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Donatello+April 'I will Fight For Him by JasmineAlexandra Donatello+April 'I will Fight For Him by JasmineAlexandra
Okay I get so sick & tired of people making fan stories of April as some damsel in distress that gets hurt for attention, or acts like a piece of furniture that just stands there while people stand around & fight. She is not a cheerleader, she is an active character learning from the most kick-ass Sensei!

She is not a Disney Princess from the 1950's.... she is more like Merida from Brave than Snow White or Sleeping Beauty (Seriously, I have never ever met a wimpy GINGER! They have a fiery temper like their hair!). So here I wanted to portray her more than just a character trope... or what others have portrayed her in fan-stories.
She is more than just an object of Donnie's affection.

She lost her father to the Kranng! She is not crying & moping in her room, cause no-one understands her....she is not some damn Bell from Twilight!

She is learning to fight back & learning fast (cause she know she has to & also...who doesn't want to learn to be a kick-ass ninja????).

She is being stalked & chased by a mafia gang, who have taken her freedom away... but she is feisty, she is not going to let a bunch of jerks take her down easy!

She is also funny with her quick wit & not one to dwell or go woe is me (like some tropes & fan-stories that I can't stand to read).
She is a fighter in spirit & if pushed comes to shove, she will shove back.

Here she is standing up & defending Donnie... she knows she will most likely get killed or worse, but she is not going to run away & cry, she is standing up for her family & kick ass doing so!.... like any New Yorker I know would do!

I also wanted to experiment in using a bit of Adventure Time stye with a manga influence....

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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I completely agree with you i think the only thing you COULD do its just my opinion, maybe show were Donnie's eyes are?. because when i looked at it at first i kinda chuckled thinking 'where's his eyes? is that on purpose?'
Other than my little opinion, I love the adventure time twist you put in the picture, you did an amazing job the sutle blood smears and stains on the characters and backround. The coloring and shading is great too! I do admit I gotta respect april ALOT more now XD
(shes a cool character and ain't no dainty flower)
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Critique by galgamex1234 Jul 2, 2013, 5:03:44 PM
This piece is really well made. I like how you made her look pretty accurate to show but gave it your own little twist. I also like the shadowed Shredder there its looks pretty bad ass. Also I'm glad your one of the ones who designs April as a fighter because I'm not too big a fan of Damsel's in Distress but I get her needed to be rescued in the first few episodes. Now I do have one nitpicks but it's nothing to get upset about. I think the white boards that they're on is a bland color maybe a faded brown or a dirty auburn.

All and All I really like this piece and look forward to more art from you in the future.
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XxMistressMomoxX Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This remind s me of a small fanfic I made right after the episode the gauntlet came out. This caused my heart to pound! Excellent work.
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MidnightPrime Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I never like the whole April being a damsel in distress. Like to see her step up and taking a roll of kicking ass for a change.
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Neko-mirichan Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
April is as badass as all the turtles and Splinter, she is a warrior!! Not a princess e.e
Awesome, job!
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DonaTurtle Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014

D-D-Donnie...?

no...he he can't be dead can h-he?

Plz tell me he's alright or I-I just M-Might Just       :iconcryforeverplz:

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alopex320 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Student Artist
He's fine just out cold
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TMNT2012fan Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
Love it! Just one question can I use pic this for a story. Just looking at it inspired a story. I'll give you credit, promise.
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JasmineAlexandra Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Student General Artist
really? You're inspired? Well I guess so, but you gotta let me read it when you write it out... I am curious.
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TMNT2012fan Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
KK I'll send you the link when I'm done. Yes, I am very inspired by your photo.
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winged-wolf-tsuki Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014
You go April! XD
Awesome job I like it better when the female characters are portrayed as more than dropped in Marey sues and save me I tripped why'll running in heals damsels in distress or more acuretly damsels of distress because they seem to bring it with them...I know I find it distressing myself when they just stand in front of what amounts to a bus barreling down on top of them waiting for Superman when all they need to hypotheticly do is take two steps to the left out of on coming traffic...moments like that leave me with the uncomfortable echo of the scarecrow's song from the wizard of oz...if they only had a brain *sigh*
I think that's why I like this pic so much maybe she doesn't stand a chance but she'll be d@^^#d if she'll back down great job I realy liked it ♥
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BenRG Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013
SHREDDER: "Fine by me, little girl. As you Westerners would say: "It's your funeral." Kurai? Kill her."
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