Boy, how can I possibly succinctly state my praise for the work of Craig
Farley? I don’t think it’s possible. His style is very crisp and clean,
without any unnecessary clutter, although he definitely keeps his panels
interesting to the eye. One notable feature of his style is how he will
often superimpose panels on top of panels, resulting in a smooth flow of
action and a sense of connection between each panel. The result is very
affective. Another characteristic of his paneling is the tendency of characters
to “jump” out of the bounds of the box, making them seem to leap out at
His turtles are very unique. They are drawn with a
lot of circles and rounded shapes, resulting in a character that is very
compact and powerful-looking. His turtles are very, well, “turtle-ish”, but
retain the ability to have a variety of facial expressions and emotions.
I find that with a lot of artists, fanartists and pros alike, a flexible face
(and body) is often attained only through the sacrifice of the more animalistic
qualities of an anthropomorphic face (and body). Not so with Farley’s work.
And as a fangirl, I just gotta say it: his turtles are really, really cute!!
Even his Splinter is kinda hot! (yes, I’m really that weird!)
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