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Sad Turtles by E-Mann Sad Turtles by E-Mann
This is a piece I had been working on since my time on TMNT. It was a concept piece for a story pitch I wanted to do at the time. The story was going to be about lost children. 

I might adapt the Idea in to something different. The piece was only meant illustrate what I wanted to go for when I pitched the story for animation. I wanted something simple something that took place in one environment with minimal characters that took ad vantage of our stock on the show. I was thinking something along the lines of the film 12 angry men.
 I felt as a show we did all of these epic things but never took the time to go a bit small. tell a story that i feel a lot of children can relate to. being lost in a place you have never been. that feeling of separation and fear. Might have been a bit to ambitious for an action show lol probably a bit to much like An American Tale" XD

Unfortunately because of the production schedule I was never able to finish it fully at the time. I had been messing with it on and off for years an finally got it to a point where I was happy. Hope you like it
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ShellshockerTMNT117 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my goah so saaad
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PabloPicayo Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014
love this piece 
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E-Mann Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Professional
thanks Pablo
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Karantheartist Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Student Artist
So Cute! I love it!
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buddercup008 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014
I love your art
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KlarindaClemence Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You definitely captured a lot of feeling in this piece! It's beautiful and sad at the same time. Would have loved to see something like this on TMNT. :)
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JoshawaFrost Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
VERY COOL!!!!!
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SavXArts Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Student General Artist
I love this! Leo looks so cute, and you can tell he's struggling through something
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Ninja-FormersJunkie Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LEO!!! PUT SOME SHOES ON!!! IT'S RAINING!!!!
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NightAngel285 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
New fan right here! This amazing! Definitely a lot of feels here. You did fantastic. It's both beautiful and sad. well done! :D
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aFletcherKinnear Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
that's both beautiful and depressing.
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toonsanimemanga Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Wow you've got a new fan. This is amazing work. I love your style and blending of colors in this piece.
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Daniel-Rocal Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Poor Leo.
Very nice work, I would like to see more about this story
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straightshot Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013
Whoa, looks really awesome. Leo looks great.
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jhm245 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013
Awesome concept. Nicely captured in the piece.
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metalmenrock Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
just awesome in it's finest
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SHARK-008 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I'm not a big fan of TMNT, but when I fall on 'fanarts' like that, woah!
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DarthEmpress Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013
This is so beautiful.  Leo looks so precious and sad here :(  Do you recall what this story would've been about in regards to the turtles?  Would Leo have been separated from his family?
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HopeandStruggle Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
dude this is amazing!
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LittleWheat Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Student General Artist
Wow! That's definitely a curious idea... Actually, I'm a huge old-movie fan and 12 angry men just-so-happens to be one of my favorites (among many, of course). I love this new aspect of simplification- I know lately- and especially with TMNT- the broader the story and its thousands of unfoldings the better- but this idea of simplifying it the same amazing way 12 angry men did, well, thats simply a golden idea right there haha

If it isn't too much to ask, what was your idea for this, exactly? I know you briefly described it above and all, but I'm curious to see where you'd go with TMNT and 12 angry men, since both aren't exactly the likeliest of pairs haha
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oezo Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013
That's awesome!
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Dreamerwstcoast Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013   Traditional Artist
Some of the best STories never make it to print.
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RuKuS403 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Professional
The art, story/concept and energy are all excellent. I hope either this exact project or something you develop from this idea comes to light. Cheers
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NJValente Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Professional
Wow man this is awesome and I really love the idea behind it. Makes the image all the more powerful, nicely done and best of luck!
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derdanjo Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
i wish the production was never scheduled. so we can see it. sad. but nice work
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E-Mann Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Professional
Well, a production scheduled is the rail a show runs on with out a set goal the show can go over budget and when a show goes over budget that usually means production ends. Unless the show is given more money.

We had a very small staff and we had to chip in where we could. That ment some of us didn't have a lot of free time after work hours for personal projects.

This was a personal project that I wanted to bring to the show. Even if I did finish my pitch at the time. There still would have been a chance our producers and director would think it was not right for the show.
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lazesummerstone Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Wow this would have been amazing!  
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Crystal-Violeta Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013

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He is so cute! Is he Leo?

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E-Mann Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Professional
yeah its a little Leo.
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Psewell Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is really awesome!
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Crazy-Croc Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Student General Artist
Awww, he looks all sad and lonely. Really nice job.
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MetaMech1 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013
whoa this is pic is so um emotional or something, im sorry im not very good at describing stuff but this pic speaks too me and im sure other people as well. your work is awesome and I really wish your story pitch would've came to be.
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E-Mann Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Professional
thank you very much I'm glad you like i
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MetaMech1 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013
your very welcome :) (Smile) 
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:iconjncomix:
JNcomix Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013
Stunning imagery, E. 
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:icone-mann:
E-Mann Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Professional
thanks man :)
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DeadCobra Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013
Very great
Will you draw other of this story?
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krono5el Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Sick as fuck
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DeckardCanine Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's about as cute as the TMNT get.
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nichan Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013
This is so gorgeous! I love the detailing in this. ^^
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Drawin-Mah-Pictures Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013
Really cool picture man.
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BSS2011 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013
Cool :3
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