d_pi aka Ronald Wimberly’s TMNT
I re-blogged two of these images a long time ago. I was rummaging through my archive and found the Raphael and Michelangelo pieces that I re-blogged. Well here is the whole set of my favorite foursome done by Ronald Wimberly. His depictions and illustrations of the TMNT are some of the most original and most unique I’ve seen to date. There’s a lot of original art styles, and stylizations of the characters out there, but Ron aka d-pi, went a step further to delve into the lifestyle and personality of each turtle. And he went beyond the typical : Raph is a tough guy, Mikey is funny, Don is a nerd, and Leo is the leader. He took those basic points and turned them into fully developed, well thought out, original (emphasis on original), personalities.
I love the art, and I love the summary that accompanies each turtle. These four anthropomorphous, ninja amphibians have meant a lot to my life and it’s refreshing to see someone take something I love and breathe a new life into it without ruining the characters I love so much.
Check out Ron’s art, work, and artwork here : d3-14.tumblr.com
Thanks Ron. Keep up the good work!
Turtles For Life,