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World Turtle Day Pitt Artist Pen Tutorial

Posted on May 18 2021

Turtle with patterned shell

A Pitt Artist Pen tutorial celebrating our turtle friends!

Hi everyone, Mou Saha here with a tutorial celebrating World Turtle Day on May 23rd using Pitt Artist Pens. I have made a complete materials list for you.


Grip 2001 Graphite Pencil - HB - #117000

Kneadable Art Eraser - Grey - #127220

Pitt Artist Pen® Superfine - #175 Dark Sepia - #167175

Pitt Artist Pen® Superfine - #247 Indanthrene Blue - #167247

Pitt Artist Pen® Medium - #188 Sanguine - #167388

Pitt Artist Pen® Brush - #177 Walnut Brown - #167477

Pitt Artist Pen® Brush - #180 Raw Umber - #167480

Pitt Artist Pen® Brush - #268 Green Gold - #167468

Mixed Media paper, cut to 9 x 6 inches

 Turtle sketch with Grip graphite pencil

Start with a sketch of a turtle using the Grip pencil.

Turtle outline with Pitt Artist Pen

Trace the outlines with the Pitt Artist Pen Dark Sepia Superfine tip. Gently erase pencil lines.

Turtle sketch with Pitt Artist Pen

Add some patterns to the shell. Be realistic or whimsical. I chose to add whimsical patterns.

Turtle with patterned shell and Pitt Artist Pen

Add more details to the turtle with Indanthrene Blue Superfine and Sanguine Medium Pitt Artist Pens.

Patterned turtle and Pitt Artist Pens

Start filling in colors with the Pitt Artist Pen Brush tip pens. I used Walnut Brown, Raw Umber and Green Gold. You could choose any combination from the sixty-six colors of Pitt Artist Pens available.

I hope you enjoyed today’s tutorial with Pitt Artist Pens and keep the turtles safe and thriving!

Artist Biography - Mou Saha - Mou Saha Studio

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