Heres my entry for the contest. I've seen all the other works and they're coming out really great too. Some really interesting ideas flying about! Great job, everyone!
Ogi G: Thank you very much, Sire! Its really an honor to have someone of your caliber feeling jealous of my work...
DouEdgeZword: Man, I have to say I'm in love with your piece. It really reminds me a lot of the 80's TMNTs and its great seeing a character that actually looks like it belongs to that TMNT universe! Great job, Dude!
jamesface: Bad ass Elephant, man! Cant wait to see it develop further!
jaredjbarnes: Thanks so much for the kind words, Dude! Appreciate it!
innate: Rippo the Hippo just plain rocks! Cant wait to see this design finished! Keep up the great work!
SergioGarcia: Thats one mean looking hyena, dude!
philipg : Interesting concept!
Faxtar: If thats a WIP, the finished product would be a killer! Great job!
And now just for the heck of it, some of my character's back story:
Kintaro Tsuchigumo is a Japanese assassin, more commonly known in the Japanese underground as simply 'Tsuchigumo' and feared and revered for his unrivaled mastery of practically any hand held weapon known to man.
Hired by the Shredder to assassinate the turtles, Tsuchigumo willingly agreed to have his body mutagenically enhanced to be able to fight against four mutant turtles at once. Hence the Shredder transformed Tsuchigumo into his namesake: A Spider, a deadly killing machine with eight arms and a lust for Turtle blood.
Choosing his enemies' choice of weapons as his own, Tsuchigumo begins the hunt for his adversaries.
Really would appreciate feedback and critiques on this. Please let me know if I can add something else to make this piece better.