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*RAPHAEL* goodbye, my brothers... by DeadPea *RAPHAEL* goodbye, my brothers... by DeadPea
Sometimes the hardest ones are the ones who feel the most.

On their last battle, Raphael cannot save his brothers. He will seek revenge and take on everyone.


Donatello :tmnt4:

Michelangelo :tmnt3:

Leonardo :tmnt2:

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Given 2012-06-03
CatFishFemmeFatale Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Pink--Reptile Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
your talent is endless :iconcryforeverplz: this is so giving me feels
Unkownbrony52 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2015
His passion burns like a ragging fire, fueling his attacks and motivation to succeed. But he forgets that fire is not biased, it burns all equally and cares not for its surroundings or those who dwell in it. If he cannot control this inferno of anger and his desire for vengeance then he too will feel his fire's flames. But if he can wield it with a clear mind and pure memories of those he loved, than that fire which can destroy can help forge something greater than himself.
a123blackrose Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
I'm not sure if I should fav this or notOnion Boy 6 ... Won't that be extremely cruel?Emote: Edward swt 
Just kidding! LOVE it! Great work!!Love Tards 
ZR88 Featured By Owner May 14, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Don't be sad Raph. This is really beautiful paint work! He looks realistic! :D
Dark-Nightwatcher Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015  Student Digital Artist
mytmntsecret Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so stunning and captivating it caught my eye instantly when scrolling down. Amazing and im glas i stumbled upon this beauty !
Sianarain Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hieifireshadow Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
oh my gosh, i finally found it. i've had this as my desktop background for a while. i love this piece, gah :+favlove:
PizzaMila Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Waaaah! Oops! La la la la Hug Heart 
It's so intense I started to cry! This Raph is just... Waow!! I love Raph and now I'm loving him even more because of this fantastic drawing!!!!!!!! Or animation or whatevs... When it's a drawing: OMFG how? I just can't see it!
Bishop2563 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014
This effin made me choke HARD... just like when i see Batman cry... You should make one called SPLINTER, goodbye my sons...

Whether they lost, or won, at the cost of their lives. But i think it would make for a absolutely fine cherry on top of this collection.

The more i look at this the more I wanna cry... I can relate alot to Ralphie and thats why he's my favorite... this was beautifully captured! MAD PROPS! :)
Tsukasa57 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014
whoa deep
Arcedemius Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
*sniffle* that would destroy raph. (;_;)
he seems strong, but he's the most fragile one of the group when it comes to his family.
missilb93 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014   Traditional Artist
So sad! Raph would definitely be destroyed the most if his family died.

If anyone has a fanfiction account and writes stories about these guys let me know. I wouldn't mind reading anything with my four favorite boys in it.
If by any chance you have a picture that goes along with the story on here then let me know that too.
Can't wait to start reading
thewizardofdarkness Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014
Beautiful man. Can I share this? or is that not okay? anyways I love it.
Mt-Nightowl Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Best turtle :c
I love this piece. Raph always cared for his brothers safety, and often more than his own..
Turtlepowrr Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Please make one where he weeps at his brothers bananas eye wear , because I love them all! And seeing one where, raph the one so hard on everyone. loses them. And it would just be so heart breaking. Especially for him! Please think about it, i bet a lot of us would love to see it!I love it!
Ecanusiofiel Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Student General Artist
This heart wrenching piece has been featured on my main page. 
DeadPea Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the feature! :)
Ecanusiofiel Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Student General Artist
very welcome ^^
reggchels Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014
Raphael has always been my favorite. I think he would have the most difficulty losing his brothers
DeadPea Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! Mine too ;)
ericcintron Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014   General Artist
Amazing work!
The1and0nlym3 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
i made an account just for this can u PLEEEAASSSEEEE DO ONE FOR MASTER SPLINTER
DeadPea Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks. I will ;)
hegaama Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014
Wow sad
mrssteele12410 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014
I love every one of your 'goodbye, my brothers...' pieces, Raphael is my favorite. I've always had a fascination with him. While most see him as a angry hothead, those who look deeper see someone who's emotions and feelings run so incredibly deep. This piece completely breaks my heart. You successfully captured Raphael's grief and desperation. 
missilb93 Featured By Owner Edited Sep 22, 2014   Traditional Artist
So true. I remembered him from some of the 2003 i saw and fell in love with him in the 2012. I even like his 1987 version, not as hot tempered though.
He fights to protect his brothers so they don't get hurt and he shows sadness faster than his brothers at some points, like when April leaves the group. And whenever he was with Spike he could show his true self and his beautiful smile.
If you haven't already, there is a really good story on fanfiction about Raph protecting his brothers; it's called Mists of the Mind by Raphaelari.
RoguetheScarredAngel Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Student Writer

