Tortoise Line Art and Full Color Illustrations

Highly detailed B&W line art and full color fine art prints of tortoises made from original drawings

illustrations of tortoises

Accurate drawings of various types of tortoises; Bolson or Mexican Giant Tortoise, Desert Tortoise, Galapagos Tortoise, Gopher Tortoise, Leopard Tortoise, Indian Star Tortoise, Sulcatta, Red-Footed Tortoise, Russian Tortoise and several other species of tortoise, some which are critically endangered. All illustrations are hand drawn and expertly rendered. Most illustrations are available in both line art and full color. Signed prints made on acid-free archival paper are available of all drawings in the gallery. If you do not see the tortoise you're looking for please contact the artist to make a suggestion. Custom illustrations of specific animals can be ordered as well. For more information and pricing please call 1 (800) 913-7906 or send an email to the artist

The wildlife drawings are also available for stock art illustration..

African Spurred Tortoise fine art illustration
African Spurred Tortoise Art Illustration
Aldabra Tortoise with chicks fine art illustration
Aldabra Tortoise Art Illustration
Ferruginous Hawk fine art illustration
Bolson Tortoise Art Illustration
Desert Tortoise fine art illustration
Desert Tortoise Art Illustration
Egyptian Tortoise fine art illustration
Egyptian Tortoise Art Illustration
Galapagos Tortoise fine art illustration
Galapagos Tortoise Art Illustration
Fine art print of a Gopher Tortoise fine art illustration
Gopher Tortoise Art Illustration
greek tortoise fine art illustration
Greek Tortoise Art Illustration
Indian Star Tortoise fine art illustration
Indian Star Tortoise Art Illustration
Leopard Tortoise fine art illustration
Leopard Tortoise Art Illustration
Marginated Tortoise fine art illustration
Marginated Tortoise Art Illustration
Pinta Island Tortoise fine art illustration
Pinta Island Tortoise Art Illustration
Radiated Tortoise fine art illustration
Radiated Tortoise Art Illustration
Red-Footed Tortoise fine art illustration
Red-Footed Tortoise Art Illustration
Russian Tortoise fine art illustration
Russian Tortoise Art Illustration
Spider Tortoise fine art illustration
Spider Tortoise Art Illustration
Texas Tortoise fine art illustration
Texas Tortoise Art Illustration
Yellow-Footed Tortoise fine art illustration
Yellow-Footed Tortoise Art Illustration

Artist's notes:

stock image library of tortoise illustrations

Tortoises are very important to me, as it was with these fascinating reptiles I started to achieve some success in field of the scientific illustration. The people I have come in contact with through the reptile shows strongly encouraged me to draw more and more reptiles, especially tortoises. I recall visiting the Como Zoo when I was a kid, and being delighted at the chance to ride them (which seems a ridiculous notion now) Something about the anatomy of tortoises, and in fact all reptiles in general, are really conducive to the style of illustration I prefer to work in (foundational drawing done in ink and color added digitally) I've knocked out many of the world's tortoises, including all but one of the North American species, and ideally I'd like to have all extant species drawn some day. If you have a specific tortoise in mind please feel free to drop me an email to make a suggestion.

Information about Tortoises:

Tortoises - sometimes called "land turtles" - are a family of terrestrial reptiles found in different habitats around the world, ranging from arid deserts and scrubland to dense tropical rainforests. Like turtles, tortoises are protected by a large, heavy shell. This shell is divided into two parts; the plastron which is on the underside and the carapace which is the top part. Most tortoises are diurnal or only active during the daylight hours. Like all reptiles, they are cold-blooded and cannot regulate their body temperatures. They must use the environment, either sun or shade to maintain their needed body temperature. They are reclusive animals and will avoid contact with humans and other animals if they can. Tortoises are mostly herbivorous, feeding on grass, weeds, leafy greens, flowers and some fruits. They will also occasionally eat small invertebrates like worms or insects. Tortoises are very popular in the pet trade and thousands of people keep them as pets. This has led to their decline in some areas, and now many new and strict laws are in place to protect these the more rare and endangered animals from going extinct in the wild.

High res digital versions of these images may be purchased and downloaded. The artwork may also be licensed for commercial use such as advertising, packaging, displays and other printed materials. Please review the license agreement.