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19 Artistic Ninja Turtles Interpretations

From College Campus Cartoons to Zombified Characters

— February 10, 2012 — Pop Culture
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles were an ‘80s and early ‘90s pop culture phenomenon, so it comes as no surprise that this generation of illustrators and graphic designers are highly inspired by the “heroes in a half shell.” As such, many talented individuals have harnessed their honed skills to either pay tribute to or reinterpret the pizza-loving crime fighters in their distinct visual styles. Gathered here are some of the best Ninja Turtles renderings from every corner of the Internet.

Deviating from the sewer dwellers’ cartoon roots, some artists have decided to depict the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in an ultra-realistic manner, adorned with scales, battle scars and anatomy resembling real-life turtles. Other artists have chosen to hyperbolize the characters’ fun-loving side and have drawn them as obese college students too plump to prevent crime.
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Reptile Monk Renderings
Reptile Monk Renderings
Malachi Maloney Paints the Ninja Turtles in Buddhist Garbs
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Minimalist Tortoise Posters
Minimalist Tortoise Posters
Teenage Mutant Pixel Turtles 8-Bitifies the 90s Icons
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Gritty Warrior Turtle Depictions
Gritty Warrior Turtle Depictions
Jeff Chapman Gives the Iconic Characters a Badass Makeover
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Foot Clan Recruitment Prints
Foot Clan Recruitment Prints
Shredder Says 'I Want You for the Foot' to Take out the Ninja Turtles
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Fighting Reptile Renderings
Fighting Reptile Renderings
Eric Braddock Paints the Ninja Turtles with an Ethereal Glow
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Deadly Mutant Tortoise Depictions
Deadly Mutant Tortoise Depictions
Mustardo Paints the Ninja Turtles with Extreme Grit
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Silly Boxer Spoofs
Silly Boxer Spoofs
Sonny Cheeva Illustrates Muhammed Ali in Hilarious Attire
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Cartoony Halloween Melons
Cartoony Halloween Melons
These Ninja Turtle Watermelon-o-Lanterns are Righteous
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Geeky Gamer Caricatures
Geeky Gamer Caricatures
Ty Lettau Video Game Heroes Make for a Rad Retro Series
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Realistic Ninjafied Tortoises
Realistic Ninjafied Tortoises
David Rapoza Brings Brutal Realism to the Ninja Turtle Franchise
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Cartooning Classic Art
Cartooning Classic Art
Classic Art Ninja Turtles are Pollock and Picasso-Approved TMNT
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Crazy 8-Bit Cartoons
Crazy 8-Bit Cartoons
Ty Lettau Morphs TV's Most Popular Characters into Super Mario Clones
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Altered Celeb Sniffer Blogs
Altered Celeb Sniffer Blogs
The 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Noses' Tumblr is Epic Olfactory Alteration
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Painterly Pop Culture Characters
Painterly Pop Culture Characters
Bryan Lee Shows Off His Sleek Rendering Style with Kid Favorites
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Cartoon Cranium Tees
Cartoon Cranium Tees
These Mike Mitchell Shirts Strip Pop Culture Favorites Down to Their Skulls
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Embroidered Icon Art
Embroidered Icon Art
WeeLittleStitches Brings Geek Art to Cross Stitching
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Undead Pop Toon Creations
Undead Pop Toon Creations
The Andre De Freitas 'Zombie Portraits' Capture Characters Horrifically
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Cute Comic Characters
Cute Comic Characters
Christopher Uminga Makes Old School Heroes Adorable
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Campus Cartoon Characters
Campus Cartoon Characters
Caldwell Tanner Illustrates Nostalgic '90s Toons as Undergrads
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