Turtle Atlas Picture

Since the original looked kind of dull, I used some cool brushes for the background, found here:
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The concept explored was the mythological image (belief/metaphor?) that the celestial sphere was carried by the Greek god Atlas. Instead of an anthropomorphic god, I tried drawing an infinite regression of turtles. This was not my original idea, though, I recall reading about it but cannot remember where...
Calypso
Vittorio Carvelli - Atlas
Turtle Atlas
Snake Head
Calypso