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Sea Bound by Jeff Goldberg

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Almost there! by Jeff Goldberg

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Finn vs Fern-Stan Sakai style: this is my digital Sketch of favorite Adventure Time characters, Finn and Fern that I chose to draw with a Usagi Yojimbo art style I chose to explore, and honestly that stan Sakai stylized drawing of the Adventure Time characters look much better than the tv show’s art style copied into the comic series published by boom studios, I honestly wish I could read an Usagi Yojimbo styled Adventure Time comic drawn by the Usagi creator, Stan Sakai, the Adventure Time comics would look so good in that rich western Indie comic visual style just like how the greatest creator owned comics did back in the phenomenal era of western black and white comics, like Dave Sim’s Cerebus the Aardvark, Mirage’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Jeff Smith’s Bone, and once again, Stan Sakai’s Usagi Yojimbo, I admit there aren’t a lot of phenomenal black and white indie comics like there used to be, most creator owned comics exist being published on the internet as Webcomics nowadays but I do enjoy some phenomenal webcomics I read, it was difficult for me to draw the head gesture of Finn’s polar bear hat so I attempted to make the movement and expression of his hat look more like it was both his head and neck, which is why Finn is looking up with his polar bear hat, and I had so much fun drawing Fern with a ninja turtle like body again, drawing Fern with a Ninja Turtle anatomy is my favorite look for Fern for some reason, I hope you folks like my stan Sakai styled sketch of Finn and Fern today?

T.U.R.T.L.E. POWER! 

Well Its Turtle Day yall, Chamba and I saw the movie last night and we wanted to do this Homage image up to celebrate the new release. Its been 21 years since the last live action movie. So whatever your opinion of the movie we were excited to see them on the big screen again after over 2 decades. 

I’ll have to do a review at some point soon. but for the quicky review, the Turtles themselves are awesome!….The story itself I have a few issues with. BUT MAN!….Splinter was a fuggin G!

anyway I grew up on the turtles and theyve always meant Tons to me as theyre what started me drawing in the first place. SO this one is for my turtle bros.

I drew and colored Mikey and Raph. Jeff drew and colored Donnie and Leo.

I drew and flatted the background. and Jeff slapped some mean shades on that bitch.

hope ya dig it! 

-FoO

Also, I’m articulating a new stipulation regarding his powers, at least on this blog:

They operate on rule of funny.

If the situation is light or comedic, yeah, you might see turtles with Jeff Goldblum’s face or Lobster Banditos.

If it’s serious or dramatic, they won’t manifest unless under extreme duress, and they’ll be a lot less benign or silly.

I’m doing this largely to preempt any accusations of being a Gary Stu or the like, and also because powers, if used wrong, can be a cheap plot device.

The other reason he doesn’t generally use them is he doesn’t rightly know how, not to mention the ramifications of altering reality on a whim.

Have you ever seen a butterfly drink turtle tears?

Well, now you have. You’re welcome!

But, what is actually going on here?

In the Peruvian Amazon, sodium is a scarce mineral due to its distance from any marine environment and the fact that it is cut off from windblown mineral particles to the west by the Andes Mountains. Turtles, and other carnivores, obtain sodium from meat, but herbivores find it difficult to obtain sufficient concentrations of this vital mineral. As a result, in this part of the world, you can often see butterflies flocking around turtle’s heads (tracajá turtles in this image), drinking their tears, getting their sodium fix.

How are the turtles through all this? We’re not sure. It stands to reason that the butterflies are drawing perhaps unwanted attention to the turtles, but no direct harm is thought to occur. The turtles have enough tears to feed the butterflies simply because the butterflies are taking so little. The butterflies simply uptake salts through a process similar to absorption by placing their proboscis in the tears and passively have a sup. Bless.

Jean

Photos courtesy of Jeff Cremer

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Have you ever seen a butterfly drink turtle tears?

Well, now you have. You’re welcome!

But, what is actually going on here?

In the Peruvian Amazon, sodium is a scarce mineral due to its distance from any marine environment and the fact that it is cut off from windblown mineral particles to the west by the Andes Mountains. Turtles, and other carnivores, obtain sodium from meat, but herbivores find it difficult to obtain sufficient concentrations of this vital mineral. As a result, in this part of the world, you can often see butterflies flocking around turtle’s heads (tracajá turtles in this image), drinking their tears, getting their sodium fix.

How are the turtles through all this? We’re not sure. It stands to reason that the butterflies are drawing perhaps unwanted attention to the turtles, but no direct harm is thought to occur. The turtles have enough tears to feed the butterflies simply because the butterflies are taking so little. The butterflies simply uptake salts through a process similar to absorption by placing their proboscis in the tears and passively have a sup. Bless.


Photos courtesy of Jeff Cremer