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    Cool TURTLES: Dawn of the Ninja - Painted Graphic Novel Progress - 50 Pages & counting!!!

    I'm illustrating a fan-based graphic novel and doing illustrations and paintings for the film concept. It's a gritty, dark, realistic. An Batman Begins approach to the Turtles; taking them seriously!

    You can learn more here: http://www.DawnoftheNinja.com

    CHAPTER 1 IS NOW ONLINE **FREE**!!!!

    GO TO http://www.DawnOfTheNinja.com/Reader.php

    30 pages of painted art by me! Plus, see a few pages of previews for Chapter 2!



    More to come! Larger scale paintings, sequential pages, etc.

    Thanks for looking!

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    great style, turtles never been so seriously depicted

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    I too would like to see the "Turtles" more seriously depicted...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray Dillon View Post
    It's a gritty, dark, realistic. An Batman Begins approach to the Turtles; taking them seriously!
    The original Eastman and Laird comics did a really good job of this (particularly the City at War story arc), if you haven't read them. I agree, though, that they've been very kid-oriented ever since, and I'd love to see them handled in a darker way again. The art is fantastic; I especially like the way you handled Raph's physique--very fitting.

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    hey nice work.. one lil nit-pick though... Raph shouldn'y be so beastly. =D otherwise nice stuff =) Im an old achool TMNT fan

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    The art is fantastic and I can't help but be excited for this. Finally the turtles are being taken more seriously, which I thought that's how they should have been all this time. I have to see your styles for Mike or Don, nice work!

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    Wow dude, I really love the sublety of Leonardo. Have been an fan of the turtles all my life! Love to see you take them to a more realistic level. One small crit: in my own opinion Raph is a bit overdone muscular-wise. But thats definite non-professional opion.

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    Thanks for the feedback! I really appreciate you taking the time to post.

    Here's Baxter Stockman, the scientist who created the Mousers!

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    I really like these interpretations; most especially the way you've individualized the different turtles, rather than making them cookie cutter specimens of the species.

    Dunno if it's because I'm so sick of seeing Wolverine everywhere, but I think the image with the sai would be better if they were held by the handles. Just my own personal nitpick.

    Good stuff..let's see more!

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    Thanks! I'm glad you like it. And I totally get what you're saying about the sai. I really want to do poses that haven't been seen before (unlike this one). Make him really feel like a ninja master who prefers the sai, not just a ninja turtle posing with a sai. That's done so much. Didn't succeed here, but I'll get it.

    Oh, and they'll be using other weapons besides their traditional ones, too.

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    Here's SPLINTER!!

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    oo I aboslutely looove Splinter!! Great job!

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    Shredder - is cool!

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    These are excellent! Especially love Baxter as the fly again.

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    Thank you very much for the comments!!! And yes please give me all your opinions. I want to know if I'm ringing true with fans. It's supposed to be different, but still relatable.

    Here is a young and younger Oroku Saki (Shredder). We'll see much more of his origins in Dawn of the Ninja.

    And as always, check out more at http://www.DawnoftheNinja.com

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  17. Wonderful work. I really enjoy the way you did Baxter Stockman.

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    Thanks, Lyle! I really appreciate it.

    Here's a Human form BEBOP & ROCKSTEADY:

    http://www.DawnoftheNinja.com

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  19. This is cool.

    I would love to see you do Miyamoto Usagi and Krang!

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    Turtle Power!!

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    Looks great. Brings back old memories for sure. Good luck on this!

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    finally a remake of the true nature of the ninja.....turtles.
    (the original graphic novels where dark...)
    i've been really tired of that week a$$ Sh-t that's been put out since the second movie(the first movie rocked the house!)
    thank you ray dillon! i can sleep easier tonight knowing that TMNT is in better hands

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    TURTLE POWAR = awesome - fully looking forward to more of this

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    These are great! I love BEBOP AND ROCKSTEADY

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    APRIL O'NEIL RE-IMAGINED:

    AND HERE...

    IS THE FIRST PAGE OF TURTLES: DAWN OF THE NINJA! Learn more here: http://www.DawnoftheNinja.com

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    Page 1 of Chapter 2:



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    Some way cool work. I'm eager to see more. Always loved the ninja turtles, keep em alive!

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    A new page from Chapter 2 of this massive graphic novel!

    If you like what you see, please help us spread the world.

    http://www.DawnoftheNinja.com
    http://www.Twitter.com/DawnfotheNinja
    http://www.Facebook.com/pages/Ninja-...8458058?ref=ts

    We have the book in the hands of the people we need to to make it official and they like it, but hearing a LOT of fans backing us up would push us over the edge. Thank you for your support!!!

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    CHAPTER 1 IS NOW ONLINE **FREE**!!!!

    GO TO http://www.DawnOfTheNinja.com/Reader.php

    30 pages of painted art by me! Plus, see a few pages of previews for Chapter 2!



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    Last edited by Ray Dillon; January 29th, 2012 at 12:52 AM.
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    Whoops!! Just realized all the image links in here were broken. Fixed those and made them attachments instead. Sorry about that. And here are some more pages:

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    After trying just a few pages of a full color comic I can definitely appreciate this. Especially doing it alone, takes forever.

    Fine work.

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