Inking Raphael (for a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Commission)

I like turtles. Do you like turtles? Everyone likes turtles.


Despite that, I’d never really drawn a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle until a client commissioned one as part of a group project where 4 different cartoonists contributed a different turtle. I got Raphael.


I had fun with it. And I had fun talking with RunRedRun about ninja turtles, inking, and the renaissance. Here’s the video if you’d like to listen in:

4 Responses

  1. You inspire me. How long/how many hours practice to get anywhere near this level of skill?

    (Give me hope 🙂 )

    • Aw, thanks! I’m still learning. Every day. I think that’s the key for me is to never think it’s good enough. Try things out, stumble, keep the good stuff, learn from your mistakes, and keep moving forward.

      I just really started inking in earnest with brushes and ink and washes a few months ago, but I’ve spent my whole life learning how other people work, trying different media, experimenting. So yeah, you can do whatever you want to do. Just never stop learning.

  2. Woww! Awesome you are 😍😎

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