this is the first sketch for a TMNT fan-comic i’m cooking up called Secrets of the Ooze, which is a retelling of the second Turtles movie (a.k.a. the one with Vanilla Ice XD) with my own spin on the story and characters.
the biggest thing i’m adding is a 5th Turtle, Artemisia (Artie for short), named after Artemisia Gentileschi. she’s the shy worrywart Turtle and her weapon is the bow-and-arrow (i always felt like each Turtle’s weapon was a metaphor for their personality, so Artie’s had to be the same! she’s too trepidatious to get close to anyone, so she only strikes from afar!). my Turtles don’t have masks, they have natural face markings; they construct their weapons from junk and scraps; and there are some other new things i’m inventing that the Turtles discover about themselves and some new things in their origin.
i’m not exactly sure when this is going to happen, i’m hoping next year, i’m hoping i can squeeze a page a week into my schedule and run it as weekly webcomic. it’ll have a loose sketchy style like this drawing, it’ll probably look just like this. it’ll be totally for fun, raw and rough.
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