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Turtles Forever: SAINW by E-Mann Turtles Forever: SAINW by E-Mann
For the point in turtles forever where we show different TMNT Dimensions we used existing artwork and new pieces created specifically for the sequence.

This image was this was a calibration between me and Andy Bradshaw, One of the storyboard on TMNT. This is a tribute one of our favorite episodes at the studio and by a lot of the fans, Same as it Never Was.

Line art- Andy Bradshaw
Colors: Me

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NinjaWoodpeckers91 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This probably one of the darkest TMNT 2003 episodes in my opinion.
FancyDanz Featured By Owner May 5, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i always laugh when i see this, cus it basically looks like the turtles just decided to do a super cool selfie together before facing the shredder
great stuff
gunswordfist Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2015
This was my faovrite episode of TMNT 2003 :). I instantly recognized this.
Bacxaber Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015   General Artist
I want an adult-oriented show about SAINW. I wanna see what led to that, and what happened afterwards. I know the mystery is part of the excitement, but...
How'd Mikey lose an arm, is Leo completely blind or just partially? (There's hints that he can see during certain portions, yet contradictory hints during others)

Without Karai or Ch'rell, will the army get a new leader, or will they collapse? Leader or not, the rebels still can't outgun the Utrom military...
So many things left unanswered. Did this universe simply stop existing after Donatello left it? Hm. My only flaw with this episode was when Donatello was leaving, he says "April, it's happening again", as if she knows what's going on. But the only other time he phased out like that was in the company of Michelangelo, who didn't even notice. So, April wouldn't know what he's talking about.
Aznara Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
thats true, this episoid was the best one. .  .amen 
KoroWang Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
This episode always makes me sad a little
NODOGAN Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014
never saw this episode back in the day when the show was aired, but today i just did, and that episode made me remember all the nostalgia for that show and one of manny reasons why 2003 was awesome for me as a kid, awesome piece man, faving it XD
YAYProductions Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Student Writer
May I use this in a fanvid?
CharmedSerenity Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Great picture *saves for her desktop collection* my only quibble is considering Turtles Forever is set post-BTTS, why is Donatello in that particular group-shot? Unless it was somehow taken before the 'final battle'?
TheDUDERulez Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014
This looks SOOOOO AWESOME!  I loved the episode this universe was featured in!  Do you know if the designs of the Turtles in the "Future Tense" storyline of the Archie Comics were an inspiration for these guys?
JayKritz Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Professional
I hope you don't mind that I'm using this as my wallpaper.
It's such an epic drawing of the most epic episode of any cartoon show that I've even seen!
Verkins Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014   Digital Artist
Both of you did a awesome job on this! Glad to see this artwork appeared in the movie!
ArtTraveller77 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I remember this episode, it was so cool to see how different, gruff, and dark they were in an alternate future.
Crazy-Croc Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Student General Artist
Do you think Nike will make another series dedicated to SaiNW?
E-Mann Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Professional
The new series is a bit of an amalgam of all things TMNT, so who knows.
Crazy-Croc Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Student General Artist
Ok :thumbsup:
Copperbelles Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
I cried while watching it. Amazing job.
Homey104 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It'a amazing how this episode is still talked about when referring to TMNT 2K3! I should point out that this episode made it in #1 in the weekly "Top Ten Best Episodes" where it was airing on the CW 4Kids back in 2009.
E-Mann Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Professional
Yup it was. It was our favorite at the studio as well.
cari28ch3 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
from what i have read this has some Image Comics inspirations, and it's still tame next to that
Juklokitah Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
I liked the way that you draw Donatelo !!! He's my favorite !!!
Phoenixofthesea Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I cried when mikey died in that epesode
lostsoldierS636 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
The episode this picture was based on is so damn depressing and sad. But it still kicked ass. Also the new TMNT show is pretty good. I highly recomend it. Comes on saturday mornings on nick.
Murderdoll-69 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So amazing! I guess this episode wont leave anybodys head.
Korrag Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012
I just love that picture. SAINW is probably my favourite episode in the entire show.
MisterNefarious Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Student General Artist
It's sort of awesome how this single episode has such a huge fanbase.
It was a pretty badass story, I really loved that 03 turtles series
Jaggid-Edge Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012   Digital Artist
That's incredible. It really reflects the intensity of the episode. I think Donnie got the short straw with the Time Sceptre malarky.
saminal625 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
looks intence!
Wolvengra Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I REALLY wish they'd make a series out of that one episode. It was dark but in a good way.
E-Mann Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Professional
I and the rest of the shows staff probably wouldn't disagree with you, those episodes were a lot of fun to work on
Wolvengra Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Glad I'm not the only one who thinks so. It was a good episode but at the same time showed that not everything has a happy ending sadly. But that in my mind is what makes it such a good episode.
hallowShade Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
I loved that episode, and this is simply epic! you captured the whole mood of that episode. Congrats!
BlueRoseKelly Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012
I just realized That is younger Donny in the suit there I wasn't able to tell if it was him or an older version because Donnie got back.
SententiaSaga Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
This is ONE of the best episode out of the rest of the series. One of the best that they should make a series outta it. But i guess it will never happen since its so pose to be "kid friendly".....But a person can dream, at least someone on you tube made an awesome trailer about it. =)
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prongsie Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I love it, I love it, I love it... and add more of this.
Truly, you guys are AMAZING.

Kaidoh-Mamoshi Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Student General Artist
After seen Turtle forever, I wanted to see this picture. It's really cool. And this episode is also one of my favorite.
E-Mann Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Professional
At the studio that was one of our favorites and we knew a lot of the fans would really get a kick out of seeing them.
BrokenStride Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011
:jawdrop: HOLE FREAK, THIS IS AMAZING!!! :jawdrop:
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Igike Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
this pic is awesome!!!! and...yeah that link to the movie doesn't work anymore. I was bummed out when it didn't work after multiple times of clicking it.
Myrcury-Art Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011  Professional General Artist
Ohhh myyyy.... ohh wow. WOW!!! I found this randomly on Google after finally seeing that episode, and was absolutely BESIDE myself. And here's the ... well, the REAL THING! :excited: Wow and more wow. Just... WOW. :D I love this image so much!!
snofs Featured By Owner May 5, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
wow amazing pic!
the cloring is stunning!
Nickelsons Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011  Student Artist
Badass! Leo and Mikey look the coolest in SAiNW. lol
Anithe Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011
This Rocks!
littlestark Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011
Zero23 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011
I love this!
NinjaTurtlesRock Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011
o wow! this is really awesome!
acideon Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010
This would make for an interesting story
alexandredgallo Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010
Donatelo in that mecha armor is great! Congratulations!
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