Drawings and Doodles

How to Draw Sea Turtles!

Hands down, one of my favorite things to draw is a sea turtle! Their so colorful and fun so I thought I would share how I draw them. Turtles are actually pretty easy so you should really try them out! Also I found this much easier to follow using the pictures than words so I recommend that. 

Colored Pencil Colors:

  • Black 
  • Shades of Light Turquoise 
  • Light Pink
  • Light Purple
  • Red
  • Orange
  • Yellow
  • Green
  • Darkish Blue
  • Dark Purplish Red
  • Dark Pinkish Red

1. Begin sketching out the outline of your turtle, first add a large bump of the shell. It should be off-center towards the head.

 2. Next add the small back legs using the shape above. While drawing this, there should be no straight lines. 

3. For the head, give an indent from the shell and then draw the head outline. Don’t forget to draw the mouth too. I made a super siple one with two curves.

 4. Then add a soft curve on the bottom to make the stomach.

5. On the more detailed outline, start by with the outlines of the shell. They should be pretty rough and curved as a shell would be. 

6. For the two larger fins, start by making a curved triangle a little less than a centimeter away from the body. Then using small curved lines attach it to the body. The second fin should have straighter edges. It starts like a rectangle, but one side goes down and connects instead of being straight.

7. Then following the picture above or just doing it yourself, add the markings to the shell.

8. Next draw on a bunch of tiny, close rounded triangles and other shapes to the inside of those 2 fins (they’re the front ones)

7. Then add the “fish scales” to the other two fins (the underside of the fins)

8. Next carefully fill in the triangles on the final with a black pencil as above.

9. Outline the other (scales) fins with back pencil.

10. Then color in the front fins with a red to orange to yellow to green ombre.

11. Outline the markings on the shell with the darker blue. Then with the darkest shade of turquoise begin at the far two sides of the shell. Then using your other shades, get lighter as you move to the middle. Make sure you blend then as much as possible. 

12. On to the head, start by drawing an outline of the eye so you can work around it. Then cover most of the area (above the mouth) with the same triangles you filled the front fins with. Stop them at about where the mouth ends. 

13. Add a small pupil to the eye, then begin filling in all the triangles with black. After that, color in the head and neck with a shade of turquoise or light green.

14. Then going on to the stomach, first color it with a redish, dark purple. 

15. Then add lots of tiny black circle outlines filling the area. Make as many as you can fit.

16. Finally color the inside of the circles with a pinkish red.

That my finished turtle! It looks better from far away as zoomed in you can see all my small mistakes which is okay! I’m still learning colored pencil and I think this is a good drawing to start off with.

I hope you enjoyed this post and try out drawing a sea turtle. Have an awesome week!


Drawings and Doodles

10 Drawings to do When You’re Bored!

10 Drawings to do When You’re Bored! Hi, it’s Carly and in today’s post I have 10 drawing ideas for when your bored. These are slightly random but they are fun to do if your not feeling inspired to draw anything specific. I tried to make most of these super simple so anyone could easily… Continue reading 10 Drawings to do When You’re Bored!

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Adult Coloring Book DIYs!

Adult Coloring Book DIYs!  Hey its Carly and happy friday! Today’s post is on DIYS you can make when you finish “adult coloring” pages which are basically just extra-complex coloring page! These are all super easy, the longest/hardest part is coloring all the pages! I have three awesome and super easy DIYS to show you… Continue reading Adult Coloring Book DIYs!

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DIY Canvas Wall Art!

DIY Canvas Wall Art!

Hi, it’s Carly, so in today post I’m giving you 3 DIY Canvas Ideas! I also wanted to show you that you can use things like cardboard when you don’t have a canvas, I used cardboard in all of these and they turned out the same as they did when I used canvas. These turned out so cute and they were so easy!

I hope you enjoy and let’s just get started with the first DIY!

DIY #1 : DIY Floral Roses Canvas!

The first diy idea is the floral canvas! I painted these adorable roses on my canvas and it literally took me 10 minutes to make, it was SO easy!!!


Paint colors needed: 3 shades of pink, green, background color of your choice.

1. Paint your whole canvas the background color of your choice. Let dry.

2. Then paint some random circles with your lightest shade of pink. Let dry.

3. Next just add some random curved lines as so inside the circles with you medium and darkest shades of pink.

4. Finally just add some small leaves on the roses with green and your done!

DIY #2: DIY Ombre Quote Canvas!

The next DIY is this ombre quote canvas, you can write whatever quote you want I just choose you write “Life is better when your laughing” just because I liked it 😀

Paint colors needed : 2 of any you’d like and a color to paint the quote.

1. Begin painting on half of the canvas in one color in messy long strokes.

2. Then you can paint the other side with you other color and mix the two together in the middle. Let that dry.

3. Next start painting on your quote, I recommend drawing a plan with pencil.

Just finishing painting on you quote and your done with your ombre quote canvas!

DIY #3 : DIY Abstract Paint Stokes!

This is definitely the easiest diy, you can use whatever colors you want and the dots are optional but I think they added a lot!

I started by painting my canvas white.

2. All you have to do is paint random overlapping paint strokes on your canvas! I reccomend making them in clusters like I did.

2. The just add random clusters of dots big and small on the strokes and that’s it!

I hope you enjoyed this post and have an awesome day!



Drawings and Doodles

30 Day Doodle Challenge!

30 Day Doodle Challenge!

For this challenge I made a printable calendar that has large boxes and an art prompt for each day. 

You can start this challenge whenever you’d like because the boxes are only labeled with number (for day one of the challenge day 2 etc)!

Click here to print the pdf: DoodleChallengeCalender

I hope you enjoy and have fun with this challenge!