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TMNT #1 Portfolio Plate
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Published: July 13, 2011
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In 1988 I wanted to do a portfolio that each plate would feature a scene from each of the TMNT issues--this one is for TMNT #1!
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Nevzat-M's avatar
Nevzat-MProfessional General Artist
I love how Shredder looks back in original TMNT.. Dark, manacing.. Just as he should be
uneek35's avatar
Whatch out for Shredder!
BlueRoseKelly's avatar
I have to say the amount of detail with I am assuming pencil though if you want to give it a dirtier feel you can smudge the graphite with your finger, unless you did that I am not sure. I would also think that the background would be darker especially for a night scene.

I just gotta say it BELLY FLOP!!
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tOkKaProfessional General Artist
-->> classic n' slick !!
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Mask0fShadowsHobbyist Artist
For base pencil work this is classic gold, though I must admit seeing Shredder very basically done is a real new experience. I will probably never track down a copy of #1 so this is as close as I can get.
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SolomonMarsProfessional Filmographer
man.
i see you have the request for critiques attached to this piece, but in all honesty
it seems impossible to do such a thing at this point in comics/art history.

you've contributed so much to illustration, comics, and imagination, it just feels
rude to even think of critiquing you one way or the other.

seeing your work, makes me think of my childhood and seeing the first run of tmnt comics
i just know any critique from me would be biased haha
AngusMcTavish's avatar
Look out beloooooooooooooooooow!! :lol:
proconpictures's avatar
Wonderful pencils but I can't critique you, as you're like a god...
TMNTChici's avatar
TMNTChiciStudent Digital Artist
This is awesome! ^^
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Ann-JTheWolfHobbyist
Love your Art!!! Go TMNT!!!

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Love needs to be free...
DinkumDemon's avatar
Hey, Kevin! I`m glad what you appear here!
Great art!
tarpalsfan's avatar
It's what's for dinner-Shredder ka-bob!
Excuse that please-I couldn't help it!

Beautiful! I always wanted a look at some of the original TMNT artwork! Thank you so much for sharing this will us!
:wave: from tarpalsfan
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britts-demesneHobbyist General Artist
DOGPILE!!!

Never thought Shred would go that far.

Thanks for the laugh.

:iconshredderplz:
Caldwin's avatar
I love the rawness of this, just like the classic comics. These days everythings all cleaned up shiney. I like the dirtiness of this. The expressions on each of the turtles faces are also classsic: Michelangelo smiling and carefree, Leonardo calm and calculating, Rapheal angry and serious, Donetello...can't quite make out Donny's expression, but still, great composition.
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ChaszaonarStudent General Artist
Is Shredder bed diving on the gang? He'd better watch out for Leo's katanas...that might not look too good on youtube xD. Great work!

:+fav:ed in Monotone Awesomeness.
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ProfessorMegamanHobbyist Traditional Artist
Ahh... Silver age influence. They don't make 'em like that anymore... [link]

On a minor note, Shredder's left leg looks like he came flying in from the side of the frame, or maybe he's not attacking, perhaps ol' Shred-Head is twisting his body so he can do some Cowabunga Body Surfing!
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shawnortizStudent Traditional Artist
rad!
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RockHurtzHobbyist Filmographer
great stuff. :) i'm really excited to see your works on this site. When i was 8 the turtles were IT man. x)

My brother and i would sit and try to draw them like you. It was really the first story that sparked my interest in the comic industry, the only other comics i had read and had an interest in was The Phantom comics. :) Then i became interested in all the great stories like batman and spiderman and so on, wasn't until i was older that i realized how cool it was that TMNT sat in the same stead as stories from the comic giants.

I hope to put some of my own stories out there sometime soon. It's really very inspirational for me to see that you have joined up with this site. It's a big win for dA and it's members. :)
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CursedOnezProfessional Traditional Artist
i freakin loved this show when i was a kid!
Viper-X27's avatar
Raphael looks like he's the only one who noticed the Shredder.
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MarshmallowSkirtHobbyist General Artist
Awesome poses! <3 If only Shredder would attack like that in the newest cartoons, that'd be fantastic :XD:
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RoninKaiHobbyist General Artist
Shredder Sneak Attack! I like how just from the expressions on their faces, you can figure out which turtle is which
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