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Turtle Troubles

The_Shellraiser

New Member
For as long as I can remember I've gravitated towards turtles, so when I started taking interest in joining the furry fandom it was a no brainer that my fursona was going to be a turtle. It's just... I'm finding it difficult to actually get the ball rolling. Turtle bases are practically nonexistent, the few that are out there are either TMNT themed or just not that appealing. How does one get started when their fursona is an uncommon species? Anyone know of any decent turtle bases?
 

Chomby

Chimichangas Chimichangas Chimichangas Chimichanga
I tried to find something but ran into a gif of two TMNT brothers making out.

This... This might be something you may have to save up and commission someone for. A custom.
 

Keefur

aka Cutter Cat
You will have to make your own base. There just isn't enough interest at the present in the species to make it financially viable for anyone to make a base. I can think of ways to do it, such as using a heat gun and some ABS plastic, or making your own base mold for fiberglass.
 

Chomby

Chimichangas Chimichangas Chimichangas Chimichanga
You will have to make your own base. There just isn't enough interest at the present in the species to make it financially viable for anyone to make a base. I can think of ways to do it, such as using a heat gun and some ABS plastic, or making your own base mold for fiberglass.
I think he's talking about a digital base. Lol
Like free to use line art.
 

Netanye Dakabi

people call me queen
try looking up animated kids stuff.

they often have anthropomorphic turtles in them.
 

The_Shellraiser

New Member
I think he's talking about a digital base. Lol
Like free to use line art.
You are correct. Unfortunately unemployed and what little money I do have is going my dad to help pay off his $3k+ medical bills, so no commissions for me anytime soon. Appreciate the advice though!
 

CoochieBoo

Artsy Yeen
Send me a Note I may be able to help and draw a quick reference if I can get enough of a description. :D Never drawn a turtle but I'm willing to try.
 

Paws the Gryphon

*Technically* an Opinicus
There's a lot of /inspirations/, it mostly depends on the type of presentation I wager. But yeah, bases are super, super rare. Did quite a search, with no luck. :<

But things come to mind..

Master Oogway from KFP...
Tote from Legend of Mana...

One that really stood out for me as an amazing-looking OC character was this one - multiple pics, scroll on down! https://www.artstation.com/artwork/OAdN8 (Pretty much SFW) :D

I guess I like the concept of anthropomorphic characters that retain a lot of the physical aspects of the base species over "human body with trace creature elements". Just a personal preference! :)

It's more than likely that you'll have to find someone like CoochieBoo above willing to slap something awesome together (dem birb feathers, woooooowww!) :D
 
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The_Shellraiser

New Member
There's a lot of /inspirations/, it mostly depends on the type of presentation I wager. But yeah, bases are super, super rare. Did quite a search, with no luck. :<

But things come to mind..

Master Oogway from KFP...
Tote from Legend of Mana...

One that really stood out for me as an amazing-looking OC character was this one - multiple pics, scroll on down! https://www.artstation.com/artwork/OAdN8 (Pretty much SFW) :D

I guess I like the concept of anthropomorphic characters that retain a lot of the physical aspects of the base species over "human body with trace creature elements". Just a personal preference! :)

It's more than likely that you'll have to find someone like CoochieBoo above willing to slap something awesome together (dem birb feathers, woooooowww!) :D
Ah, Toanka! I've stumbled across that character many times in my searches for turtle inspiration, definitely a good example of a unique turtle design that isn't too cartoony or TMNTesque.
 

Zehlua

Magepunk Fashionisto
First of all, I fucking love turtles. I will draw your character for free, but it might take me a month or so. Are you cool with that?
Also should specify: no crude, nude, lewd, or rude content.
 
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