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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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DonnieAndMikey Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014  New member Hobbyist Writer
This picture is It inspired me to make a fanfic called The fall of April O'Neil.
ShellshockerTMNT117 Featured By Owner Edited Dec 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I just love drawingg Tragic in general:3
HorrorSquirrelGirl Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014  New member Hobbyist Artist
This is amazing art!!! I love it....... SO SAD
mariXsesshy Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is sadCry run 

your ur an amazing artist :3
dragonfrost04 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Student Artist
Oh, my God! T-T

I found this picture while listening to 'Shattered' by Trading Yesterday. I'm serious, tears came down my eyes.
kirawong Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
so deeeeeeeppppp the feeelllssssss
Nj-virus Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014
My Brain:H-Bomb Hiccup 
BlackBoardDevil Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014
Great Scene. Love it thoug.
sainwtmnt Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Great job!! The expressions are amazing!
tmntgirl123765 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Student General Artist
I was listening to monster by paramore. it matches
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