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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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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
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!

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