I’ve been doing something pretty difficult with my artwork lately: holding back. It’s not something I’m doing for good. It’s an experiment of sorts. I love drawing my dirt, grime, and grit. Basically, am I able to replicate the style of marketable IPs? If someone wanted me to draw streamlined styles…could I? That’s what I did here. I tried to replicate the style of the old 1988 Playmates Ninja Turtles packaging. Something you might find on an old lunchbox thermos or something.
Use the slider to slide between the ’87 cartoon figure turtles and the original Eastman and Laird take. I had fun doing this simple clean style. I might do more for sure.
It’s not just Bart Simpson. It’s not just Garfield. It’s both pop culture icons coming together in one hideous mutant monstrosity. And you can purchase Bartfield to hang on your wall or stick onto your favorite things to let everyone know you’re a realsick weirdo.
I was lucky enough to come across NECA’s Super Shredder action figure last week. Not only is it ridiculous that we’re getting toys of such niche interests but Shredder is so perfect that he works as a great drawing reference. And this was the result.
This is the first Kevin Nash action figure I’ve bought since 1998. And even though he has, like, 2 minutes of screen time…Super Shredder’s design is legendary cheese. I strayed away from my thin linework and went back to my heavy lines and shadows.
All in all, I had a fun time drawing him. I’ve been creatively bankrupt lately, so it was nice to draw something…and leave it to me to make it Ninja Turtles related. Prints are available at my store. But you probably already knew that. Cowabunga.