This was the third out of four animal designs I came up with for the children's stationary mascot contest. When I thought about mascot characters I couldn't recall seeing a turtle used very much if at all. So I decided to see what I could do with a turtle. Instead of a shell I gave it a protractor. I also threw in a pencil behind his ear (I always did that when I was in Elementary school). I didn't want any outlines to give it a more "cell-shaded" look. I was really pleased with it.
My name is Jaid Mathews. Currently I live in Tokyo Japan. I love sketching. I especially love designing characters and making storyboards.