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! Super proud of this!
these guys were
my childhood. most of my childhood nostalgia relates to books and authors, and even though I do remember watching a lot of cartoons too, these guys are one of the few that still awaken my inner child.
I've always wanted to try drawing/painting on cardboard, and I had a piece of I'd been saving for a special occasion, so I went to town on it. I was going for a graphic look with this that I think goes with the boys' New York street background, and the style I drew them in is kind of a combination of some of their various incarnations (old show, new show, new CG models) plus a little of my own. Sketched in pencil, inked with a black sharpie, highlighted with white gel pen, touched up with prismacolor pencil, and then added the background tone effect with copic marker. The overall colours in this are kind of weird and blocky because I had to scan it in parts and piece it together in Photoshop. Kind of an experiment, and I think a successful one - I will DEFINITELY be drawing on cardboard more often.
TMNT and all related elements © Eastman & Laird (or whoever owns that now. either way, I think it's pretty obvious I didn't create 'em.)