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The Leader by BekaDavisStudios The Leader by BekaDavisStudios
A late birthday gift for my big brother. <3 We were raised on TMNT, and he's always liked Leo best. I didn't really develop an appreciation for this character until recently. I always liked him just fine, but I never realized just how relatable he is. I always thought he was too perfect, like Cyclops from X-Men (that's how I always saw him, anyway). The thing is, he's smart and gifted because he has worked himself to the brink of death for the sake of becoming the best person he can be... so he can be the helping hand his brothers need in their darkest hours. He's a lot like my big brother in terms of how hard he is on himself to succeed. He's much stronger than he realizes, and hence the "aura" background. 

To all my DA friends, I have been in SUCH an art funk. What cured me and allowed me to make this was making myself a standing desk with a bunch of storage boxes. Standing while making art helped me create this in under 2 days. That's a record for me. 

Leo's design is based off of Mooncalfe's TMNT comics. I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE her work!!!! Go give her love. :iconmooncalfe:

Texture from :iconsanami276: <--- Thank you!

I miss and love all of my DA friends, and I do plan in becoming very active again soon. I've got projects in the works I hope all of you will like.
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IceStormer Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
OMG!! He look totally amazing! ^O^ Leo is my favourite and u have done an EXCELLENT job on him! Thanks for sharing him with us!
And yeah! Mooncalfe's TMNT artwork is really nice!
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BekaDavisStudios Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! I've come to appreciate Leo a lot more as I've gotten older. He's a good guy with a lot on his shoulders. And Mooncalfe is the best! :) 
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IceStormer Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
Yeah so have I. Being the eldest is very stressful and I can relate with Leo of all that he goes through! 
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BekaDavisStudios Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm the 2nd oldest of 6 kids. I can understand if you felt you had to grow up too fast or be a parent-of-sorts. 
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IceStormer Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
I'm not the eldest so-to-speak but all of the older siblings have moved away, so everything has fallen to me now. I think you get used to it over time and it's not so bad these days. :) Having four siblings under you is more than just two. :D Lol! I'm third youngest of eleven so I'm way on the bottom of the totem pole! 
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BekaDavisStudios Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've met others with a similar number of siblings, and the ones who were (one of) the youngest were often treated as the free babysitter. "We're all going out to eat! Oh, except you. You can stay here a babysit for free." "Feel the love." 
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IceStormer Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
I have heard of it being like that but I am fortunate that my family treats everyone as equal. Heh and honestly we never went out for meals that often :XD: so I guess we didn't have to worry about that. ^^
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BekaDavisStudios Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm glad, 'cuz those I've met in that situation were not happy about it. XD Your family sounds sweet. 
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RavenshellRorschach Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Man, that's a gorgeous scarf!
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BekaDavisStudios Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! The moment I saw Mooncalfe's art (with scarves) I fell madly in love. 
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Sherenelle Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful work! :heart:
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BekaDavisStudios Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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katstories Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2016
He's gorgeous.  And a wonderful gift for not only your brother, but for us as well since you shared.  Thank you.
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BekaDavisStudios Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awe, that's so sweet! Thank you! :) 
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Dominique-Lefalle Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2016
This is absolutely beautiful. The details, the design, the colors, just beautiful, well done. 
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BekaDavisStudios Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*blush* Thank you! :heart: 
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Dominique-Lefalle Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2017
Most welcome dear! :D 
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SadoraNortica Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
This is wonderful
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BekaDavisStudios Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :) 
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xxdhxx Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my lord, mooncalfe has done the TMNT fandom such justice over the years with her beautiful artwork. Part of me getting back into the fandom was entirely her doing on the quality of the art alone. If she ever starts wetmoon back up again, I'd probably pee my pants a little in excitement.

I think you did an amazing job with this, and it really helps to show off your abilities with both your linework and your shading. I do miss you and your art, Beka, and I'm happy to see that it'll be returning at somepoint soon. Best of luck with the projects, and I'll be waiting here for you, cutie-pie!

*mwah!*
Kisses from Jongin 
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BekaDavisStudios Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Isn't she great? Isn't it amazing how someone can put a twist on something great that already exists, and give it a whole new level of depth? I love her work. You do the same with your fan art. :heart: Thank you for always being so sweet and supportive. I forgot/lost myself there for a few years, but I'm back! 
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mooncalfe Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2016  Professional
I love it!!! Beautiful! :tmnt2:
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BekaDavisStudios Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sorry for the late reply! I died with glee when I saw your comment a year ago. Thank you so much for your kindness and for sharing your gifts with the world! :heart: 
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