Created for Pixologic's ZBrush campaign http://zbrushforillustrators.com. I'll be speaking about the process at this years Zbrush Summit if you want to see more!
The concept behind this piece of art was the following: “Michaelangelo, the one Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle that didn’t take anything seriously is also the sole remaining one after a battle with the Shredder. In it his brothers and Master Splinter were killed. My painting of Mikey shows a much more serious and angry hero. Now armed with his brothers weapons, he fights alone and has vowed to protect his girlfriend April O’Neal at any cost!”