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BabyTurtles
07-05-2016, 03:50 PM
The thread got closed before I could post it...(in response to this thread here --->http://forums.thetechnodrome.com/showthread.php?t=55747 )

Thought I'd draw what I think she would look like

https://67.media.tumblr.com/7b81eedfdc39d9744ef15d79a707f6fa/tumblr_o9v0ckwx3U1rmjp1so1_540.jpg

CyberCubed
07-05-2016, 04:01 PM
That's a cute pic, would fit the Nick verison of the Turtles very well.

BabyTurtles
07-05-2016, 04:06 PM
That's a cute pic, would fit the Nick verison of the Turtles very well.

Why thank you~ ^_^

ticktack
07-05-2016, 04:22 PM
So cute. :tsmile::tsmile:

BabyTurtles
07-05-2016, 04:32 PM
So cute. :tsmile::tsmile:

cute is best ^_^

Shiro Kame
07-05-2016, 05:04 PM
Not bad at all. She looks pretty cute. Would be interesting if we got a black April or other reoccurring TMNT character.

The Happy One
07-05-2016, 05:38 PM
Wow, I really REALLY adore this! It's cute, it's got the Nick style with your own talented touches and it feels....April, y'know? You've got quite the skill, my friend:D

BabyTurtles
07-05-2016, 05:43 PM
Wow, I really REALLY adore this! It's cute, it's got the Nick style with your own talented touches and it feels....April, y'know? You've got quite the skill, my friend:D

aww shucks
https://media.giphy.com/media/hmDKEVDxaWn2U/giphy.gif

plastroncafe
07-05-2016, 05:43 PM
I love it when you share your art with us.
https://media.giphy.com/media/7rj2ZgttvgomY/giphy.gif

Splinter the boss
07-05-2016, 05:43 PM
Nice! I also like the smile.

BabyTurtles
07-05-2016, 05:45 PM
I love it when you share your art with us.
https://media.giphy.com/media/7rj2ZgttvgomY/giphy.gif

Glad to share! ^_^ I don't draw tmnt enough!

Powder
07-05-2016, 06:04 PM
There is a section for fan-art & this ain't it. Also she just looks like a palette swapped ginger.

BabyTurtles
07-05-2016, 06:13 PM
There is a section for fan-art & this ain't it. Also she just looks like a palette swapped ginger.

how does she look like a palette swapped ginger?? cause she has freckles??? :-?

What do you even mean by "palette swapped?"

Andrew NDB
07-05-2016, 06:22 PM
I think he means...

https://s3.amazonaws.com/static.noisetrade.com/w/a570aafe-4165-4a77-b554-81c430f70c1b/nbe_cover.jpg

Cure
07-05-2016, 06:24 PM
Palette swapping is a video game thing. An example is in the beginning of some game you fight giant spiders. Later on, you fight tougher, different colored spiders. To save money on development, they use the same model for the spiders, just change the colors.

BabyTurtles
07-05-2016, 06:25 PM
I think he means...

https://s3.amazonaws.com/static.noisetrade.com/w/a570aafe-4165-4a77-b554-81c430f70c1b/nbe_cover.jpg

you know…this type of thinking is the reason we get the same looking black girls, with the same type of afro with the same hoop earrings.

We get the same eyes....the same lips....the same nose....the same face structure....cause people have this idea of the way black people need to look like

I like drawing my black people with both small and big lips, with both wide and narrow noses…….the only thing that I like to draw consistently is curly or puffy hair...(cause it's fun to draw XD)

I myself am black and I have big eyes, a small nose and full lips~

thundermaster612
07-05-2016, 06:37 PM
It's done really well! I could live with April being black but this kind of reminds me of Angel

The Happy One
07-05-2016, 07:41 PM
There is a section for fan-art & this ain't it. Also she just looks like a palette swapped ginger.

Yeeeah, well not all black people look the same so...

I get what you're trying to say. It's the very different way of saying 'hey this isn't your typical bkack girl so you must have just switched pallets'. No, my friend, many people who are African American have freckles, can have that hair and can have smaller noses:D

Commenter 42
07-05-2016, 07:49 PM
I myself am black and I have big eyes, a small nose and full lips~

'sup baby girl. ;)

Technogeek29
07-05-2016, 07:57 PM
I have very long hair in in the way I can tie it into a pony tail. Or I did before I join the sevice.

Powder
07-05-2016, 08:17 PM
Yeeeah, well not all black people look the same so...

