Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Four Brothers in a Halfshell Pencils

Inspired by my childhood. I always loved the turtles however I have been noticing a trend in the turtles as of late. It seems that in every piece of art depicting them they are all badass aggressive butt kickers. Now, they might have been very serious and hardcore in the original comic by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird but what we as fans consider canon of the TMNT is the 1980's cartoon show. In this show they had so much personality and character it was fantastic. Now the TMNT movie[1990] definately brought out the best of each character's personality. And this is where my illustration comes into play. I tried to embody the main ideas of their personalities in a single pose for each character. From back to front:

Raphael went from a wisecracking "rude dude" to an aggressive hot head with a serious attitude and a problem with authorities [and guys guys in hockey masks]. Clearly my favorite turtle.

Leonardo certaintly was always the leader but he always came off the me as the serious turtles. He took his ninjitsu very seriously and played by the rules all the time.

Donetelo was always the thinker and tinkerer. Now in the movies not so much a builder of robotic stuff but he was good with contemporary tech and definately pondered many things in his turtlage.

Michelangelo was always the big kid. He did what he had to but always really wanted just to hang out and have fun. As seen here with a Gameboy [I doubt anyone would drop a DS into the sewer].

Who could have thought I could say so much about the Ninja Turtles. Go fig!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Transform and get the FUCK OUT!

Oh Prime--you are amazing. This is totally how Prime would handle his female troubles.....yeah....

I have always been a fan of transformers and of Mr. Prime. I keep it no secret how much I dislike the big screen sequel Revenge of The Fallen. Its a big clusterfuck of plot holes and insane camera angles. The dialogue was so bad and it just blew my mind how some people were laughing in the theater. My friend told me that the movie was great because of the special effects but seriously this is why movies today suck ass! Essentially this means that a shitty story that doesn't make any sense with absolutely no continuity to its prequels is a great movie so long as the CG is good. WTF?! I'm sorry--but this movie was 100 miles long but only 2 feet deep. Pretty visuals shouldn't trump the story..

Lets fill every god damn scene with 40 explosions and a bogus 1 liner!

This piece is not to be taken too seriously, just having some fun!

10x15 on illustration board with photoshop overlay

Optimus and Arcee = HASBRO