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TMNT gijinka - NINJABOYS by bluestraggler TMNT gijinka - NINJABOYS by bluestraggler
This is where I prove my rightful self-appointed title of gijinkaphile. My childhood love for the turtles which had been buried in the recesses of my memory for years was reignited after the amazing CGI movie. It was full of fun and great lines and beautiful rendering and sexy choreography and overall FUCKING WIN.

My headlong crash into turtles art began when I saw this by ~bunnyluz, which explains why they're, y'know, human to begin with. (Bascially I cheated cuz I can only draw humans.)

So, a breakdown of the turtleboys:

Leonardo, Mister Perfect, with the Perfect (read: sleek, boring) hair and the Perfectly shaped eyebrows and Perfect facial structure. I also unwittingly made him the palest one of the 4.

Raphael, West Side Story guy. XD Tried to make him all chiseled-like and renegade-esque. With biker jacket and the whole shebang. Oh and of course, the earring of Ambiguously Gay.

Mikey, Happy Skater Kid. With the standard surfer look: sun-bleached highlights, wavy hair, reddish tan, baby blues XD And a BIG SMILE.

Donny, Pale... MMORPG Nerd. (I love him I really do ;A; ) I had actually done this last, and it really shows. >__>;; There are a whole bunch of odd/off things and it just... uuurgh. Donny's my favorite and I went and wrecked him. T__T Having given Mikey curly locks I decided to give Donny wavy but slightly more subdued hair. In need of cutting. But he doesn't care. XD

More coming. Ohhh yeah.
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MinyonkaZoboashi Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
I love these designs. Always have, always will. In fact, back when I wrote my turtles-turn-human fic a number of years back, I based their appearances off of your work. :)
onceuponatime2015 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015
Woah they look kinda cute
AngelGliss3 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015  Student
Wow La la la la La la la la La la la la 
ZaraSylair Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015
Donny is sooo Perfect !!
Authorian357 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
so, I really like your human versions of the turtles and I am working on this fanfic where Leonardo get's mutated into a human and I wonder if I could take inspiration in your version? its just... very fitting for him, though I write for the 2012 cartoon so his eyes would be sapphire blue.

I can created you for the looks if you want me to 
DvArtGal13 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014
missilb93 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014   Traditional Artist
Your version of the boys is the best I've seen
ItachiXMegumi Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Student
Now that's something intresting .
MidnightRose337 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
*swoons from gorgeousness overload*
DonatelloFangirl033 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Student General Artist
kittyprincess12 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013
*has a heart attack* DX omg!!!! SO flipping adorable.. *fangirls* MIKEY IS SO HOT.. just saying he is my favorite, adorable.
Mikeys-kunoichi Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I loved the way you made Donnie look. So cute! And Mikey is just adorable this way. But does anyone else think he looks like Percy Jackson from the movie? Or is that just me?
ColdnessOfLove Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist
They look so awesome!!!! :D
UlisaBarbic Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Student Writer

This is awesome! I have seen a few versions of the turtles as humans but this version is definitely my favorite. In fact, any time I  read a story with them as human now, this is the vision that springs to my head. I love the way that each of them really reflects their personalities: Leonardo's focused and calm appearance, Raph's shaggy and wild temper, Donny's balanced characteristics and of course, wild Mikey's carefreeness.


I think what I love the most is the similar features that is still present on all four faces. You can tell they're brothers without making them look identical to one another. That is VERY hard to do. Bravo!

missilb93 Featured By Owner Edited Sep 27, 2014   Traditional Artist
Yeah there are some where Raph doesn't even look like he belongs in the family
missilb93 Featured By Owner Edited Sep 27, 2014   Traditional Artist
Ignore this. Messed up
TMNTlova123 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Mikey,,,,, HOT, HOT,HOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Drool revamp I think I've fainted. 
Doodlz18 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013   Artist
they look amazing *-*
each of there designs you did really suits them
well done ^v^
silverfire1414 Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Awesome! You got each of their expressions exactly right :)
loveuseth Featured By Owner May 20, 2013
RaphaelMyLove Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013
Raph is soooo hot though!
Purplepurple99 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You really got their personalities right! Love it! :squee:
jellybaby99 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thats awesome
Tmnt-girl01 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
there cool...leos best...and donnie would be better with shorter heir...but hey...GOOD ART!!!(wish i could draw that way) :(
IvyAzimuth Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Student Artist
Sexy :P I like it
mari-anders619 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
is it me or is doni cute
MicailaD Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
Smexxi Mikey :3
ispeekrandom Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012
donny!!!! your adoribal!!!!!!
Sakuradrops141 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
This is the best design of the turtles as Humans by far! Can't wait for more! : D
anacara-knight Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012
Leo and Raph are my favorites hands down lol
flamegrell Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012
AOnceToldStory Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012   Writer
These are just awesome, I love your style, they match perfectly the way I imagine my human turtle boys!! :love: I just have to ask if you have ever heard of an old TV/Movie show called "How The West Was Won" or "Macahan"? Because for some reason the youngest brother in the Macahan family, named Josh (played by William Kirby Cullen), looks very similar to your human-verison Mikey :D. Probably just coincidence, just thought it was funny and amazingly cute!! :heart:
Abstract321 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I LOVE these designs! Mikey especially- it's just so accurate!
AJB66613 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love them. It makes me want to see them in a comic.
... Will there be a comic?
PhoenixSkywriter Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
DancingDragon18 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012
They're all so handsome! I'd be attracted to Raph, but end up with Mikey. ^_~
PurpleTurtle12 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Student Writer
I've always thought Mikey would be blonde, but he looks good with brown hair too. :D :thumbs up:
CutieSparkis Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
This is SEXY!!!
Oh I love it!!!
1redgirl1 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I always pictured Mikey being a blond, but he looks good with brown hair too!
crazycheckers Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i love them all!!!!!
Ownerest Featured By Owner May 23, 2012
so awesome, but how would you design their ninja uniforms?
Darksgirl120 Featured By Owner May 21, 2012
This style is amazing and it totally fits for them, specially Mikey *huggles the guy* (seriously, I can't see Mikey with Blonde hair that most people draw him as it just doesn't seem to work for me o.o; ) haha and I can totally see Don with the gadget glasses as he works at his workbench xD now the only question is...what will Splinter look like o.o
SunshineLove13 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconnosebleedplz: Yeah... Raph's kinda boss :flirty:
AURURAMOONLIGHT Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
You just gave me a reason to love Donny even more.... But the style of the pic looks like 90-s
Purfictly-Flawed Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
femine23 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012
Raph and Mikey win for the position of: Please sit near me on the bus so I can discreetly stare at you xD
Lia-Jay-the-hedgehog Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012
Don't worry about how you did Donny:-)
He looks perfect! I wouldn't change a thing about him.
Lia-Jay-the-hedgehog Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012
They all look so gorgeous. I think I'm in love... =>
FoxKids1302 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
They look gorgeous, but is there any meaning behind the Ambiguously Gay earring thingy???
bubblybumblebee1 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I love them all but raph is the best becuz he looks so different and cool!Plus he's got HIGHLIGHTS!Totally cool.Anyways nice job,fav.!
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