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“Turtle Seppuku” WIP

For the art heads interested in my process, this was early on in the image. After laying out gestures, I went in to detail the Turtles to figure out how they would look and work out any problems design-wise. Quite a few changes occurred from this to the final image. As far as the foreground/background, I obviously laid that out later (for better or for worse). I’ve read quite a few artist prefer to do the background then drop characters in, for perspective/proportion. In that respect, I preferred to draw this ass backwards. Booyah

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“Turtle Seppuku”
Seppuku is a form of Japanese ritual suicide by disembowlment. Often, another warrior (or Turtle in this case) will stand by, sword in hand to behead the one performing seppuku. Usually, seppuku is an honorable death. In this instance, we have The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles performing this ritual on one of their brothers. I decided to leave each Turtle ambiguous, so the viewer can imagine their own story.
Why on earth would our Heroes in a Half Shell commit such an act?
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