The Four Ronin

Design by melmike

114 Comments

SOVAG

This design has great stylistic! Good job :)

jjaurili

Sweet design! Love the details!

marideesplease

This is absolutely gorgeous. I want this shirt so badly. Amazing work!

Queeg500

Solid work! Dig it majorly! $5

melmike
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ndrue182
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GOOD JOB!!!

bykai
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wowsome 5

Kudaman

Winner!! :D

rbriskie

Wow! Fantastic work.

triagus

awe5ome

StevenRice
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This rocks! Great illustration and texture!

helmskiiz

man this is super....!!! the use of the texture completely awesome :) high 5 for this one

Huemore28

I love this one! great job! $5

bokien
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AWESOME $5

pinteezy

Awesome job!

rhobdesigns
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MY FAVORITE SO FAR! $5

In Brightest Day

This is awesome! I have always loved those old Japanese prints of Samurais. Excellent integration.

mumolabs

hoaa awesome! $5

veton2001

Fantastique quel sens du détail , 5 !!!!

M.Beauvironnois

Einfach toll . Bravo l'Artiste !!!

badnobe
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wow! great work! $5!

soloyo
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one of the best

el agro

love it

mathiole
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1 design submitted - Score Now!

I want you to win this comp. You have to!

Krockman

WHOA, i need this

adwoodard

I really love this design. The color and texture are great.

acutabovetheretsy

Wow guys, thank you so much for the incredible response!

melmike
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Oops, always check when you're girlfriend's logged you out before commenting... lol. That thanks was from me.

DRO72
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super cool!

Dawndarkharp

This is fantastic, I absolutely love this design. Great illustration and style! $5!!!

ImageMaker

this design needs to be on a poster or something. Cuz I;ll wear the shirt out till it fades...

zeropointfive
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Great style! Nicely executed! :)

yurilobo
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Coooool

Arsyl

Well done! :D

GrimaceGraphics

Really nice work. I love the texture you made. It looks like a real print!!!

melmike
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Not just those two oncerlorax, I referenced over a dozen old Utagawa prints on this one.

Wood-Man
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Good work!

blackhand_
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Great illustration and use of references. Flawless victory.

ahijinxcreation

really feels authentic, great job!

dudeowl
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wow

Phoenix Fox

BRILLIANT DESIGN - LOVE IT!

yoannn

nice job !!!

neilss1

This rocks nice job on this one!!

brainrust
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Very nice indeed, the idea and execution are both great. A top contender I reckon!

Bong_kag

Teenage Mutant Samurai turtles...nice 1.. 5$

juliomndz

Really beautifull

Rial

AWESOME !!!!

Rial

5 5 5 5 5

AlexRockyFerrer
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BEAUTIFULLY DONE! This is my FAVORITE one. 5!!!!!

Gums.
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Great ! Perfect ! $5

shanemichaelg

Probably the absolute best entry, although it's over the head of the Nickolodeon audience and might not have the kind of pure pop appeal that many Turtles fans might go for. I'm unsure if Hiroshige and Hokusai and such cross over heavily w/ TMNT-heads, except maybe us retro-fans. The big question is: WHY DIDN'T I THINK OF THIS!? ;-)

I "Fived" your design right away, and my own kinda rocks too: http://thrdl.es/~/29Nc

melmike
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Wow guys, can't thank you all enough for all the amazing comments you've given me on this one. I'm so happy that you love these old Japanese prints as much as I do, and my own turtle take on them.

SPYKEEE
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really excellent job. Im digginthis.:) 5

arun.balmick

This is a great piece! I especially love the coloring; I know it's inspired by old Japanese prints, but there is something about the coloring that reminds of me of how comic books used to be colored (typically solid, flat colors) with hints of color sort of bleeding out over the lines (usually from how the film was aligned in reproduction). I think it's a nice touch and callback to the TMNT's roots (though I confess that might just be how I'm looking at it). I'd totally wear this.

spacejuice

This is amazing. 5!

melmike
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Yes, the colouring/texture is indeed purposefully intended to mimic an old comic book print. It's essentially a slightly misaligned CMYK print, which is what creates that great random bleeding and gives texture to the colour. The turtles and comics were two great loves of my childhood, so bringing those and the old Utagawa School prints I adore together was a real thrill for me, and it's so encouraging that everyone seems to appreciate the result as much as I do.

VarunVAIO

Amazing. I just hope it doesn't exceed the color limit.

AnthonyMoore

Great drawing. Love the colors and just and turtles! 5.

pakkka

A winner! Totally in love with it! 5

joansca

WOW!!!

kuatas

AMAZING!

khikhi

Très bon graphisme et travail !!! Tout simplement superbe... 5

osano

nice nice nice!!!5$

Poopiedesign

this is the first samurai concept I've seen that includes all 4 turtles. may give it a leg up on the others. nicely done too

Li_Ro_Vi

This is pure awesomeness. Great job! =)

CLINTONIUM LABS

The amount of texturing here is totally tubular.

iedamush

WiW!!!

DCASTELLO
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Of the best designs, no doubt. Good luck !

amir.eleken
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really Awesome piece !!

resolute123

Teenage Mutant Ninja Kappas! Just kidding, very cool.

38Sunsets
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3 designs submitted - Score now!

OUTSTANDING DESIGN!!!

cpdesign
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Love the Japanese vintage style along with the comic book halftone patterns. Awesome work!

k-mano

Great work

smallchange

Such a good idea man, and so well executed. You deserve it.

wantuhappy
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Just wow.

pugfish

hands down the best!

thrash_gordon

Great design, love the halftone!

invisibleelement
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By the way, this was one of my favorites! Good luck!

melmike
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A HUGE thanks to everyone who voted and commented! Your words have inspired me to strive for ever better and better subs. I'm so humbled by the result on this one, especially given how many insanely good subs there were for this comp.

Musarter
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Late to the party but this has to print. Your use of pattern/texture and the concept are exceptional.

MudgeStudios
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4 designs submitted - Score now!

Absolutely Beautiful work! How many layers? I'm betting that this will be printed:)

melmike
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Thanks guys, It's actually a representation of the CMYK printing process, so just four layers. Here's hoping it'll be printed.

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