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Donatello+April 'Ashes of His Memories by JasmineAlexandra Donatello+April 'Ashes of His Memories by JasmineAlexandra
I was listening to Ellie Goulding's "Holding On" & as I saw the video I kept imagining Donatello holding unto April... So I sketched it & then sketched it on Manga Studio... I don't know why really, but I love drawing tragic love. So I did it for Donnie & April...

He is in shocked as he rocks her body gently... His logical mind receding to the depths of his grief. He is strong... He whispers, "It's not fair... not you..."

His stares off into his memories with wide eyes... caressing her hair & tightening his hold to her.... remembering her last moment looking into his eyes... His tears pour forth, asking her in a hoarse whisper, "Forgive me, April." Then the memories replay again in his mind.... He whispers, "It's not fair... not you..."



I do not own the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles or any of the characters. I am just an insignificant insect that is just a fan. All characters belong to © 2012 Viacom International Inc. All Rights Reserved. TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES and all related titles, logos and characters are trademarks of Viacom International Inc. Based on characters created by Peter Laird and Kevin Eastman.
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You show an ashy coloring to put depth in the emotion your setting into. It puts the mood into the display and shows how much how you thought this through. I can also see that from the work you down to show the lifelessness of April and the shocked and sad expression from Donnie that you really brought out the tragedy of it all. I give this, as cheesy as it sounds, two thumbs up. I have to say though, the background confuses me. I know what the symbol is, it's just why choose that sort of background for this tragic sort? I hope this helps to better your art work in the upcoming future.
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Well, first of all I wanted to say that I have nothing against the plot of this picture, poses and expressions are all done well, especially Don's rised shoulders add to tention of his figure.
But I think there can be some tips that can help you to create even better feel in the future. For example...
Because of the same thickness of lines and low brightness of colors (which works for the mood, I know) it's hard on fist glance to tell these two figures apart. April's tights and boots are almost the same color as Don's binds on his arms and legs. I think if you would, for example, make April's lines a bit thinner and her whole body in a bit lighter colors, she would stand out more and maybe even have some kind of "already gone" or "otherworldly" look for her.
Another thing - lighting is very important in painting (you know that, it shows in your other works and comics). Here we have a real intense emotion and situation playing before us. You could use some trick like "spotlight from above" lighting to create a lonely and isolated in his own mind feel.
All in all, my opinion is, this work have good points in it's own right, but you can do better.
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sainwtmnt Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014
Great job!! The expressions are amazing!
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tmntgirl123765 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  New member Student Digital Artist
I was listening to monster by paramore. it matches
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wolfblue13 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014
intense. fantastic work!
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tmntgirl123765 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  New member Student Digital Artist
what happened??? I hate you shredder!!!
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BenRG Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014
The beginning of the pathway into the Dark.
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AlphaTrion007 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014
I wanna say what happened to April... But I'm afraid of what the answer might be...

So what happened to April?
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Zenet2527 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Student General Artist
I had to think a short story based off this pic. The darkness fading the scene, his mind not being able to take it all in... I'f you give me permission, I'll write it here and FanFiction... Pleeease?....
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JasmineAlexandra Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Student General Artist
wow... if it inspires you , go right ahead. I love it when people drop stories of what my picture inspires them.... it's like gummy bears to my feels. I love them... everyone loves gummy bears!
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Zenet2527 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Student General Artist
La la la la Thank you! I basically get ideas with everything. EEEVERYTHIIIING! ANd my head is running out of space to store all my ideas. I gotta upload them to the computer or my brain will explode... TOO SMART 
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JasmineAlexandra Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Student General Artist
then blast into space rocket gurl! WOOOO!
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