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Herman-The Hermit Crab_TMNT_Design
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Published: October 2, 2014
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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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daquenhood4859116Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Commando Hermit Crab lol sweet.
macphersonscircus's avatar
LMAO!!!!!!  He is so coll!!!!! 
seanwthornton's avatar
Holy shit, he's awesome! HAHAHa! I can't wait.
foshizzel's avatar
Wow this is amazing :D
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HelsicProfessional Digital Artist
wonderful design!!!
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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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IamRandolphWilliamsProfessional Digital Artist
This is ABSOLUTELY crazy!!!
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raultrevinoProfessional Traditional Artist
Man, these concept art are awesome!!!
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DogmeatlivesHobbyist General Artist
Holy crab! That's awesome!!
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SantoloucoProfessional
Ha! Thanks!
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" 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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apollomagnoHobbyist Interface Designer
cara tá lindo d+ isso ae!
BlueRoseKelly's avatar
Wow this looks amazing. is he a friend or foe of the turtles?
adekun's avatar
For now, he is more of an ally.
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KuruttraHobbyist Traditional Artist
I just read the Comic with Herman in it... ITS FRIGGIN AWESOOOOME!
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wheretheresawilProfessional Digital Artist
The idea of him using a dumpster for a shell, that's absolute genius.
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Anonymous-GooseHobbyist Digital Artist
A friend of mine loves Hermit Crabs so much! And this is amazing! Love it!
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RedmondJFoxProfessional 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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SantoloucoProfessional
Ha! Thanks man!
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PikafaaHobbyist General Artist
I don't care what my friends say!! this Guy is ADORABLE~!!! good job man! :D <3
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SantoloucoProfessional
Your friends don't like him? Well, I'm glad you do. :D
Thank you!
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