It has been brought to my attention that this series is better all together. Soo, I'm resubmitting the four brothers as one. These are india ink paintings given as gifts to my brother over the course of the last three Christmases (finally finished! Woo hoo!)
pumps some iron to sculpt those enormous biceps of his. Finished in December 2003. The earliest of the four, the painting isn't as sophisticated as the later ones. Experience is the great teacher, after all... Mikey is Ben's favorite, so I did him first.
does military-style one-armed pushups in the second installment of my Ninja Turtles series. This painting was finished in December 2004.
uses his bo to get in some pull-ups. Third in the Ninja Turtles series. Finished in December 2004. I had fun doing the underside of things, a bit different from the other ones.
concentrates on inner fitness, meditating towards a healthier mind. Last and final piece in the Ninja Turtles series. Finished in December 2005. I wanted to give a rounded approach to working out, and here I end with Leonardo's spiritual side. The shading is a bit softer than the others, but I think it still works, given the mental nature of the piece.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are copyright Larry Hama (I believe) and I was a proud fan in the old school turtles days. (still am, a little