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TMNT_height and physical structures model sheet

By Santolouco
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Hey y'all!
This is more or less how these guys, and April, are going to look on the new mini-series I'm writing and will be drawing for IDW's TMNT.
Nickelodeon asked for subtle changes but no big deal so, the changes will show up on next studies or directly in the books.
Originally I wanted to make them even smaller compared to humans and with more contrastant heights between themselves (I may post these studies later). But you can't win them all, and I'm happy with the consensus we got to.

I've been trying new stuff for a while now (new for me - how I used to draw them), mixing elements I like of other people's turtles.

My main influences came from Ross :iconmooncalfe: and Dan Duncan :icondan-duncan:, but I admit I really dug the new Nickelodeon's animated series so, a little bit comes from there too.

Also there's my own personal touch that goes back to a rough sketch I did years ago.

"The Secret History of The Foot Clan"
is set for late 2012 with story created by me
and co-script by me and Erik Burnham.

I'm really excited about this and every now and then I'll be posting new stuff here so you can check it out.
Here's an un-official piece for it:
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EbonyleopardProfessional Traditional Artist
Wow, they sure came a long way from these designs by you.
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RebellingLemmingHobbyist Traditional Artist
Great art!
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I'm curious to know how each Turtles counterpart across dimensions (2k3 2k12, movies ect) compare in terms of height.  
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your version of April is My Fav- to me she is the perfect modern version--- sassy and vibrant and pretty.
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Glad you like it! Thanks!
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sunspot510Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this style! Not overdone, just perfect.
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Thank you!
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tare-musumeHobbyist General Artist
these are cute   :)
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dvlartoProfessional General Artist
amazing man!
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Thank you!
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SadoraNorticaHobbyist General Artist
I loved this look so much.
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MisterDarrylStudent General Artist
I like your idea to make them smaller than humans and varying heights. Too bad you couldn't get your way! But either way this is still a great character study!
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swampmarshHobbyist Traditional Artist
I gotta say your design is by far the most appealing I've come across.  The Secret History of the Foot Clan was just plain awesome all the way through.
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Full of Awesome!
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miriassaellHobbyist Interface Designer
Very good! I like it!
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Glad you did! Thanks!
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KreepingSpawnProfessional Traditional Artist
Raph.  :devilish:
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Fatal-JayHobbyist Artist
This dude is the sickest ninja turtles artist I ever witnessed.
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Well, thank you!
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Fatal-JayHobbyist Artist
No problem, keep up the awesome work.
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Really enjoying the secret history of the foot clan (where I first came across these designs before locating your deviant art page). He may not be my favourite turtle, but the Raphael design is definitely my favourite here. That scowl of his is immensely entertaining =)
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