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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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:iconsrymond:
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.
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:iconsantolouco:
Santolouco Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Professional
Glad you like it! Thanks!
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:iconsunspot510:
sunspot510 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this style! Not overdone, just perfect.
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:iconsantolouco:
Santolouco Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Professional
Thank you!
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:icontare-musume:
tare-musume Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
these are cute   :)
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:iconsantolouco:
Santolouco Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Professional
Thanks!
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:iconaurelianobuendi:
Aurelianobuendi Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Professional General Artist
amazing man!
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:iconsantolouco:
Santolouco Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Professional
Thank you!
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:iconsadoranortica:
SadoraNortica Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I loved this look so much.
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:iconmisterdarryl:
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!
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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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:iconellocabruja:
ELLOCABRUJA Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Full of Awesome!
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:iconsantolouco:
Santolouco Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Professional
Thanks!
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:iconmiriassaell:
miriassaell Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Very good! I like it!
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:iconsantolouco:
Santolouco Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Professional
Glad you did! Thanks!
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:iconkreepingspawn:
KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Raph.  :devilish:
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:iconsantolouco:
Santolouco Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Professional
:D:tmnt1:
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:iconfatal-jay:
Fatal-Jay Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
This dude is the sickest ninja turtles artist I ever witnessed.
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:iconsantolouco:
Santolouco Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013  Professional
Well, thank you!
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:iconfatal-jay:
Fatal-Jay Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
No problem, keep up the awesome work.
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:iconsupermrc:
SuperMrC Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013
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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:iconsantolouco:
Santolouco Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Professional
Thank you!
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:iconcalenator:
Calenator Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love your designs probably one of my favourite tmnt versions and I love your April kinda looks like mine.
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:iconsantolouco:
Santolouco Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Professional
Thank you!
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:iconwuppertrash:
wuppertrash Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013
It seems very grown up, but I like it. I love it, that every turtle have different body composition. Keep it up!
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:iconsantolouco:
Santolouco Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Professional
Thanks!
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:iconmarimaki:
marimaki Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Adorei! Ficou demais! :D
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:iconsantolouco:
Santolouco Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Professional
Valeu!
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:icongarrettbyers:
GarrettByers Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013   General Artist
FANTASTIC designs!! you hit the mark with a blend of your influences and the new Nick show! GREAT JOB!
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:iconsantolouco:
Santolouco Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Professional
Thank you!
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:iconblackflameknight:
blackflameknight Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013
very nice
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:iconamp3rsands:
amp3rsands Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013
I love what you've done with the turtles! That was the first thing I noticed when I jumped on at #24, and the reason I look forward each month. Keep em coming!
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:iconsantolouco:
Santolouco Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Professional
Glad you are enjoying it! Thank you!
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:iconton-albuquerque:
ton-albuquerque Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013
Achei fantástico model sheet deles! Parabéns, Santolouco! 
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:iconsantolouco:
Santolouco Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Professional
Valeu, Ton!
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:iconxsomnambulist:
XSomnambulist Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013   Filmographer
The Turtles look great but I love the way you adapted April to this decade. It's really unique.
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:iconsantolouco:
Santolouco Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Professional
thank you!
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:iconxsomnambulist:
XSomnambulist Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013   Filmographer
Yep
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:iconanayo-s:
Anayo-s Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013
I like this.
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:iconsantolouco:
Santolouco Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Professional
Thank you!
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:icondanieltiger13:
Danieltiger13 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Dude...this looks better than the show's rendition. ESPECIALLY THE FEET!
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:iconsantolouco:
Santolouco Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Professional
Ha! Thanks!
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:iconevolvana:
Evolvana Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013   Digital Artist
I love how bulky Raph looks :D but I imagine him a bit taller. Let's say, same size as Leonardo. But yours is pretty cool! :boogie:
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:iconsantolouco:
Santolouco Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Professional
Thank you!
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:iconmarwash:
MarWash Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
very nice. i always liked the idea of making the turtles different heights and builds.
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:iconsantolouco:
Santolouco Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Professional
Thanks! :D
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:iconsrymond:
SRYMoND Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013
man i love the grit your art brings to the table, everyone looks great! I love your take on April O'neil.
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:iconsantolouco:
Santolouco Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Professional
Thank you very much! I'm glad you enjoy it!
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:iconredrocboy:
RedRocBoy Featured By Owner May 28, 2013
You and Dan Duncan are my absolute favorite comic book artists period. Thank you so much for breathing life back into my favorite childhood heroes. Please keep up the amazing work. You are highly appreciated. Turtle POWER!!!!
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goduvthundr76 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
you have this one available as a print??
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