My story seriously fits this picture. I think you will enjoy it. 
catcatboomboom Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014
This is honestly my favorite one. He looks so broken 😭
mikemusic Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014
Amazing stuff. I've always been a Raphael fan and think this is a brilliant take on his often well concealed strong emotions. Have you thought about doing one of splinter when he witnesses the brutal defeat of his beloved children?
wallbie Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Just discovered this today.  Great work.  Have you ever thought of doing something like this final battle series with He-Man and She-Ra?
CrackedHopehead Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014
wow. im honestly teary-eyed
HamedCamacho Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Student Photographer
Just saw these at man... you are truly talented! 
Omnipotrent Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014
I gotta tell you sir, each of these have moved me

Pictures shouldn't get me this choked up...
danteyeah Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I would love to actually see a history behind this art. Raphael always has been the hard one, the bad ass, the strongest. Then this.... his soul broken because of the pain of losing the people he loves most in the world, his family. Imagine what happens next. When he has nothing to lose, when he cried and suffered all he can cry and suffer. Imagine him with only anger left... its kinda scary.
papelh6b Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Student Digital Artist
LunaticsRus Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
All of these were incredibly awesome
Ahnock Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
If all of them have a mourning picture, that means they are all fine.
neosirenes Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014
[sniffles] I love all of these!
Janthonyl Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014
" Raphael's anger took a turn for the worst during the battle between good and evil, the young turtle decided to use his rage on Shredder rather than focusing on what was happening. The foot kept coming in numbers of thousands, but Raph would just fight on. Suddenly before the final stoke on Shredder, Raph noticed that the other turtles had overwhelmed by the numbers of foot ninja. Raphael could only watch, as his brothers came towards their end. Raph left heart broken, blaming himself for not being their for his brothers and fighting with them as a team member. Splinter wanted to help him on controlling his rage, but the young turtle decided to leave New York and live on his own. Raphael continues battle against evil wherever it may come from, but eventually his anger turned him not into a hero, but a an unstoppable monster."
kangforeverart Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Professional Artist
Toes curled! So Deep!
Wait0wat Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014
I wonder what his back-story was to lead to this event.
katinarrie Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my god these are amazing but I am going to cry!!!! I love the Turtles!!!!! Nnnoooooooo!!!!
chrishm Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014
and this one shows the most despair
areliusmars Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014
My favorite! Raph is the coolest for me! This is heavy material! 
qunoweech Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I need a story to go with this ill send requests or heck write it myself cause I can see a good story going with this
shadow502t Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014   Interface Designer
Brilliant work here, and through your entire gallery. Exceptional moods captured.
stmemmerson121 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014
I want to know if it's intentional that he's the only one who has no visible injuries. He's the strongest fighter, is the implication that he went into a furious rage and killed absolutely everyone before he broke emotionally? Is it a metaphor for the pain he feels on the inside having more weight than any possible physical harm? OR, is it suggesting that he was, probably through some stubbornness or bullheadedness, RESPONSIBLE for their deaths in a way the other three weren't? Is his head bowed because he can't bear the shame? Why didn't he take their headbands like Leo and Don did? Why didn't Michaelangelo? Was he also responsible in his situation, did his childishness and immaturity cause their deaths?

tl;dr, Leo and Donatello look angry, Michaelangelo looks heartbroken, Raphael looks frightened and utterly ashamed; is there a hypothetical reason why?

Or am I overthinking this? :P
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