P:R Approved: Michael Dialynas’ Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!

Note: Just because you’re an animal doesn’t mean you aren’t a hero. Artist Michael Dialynas takes on the green-skinned quartet the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, starting with their headgear. Some lose eyes, some gain goggles, and some just follow through on what their personality suggests. You can see how Dialynas really “gets” these characters inside and out, making for the perfect launchpad for a great redeign. – Chris A.

15 comments to “P:R Approved: Michael Dialynas’ Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!”
  1. Oh maaan, I hope the similar nostalgic cartoon redesign I did makes the grade too.
    I like the Sin City Marv style plasters (band-aids) and how their different variations in costume reflect their personalities.

  2. I LIKE THEM!the charactets and their attitudes are perferctly recognizable and FINALLY they look like young and TEENAGE because in their official design they look like more young adults (20-25 y.o.) than teenagers.

  3. I like these. Though they look a lil young, I really like the design aspect and how their personalities come out in each. The shell stickers on Mikey, and Donny’s Goggles are awesome, and Leo’s and Raph’s outfits are appropriately battle fashioned.

  4. These are amazing- you’ve captured their youth and individuality brilliantly. I love it when you can tell them apart without their signature weapons and you’ve nailed it. Would love to see these designs in a comic.

  5. Why the Band Aids? Because teens are bad at shaving! I take it this guy’s Shredder really lives up to his name.

  6. I’m seeing a lot of influence from the Archie comics series here, and it’s always good to see the turtles both looking their age and given their individual flesh tones. I can’t say I’m a big fan of the fingerless gloves on Don, but the goggles, although they’ve been done many times before, are a nice touch. I usually don’t like how additional layers look on the turtles, so I don’t really care too much for this version of Leonardo. Raph looks cool but rude, and Mike looks like a party dude, so that’s good.

  7. I like ’em. More ways to tell them apart is always good. Sure, weapons, shades of green, colored headbands–all good, but more props that show their personalities can’t hurt.

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