Sea Turtle Picture

This is the piece I have been working on, a gift for a co-worker. I am quite pleased with it. I don't do animals very often, and I also got to use some nifty PS effects that worked well I think. I am still contemplating making a black mat around it, because the frame is white, but we'll see how it looks.

The premise for this is based on, I believe, an Aztec creation story about the sea turtle carrying the world on its shell, so that's why he's got a sort of terra map designed into his shell. All hand drawn using references for the sea turtle and Aztec turtle in the background. I originally wanted to just to it vector style, but I ended up adding too much detail for that.
Dream of Gaia
Tempis, Goddess of Time
Sea Turtle
lunar dragon- new
Alternate Dimension: Fist of Kalmorov