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Heres another portfolio piece, a final illustration of a redesigned Raphael. I always figured since he was basically the tortured soul of the bunch, he'd be a loner and most likely to be boozing a alot.

I wanted to add more stuff to him but at the same time didn;t want him to seem weighed down with stuff, So I kept his pack simple.


be sure to check out my other TMNT re-designed of Rocksteady----> [link]
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Pencil sketch
PS cs5
Chicken Fingers and honey
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:icondominique-lefalle:
Dominique-Lefalle Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014
This picture is amazing, the attention to detail incredible. 
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:iconhegaama:
hegaama Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014
Cool
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:iconunicaja:
unicaja Featured By Owner May 2, 2014
you are very talented artist! congratulations!
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:iconsilvereyedjackal77:
SilverEyedJackal77 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014
Nice realistic take on Raph, it's very good!
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:icondread-and-dreams:
Dread-and-Dreams Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I'd Love to see your take on the rest of the turtles! Especially Donatello!
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Bracey100 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I love that you did a quiet moment for him. I think the only time Raph would stop acting tough and snarling at everyone is when he is alone. He comes across as both a loner here and lonely.
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elizle Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
I was looking through your badass president art and I saw this and it made me like your art even more. I <3 TMNT more than anything else in the world.
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:iconpachi1945:
pachi1945 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
Fucking amazing!
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:icontheduderulez:
TheDUDERulez Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
This is very cool, and I like the look on his face, but I have a question... Where did Raph get the tattoo? Splinter would kill him if he was seen.
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:icontkthekid:
TKthekid Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
I'm absolutely loving these. I love that you're infusing the designs themselves with more details and personality, and I can't wait to see more, including your sketches!
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smokehunter2 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Student Artist
thats wierd..... i typed in scott pilgrim and it came up with this?
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:iconladyterraart:
LadyTerraArt Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012
This is one of the most beautiful rendition of Raph I've ever seen. Your attention to detail is amazing. Keep up the good work. I hope to get a print soon. ^_^
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LadyTerraArt Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012
Sorry for the double post, but I just saw that you don't have the print up. Sorry.
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:iconerictrauman:
erictrauman Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011
Raphael, quiet, anger. Love it!!!!!!
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:iconlehaha:
lehaha Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011
Yes
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:iconkreepingspawn:
KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Have I mentioned I'm especially gratified that you obviously referenced real turtles for the hands/feet? ;)
Because I am!
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:iconkitauri:
Kitauri Featured By Owner May 21, 2011
I love the more realistic take on him. The tat rocks too!
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:iconmyrcury-art:
Myrcury-Art Featured By Owner May 5, 2011  Professional General Artist
Unusual take on him. Nicely done!
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:icontotalgymvssonic:
totalgymvssonic Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011
looks very raph
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:iconkuragiman:
Kuragiman Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
....... @_@ T_T Soooo beautiful it hurts.
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:iconsharpwriter:
SharpWriter Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011   Digital Artist
Thanks dude. I really appreciate it :)
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:iconcpkerney:
cpkerney Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Dope!. I love the scars and the tattoo.
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:iconsharpwriter:
SharpWriter Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011   Digital Artist
Thanks dude.
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:iconprincezarbon:
PrinceZarbon Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
raph is definitely the best out of the turtles... he's got the most complex personality and moral internal battle.
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:iconandremac:
andreMac Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011
loving the realistic turtle foot
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:iconthedoodman:
TheDoodMan Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011
Best Ninja Turtle ever. Your rendition is my favorite out of all the ones I've ever seen. I particularly like how "turtley" he looks.
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SharpWriter Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011   Digital Artist
Thanks dude!
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:iconsupersalt32:
supersalt32 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011
DUDUDUDUDE!!!! I would so buy a poster of this shit!!! Great re-imagining of the turtle universe!
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:iconsharpwriter:
SharpWriter Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011   Digital Artist
PM me I can get you a print :)
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:iconsupersalt32:
supersalt32 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011
Ya man your work is good... how much do you sell your prints for?

and im interning for a blackline comics and have to say that a lot of the submissions they get are good but by far nothing is nearly as good as your work brother... youd be a killer comic book artist.
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SharpWriter Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011   Digital Artist
Thanks dude, my prints can be located here, I'll slowly be adding more to my shop. [link]

I appreciate the compliment sir, does Blackline have a place where I can submit art? I looked and it says their website is down.
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supersalt32 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011
Ya they do... There website is currently down for maintenance but it will be operable soon. Keep checking up on it though...

But yeah even if you didnt work for them, all youd need is a good script and literally any publisher would pick you up! I guarantee it!
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SharpWriter Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011   Digital Artist
alrighty, I'll keep up submitting. Hopefully someone somewhere will see some potential in me! :D
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:iconsupersalt32:
supersalt32 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011
Well since you bring it up, lol, I was wondering if you'd be interested in an idea I have for a graphic novel. To be honest it actually is inspired by your latest picture of bigfoot fighting teddy. I have a very thorough idea of the story and how it would all work out/make sense... However, I do not want to pursue the idea unless I have you as the artist. Now, as I have told you I'm currently interning for Blackline Comics as writing staff/marketing and have a short story published.

Basically, we would work on the idea back and forth from a script i'd right and then you would start the pages... after we get about half way through the project we would begin sending it out to various companies like Dark Horse, IDW, DC and Image. And we would also send it out to smaller companies as a fail safe (viper, BMR, Orangutang)...

If you are at all interested in this and want to hear my thoughts on the story email me at saltenberger@gmail.com and then I will start working on the script to show you what I have in mind... And if you would rather pass on the project just let me know either way...

Thanks,
Mike Salt
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SharpWriter Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011   Digital Artist
Alrighty, shoot me an email and we can discuss it further. Thanks dude
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:iconcore17:
core17 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011   Photographer
This is REALLY awesome!
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:icongarnettrules21:
garnettrules21 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Mind blown AGAIN. Just phenomenal work on the TMNT stuff. Pure talent my friend!
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:iconpimpypants:
Pimpypants Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, the texture on this is amazing! I love it! So realistic O_o
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KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
excellent! really digging those sulcata-esque leg spines. great idea!
and the scars, very apropriate. ;)
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:iconbrunomazzini:
brunomazzini Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011
THE MOST amazing raphael i've ever seen!
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:iconfubango:
fubango Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
wow.. these textures you did is just awesome!
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:iconrainingcrow:
rainingcrow Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010  Professional General Artist
lovin the feet
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:iconphoenixelixir:
phoenixelixir Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010
Absolutely love the detail, especially on his feet.
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:iconnachotoonz:
nachotoonz Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010
please make a desktop wallpaper of this i'm begging you!
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:iconcaptain-americagaia:
Captain-AmericaGaia Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010
This is great work.
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:icondarkmane:
darkmane Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010
This is amazing!! I love this design....it comes off as much more believable and realistic, as if he could actually exist. I like the anatomy too and feel the feet make alot more sense. I always wished the turtles had 3 fingers and a thumb for their hands.....I know they are mutants, but their hands and feet always bothered me. You have an excellent style and talent!
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:iconabelbus:
abelbus Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010
sencillamente buenisimo!!

simply too good!!
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:iconnightmarestrashcan:
nightmarestrashcan Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010  Professional General Artist
i'd buy a print
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:iconnightmarestrashcan:
nightmarestrashcan Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010  Professional General Artist
this is some great work, i really enjoy this. you captured why i relate to this character in the first place
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