is an artist, illustrator, instructor, and writer, creating colorful allegorical figure, flora and fauna paintings and children's illustrations, which have a sensitivity to endangered species, and the environment. She is an art instructor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the Evanston Art Center and offers Plein Air Painting Workshops at nature venues in the Chicago area including the Lincoln Park Conservatory, Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, and Lurie Gardens at Millennium Park. Visit her online Etsy Shop at: and her website:
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