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Illustration Friday: Ahead

Prehistoric marine reptile illustration by Christina Rodriguez.

For this week's Illustration Friday, I'm submitting an older piece from 2003, inspired by a spring break trip to the National Museum of Natural History and a nod to my then-boyfriend’s (now husband) favorite ancient marine reptile. The turtle unknowing swims ahead of the girl behind him, who in turn unknowingly swims ahead of the plesiosaur behind her.

Have a great weekend, everyone!

Reader Comments (8)

this is wonderful, love the turtle
April 23, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterkhwhitaker
Wonderful color and movement! Great illo! Great use of the word...:D
April 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnn Pilicer
April 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNancy Lefko
this is so filled with wonderful characters and color and lots of fun detail. It's beautiful.
April 23, 2010 | Unregistered Commentervanessa newton
You really captured the magic of swimming with a sea turtle. I've snorkeled by one. Luckily we don't have eyes in the back of our head though. Who knows what's sneaking up behind us. Sharks, eels or maybe plesiosaurs. In my case it's usually just Dean.
April 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSharon Wagner
Hey Christina! Your sea turtle ROCKS! Great illustration and so perfect for the prompt. I hope plesiosaurs only eat fish. :o)
April 25, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjack foster
Great use of color. I really like it.
April 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSteve Thomason
Hurry fast. Beautiful illustration. I especially like the turtle's expression.
April 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDayle

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