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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles by MichaelKnouff Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles by MichaelKnouff
This is actually a restored and updated image from a notebook cover that I've owned since I was 4. I wanted to preserve this piece of history and also preserve a nostalgic piece of my childhood. Lemme know what you think of my work.

Scanned in at originally 2400 dpi , CS3 10 hours.

If you want to see a before and after comparison follow this link: [link]
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AliNinja12 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014  Student Artist
oh m geeeeee soo awesome they hilarously adorable lol 
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MichaelKnouff Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  Professional General Artist
Hm, I never thought of them being hilarious looking before.  Interesting.
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AliNinja12 Featured By Owner Edited Nov 6, 2014  Student Artist
in this picture their faces just have a funny smile to them thats why i thought that lol but i do love them a lot especially Michelangelo teehee i have huge obsession with him right now i saw a stuffed animal  of 80s michelangelo a  store i went to yesterday and i was  oh em  geeee  i have  to  him i have adopt that doll my for ninja turtle collection   my mom  looked at me and shook her head i cant get it yet  i dont  have the money yet plus i have to find out how  much it cost  next time i come back i will get it for  my road to to up state new york for christmas   lol its so awesome ya 80s turtles r kinda coming back in style again Heart La la la la 
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PowderAkaCaseyJones Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for restoring this awesome bit of turtle art from days old, man!
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MichaelKnouff Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Professional General Artist
No problem! I loved it, and really wanted to do it.
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Triceratonfan4 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome. Your hard work shows. :clap:
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MichaelKnouff Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much!
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bmark97 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
This is so great! May I use this for my son's birthday part invitations? He is 5 and it is so surreal to have him watch cartoons (the next generation anyway) of what I watched.
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MichaelKnouff Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
Sure that's awesome! I'd be honored. Send me a pic of the invitation if you can.
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Violette-Aner Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Did you know that your wallpaper was versioned?
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I thought it was better to tell you, just in case...
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MichaelKnouff Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks for telling me. This person never contacted me about it so I am glad you said something. I'll see what I can do about this.
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Violette-Aner Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome, I'm glad I could help^^. When I see something supicious I always contact the original artist:) I'm totally against art theft. You can report it to DA, under all the information of the deviation (right side of the screen, under Statistics) there is a link titled Report Deviation, at least it will be removed form DA though I see it in different places, because I found it on Google, look :(:
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MichaelKnouff Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you so very much. Is there anything I can do for you for being so nice?
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Violette-Aner Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome^^ Oh, it won't be necessary:)
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MichaelKnouff Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Professional General Artist
You sure? Not even a commission? I'd be happy to do one as thanks.
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Violette-Aner Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ok, if you want you can do a little commission for me as thanks:aww: I'm a huge fan of the Ninja Turtles and my favourite one is Leonardo; if you do something, whatever you want, with Leo on it, you'll make me happy:)
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MichaelKnouff Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Professional General Artist
You don't have a preference for anything?
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Gil-Hushpond Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Great work on this piece. :+fav:
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MichaelKnouff Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks a bunch! I really appreciate it.
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oldmanwinters Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011
This is one of my favorite pieces of TMNT art that appeared on the vintage merchandise! Thanks for getting this thing into high resolution!
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MichaelKnouff Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011  Professional General Artist
No problem. I love the TMNT very much so it was a pleasure and an honor to do so.
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tOkKa Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011  Professional General Artist
-->> PERFECT !! :skullbones::tmnt2:
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MichaelKnouff Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks a bunch!
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Violette-Aner Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful restoration! You really did a great job:clap: It's necessary to preserve this kind of wonders from our childhood to be enjoyed by future generations and also ourselves, of course ;)

BTW, love their faces! They are a laugh :D
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MichaelKnouff Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much! That means a lot to me. I mainly restored it because I wanted to preserve this rare find while scrounging around, getting rid of junk in my garage. I've noticed that the younger generations like it too and I hope it continues to be that way. They were all originally green like Leonardo but I thought it proper to use the comic colors. It was hard to figure out how to approach it but I enjoyed the process very much. They;re faces are funny. What were people in the 80's thinking?
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Violette-Aner Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You're the most welcome!:) It's a great pic to spread some Turtle Love :) I like that you decided to give them different colours because that makes them more unique, but, just a question, in which comic they appeared with that skin colours?, it's just pure curiosity because I didn't read a lot TMNT comics because most of them have never arrived to my Country which is so SO sad :(
Sure thing I will use this lovely pic of yours as wallpaper:aww:
That's a good question :D because, as you were, I was a little girl in the 80's so I thought only in cartoons, candy and how to skip my school homework XDDD but looking at the Turtles' faces sure it was a happy era XDDD
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MichaelKnouff Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Professional General Artist
That's something I can't answer because there's so many different non-canonical canonical comics out there from the 80's. If you look online hard enough you should be able to find scans of the old comics. Thanks, it makes a great wallpaper. I skimped on my homework too for the turtles. XD
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Violette-Aner Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, I see; a very common thing among comic books conventionalisms:) It doesn't matter anyway, it was just curiosity^^
You're welcome:)They deserve it XDDDDDD
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MichaelKnouff Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks again!
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Violette-Aner Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
welcome!:aww:
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Rhodenris Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011
You have done an awesome job on all these 4 turtles. :) I used to watch this show when I was little.
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MichaelKnouff Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks, it was a lot of fun. I loved this show growing up.
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Code-E Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011  Student General Artist
awesome!
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MichaelKnouff Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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Code-E Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011  Student General Artist
welcome!
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cvhjb Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011
I think you did a great job on it !
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MichaelKnouff Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much. It was a blast to work on.
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Shellsweet Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I love this! :heart:

Great job restoreing this!
Seriously, They're so awesome.
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MichaelKnouff Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much for your praise. I had so much fun doing it. I was ecstatic when I found this awesome piece of my past on accident. TMNT holds a very special place in my heart and I still ridiculously love them. I wish I had a place to put all my stuff like you do. You're collection is amazing. I know I've got several things you'd die for that I own. Thanks for being a sweetheart.
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Shellsweet Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Your welcome! I love finding things that creep up randomly from the past. :heart:

And thanks! hahaha, I had a feeling lots of people would like seeing my collection.

And seriously? Hahaha! I'd love to see that sometime!
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MichaelKnouff Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011  Professional General Artist
I love things from the past in general. In some way I find them sacred.

You're collection is the shit.

I've got all sorts of stuff from the 80's and 90's that people just don't have. It's crazy. I'll be going through it soon so if I remember I'll put pics up so you can get an eyefull.
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Turtleena Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool! B-)
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MichaelKnouff Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks.
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Turtleena Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome :)
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