Sunday, October 19, 2008


Tonight, I had the pleasure of stumbling upon a TV airing of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the movie (thus the reason for the preceding post). I decided to try my hand at drawing these cultured mutant bastards again and this is what happened. Every time I sit down to sketch an icon of my childhood, I end up putting these characters through an aging and fattening process.

I present you with Raphael, The Middle Aged Mutant Ninja Turtle.

He likes PBR.

Let's be honest, how long did he expect to keep up his high-flying, sai stabbing lifestyle with a pizza diet. You don't want to see what I've done to Michelangelo.


Anonymous said...

rafael had a red band around his head. Thats Donatello

tolentinoed said...

i might take you up on the spelling of raphael vs. rafael but that band is clearly red, not purple.

Anonymous said...

Ummm. I think your colorblind buddy.

Anonymous said...


tolentinoed said...

them's fightin' words.

click on the image and you can clearly tell that that band is redder than the red-assed baboons from the lion king.

you might even be able to see a hint of yellow in there because i initially intended to blend yellow and red to make orange for michaelangelo.

redder than lucille ball.