That....is fucking awesome. I don't know which turtle to call my favorite, but I know l love them all. Raph kicks ass and this picture excites me and depresses me at the same time. But you're right, you can't win them all.
Ok i just must say that: Everythings perfectly AWESOME!!!, Ever since I started watching Ralph has always been my fav of turtle and still is! The colors are amasing, i liked that you did the knee-pads and all that black, it really fits his tempered personality i have always loved! And poor Ralph...he dosent take defeat well, but i want to be able to change his mind~*winkwink* Really Great work, hope to see more Rapheal! 10 stars man!
Raphael is indeed great - this captures just how tough a guy he is. Those arrows... even a shell has nerve endings! Blood on the feet too, yikes. I like the way he's breaking the frame, and with all that nicely-done architecture too. Definitely does the Turtles justice, even more than most official stuff.
I'm more of an equal-opportunity Turtles fan these days though, because each of the guys has awesome strengths and weaknesses both as fighters and characters. It was great watching Raph beat Leo in TMNT (honestly the only way the plot could resolve), though I'm pretty sure that a fight between the two is a tossup on any given day. Raph has the raw strength and will, but Leo has a hard-earned edge in skill. Fortunately they tend to fight on the same side.
To me, there IS no best Turtle. They are all four equally awesome in their own rights. I'm sort of partial to Don because I used him as an online persona in my younger years, and well... because in the Mirage universe, he killed The Shredder (Leo killed a clone), and Baxter Stockman. But still, each of the four have a right to be "the best".
It's hard to say, actually. When I was younger, I had a definite favourite in Michelangelo, but as I grew older, I began to respect them all equally. The Turtles played a large part in my life, and actually still do today. In Layman's terms Donatello would be my favourite due to the aforementioned reasons, but if someone to ask me which were my favourite, I would be unable to give a clear answer.