Monday, September 5, 2011

Ceramic Desert Tortoise

We've finished the ceramic Desert Tortoise. If you placed a quarter (coin) at his foot, it would be about the same size as his front foot. Done in acrylics and oils, with a matte seal finish.

This tortoise is modeled after the Sulcata Tortoise, native to more northern parts of Africa. 
Here in Arizona, our desert tortoises look very similar. 
Tortoises can live up to 100 years, and grow very large.

Artist: Cheryle Hoover Davis
September 2011


  1. Hey, thanks for posting the picture. He's so cute. His face reminds me of ET. LOL Good job on the authentic painting too.

  2. Thank you! (He DOES look a bit like ET doesn't he?) lol