Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Blast from the Past #66 repost: Proposed TV Guide cover

This drawing bothers me -- not because I don’t like it, but because for the life of me I don’t know if it was ever used! I believe it was done for a proposed TV Guide cover. I penciled it...



...and Ryan Brown inked it (beautifully, as usual). -- PL

12 comments:

  1. -->> (( big scan big scan !! ))..

    ..i only recall two specifically T.V. guide spots form the early '90s..

    The famous one with the Movie Guys from TMNT II and Barbara Walters.

    Also one with the Turtles and a bunch of other cartoon characters. I think Bart Simpson was among them.

    This one reminds me so much of he art on the old Archie TMNT A Digests.

    >v<

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  2. Hello Peter! I love your artwork. I especially love how you drew the first original comic turtles, so realistic and like what a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle would look like. I actually have an autograph of yours from the Ninja Turtles art contest that's on ninjaturtles.com that i won a couple of weeks ago. I don't know if you remember but you signed it with a ninja turtle head that had a speech bubble that said "Congrats Greg!" Gosh I love looking at that thing.

    But I do have a question: I am a rising artist, and I would like to see some tutorails on how to draw the first original comic TMNT. May you please post some tutorail pages on your blog? I would love that!

    Thanks!

    Lil G

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  3. Awesome! Your pencils and Ryan Brown's inks are unstoppable!

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  4. I myself dabble with drawing (charcoals) and never use inks or paints, so I'm always somewhat taken aback by the drastic difference between the original pencils, and the inking. That is to say, I like when you post both :)

    What goes into inking these pieces that the original drawing remains unchanged. So, think ink isn't done directly to the original drawing?

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  5. I just wanted to add one comment concerning what was said in the last thread about Murphy's 5th turtle blog.

    If Murph has lost interest in it, maybe someone else at Mirage would like to pick up the slack? Didin't Lawson or someone else there take care of that blog originally anyway?

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  6. Great picture, Peter...

    I wanted to stop by and wish you a happy Birthday! Hope you got to enjoy yourself today... :)



    ~Amy of Dover

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  7. hey Mr. Laird, I love reading your blog. it's really cool to see so much of your unseen artwork. I was wondering if you have an email in which you can be reached? I have something to ask and I prefer it not be posted in public... thanks and take care

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  8. "Don'sChevyNova said...

    hey Mr. Laird, I love reading your blog. it's really cool to see so much of your unseen artwork. I was wondering if you have an email in which you can be reached? I have something to ask and I prefer it not be posted in public... thanks and take care"

    You can email Dan Berger at ninjaturtles.com and he will forward it to me. -- PL

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  9. Heh, I just love that Don is doing something a tad lo tech in order to get better reception :).

    Peter, I've been working on these things for the past 10 years or so, trying to learn various 3D programs...as working on my own stuff is a tad nerve wracking seeing as how I'm a perfectionist.

    I was just curious as to what you think of my latest work in progress... My 5th or so try on shredder in 10 years and 3 different programs...

    http://www.shreddersdojo.com/shredder.jpg


    And my 15th attempt at a turtle...

    http:/www.shreddersdojo.com/turtle.jpg

    Any chance these might be usable in the 25th anniversary campaign somehow? They'd only require minor touching up by a real artist in the skinning department...

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  10. "Neil said...
    Heh, I just love that Don is doing something a tad lo tech in order to get better reception :).

    Peter, I've been working on these things for the past 10 years or so, trying to learn various 3D programs...as working on my own stuff is a tad nerve wracking seeing as how I'm a perfectionist.

    I was just curious as to what you think of my latest work in progress... My 5th or so try on shredder in 10 years and 3 different programs...

    http://www.shreddersdojo.com/shredder.jpg

    And my 15th attempt at a turtle...

    http:/www.shreddersdojo.com/turtle.jpg

    Any chance these might be usable in the 25th anniversary campaign somehow? They'd only require minor touching up by a real artist in the skinning department..."

    Neil, those are quite good. You've come a long way. As for having them used in the 25th anniversary campaign, I'm not really sure how you would go about that. Maybe you should email Dan Berger and see if he has any suggestions. -- PL

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