SKETCHBOOK: Michaelangelo

Ugh, what can be said about Michelangelo, to me the most annoying turtle of all the TMNT. But you say "Juan, how could you?" and I would say "shut up, and hear me out"Lets put aside the ridiculous cowabunga clown idiocy from the cartoon, because that will stick most in your mind about him. No, let [...]


Now of course, the second coolest is Raphael, the hard ass. I remembered the Image version of the Ninja Turtles, where he was scarred up and a cut, donning the Casey Jones Mask. I felt that was an elegant progression of the character, showing that cost of his body in the route of justice through [...]


My favorite turtle of the Ninja variety: Why? A. He's the smart techie one B. He has a bo staff, which is the most versatile of the weapons. C. Purple is a cool color You really don't need more reasons than that to favor a Ninja Turtle. I drew ninja turtles for a week ( [...]

SKETCHBOOK: Leonardo, in Black, TMNT redesign

Leonardo, in Black, TMNT redesign. I mentioned this sometime back and finally got around to posting on here; In doing this little redesign exercise of the Turtles, I wanted for them to reflect there personalities more, but didn't want to change them too much... except for Leo. being the leader and most responsible of the group  i wanted that to [...]

SKETCHBOOK: Mike and Ralphael, TMNT re-designs

More Re-design sketches I did a while back. Like I said before on the Donatello piece, I wanted to show the personalities of the turtles a bit more. Originally  there was the idea of the costumes doing that, but found that it was better for them to subtly different physically too. Raphael, being more hard edged and a [...]


This is a techie google glass like version of Donatello, when I was messing around of doing the Turtles in a Portfolio. Have other designs in mind now, more subdued going back to their red mask and having them physically be different, but I did like the idea of Donatello carrying his tech with him, and that [...]