How to Draw ✏️ Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles | #TurtlesTuesday

How to Draw ✏️ Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles | #TurtlesTuesday

November 9, 2019 100 By Peter Engel


[music playing] Hi, my name is JJ Conway, I’m the assistant director on
Rise Of The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and today I’m gonna teach you how to draw
for the new Ninja Turtles. This is our moment. My favorite turtle, Raphael. Whenever I draw,
I always start out simple, blocking in the character. That way it’s easy to make corrections. You know the thing about Rafael’s head,
he actually does have a bit of a point. So with these turtles,
their eye’s are not totally round. Instead they have points,
one, two, three, four points. Go big or go home! Raphael’s a snapping turtle, and so there’s a lot of really
interesting and fun details about him. His back shell is very spiky. [music playing] The front shells of all the turtles,
they’re all very unique and distinct. Raph’s is–
it has these spines on the top of it. It’s very angular. Really fun to draw. Really brings out the character
and personality. Just like how each of the turtles
is their own different species of turtle. They’re all–
they’re all dressed differently. So in Raph’s case, he has arm wraps. [music playing] It’s all about choosing a pose
that feels right for that character. Let’s do it! He has a bandage on his– on his shell. Then I’ll throw in a splash of color
for the bandanas. Leonardo, he has a lot of personality. Who doesn’t love my one-liners?
They fire up the team, right guys? I usually start with a boxy shape,
however it’s not exactly a box, ’cause the kinda– kinda tapers out. The mask is really important
to the turtle’s face, ’cause most of them, except for Donny,
don’t have any eyebrows. And so, especially with Leonardo,
you use the mask as the eyebrows. Kinda give them some personality,
give them an expression with that. Leo’s a Red Ear Slider
and so he has these stripes on his face. Leonardo has gloves on. Since I’m right-handed,
I try to work left to right. That way I’m not smearing it. You’ll ruin a lot fewer drawings. [laughing] Leo also has a pouch on his side. He’s the only one
that has anything like that on his belt. The top of his front shell,
it actually has a bit of a dip to it. Leo, he has a lot of markings on him
just from the species of turtle he is. So on his shoulders he has some stripes. Helps me show the curve of the arm. Gives a lot of information
while being a cool, little detail. There is subtle indication of muscles. [music playing] Alright. [screaming] Donatello, he has a lot of technology,
including goggles, on his head Those goggles just come straight off
the sides of the head. Ah, boy. Donny’s the only turtle
that has eyebrows. [music playing] He’s a softshell turtle,
he has these battle shells. Gives him like a technological boost
in battles. I can fix this, I can fix this! Donatello’s shell has a lot more
straight, hard edges. So I’m just doing a straight line there. He has a– a kinda turn to his body. And with the legs
I’m just doing simple shapes. He has kind of weird
but really fun to draw elbow pads. Donatello! A lot of Michelangelo’s design details
are very rounded, ’cause he’s very youthful and playful. Does this count as a win? You have to make big, broad lines so it doesn’t end up
weird and choppy looking. Don’t be afraid to pause and think
about what you’re gonna do next. It’s a lot more likely that you’re gonna
make the correct decision. [music playing] Michelangelo’s front shell,
it curves up like that. The tail of his bandana
is short and curvy. Cowabunga! These are all the tricks I use
every single day to help me make my characters
look like the actual characters. We just came for the free pizza.