Saturday, June 23, 2012

HOLY LEONARDO: The Ninja Turtle Tattoo That Oozes Cool

How do I know when one of the artists I find to star in Making A Mark hits it big? Easy - you start coming across their fan-art versions of a character, turned into just as crazily hot skin art. Case before the jury; Dave Rapoza. A man whose stunning toy based portraits I featured here, draws Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Leonardo like this;

I know right - it gets incredible-r each time you look at it! Anyway back to what I was saying, Dave draws the above, and skin artist Chip Rutz has rendered this;

...and I actually think I like the colours in this execution just a tad better than the original (not that I'd ever come out of my shell enough to get one this detailed)!

To see more of Dave's dynamic art, click here, or to track down Chip's needle-craft for yourself, just click the jump.


  1. Anonymous4:41 am

    Glad to see my pale ass leg gets around...haha

  2. Anonymous4:44 am

    Check out the rest and almost complete leg with Donatello at or on chips profile.

  3. Hey 'Anon' thanks for dropping by! Whe the skin art has been done as well as that it's deserving of as much attention as it can grab. Donatello too? What Mikey was busy? :)

    Thanks for the comments!

  4. I will be getting all $ turtles of Dave Rapozas work,So keep an eye out...


  6. Wow Josh - Leo and Donatello look great! Look forward to seeing Mikey and Raphael in the future. Have bookmarked your page.

    Thanks for the heads up and comments!