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IDW Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 19 by BenBates IDW Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 19 by BenBates
Hey, so I guess issue 19 just recently came out and here's the cover to the issue. Because I was running behind on turning pages in for issue 19, colorist Ronda Pattison was too busy catching up for me to color the cover too, so I lucked out and got to do it myself. I actually did the colors after completing the entire cover for issue 20 so I thought I'd mix it up for myself and do something a bit different, something more animation like.
Leonardo's pose is a homage to one of my favorite poses I recall seeing as a kid.
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tmntsam Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014
Really liked this cover when I saw it. Really nice. I might redraw it in my own style one of these days. May I, please?
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raymack2014 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sweet
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stephan-zx Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
Fantastic 

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ShannonAllAround Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013
My favorite series was the 2003 TMNT cartoons. This is super cool! :D
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lostsoldierS636 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013
The Ninja Turtles and The Nutrinos? I get the Turtles, but the Nutrinos? No offence to the original show, but the Nutrinos only appeared ONCE. Again nothing against the original just wanted to point that out. Very nice job though.
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JJConway Featured By Owner May 30, 2013
So badass. I'm definitely putting this up in my cubicle at work!
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BenBates Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Professional
Haha, right on! It's been a while but did you ever put this thing up? 
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dawwe0 Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You really are working on becoming one of my favorite TMNT artists aren't you? This is one of my favorite IDW covers and it would probably make a pretty sweet poster. I must say I really like the way you draw the turtles, so keep up the good work, and I hope that we haven't seen the last of you on this title!
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BenBates Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Professional
Thanks a ton man! Drawing the Turtles was such a big deal for me, its great to know you're out there enjoying the work.

I just finished up a two page spread for one of the upcoming issues so I'm still lurking around those sewer tunnels. Let me know what you think of it, shouldn't be too long now before you'll get to check it out.
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dawwe0 Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Looking forward to it! And I will soon be buying the Krang War tpb which consists almost only your artwork so that's pretty sweet. I'll probably buy two or thre copies to show my support.
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dawwe0 Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I was also wondering if it's possible to ask that you draw Fugitoid for TMNT Countdown.
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sonicstar9001 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
this looks epic.
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LucasThomArt Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Student General Artist
cool! I like how you did the explosion behind them and the fierceness to their expressions! :D
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MorphiusX Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES!!

TURTLES COUNTING OFF!!
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dragonheart07 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool. The design for the turtles here looks like their incarnations from the 2003 animated series. ^^ :)
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MorphiusX Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I second that emotion!
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Beau-Skunk Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
I think I recognise Leo's pose. I liked that classic pose to. :) Also great job making the Neutrinos actually look cool, and badass. I'd love to get that comic.
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EricTheWhitelion Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
awasome
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Malunis Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This now makes me want to check out the comic just to see what other crazy 80s cartoon homages they threw in. Mondo Gecko? The Mutagen Man? Dare I go obscure and say Barney Stockman?!

The Neutrinos have always been a favorite because of their "so bad it's good" factor. XD
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BenBates Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Professional
Whoa, you went to deep for me with Barney Stockman, I don't recall that one. But I'd love to have done some Mondo Gecko, and I would be WAY into Mutagen Man. So far IDW hasn't tackled those guys yet though.
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mooncalfe Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
STELLAR!!!! this is stupendous, Ben. i wish i could get the original of this!! probably a million dollars too expensive for me. :XD: or did you draw this digitally? i'm actually not sure if you draw primarily digitally or traditional media. anyway, amazing piece, in any case.
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BenBates Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Professional
Hey thanks Ross, this is mostly traditional. For the Turtles I penciled digitally and inked quite a bit traditionally so I've got stacks of pages sitting around.
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Spectrumelf Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
I really love the coloring job! Also the chaotic inks =D
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Duuz-Diz-Din Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
There was a time I thought the Neutrinos would never look awesome......that time has passed.
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BenBates Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Professional
Haha, when it came to redesign them I considered it a major challenge. I never liked the Neutrinos as a kid so I really wanted to win over anyone who felt the same.
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Rocketspeed88 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Love the image and Leo's pose! I think I saw something similar as a kid too regarding that pose.
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Backflipsimmons Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Student General Artist
Wonderful Issue! I love the expressions you give everybody. You really go above and beyond differentiating character expressions, stature, pose. You've done excellent work thus far on the series. I hope they keep you around!
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BenBates Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Professional
Hey thanks a ton! I finished issue 20... maybe about a month ago now? And that's all I could do at the moment. Before I even started my Turtles job I had agreed to do the Sonic & Mega Man crossover, which is what I'm working on now. I was deeply saddened to miss out on Cityfall, but honestly, Manteluco is going to do it better than I ever could have. So everybody wins!
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OblivionIchigo Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
Love it
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SSO-Robo Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Woaaaaah, Neutrinos!
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MGartist Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Student General Artist
Awesome cover! I like the colors and the line work. The background is really interesting too. I like how you used a combination of the background and the poses of the characters to make it feel like they're about to run right out of the page. Excellent work! :)
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TIQ27 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
And it is amazing.
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