I get what you're trying to say. It's the very different way of saying 'hey this isn't your typical bkack girl so you must have just switched pallets'. No, my friend, many people who are African American have freckles, can have that hair and can have smaller noses:D

Don't put words in my mouth or suggest I'm racist, blockhead, you don't know the first thing about me.

& the other thread was locked because you dopes can't help but turn the topic toxic, so it's great to see it continue elsewhere... :trolleye:

BabyTurtles
07-05-2016, 08:24 PM
Don't put words in my mouth or suggest I'm racist, blockhead, you don't know the first thing about me.

& the other thread was locked because you dopes can't help but turn the topic toxic, so it's great to see it continue elsewhere... :trolleye:

well....when you suggest that my version of April looks palette swapped I'm sorry if I get a little offended...I mean your basically saying "a black girl doesn't/cant look like this" when it's simply not true. (unless you mean something else)

but we can put that that to rest...we don't need to continue that discussion if we can't be civil about it.

Electric
07-05-2016, 08:42 PM
Looks great!

While i would prefer them keep April white as she's always been, I really hope Nick brings in angel. Take your design and change that sweater color to purple or something, and this would be great! (Or use the design in your sig, which is honestly perfect. To be fair, I like all 4 of those designs)

BabyTurtles
07-05-2016, 08:44 PM
Looks great!

While i would prefer them keep April white as she's always been, I really hope Nick brings in angel. Take your design and change that sweater color to purple or something, and this would be great! (Or use the design in your sig, which is honestly perfect. To be fair, I like all 4 of those designs)

Angel would be super cool~ ^_^

Commenter 42
07-05-2016, 08:44 PM
The thread was locked because I spoke up and said race switching is tantamount to blackface.

It still is, closed thread or not. The drawing is cute, it's a dark skinned girl holding Turtle stuffies. Great. But Powder's right, you've essentially darkened the hair and skin of a white girl, to make her black, which according to some people will suddenly give her a personality, because only Black folks have personalities.

Did I miss anything there? This is the argument right? Placate us with conversions instead of celebrating who we are? It couldn't possibly be dealt with any other way.

thundermaster612
07-05-2016, 08:48 PM
WAR!
In the Technodrome Republic three members known as Powdarth Vader, Baby Wan Turnaybi, and Maz Commatta 42 have gotten into a conflict over GINGER PALETTES! :o :teek: TRULY HORRIFYING as it may be, but the conflict may go much deeper than it is... *scene dawns on a planet*

oh sorry I was reading the new Star Wars x Technodrome Forums crossover screen roll

BabyTurtles
07-05-2016, 08:54 PM
The thread was locked because I spoke up and said race switching is tantamount to blackface.

It still is, closed thread or not. The drawing is cute, it's a dark skinned girl holding Turtle stuffies. Great. But Powder's right, you've essentially darkened the hair and skin of a white girl, to make her black, which according to some people will suddenly give her a personality, because only Black folks have personalities.

Did I miss anything there? This is the argument right? Placate us with conversions instead of celebrating who we are? It couldn't possibly be dealt with any other way.

I disagree I don't think I did that (maybe it's my artstyle)...and I also don't agree that making her white and simply changing her color will make her interesting either...that doesn't make much sense....:ohwell:

I draw my black people this way~ :)I try not to draw them the same way.....here are some others I have drawn

http://img01.deviantart.net/689f/i/2016/060/6/a/black_history_month__heroes_by_actionkiddy-d9tmmlo.jpg

http://pre03.deviantart.net/dd0f/th/pre/i/2016/152/e/e/sassy_jackie_by_actionkiddy-da4nfnp.jpg

http://img03.deviantart.net/4f77/i/2016/009/0/5/max_gibson_by_actionkiddy-d9ncved.jpg

http://img15.deviantart.net/1d5f/i/2015/344/f/3/all_star_heroes_by_actionkiddy-d9jpnbv.jpg


black people are diverse! we can have lots of different features~ ^_^

and @Thundermaster: This doesn't need to be war!!! XD It's okay to disagree....It's fine!

thundermaster612
07-05-2016, 08:59 PM
I disagree I don't think I did that (maybe it's my artstyle)...and I also don't agree that making her white and simply changing her color will make her interesting either...that doesn't make much sense....:ohwell:

I draw my black people this way~ :)I try not to draw them the same way.....here are some others I have drawn

http://img01.deviantart.net/689f/i/2016/060/6/a/black_history_month__heroes_by_actionkiddy-d9tmmlo.jpg

http://pre03.deviantart.net/dd0f/th/pre/i/2016/152/e/e/sassy_jackie_by_actionkiddy-da4nfnp.jpg

http://img03.deviantart.net/4f77/i/2016/009/0/5/max_gibson_by_actionkiddy-d9ncved.jpg

http://img15.deviantart.net/1d5f/i/2015/344/f/3/all_star_heroes_by_actionkiddy-d9jpnbv.jpg


and @Thundermaster: This doesn't need to be war!!! XD It's okay to disagree....It's fine!

