No matter the decade, it’s comforting to know the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will find a way to stay excellent. They might have changed a bit from the comics, weekday morning cartoons and rubber-headed live-action movies of the 80s and 90s, but the franchise has proven resilient in the face of moving times. One of the more recent extensions to the brand is a CGI series for Nickelodeon, for which the above perspective drawing was commissioned.
The installation is located in Southbank, London and like many pieces of perspective art, provides ample goofing off opportunities. The characters are rendered nicely, except for maybe Michelangelo, whose boxy limbs and flat colouring make him look like an afterthought. (“What, there’s four of them? Ah man…”)
Also missing is everyone’s favourite rodent sensei, Splinter, though the seasoned Ninjutsu master probably doesn’t draw in the kids quite like he used to, despite the fact he’s grown younger over the years (at least, by appearances).