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Old 06-24-2016, 03:07 PM   #1
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The BlueBandana Original Art Collection

Hi there everyone. I have been slowly building my collection of original art and sketches for a few years, and have finally got round to scanning and/or photographing most of it. I might decide to create a CAF account sometime in the future but, until then, I will be uploading photos of the pieces I have so far to this thread. Hope you all enjoy looking at my collection, and all comments are welcome!

EDIT: I am now slowly adding a lot of my OA collection to my CAF account:

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Old 06-24-2016, 03:16 PM   #2
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Old 06-24-2016, 03:24 PM   #3
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As you can probably tell from my username, Leonardo is my fave turtle, and a lot of my art collection revolves around him. One of the first pieces of original art I got was purchased directly from Sophie Campbell. The original Leo micro is probably my favourite Mirage issue of all time, and the IDW issue is fantastic. In my opinion, Sophie is the best TMNT IDW artist to date, and I'm proud to own some of her artwork. This is the cover to her Leonardo micro, I love the atmosphere and grittiness!



When I purchased the Leonardo micro cover from Sophie, I also bought 3 pages from the issue as well. Sophie also did this cool sketch for me, which has gradually became one of the overriding themes of my art collection, e.g. black and white pieces with the bandana colored blue (also the origin of my username). I love the intensity of Leo's stare.



And here are the 3 pages from the Leo micro issue by Sophie Campbell, they're pages 14, 15 and 16. I didn't want to lose too many details in each page, so apologies for the size of the image.


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Old 06-24-2016, 04:43 PM   #4
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Nice!!

Sophies is my favorite non-Mirager
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Old 06-24-2016, 04:59 PM   #5
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Nice!!

Sophies is my favorite non-Mirager
Hey man, if she's you're fave non-Mirager, you're going to love this thread Thanks for your comment!

This is an amazing Leo versus Shredder piece that Sophie kindly did for me on a Brett'sComicPile blank. I later got Kevin to sign it for me


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Old 06-24-2016, 10:51 PM   #6
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As you can probably tell from my username, Leonardo is my fave turtle, and a lot of my art collection revolves around him. One of the first pieces of original art I got was purchased directly from Sophie Campbell. The original Leo micro is probably my favourite Mirage issue of all time, and the IDW issue is fantastic. In my opinion, Sophie is the best TMNT IDW artist to date, and I'm proud to own some of her artwork. This is the cover to her Leonardo micro, I love the atmosphere and grittiness!

http://i1248.photobucket.com/albums/...pszabkp1lj.jpg
Dang, Leo is surrounded. I just get a little nervous for him thinking about that approaching battle. But his face doesn't show one glimmer of doubt. Bravery. Awesome piece.

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When I purchased the Leonardo micro cover from Sophie, I also bought 3 pages from the issue as well. Sophie also did this cool sketch for me, which has gradually became one of the overriding themes of my art collection, e.g. black and white pieces with the bandana colored blue (also the origin of my username). I love the intensity of Leo's stare.

http://i1248.photobucket.com/albums/...pso42a3wnn.jpg
It is a cool bandana. I'm digging the tattered edge look with it and the black stripe starting behind his eye. Look forward to seeing more.

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Old 06-25-2016, 02:12 PM   #7
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Here is another Leo piece from Sophie that fits in with my "black and white art with bandana colored blue" theme, unfortunately it was too long to fit in the scanner.



On the back is a prelim done in pencil.



And here is the piece framed alongside the Leo cover. I framed it myself and I'm not really happy with how it looks at the moment, so I'll be getting it professionally framed sometime soon.


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damn dude her stuff is amazing! love the art
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Thanks to everyone for commenting on what I've shared so far, as well as for being so welcoming!

Up next is one of my most prized pieces of TMNT artwork, this is Kevin's 11x17 cover for issue #14 of the IDW series. I think this is one of the first covers of the IDW run to feature all four turtles with Splinter. Interestingly, April and Casey are not in the published version.


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Old 06-25-2016, 09:40 PM   #10
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Love the pieces man! Sweet collection. Always nice to meet a fellow art nut. Welcome aboard!
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Old 06-25-2016, 09:55 PM   #11
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Love the pieces man! Sweet collection. Always nice to meet a fellow art nut. Welcome aboard!
Thanks very much, that's a real compliment coming from you, your collection is amazing!

Another one that fits in with my "black and white art with bandana colored blue" theme, this is by Eric Talbot.


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Old 06-25-2016, 10:23 PM   #12
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Nice!!

