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Bringing back the past. 

Know anyone out there who isn't familiar with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles? Kind of hard to find someone who isn't, I grew up in the 80's so I was there for the emergence into maintstream and I admit I was big fan and I still find time to watch the latest incarnation to see how they've evolved with each new generation.

I've seen a lot of artists come up with their own designs for the TMNT and it was actually back in 2012 that I came with my own redesign, but the problem I had at that time was trying to add color to it and at that time frame I was still very much a straight up sketch artist and color was still somewhat foreign to me so I tried a lot of things which I didn't like, so the sketches sat in a folder behind my desk until earlier this year when I stumbled upon them and after taking another approach it here's what I came up with.

This is a medium that I experimented with a bit and then decided to just go for it and see how it would go. I decided to keep the design mostly monochromatic except for Leonardos signature blue color for highlights, the background idea was something that I came up with after I had already finished with Leo, but I think it really helped add a little depth to the design and fit with the redesign.

And I'm sure the question already entered a few peoples minds wondering about the other turtles, well the answer is yes, I did redesign for the other turtles as well and I'm in the process of finishing up the last one. Leo was the first one I did (mostly because he was my favorite), but with each one I went on to the next with a better idea of how to work on the next so each one looks a little bit better than the other and I'll be posting them in the order that I finished them, so the next one that I post will be of Raphael.

No other previews to post, mostly because the other pieces I worked on are surprises for their recipients so until they recieve them I can't post them.

Oh yeah, Sunday I turned 35 so Happy Birthday to me. Thanks to all my friends and family for their great birthday wishes and a special thanks to my bro Joe.


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