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Leonardo redesign by Andrew-Ross-MacLean Leonardo redesign by Andrew-Ross-MacLean
This is for the SKUMBEAST TMNT Redsign project. Below is the interview I did with them about it. Also be sure to check out the cool, nostalgic way they are posting the entries by heading to my tumblr: [link]

“BOOT THE FOOT” #08: ANDREW MACLEAN VS. “LEONARDO”!

SkumBeast: How would you describe your art style and what influences have helped shape that style?
MacLean: My art is brush heavy, shape based, and HOPEFULLY energetic… Of the influences I am aware of, most notable are Mike Mignola, Gabriel Ba, Raphael Grampa, Toby Cypress, James Harren, Jack Kirby, Eric Canete, et cetera, et cetera, et cetera …

Skumbeast: Share a bit about your history with TMNT and tell a bit about why you chose this character and decided to interpret it this way.

MacLean: Like so many kids in the 90’s, I LOVED the Turtles. Watched them everyday, had so many toys! Leonardo was never my favorite though. Growing up I was always that nonconformist kid who never liked the “leader” of a group (like Cyclops or the Red Ranger!).

I wanted to redesign one of the four brothers and wanted someone badass who wasn’t my obvious choice (Raphael).

There is a story behind this design. I didn’t want to deviate too far from the original characters but I wanted to try to make him more badass. So here I decided to base Leonardo’s design in my own sort of future of the Turtles. Here I pictured The Turtles have been battling Shredder and The Foot for years. Michelangelo, Raphael, Donatello, AND Splinter have all been killed. Filled with hate, Leonardo fights for revenge. To honor his fallen brothers, Leonardo has tied his their headbands to his sword hilts.

SkumBeast: Which was your favorite of the four Turtles?

MacLean: Raphael. I loved that he was a badass, and I loved his weapon of choice. Of the four brothers, he had the shortest reach with those little blades. So I figured he must be the best fighter.

You can follow more of ANDREW MACLEAN’s work at:

ANDREW MACLEAN ON DEVIANTART

ANDREW MACLEAN ON TWITTER

ANDREW MACLEAN ON TUMBLR

ANDREW MACLEAN ON FACEBOOK

AT “BRAND NEW NOSTALGIA”

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Coming up next…. “Zak the Neutrino” by SCUMBAG!
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:iconrebellinglemming:
RebellingLemming Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Astonishing!
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:iconjumpsl:
jumpsl Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Super duper iLL I love the proportions!!
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:iconkronosam:
Kronosam Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
AWESOME!!!
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:iconandrew-ross-maclean:
Andrew-Ross-MacLean Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014
Thanks!
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:iconkronosam:
Kronosam Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You're welcome!
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:iconnaugthy-devil:
naugthy-devil Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
COWABUNGA dude! Awesome!
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:iconcoolcomix:
CoolComix Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Professional General Artist
A great redesign of Leonardo. The art tells a story with him just standing there.
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:iconjackcrowder:
jackcrowder Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
That's wicked.
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:iconandrew-ross-maclean:
Andrew-Ross-MacLean Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
Thanks dude!
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:iconjeanlaine:
JeanLaine Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Professional
I LOVE YOUR ART MAN :)
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:iconandrew-ross-maclean:
Andrew-Ross-MacLean Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013
Thank you so much! YOu got some cool shit too. For sure.
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:iconkwakthe1st:
KwAkthe1st Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Turtle power!...
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:iconandrew-ross-maclean:
Andrew-Ross-MacLean Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
WOOT WOOT, Thanks!
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:iconcodeshinja:
codeshinja Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
Really cool! You have a unique art style! I love it! :iconilikeitplz:
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:iconandrew-ross-maclean:
Andrew-Ross-MacLean Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
Thanks so much!!!
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:iconspicercolor:
SpicerColor Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I love this
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:iconandrew-ross-maclean:
Andrew-Ross-MacLean Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
Thanks buddy!
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:iconjamiegambell:
JamieGambell Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
Love you!
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:iconandrew-ross-maclean:
Andrew-Ross-MacLean Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
haha xoxoxoxo
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:iconritam:
ritam Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Soooooo coooooooool!!! ^^
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:iconandrew-ross-maclean:
Andrew-Ross-MacLean Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
Thanks!
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:iconskull-the-kid:
Skull-the-Kid Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
Your style is one of the raddest of all deviantart and maybe one of my favourite of the whole comicdome. You're a prodigy.
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:iconandrew-ross-maclean:
Andrew-Ross-MacLean Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
Thank you so much, you are too kind.
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Chibi-C Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Student Filmographer
awww cute little head and manly arms I like that in a ma- I mean ummm mutate turtle?...<3<3<3<3
awesome styl :3
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:iconandrew-ross-maclean:
Andrew-Ross-MacLean Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
hahaha thanks!
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:icontheatomicdog:
TheAtomicDog Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
Well-done AltArt FTW, bitches!
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:iconandrew-ross-maclean:
Andrew-Ross-MacLean Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
hahaha thanks buddy
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:iconazeitona:
AZEITONA Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
F... Yeah!! Amazing, man!! Congrats!!
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:iconandrew-ross-maclean:
Andrew-Ross-MacLean Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
hey thanks man. much appreciated.
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:iconjel:
jel Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012   General Artist
This is so full of win, I can't even
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:iconandrew-ross-maclean:
Andrew-Ross-MacLean Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
ha thanks man!
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:iconemerson-fialho:
Emerson-Fialho Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Professional Artist
Amazing work! Great style... Congratulations!
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:iconandrew-ross-maclean:
Andrew-Ross-MacLean Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
Thanks so much
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:iconemerson-fialho:
Emerson-Fialho Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Professional Artist
You're welcome, good friend! :D
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:icon3rdclover:
3rdclover Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Well this looks kickass!
Can help but wondering what the other characters would come out like...

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:iconandrew-ross-maclean:
Andrew-Ross-MacLean Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
ha well the other turtles are dead so.... haha
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:iconalmendro:
almendro Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
powerful
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:iconandrew-ross-maclean:
Andrew-Ross-MacLean Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
Thanks!
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:iconbittersweetbee:
BitterSweetBee Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012   Digital Artist
Awesome as per usual. Your style is fantastic mate.
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:iconandrew-ross-maclean:
Andrew-Ross-MacLean Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
Thanks so much!
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:icongph-artist:
gph-artist Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes!!!
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:iconandrew-ross-maclean:
Andrew-Ross-MacLean Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
Thanks!
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:iconbitsy83:
Bitsy83 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
......good grief! How much bath salts and steroids did Splinter put on his pizza?!?!

Seriously though, awesome design. Love the details!
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:iconandrew-ross-maclean:
Andrew-Ross-MacLean Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
hahahahah thanks!
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:icondave-wilkins:
Dave-Wilkins Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
YEAH MAN!!!
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:iconandrew-ross-maclean:
Andrew-Ross-MacLean Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
haha glad you dig buddy
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:iconheroboy:
HEROBOY Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Professional Filmographer
this is so great
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:iconandrew-ross-maclean:
Andrew-Ross-MacLean Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
Hey thanks man!
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:iconredisoj:
redisoj Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Very nice! Love it! : )
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:iconandrew-ross-maclean:
Andrew-Ross-MacLean Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
Thanks!
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