college work -FINAL DESIGN Picture

Not really a full piece, but it was only a mini-project.

My project idea was incorporating mythology into romantic art.
I thought of and fell in love with the idea of setting a person gazing up at the figure of a giant turtle cutting through the waves with an island on its back.
they'd used the idea in aladdin and the king of thieves, naruto and plenty of other things, surely i could find some kind of reference point as far as the mythology point of view comes from?

No.
the closest things i could find were a native american belief that N.America was on the back of a giant turtle and Terry Pratchett's discworld. i basically had to do loads and loads of observational work of turtles and rocks and then just wing it, as far as a final product went.
I think i did pretty well, considering the circumstances.
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