Usually things like this escalate to war, I was just getting ahead of the times. Also why is the @ relevant to replies? it doesn't help. Also don't say thundermaster, its either whole or just thunder.

ToTheNines
07-05-2016, 08:59 PM
I dig your style, BT. Kinda reminds me of Dan Schoening. Would look great animated.


The thread was locked because I spoke up and said race switching is tantamount to blackface.

It still is, closed thread or not. The drawing is cute, it's a dark skinned girl holding Turtle stuffies. Great. But Powder's right, you've essentially darkened the hair and skin of a white girl, to make her black, which according to some people will suddenly give her a personality, because only Black folks have personalities.

Did I miss anything there? This is the argument right? Placate us with conversions instead of celebrating who we are? It couldn't possibly be dealt with any other way.

I thought it was locked because of our girl May.

http://m.quickmeme.com/img/08/0856453b4cc63169427facace024e0320e83afcd77a2eda184 352f1288786c60.jpg

BabyTurtles
07-05-2016, 09:04 PM
Usually things like this escalate to war, I was just getting ahead of the times. Also why is the @ relevant to replies? it doesn't help. Also don't say thundermaster, its either whole or just thunder.

doesn't @ mean directed toward someone?? :-?

either way....if this thread is gonna get outta hand...then it's okay if it closes...I didn't want to cause trouble.

Commenter 42
07-05-2016, 09:06 PM
and I also don't agree that making her white and simply changing her color will make her interesting either...that doesn't make much sense....:ohwell:

Someone here thinks so, not you, but she likes to bang on about it...


black people are diverse! we can have lots of different features~ ^_^


True story. I'm well aware.:lol:;)

BabyTurtles
07-05-2016, 09:09 PM
Someone here thinks so, not you, but she likes to bang on about it...



True story. I'm well aware.:lol:;)

Well all in all I'm sorry if my black April didn't work for you ^_^ maybe one day in the future I'll attempt another redesign! :) though personally I'm happy with what I made for the time being~

Prowler
07-05-2016, 09:35 PM
Considering what happened in the last thread and is happening in this one, maybe CyberCubed had a point when he said the world(or at least these forums) is not ready for a black April O'Neil...

ToTheNines
07-05-2016, 09:41 PM
http://thesource.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/fear-of-a-black-planet3.jpg

BabyTurtles
07-05-2016, 09:50 PM
Considering what happened in the last thread and is happening in this one, maybe CyberCubed had a point when he said the world(or at least these forums) is not ready for a black April O'Neil...

If this thread closes I don't mind ^_^ I just wanted to show the picture I drew..this should have probably been in the fanart thread anyway XD

Commenter 42
07-05-2016, 10:09 PM
Well all in all I'm sorry if my black April didn't work for you ^_^ maybe one day in the future I'll attempt another redesign! :) though personally I'm happy with what I made for the time being~

Oh you...

Your art is very nice.

Cure
07-05-2016, 10:10 PM
It still is, closed thread or not. The drawing is cute, it's a dark skinned girl holding Turtle stuffies. Great. But Powder's right, you've essentially darkened the hair and skin of a white girl, to make her black, which according to some people will suddenly give her a personality, because only Black folks have personalities.



Yeah. Again, to bring it back to video games, that's why some character creation tools make the characters look weird. You can change their skin and whatnot, but then they just look white with really, REALLY dark skin.

Coola Yagami
07-06-2016, 12:07 AM
The drawing looks fine.

Also... was Angel black? I was under the impression that she was Hispanic... at least the IDW version. Sure, she doesn't throw in random spanish words or use spanish slang.... but not all of us talk that way. I for one, don't.

BabyTurtles
07-06-2016, 01:05 AM
The drawing looks fine.

Also... was Angel black? I was under the impression that she was Hispanic... at least the IDW version. Sure, she doesn't throw in random spanish words or use spanish slang.... but not all of us talk that way. I for one, don't.

