Thursday, September 24, 2009

Sans Mutagen

My newest shirt design based on Bebop and Rocksteady from the old TMNT cartoon.

You can vote on it here.

I've always loved the design of these guys. Their complicated clothes and accessories seem like they would be so hard to animate, so they strike me as characters whose toys were designed first, then their animated counterparts were based on those. Judging by what I know about the history of the Ninja Turtles cartoon I would say that was probably the case, even though the original toys do differ quite a bit from their appearance in the animated series, so go figure.

These animals were a ton of fun to draw, maybe because it's just been so long since I've done anything "realistic" to this extent.

1 comment:

Strange Kid said...

Terrific design on some classic characters. What's up with them never appearing in any of the live action movies?

Defintely gets my vote.