The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are a franchise that’s very dear to people who grew up with them, so not surprisingly, artists like Blake Henriksen continue to draw upon the heroes in a half-shell for inspiration. In this particular series, Henriksen has decided to render Raphael, Leonardo, Donatello and Michelangelo in a gritty style that’s more true-to-reality than their usual cartoon depictions. With battle scars, flesh wounds and aggressive grins, these ridiculously cool digital paintings perfectly capture the reasons why children everywhere fell in love with the reptile vigilantes.
Blake Henriksen also extrapolates on the Ninja Turtles concept by adding in zombies for the pizza-loving crime fighters to take on. Who could have ever thought putting ninjas, mutants, turtles, teenagers and zombies together would yield such epic results?