Well according to one of the artist for the IDW turtles (Santolouco) he said she's assumed to be "half caucasian and half afro-american"

http://santolouco.deviantart.com/art/Nobody-TMNT-Design-468778928
(sorry gotta scroll down to find the comment...^_^ it's not too far down though)

Ninjinister
07-06-2016, 05:51 AM
Who's Drew Black?

ToTheNines
07-06-2016, 06:07 AM
I think he's a country singer.

Commenter 42
07-06-2016, 06:24 AM
Threads getting too white...

https://uproxx.files.wordpress.com/2014/07/daquan-memes-7-600x600.jpg?quality=90&w=600&h=600

ToTheNines
07-06-2016, 06:46 AM
https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcT7byPkMFYLS_ePjMs91e626KeYYSEq7 TMCZAD-T0qn2hwSb41YXg

Commenter 42
07-06-2016, 06:56 AM
On topic:

http://pre03.deviantart.net/ea5b/th/pre/i/2009/291/e/5/garth_brooks____legend_returns_by_tommicc.jpg

The Happy One
07-06-2016, 08:20 AM
Don't put words in my mouth or suggest I'm racist, blockhead, you don't know the first thing about me.

& the other thread was locked because you dopes can't help but turn the topic toxic, so it's great to see it continue elsewhere... :trolleye:

I know you're not racist, my friend. And, true I really don't know you. Just because you made that statement in no way means that you've become or ever was a racist. It just means, and what I was saying, is that just because she has features not typically thought of as African American doesn't mean she isn't, or a pallet was simply changed.

It means that the artist was representing something maybe unfamiliar to you- and that's that, yes, African Americans can have smaller noses, freckles...you get the idea.

But pardon me if it came out accusingly. I didn't mean it like that, Powder.

On a side note, how did this transition to country? I really gotta get with the program, huh?

Commenter 42
07-06-2016, 09:24 AM
http://www.wheatcitymag.com//wp-content/upLoads/2014/07/daquan-meme1.jpg

CylonsKlingonsDaleksOhMy
07-06-2016, 09:28 AM
Black Twitter will heal the hurt and bring us back together.

I approve.

BabyTurtles
07-06-2016, 09:38 AM
I'm glad I made this thread now~ It makes me wanna try even harder when I draw black people!

http://pa1.narvii.com/5662/21a719ae2d67f5a3d5da6301bc9656f9622e897e_hq.gif

The Happy One
07-06-2016, 10:20 AM
http://www.wheatcitymag.com//wp-content/upLoads/2014/07/daquan-meme1.jpg

:lol: how did all this happen?!

Technogeek29
07-06-2016, 11:06 AM
I've no idea what is going on anymore

BabyTurtles
07-06-2016, 11:10 AM
I've no idea what is going on anymore

Well it all started with me drawing April then someone said she didn't look black then that started a little debate about whether she represents black right then people started posting random pictures....and I think something about a singer and got waaaayyy off topic....and thats about it :)

and whew...I think I have had enough of this thread...XD....

Candy Kappa
07-06-2016, 11:13 AM
She looks really cute, I dig it.

BabyTurtles
07-06-2016, 11:17 AM
She looks really cute, I dig it.

thanx~ ^_^

Raven
07-06-2016, 02:48 PM
Shes cute! I would love to see this version of April in one of your comics.

ProactiveMan
07-06-2016, 08:03 PM
Neat! I like her hair, especially the little plait.

Rat_King
07-06-2016, 10:00 PM
The pic looks great! And for the comments of not black enough, understand that her last name is probably still O'Neil. Aside from people of all ethnicities coming in all types, generally speaking, she'd either be adopted or her father would be white. Either way, it fits with the progression of society and possibly could even deal with the idea of not fitting in. This would be perfect for bonding so closely with the turtles who also don't fit in.

Hell, Make Baxter Stockman a woman AND her mother and turn the whole thing loose. Damn...now I want to see that story. Lol.

IndigoErth
07-07-2016, 12:32 PM
Very cute!


It must be the Turtle dolls and freckles... I sorta see teenage TMNT fan Doc McStuffins. :D (Hopefully she no longer sees and hears her toys talking to her, because things just got interesting if her TMNT dolls come to life. :teek: lol)

Okay, I want that to be a crossover thing now for the sheer weirdness of it. :tlol:

Tortuglio
08-10-2016, 12:25 AM
Wow! Your style is really cool and you give your characters a lot of expression, that's awesome. Really dig the April and the four designs in your signature. Hope to see more of it in the future.