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Sad Turtles

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By E-Mann   |   Watch
Published: December 9, 2013
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This is a piece I had been working on since my time on TMNT. It was a concept piece for a story pitch I wanted to do at the time. The story was going to be about lost children. 

I might adapt the Idea in to something different. The piece was only meant illustrate what I wanted to go for when I pitched the story for animation. I wanted something simple something that took place in one environment with minimal characters that took ad vantage of our stock on the show. I was thinking something along the lines of the film 12 angry men.
 I felt as a show we did all of these epic things but never took the time to go a bit small. tell a story that i feel a lot of children can relate to. being lost in a place you have never been. that feeling of separation and fear. Might have been a bit to ambitious for an action show lol probably a bit to much like An American Tale" XD

Unfortunately because of the production schedule I was never able to finish it fully at the time. I had been messing with it on and off for years an finally got it to a point where I was happy. Hope you like it
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MissSerbianJelenaHobbyist Digital Artist
aaaw cute
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ShellshockerTMNT117Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my goah so saaad
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thanks Pablo
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KarantheartistStudent Artist
So Cute! I love it!
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You definitely captured a lot of feeling in this piece! It's beautiful and sad at the same time. Would have loved to see something like this on TMNT. :)
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I love this! Leo looks so cute, and you can tell he's struggling through something
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BlueNightingale01Hobbyist General Artist
New fan right here! This amazing! Definitely a lot of feels here. You did fantastic. It's both beautiful and sad. well done! :D
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aFletcherKinnearProfessional Digital Artist
that's both beautiful and depressing.
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toonsanimemangaStudent Digital Artist
Wow you've got a new fan. This is amazing work. I love your style and blending of colors in this piece.
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Daniel-RocalHobbyist Photographer
Poor Leo.
Very nice work, I would like to see more about this story
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Whoa, looks really awesome. Leo looks great.
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Awesome concept. Nicely captured in the piece.
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just awesome in it's finest
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I'm not a big fan of TMNT, but when I fall on 'fanarts' like that, woah!
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This is so beautiful.  Leo looks so precious and sad here :(  Do you recall what this story would've been about in regards to the turtles?  Would Leo have been separated from his family?
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HopeandStruggleHobbyist Traditional Artist
dude this is amazing!
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LittleWheatStudent General Artist
Wow! That's definitely a curious idea... Actually, I'm a huge old-movie fan and 12 angry men just-so-happens to be one of my favorites (among many, of course). I love this new aspect of simplification- I know lately- and especially with TMNT- the broader the story and its thousands of unfoldings the better- but this idea of simplifying it the same amazing way 12 angry men did, well, thats simply a golden idea right there haha

If it isn't too much to ask, what was your idea for this, exactly? I know you briefly described it above and all, but I'm curious to see where you'd go with TMNT and 12 angry men, since both aren't exactly the likeliest of pairs haha
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That's awesome!
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Some of the best STories never make it to print.
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The art, story/concept and energy are all excellent. I hope either this exact project or something you develop from this idea comes to light. Cheers
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