Heroes on the Half Shell

Pencil w/digital color – Click to Enlarge

Between the ages of 8 and 11, I drew very little that wasn’t some sort of mutated animal sporting a non projectile weapon.  Ninja monkeys being the most common.  A few weeks ago, when visiting with my co-conspirator in the creation of a martial menagerie, we reflected on those ninja monkeys, even proving to each other that we still knew how to draw the battle ready beasties.

In honor of of various ninja animals covering the worksheets of third graders around the globe I present to you…Raphael of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – muse of pre-adolescent boys.

I wish I could find some original monkey drawings.  They would be proof positive that anyone can learn to draw.