a blank cover sketch (i believe this one is on the back of IDW's TMNT #1), another one for the illustrious ~michaelrose101. this will probably be the only homage i ever do to the cover of Eastman & Laird's TMNT #1.
ha! i was telling another potential commissioner that i try to never say never, so you never can tell, right? i do usually try to avoid homages like this, though, i don't like to beg the comparison to the originals.
this is so cool ross. while the original is still bomb, your body positioning is way more natural. your version is actually better than the original. only thing the original has on yours is the fact that it is the original.
thanks, Mateus!!! i don't usually like homages like this, i'd rather do my own composition instead of coasting on referencing a piece of art that people will always like better than mine, it doesn't really "mean" anything other than imitating something else and appealing to people's nostalgia, etc. but it was a drawing for a friend so i swallowed my pride and did it! i switched the Turtles up, though, i tried to give it something new.
I can't get over the thick legs you give them, I love them so much and just the way you draw the turtles in general
oh and I still owe you a reply concerning the TMNT annual style-wise it was a nice blast from the path, though I almost missed the thin, rough, yellowy paper - but then remembered that it had an unpleasant smell but I didn't like the story much ... there was way too much talk, and basically not enough turtles for me to enjoy that one