We have just completed a piece of art that we are super proud of. After reading about how plastic kills hundreds of thousands of marine animals each year, we were inspired to find out more.
We learnt that there are seven species of sea turtles, and six of these species are endangered. Turtles can become stuck in ghost gear (fishing equipment), caught as bycatch or can choke on plastic bags.
First we sketched our turtles, after watching a 'How To Draw A Turtle' tutorial on You Tube. Next we outlined them with vivid before painting the body, shell and background. We used pastel to add detail to the shell and body to make our turtles look more life-like.
This art is dedicated to these beautiful creatures that grace our oceans: