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vigil by mooncalfe vigil by mooncalfe
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.
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Catiacaterina Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Cowabunga! :PizzaParty: Great Job!
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mal1cious Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I just noticed that the positions are different o_o
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heathinvader Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014
yeah, i've noticed that one too. 's still good though.
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BlueRoseKelly Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013
Awesome, the turtles are protecting the city.
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mightyDavidJ Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
you captured the feel of the original Eastman/Laird comic without losing your unique take. very brilliantly done. I think your style is still my favourite for the tmnt.
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mooncalfe Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013
aw, thanks so much!!! :love:
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SeanPatrickKelly Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Student General Artist
heh :iconiseewhatyoudidthere:
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drasgow Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
that's awesome!!
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michaelrose101 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
Honestly, the scan doesn't do it justice, it's absolutely beautiful. Thank you Ross, you rock my socks.
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:iconmooncalfe:
mooncalfe Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
thanks, James!!!
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:icongillham-san:
Gillham-san Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
This really has the feel of those original books.
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wheretheresawil Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I see what you did there, keeping the same poses but changing whose in them. That's fun.
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:iconmooncalfe:
mooncalfe Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
;)
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:iconcyberkane:
CyberKane Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
I truly wish this was an actual cover, I love it!
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:iconmooncalfe:
mooncalfe Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
thanks!
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:iconbluerosekelly:
BlueRoseKelly Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
Ahh this looks so cool it is unbelievable! :wow:
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:iconmooncalfe:
mooncalfe Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
thanks so much! :tmnt1:
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:iconbluerosekelly:
BlueRoseKelly Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
Just like the old comic cover.
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Hides-His-Heart Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
that's a great try. but all the turtles are in the wrong spots. or is that what you were going for?
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SchokoPanda Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
That's awesome, I totally love it! :)
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:icontmntchris1980:
TMNTChris1980 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
Damn, I was hoping to eventually convince you to do one like this for me. HAHAHA
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mooncalfe Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
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.
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TheWoodenKing Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
love it!
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:iconmooncalfe:
mooncalfe Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
thanks! :D
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plasticplayhouse Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
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.
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mooncalfe Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
wow, damn, thank you so much, Rick!!!! :omg: that is some serious high praise, i'm not worthy!!! you're the best, man, thanks so much, i don't even know what to say to that. :worship:
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kayliesaurus-rex Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
oh man, so good!!!
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:iconmooncalfe:
mooncalfe Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
thanks, Kaylie!!
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Santolouco Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Professional
I think every once in a while every Turtle fan thinks of doing this very homage, I've even roughly sketched once but drop it before finished.
Looks great, man! :horns:
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mooncalfe Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
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. :tmnt1:
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Fiji-Fujii Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can only repeat what all the people have said in their comments here already: effing badass, dude! It's awesome! :)
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mooncalfe Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
:love:
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Backflipsimmons Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Student General Artist
Yes!!!
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btnkdrms Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Is this a thing?! Where can I buy it ..?
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:iconmooncalfe:
mooncalfe Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
what do you mean?? the blank cover?
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:iconbtnkdrms:
btnkdrms Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
This cover you made - I want it for my office wall
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:iconmooncalfe:
mooncalfe Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
ohh, i see! i'm glad you dig it so much but it was a commission for someone, so there's only one in existence! ;)
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:iconbtnkdrms:
btnkdrms Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Fair enough. . ;)
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PeteyDee Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
love it!~
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kraynel Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! That one's a keeper! Too bad, he beat me out of it.. haha I was planning to commission you on this homage also. Congrats to the commissioner!! :thumbsup:
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mooncalfe Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
thanks!! :D welllllllllllllll, i try to never say never, so maybe one day... ;)
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Vin4ART Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
AWESOME!!
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:iconmooncalfe:
mooncalfe Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
thanks! :)
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nekrosith Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome!! A good one :ninja::tmnt1:
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:iconmooncalfe:
mooncalfe Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
thanks!!
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:iconnekrosith:
nekrosith Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome, I loved how you put your style in the first TMNT cover
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Cashda Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ohh they all seemssoCool and Badddddddasses,Really really Cool.
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Chainsaw-Munkey Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
this fuckin' rocks dude!
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criz Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
I can't get over the thick legs you give them, I love them so much :giggle:
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 :(
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mooncalfe Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
thank you!! :tmnt1:

i wish there'd been more Turtles in the annual, too, but i still dug it! i love seeing Eastman do his thing.
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