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TMNT: Secrets of the Ooze by mooncalfe TMNT: Secrets of the Ooze by mooncalfe
TMNT Week at :iconillustriousbits: comes to a close!

this one is the most important drawing this week and i saved it for last! this is the first sketch for a TMNT fan-comic i'm cooking up called Secrets of the Ooze, which is a retelling of the second Turtles movie (a.k.a. the one with Vanilla Ice :XD:) with my own spin on the story and characters.

the biggest thing i'm adding is a 5th Turtle, Artemisia (Artie for short), named after Artemisia Gentileschi. she's the shy worrywart Turtle and her weapon is the bow-and-arrow (i always felt like each Turtle's weapon was part of their personality, so Artie's had to be the same: she's too trepidatious and nervous to get in close so she strikes from afar, and when she does she is exact and intuitive). my Turtles don't have masks, they have natural face markings; they construct their weapons from junk and scraps; and there are some other new things i'm inventing that the Turtles discover about themselves and some new things in their origin.

the other characters in the comic are the ones from the original movie, April, Splinter, Keno, Shredder, Tokka, Rahzar, Dr. Perry, and i'm putting Casey and the Utroms into the story. :D

i'm not exactly sure when this is going to happen, i'm hoping next year, i'm hoping i can squeeze a page a week into my schedule and run it as weekly webcomic. it'll have a loose sketchy style like this drawing, it'll probably look just like this, since i won't have time for anything more rendered or refined. but i think that'll be cool, it'll be totally for fun, raw and rough.

special shout-out to *kyuubi-fox-demon for the support and for inspiration on Artemisia's markings. :tmnt1:

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:iconsmdkfan:
its pretty cool how you based the boys and your ocs. I thought it was creative how they made their own weapons..makes sense sine..you know ^^;. They look cool :D
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:iconpredisposition:
I LOVE this desgin! The markings are a nice change to the masks, and the desgins are just. hdskgajdskfl. I'm also seriously digging the scavenger-style weapons and equipment.

And Artie is adorable. Seriously, she is precious and wonderful. I want to read this comic.
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:iconmooncalfe:
thank you so much!!

SOON... :D
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:icondraegwolf:
gotta say I'm really liking your turtle designs =3
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:icondeathoption:
Can't wait for the comic, man!!
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:iconmooncalfe:
thanks! i hope i don't blow it!!!
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Martinf92 Feb 16, 2013
You could put out kickstarter for this! Your work is amazing and I would love to have a hard copy of this thing. Though coming to think about it, since viacom owns the franchise that might get you in trouble... I don't really know how all this works :\

Anyway, looking forward for this :D
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