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TMNT_height and physical structures model sheet by Santolouco TMNT_height and physical structures model sheet by Santolouco
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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SRYMoND Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014
your version of April is My Fav- to me she is the perfect modern version--- sassy and vibrant and pretty.
sunspot510 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this style! Not overdone, just perfect.
Santolouco Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Professional
Thank you!
tare-musume Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
these are cute   :)
Santolouco Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Professional
Aurelianobuendi Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Professional General Artist
amazing man!
Santolouco Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Professional
Thank you!
SadoraNortica Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I loved this look so much.
MisterDarryl Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Student 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!
swampmarsh Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist 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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