FAN ART: TMNT Concept Designs

FAN ART: TMNT Concept Designs

We know Michael Bay and co are going to be taking a few liberties with the characters from "Ninja Turtles" in their reboot, and they could do much worse than take some inspiration from the following designs..

Since "Turtlegate" it's been all about those four young crime fighting amphibians here on CBM (you may have noticed!), and here are some great fan made concept designs from Gloooscap. As you can see he does change up the classic look of Raph, Don, Mikey and Leo quite a bit but I think it works well. We also have takes on Splinter, Casey Jones, April O'Neil, Shredder with two members of The Foot Clan, Leatherhead (although I think he might have mixed Baxter Stockman in there), Karai, and Usagi Yojimbo..

Granted they're not exactly "dark and gritty", but I don't necessarily feel they should be. These designs are pretty spot on I think. What do you guys think?

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Mark Cassidy
Member Since 11/9/2008
Filed Under "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" 3/27/2012 Source: Via io9
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dahamma - 3/27/2012, 5:03 PM
The turtles no, Everyone else...meh
geoff - 3/27/2012, 5:04 PM
michael bay....ugh
Optimus83 - 3/27/2012, 5:08 PM
Good TMNT Concept Designs. ...
CaptainAmerica31 - 3/27/2012, 5:08 PM
The lizard cameo?!
greenlanternsector2814 - 3/27/2012, 5:11 PM
What really needs to be done is just keep the turtles in their original bandanas...all red. That's what it was in the book and it should stay that way.
monkeyking - 3/27/2012, 5:24 PM
whoa! kool concepts! karai is a hottie and the foot soldiers are awesome!
BackwardGalaxy - 3/27/2012, 5:24 PM
I dont hate the Leo.
AutobotCommander84 - 3/27/2012, 5:31 PM
Aside from April, Casey, and some of the turtles designs, most of these are really good.
hartley07 - 3/27/2012, 5:31 PM
leo looks pretty awesome
sahind - 3/27/2012, 5:31 PM
not bad!
but i'd rethink about april's hair!
DirkDigler14 - 3/27/2012, 5:37 PM
its getting really annoying to see people dont think it should be "gritty" or "dark"...Im assuming no one has ever read the original comics of the turtles. They were dark, they were gritty, funny, and most of all they were [frick]ing awesome. Once again michael bay destroys another great thing like all of his movies hes ever made
Rykoo - 3/27/2012, 5:39 PM
It's funny cause i just uploaded my concept to deviant art. here's a link to my page also
BIGBMH - 3/27/2012, 5:42 PM
interesting and creative. i definitely wouldn't go with that radical a departure for the film design, but this is some cool work.
GreyChaos13Zero - 3/27/2012, 5:43 PM
I like but where did Usagi Yojimbo come from? looks like a bunny rabbit?)
JatevinM - 3/27/2012, 5:46 PM
With alot of changes and alterations I can see some of the elements from this working.
GUNSMITH - 3/27/2012, 5:48 PM

GreyChaos13Zero - 3/27/2012, 6:07 PM
nice find?)
Giraffehead - 3/27/2012, 6:16 PM

For once you posted something I could look at. Usually the caps just makes me move on.
GUNSMITH - 3/27/2012, 6:21 PM

NDono - 3/27/2012, 6:41 PM
Anyone else recognize the kanji for "turtle" bc of DBZ?
blvdnoise - 3/27/2012, 6:46 PM
Gunsmith's first few images FTW!
BSingerFoxMen - 3/27/2012, 7:06 PM
Shredder and the Foot Soldiers yes...the Turtles look retarded, and the rest? Just no thanks.
DukeAcureds - 3/27/2012, 7:16 PM
I'm digging on the Case. All the Foot look badass. Leatherhead, Karai and Usagi look gnarley. Leatherhead is a scientist, Ror.
wbrowning79 - 3/27/2012, 7:34 PM
what they did with the look of the turtles in TMNT (2007)was fine! Sure it could have used a bit of "NOLAN-IZING" AS GUNSMITH said but come on! This is ridicules! AH! ITS SO BAD!!!!
laughterman26 - 3/27/2012, 8:24 PM
I like the idea of the living in a subway. And not the yummy food kind, GUNSMITH where do you find all this cool shit.
thewolfx - 3/27/2012, 8:28 PM

the first ones you posted were [frick]in awesome thats how a ninja turtle should look

the nolanized version looks like ass tho
AxlKomix - 3/27/2012, 8:31 PM
Like the design for Miyamoto Usagi, but he had nothing to do with the turtles. Only the animated series and few universe crossovers ever made the connection; he is not a part of canon.
AxlKomix - 3/27/2012, 8:32 PM
Also, love the statue pics Gunsmith posted. Here's hoping we get the red bandanas.
CoolantTech - 3/27/2012, 8:58 PM
I think all the art looks sweet, especially Leo, the asian chick, the whole foot clan, and Yusaki Yojimbo

@Gunsmith that Nolanized turtle looks beasty, not sure if it would work on film though
Banner123 - 3/27/2012, 9:23 PM
BezierCurve - 3/27/2012, 10:48 PM
These are awesome. Love the mix of different Japanese armor and clothing styles. Usagi Yojimbo looks the badass as well.
denotsip - 3/27/2012, 10:59 PM
NOPE… non of them
denotsip - 3/27/2012, 11:00 PM
GUNSMITH, however, hit the nail on the head…… with a battering ram
TheRationalOne - 3/27/2012, 11:29 PM
The Leo design is kinda cool, but the overall artwork is not impressive at all. Looks like year one high school art class. Snooze.
Superman61 - 3/27/2012, 11:29 PM

BAIKINMAN - 3/28/2012, 4:31 AM
@The concept art..."April looks like a Stoopid' woman's rights liberal/patchouli smelling/Starbucks Barista/Whole Foods Shopping/Prius Driving/In the closet Pot smoking/Uppidy' middle class Ginger That is F*#$%^! a LARGE Dreadlock Headed BLACK Jamaican Man, and is afraid to tell her parents that she is pregnant. But is upset because she really digs chicks"............................@Gunsmith, "That Statue is AMAZING".
RealDCGuy - 3/28/2012, 4:36 AM
Not Bad, Aside from the turtles' lacking proper bandana masks and Mikey looking like a squirt and also April looking like one of those nineties Strong Feminist female stereotypes and Casey lacking badassery, Everything looks great.
AlexDeLarge87 - 3/28/2012, 5:41 AM
Shredder and his Ninjas looks awesome!

I think it would be okey if Turtles would wear little bit protective cloathing. Hand and leg guards especially would work. Anyway they should have their original bandanas.

GUNSMITH@ That looks awesome! I hope their skin is like that in the movie! Little bit darkness in their and they would look badass as hell!:)
AlexDeLarge87 - 3/28/2012, 5:48 AM
I actually think they should make Shredder, The Foot Clan, Baxter Stockman and maybe Rocksteady and Bebop or Bloodsucker the bad guys of the first film and give a hint of Krang and Utroms.
WakeUp - 3/28/2012, 6:02 AM
Not sure if April could look anymore like a lesbian if they tried. I do like the foot soldiers.
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