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Herman-The Hermit Crab_TMNT_Design by Santolouco Herman-The Hermit Crab_TMNT_Design by Santolouco
I was going to hold this post a little longer to avoid spoilers, but the internet is already spoiling you all, so there you have it.

My official design of Herman the Hermit Crab for IDW's TMNT debuted this month on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #38.

Herman was a tough one. I've looked at gazillions of pictures and videos of Hermit Crabs and these creatures' mouth is something very tricky to translate into a anthropomorphic and expressive character without making it too cartoony. On a side note, it was also kinda of a nostalgic feeling to design him because this > fav.me/d538bgt < remember? Never saw it? That's ok. :)
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:icondaquenhood4859116:
daquenhood4859116 Featured By Owner May 28, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Commando Hermit Crab lol sweet.
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:iconmacphersonscircus:
macphersonscircus Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2016
LMAO!!!!!!  He is so coll!!!!! 
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:iconseanwthornton:
seanwthornton Featured By Owner May 21, 2015
Holy shit, he's awesome! HAHAHa! I can't wait.
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:iconolegevteev:
OlegEvteev Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015
Very Nice art!!!
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:iconfoshizzel:
foshizzel Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015
Wow this is amazing :D
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:iconhelsic:
Helsic Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
wonderful design!!!
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:iconplaidklaus:
plaidklaus Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015
This character is flipping awesome! Fun, fun, fun.  I used to be way into the turtles, and to be honest I hadn't been keeping up with the new series, but I feel like you caught the feeling of the franchise here.  Now I've got a lot of catching up to do!
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IamRandolphWilliams Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
This is ABSOLUTELY crazy!!!
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:iconraultrevino:
raultrevino Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Man, these concept art are awesome!!!
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:icondogmeatlives:
Dogmeatlives Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy crab! That's awesome!!
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:iconsantolouco:
Santolouco Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014  Professional
Ha! Thanks!
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theherocreator Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014
" Welcome To the apocalypse, better hope you like leather"

I'm sorry, i know people probale say this to you a lot, that this guy looks like Mr. Krabs, but

I
could not resist.

great artwork by the way
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apollomagno Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
cara tá lindo d+ isso ae!
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:iconbluerosekelly:
BlueRoseKelly Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014
Wow this looks amazing. is he a friend or foe of the turtles?
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:iconadekun:
adekun Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014
For now, he is more of an ally.
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:iconbluerosekelly:
BlueRoseKelly Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014
Awesome. :D
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:iconkuruttra:
Kuruttra Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I just read the Comic with Herman in it... ITS FRIGGIN AWESOOOOME!
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goduvthundr76 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014
Looks awesome
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:iconwheretheresawil:
wheretheresawil Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
The idea of him using a dumpster for a shell, that's absolute genius.
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:iconanonymous-goose:
Anonymous-Goose Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A friend of mine loves Hermit Crabs so much! And this is amazing! Love it!
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RedmondJFox Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Professional Artist
Ha, that Dial H guy was the first thing I thought of when I saw Herman. The second thing I thought was WHERE THE HELL IS THE ACTION FIGURE OF THIS GUY.
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Santolouco Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Professional
Ha! Thanks man!
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:iconpikafaa:
Pikafaa Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't care what my friends say!! this Guy is ADORABLE~!!! good job man! :D <3
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:iconsantolouco:
Santolouco Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Professional
Your friends don't like him? Well, I'm glad you do. :D
Thank you!
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:iconpikafaa:
Pikafaa Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Give them some time, and they gonna see the beauty of this creature <3
Its just too cute~
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:iconpikafaa:
Pikafaa Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
And also!! I hope they made an action figure of this guy because I TOTALLY WANT IT <3 TAKE MA MONEY YO!!!!
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:iconnekokawai:
nekokawai Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Scared and amazed!
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:iconsantolouco:
Santolouco Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Professional
Thanks!
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:iconfalldance:
falldance Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
His design is pretty cool.

The bottom left head shot of Herman reminds me of Mr. Krabs from Sponge Bob. 
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:iconsantolouco:
Santolouco Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Professional
Yeah, it reminds me Mr. Krabs too :D Thanks!
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falldance Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome.
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:iconrg0:
RG0 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome! 
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Santolouco Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Professional
Thank you!
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:iconrblue:
Rblue Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014
I think he might make a good character for the cartoon.
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Santolouco Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014  Professional
:D
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:iconiumazark:
iumazark Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
AUHAUHUHAHU que foda!
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:iconsantolouco:
Santolouco Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014  Professional
:D Valeu, Iuma!
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YanickPaquette Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Woohoo-Awesome! 
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:iconsantolouco:
Santolouco Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014  Professional
Thank you very much, Yanick!!
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walternonames Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Superb!
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:iconsantolouco:
Santolouco Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014  Professional
Thank you!
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walternonames Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
;)
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FireLeviathan Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014  Hobbyist
Awesome work, dude. The dumpster looks cool with so many weapons.

He reminds me of zoidberg with that shirt :D :D 
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:iconsantolouco:
Santolouco Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014  Professional
Hahah! Lots of people are saying this, although he reminds me more Mr. Krabs. :D

Thanks!
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Rhio2k Featured By Owner Edited Oct 2, 2014
Dude, you are CRAZY skilled. This dude's great, and Mondo gecko came out much better than expected...and Pete...well, I like Pete. I hope nothing bad ends up happening to the lovable idiot.
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Santolouco Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014  Professional
Thanks man!
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DAMiranda Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014  Professional General Artist
Este design está demais.
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:iconsantolouco:
Santolouco Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014  Professional
Valeu!
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ira-gula-superbia Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014
Hah! That is glorious! I see you're continuing the trend of heavily armed shelled creatures from Iron Snail though I do wonder how this guy managed to get all the tech. Regardless, excellent picture and design and you did great with the expressions.
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Santolouco Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014  Professional
Thanks!! The guns and all the dumpster's tech are the work of another character in the series, Old Hobs.
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