August 2, 2010

Marvel Mirage

A young artist named Gerardo recently sent me a neat drawing of his (The American Turtle) based on a story that he and a friend are working on.

They call it Marvel Mirage; a mash-up of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Marvel characters.

He gave me descriptions of the other characters (Shellowine, The Iron Turtle, and Shellpool) and asked me if I would do up some SP style images for them. I don't always do this, but I remembered the fun I had at 14 with this kind of thing, so I was more than happy to play around with it myself and throw something together.

Anyway, I thought they had a really fun idea going and I wanted to just share it with you, here they are below (Click image to enlarge)

Oh, and if you ever get the chance to help out and encourage a young artist - or any young person for that matter - please do, you won't regret it.

Thanks!

12 comments:

  1. I've been a fan of your work ever since I stumbled across your Dark Knight - Joker. I thought you couldn't get any better but taking time out of your day to do this for a young lad is great! I'm not an artist but I hope other kids like this one are inspired by you too.

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  2. I feel like Raph should have been Deadpool, both their colors are red.

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  3. @Bailey - That's really nice of you to say, thanks!

    @Anon - I know what you mean, that is true. If you go by their personalities though, the way Gerardo has them really makes a lot of sense.

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  4. Seriously dude. I'm amazed with their imagination and your way to picturize them.

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  5. I have to say, Raphael as Deadpool would have just looked like Deadpool. The Michaelangelo/orange scheme works better for me because it instantly makes him stand out, and even though he's fully covered, I know it's Michaelangelo.

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  6. Thanks Dean for bringing my pics to life me and my friend are very glad that you helped us with Marvel Mirage thanks Dean.

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  7. Thanks Dean for bringing my creations to life me and my friend are glad you could take the time to make thoese pics of The American Turtle, The Iron Turtle, Shellowine and Shellpool.

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  8. I've a huge fan of your work i love simpsons charecetures, your doctor who peices inspired me to create all 11 doctors in simpsons style, i've only done 6 so far, you can see them here: http://ulla-andy.deviantart.com/

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  9. the turtles miuxed w/ marvel are quite creative great job

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  10. Hey how about Usagi Yojimbo as Silver Samurai? I know Usagi isn't Mirage proper but he has crossed over with TMNT before.

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  11. Both of my favorite comic companys! Perfect personality matches

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