Tortoises terrapins and turtles drawn from life by James de Carle Sowerby and Edward Lear 036
The works of classical illustration for science and literature, political commentary, and children's works are are seriously interesting, though rather challenging for a conversion project. Converting watercolor, line-work, wood-block print, and other styles leads to some fairly serious hair tearing on occasion. Maintaining as much of the feel of the original pieces as possible while ensuring that the conversions are print-ready sometimes takes a lot longer than expected. Reading the books these images are from, however, is always a joy. If you need a reading list of utter loveliness, these illustrators and authors are well worth your time, and as each book is no longer under copyright you can often find versions of these books online quite easily.
Images are color corrected, cropped, converted where needed, and saved for print so as to bring out the best possible appearance.