Yeah. Apparently this image is so popular someone ripped off my image and decided to sell cell/smart phone cases. Uggh! that kind of stuff pisses me off. If I can't make money off the TMNT with my artwork, nobody else should be able to either. I did get it resolved though. Sorry. Just venting.
Normally I give more detail as to why I find certain peices to be so fantastic...but I'm half asleep, so unfortunately all my brain can think of at the moment is " OMG I LOVE THIS! So freakin' cute!WEEEEEEE!!". Sorry about that. But seriously, I love it and am jealous of your mad skillz.
I seriously couldn't help exclaim, "Oh my god that's so cute!" So the whole house could hear when I scrolled down to this picture. I think it was the expression that drove me to saying that. The eyes and smile are really lovely, and the colour and shading is fantastic! Great work!
Naahh, you didn't steal my idea. It's just that the colors were similar. Great minds think alike. No harm done.
The skin texture was created in photoshop. All you have to do is draw a small pattern select it, go to edit>define brush preset>click OK and there you have it. It should show up as the last brush in your brush selection window.
If there's something i love about Mikey, is how he's always cheerful and satisfied with even the most inconvenient and hard times, like in the new movie, when he comes in from work, he greets his brothers eagerly, he's just the best!