Sophies is my favorite non-Mirager
She did covers for the Raphael: Bad Moon Rising miniseries as well as some Tales of the TMNT frontispieces, so she counts as a Mirager as far as I'm concerned.

Very jealous of these pieces! The Leonardo micro cover in particular is probably one of my all-time favourite TMNT covers.
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Old 06-26-2016, 04:25 AM   #13
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Great stuff so far, welcome to the fold! Steph (PangolinFeets) should enjoy your stuff (surprised she hasn't commented yet heh) as she is a big Sophie Campbell fan too. Hopefully you'd like the two pieces I also own by her: http://www.comicartfans.com/galleryd...ell&GCat=43641

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unfortunately it was too long to fit in the scanner.
This is why I've begun to take a number of my pieces to work with me and use the scanner/photocopier there, it has a glass just over A3 in size. And rescan some of the stuff I did before for better images, but not everyone is going to have the option there!

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She did covers for the Raphael: Bad Moon Rising miniseries
I must admit I did not realise this, I did enjoy the covers to that series.
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Dude, great stuff. I love Sophie's stuff too. He covers are bad ass. Plus, we're (I own the original art to SHotFC variant cover) some of the lucky few to own colored work by Sophie. After SHotFC, I think she just did B&W.

Great collection, Campbell, Talbot and Eastman. All artists that I think are essential to any TMNT OA collector.
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She did covers for the Raphael: Bad Moon Rising miniseries as well as some Tales of the TMNT frontispieces, so she counts as a Mirager as far as I'm concerned.

Very jealous of these pieces! The Leonardo micro cover in particular is probably one of my all-time favourite TMNT covers.
Wow, I never realized it until you said anything but now I totally recognize those Raph: Bad Moon Rising covers as Campbell's work. Very distinctive artstyle.

Pretty lousy miniseries, though.
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She did covers for the Raphael: Bad Moon Rising miniseries as well as some Tales of the TMNT frontispieces, so she counts as a Mirager as far as I'm concerned.

Very jealous of these pieces! The Leonardo micro cover in particular is probably one of my all-time favourite TMNT covers.
Thanks for your comment! You're right about Sophie doing some work for Mirage. She and I have become great friends over the years and she once sent me some signed copies of the Mirage issues she worked on for free, that's how super-cool and awesome she is



I was also lucky to get some cool TMNT prints from her too!





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Great stuff so far, welcome to the fold! Steph (PangolinFeets) should enjoy your stuff (surprised she hasn't commented yet heh) as she is a big Sophie Campbell fan too. Hopefully you'd like the two pieces I also own by her: http://www.comicartfans.com/galleryd...ell&GCat=43641
Hi there, I know I recognized your name, I've gone through your CAF gallery! I have a lot more pieces by Sophie you might enjoy seeing, for example the Leo splash page from the Northampton arc. I purchased this page directly from Sophie and asked her if she would be open to coloring it for me since I prefer her colors to Rhonda's. Sophie thought it was a cool idea, although she stopped working on it after the page started to buckle under the weight of the watercolors. It looks stunning in person, a very unique piece.


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Thanks for the nice comments, I always hope people enjoy seeing the stuff I put up in my CAF portfolio

As for watercolours, I suspect it depends on what type and how much are used. I've got some new Stan Sakai coloured pieces that are on Bristol no much thicker than that used by Sophie, and they are fine, but I do have a piece by him that has buckled a bit too. Possibly changed watercolours over the years. Most of Stan's modern watercolours for the trade books (covers and tip-in plates) are on 4-ply or 5-ply board, much thicker and can withstand repeated water paint strokes.
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Dude, great stuff. I love Sophie's stuff too. He covers are bad ass. Plus, we're (I own the original art to SHotFC variant cover) some of the lucky few to own colored work by Sophie. After SHotFC, I think she just did B&W.

Great collection, Campbell, Talbot and Eastman. All artists that I think are essential to any TMNT OA collector.
Hi Chris, thanks for your comment! Sophie once gifted me signed copies of her Turtles in Time issues as well as her SHOTF variant issue, I always wondered who owned the original art!



I agree with your list of essential TMNT artists, although I'm partial to some Farley too! Here are the 2 Leo commissions he did for my "black and white art with bandana colored blue" theme.




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Awesome stuff dude
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Awesome stuff dude
Thank you so much for your kind words!

One more for today: this Leo piece was penciled and inked by Peter, colored by Steve and then signed by Kevin.


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