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Ninja Turtle by ChristopherStevens Ninja Turtle by ChristopherStevens
Sorry for the long delay in updates. Life has been in the way a lot these past few months.

I'm still painting as much as I can. It's a medium that is speaking to me more than any other has in my life. I've got a long way to go, but I'm really enjoying the highs and lows of this learning process.

I've wanted to revisit the Ninja Turtles for years, but never did for one reason or another. They were huge to me as a kid. Not the show so much as the comics. For about a year, they were all I drew. The comics had a serious tone that was never really captured by any other medium. They had a huge impact on me. I was going for a stronger turtle look than you normally see. It sort of works.

Oils on masonite.
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:icondlebedkin1993:
Dlebedkin1993 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, he is very realistic now, his face makes him a bit older. Better than Mikey in Michael Bay's film.
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CarlosDattoliArt Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
awesome style!
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:iconkopfstoff:
kopfstoff Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014
luv it! :)
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:iconhalf-cast-studios:
Half-Cast-Studios Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I still love the turtles now, but nothing made you take their BAMF-ery more seriously than when they're portrayed in their original design. Much respect
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SidMaster Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
why is it red instead of orange?
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:iconvonanglesmith:
VonAnglesmith Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014
because the original ninja turtles all wore red.
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:iconsidmaster:
SidMaster Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
really? didn't know that, thanks.
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:iconmax-dunbar:
Max-Dunbar Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Professional
that is so sweet. Love the more turtley style. Really suits him
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:iconmightymoose:
MightyMoose Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
stunning. I love the classic fantasy feel of the colours and techniques
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:iconchristopherstevens:
ChristopherStevens Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013
Thanks:)
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:iconvincentsdeviantart:
vincentsdeviantart Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013
Love the attitude!
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:iconmaliciousjohn:
MaliciousJohn Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
OMGOD Rafael !!! o_O
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:iconchristopherstevens:
ChristopherStevens Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013
Mikey!
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:iconmaliciousjohn:
MaliciousJohn Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
OH sorry that's right ! I got confused because of the red mask. He's got the fr***king nunchaku! Can't believe I made that mistake (~_~)
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Manjaro-Wolf Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Student General Artist
Yeah the original Ninja Turtles all wore red Bandanas. It wasn't until later that they all got different colors associated with them in order to further distinguish their personalities(i.e Leonardo got blue because he was suppose to be calm, Rafael kept red for aggression,  Mikey got Orange because he was young and vibrant., etc.)
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:iconmaliciousjohn:
MaliciousJohn Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, thanks for the clarification :)
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:iconspydi-mel:
Spydi-mel Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:faint:
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:iconshaunyeo:
ShaunYeo Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Possibly one of the finest pieces of TMNT fan art around. Great stuff.
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:iconkirkparrish:
KIRKparrish Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
unreal
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:iconestonius:
Estonius Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013
Wicked cool Turtle!
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:iconhioutsider-studio:
HiOutsider-Studio Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Haha! So cute! :D A great style, I remember the masters Frazetta and Simon Bisley, truly outstanding.
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:iconcinemajack:
cinemajack Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013
Heck yeah
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:iconmulilimu:
Mulilimu Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Them colors and all... I love it
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:iconmark-rsa:
Mark-RSA Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great texture and use of light! digging it
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sebastianhaze Featured By Owner May 25, 2013
very cool i love this type of turtle realistic and red
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AssimilateGreatness Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
This is an astounding piece of art. The redesign of the face gives it a rather more adult look and I'd easily be able to get behind a TMNT reboot if it was done in this style.
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Graymalkin2112 Featured By Owner May 1, 2013
I love it! I really like that you went with more of a Snapping Turtle face!!.
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:iconswordsdragon:
Swordsdragon Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013
Better than original TMNT.
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:iconcazitena:
CaziTena Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
this just came out awesome, really feel your love for the turtles! good job!
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:iconlion-o-vs-he-man:
Lion-O-VS-He-Man Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
Cool
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:iconbrentmckee:
BrentMcKee Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
this is awesome buddy!!!
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:iconchristopherstevens:
ChristopherStevens Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
Thanks, broham.
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:iconleobaneocin:
leobaneocin Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013
thats the stuff
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DimRasha Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013
*_*
I really can staring at this for hours........
amazing work!!
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:iconchristopherstevens:
ChristopherStevens Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
Thank you:)
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:icondimrasha:
DimRasha Featured By Owner May 11, 2013
thank YOU for create such a wonderful art, which is so inspiring!! ^^
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:iconmelmelanson:
MelMelanson Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
LOVE
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thedigital1 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist
this is perf... *dead...
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:iconalphafrequency:
AlphaFrequency Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Super fn Awesome
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:icondudereno:
Dudereno Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013
Nice turtle
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:iconnatty81:
natty81 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great interpretation.
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:iconnekrosith:
nekrosith Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome B-)
I asume you're now following them as well
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:iconleoshades:
leoshades Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013
This looks incredible... And he is wearing red! (I know that has been commented to death, but you know...)
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:iconchristopherstevens:
ChristopherStevens Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013
Thanks!
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:iconrtoledomrsnow:
RToledoMrSnOw Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
Beautiful Work!!
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:iconkevinwada:
kevinwada Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Professional General Artist
amazing as always. great stylization with bits of realism in there. More more!
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:iconchristopherstevens:
ChristopherStevens Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013
I appreciate it. More to come fo sho!
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jesusmarvelite3 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Incredible work.
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davidyardin Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Professional
Love this!
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ChristopherStevens Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013
Thanks, David:)
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