Here is my finished Dungeness Pillurtle. And below are my steps to create it as well as the community submissions.
We started with the prompts of my original 2000's era linocut print titled 'Extinct' as well as a Box Turtle, Pill Bug, & Crab.
I told the viewers that they could use any combination of the inspiration prompts––they could make their version as cute and cuddly as a pocket pet stray kitten, as monstrous and deadly as a giant kaiju destroying cities, or anything in between. I also wanted this to be an excuse to get their pencils moving. I invited all skill levels, because I'm a firm believer that you shouldn't have to be good at something or pursuing mastery of it to just simply enjoy the act of it...and art is no exception.
After I was happy enough with my above design, I printed that piece out on copy paper and taped it to the back of a sheet of Strathmore 300 series bristol. Using a lightpad, I was able to see through the surface of the bristol as I inked the Pillurtle. I used a Copic Multiliner 0.7 SP pen to ink the art. The last bit I inked was the shell's painted pattern--which looks a little overwhelming in the black ink--but I knew I was going to do a color hold for it in the next step. Because the initial pencils had gone so well, I was able to finish inking this piece entirely on Twitch.
Below you can again see the final rendered colors with a border and type applied in this final version.