Raphael, or Raph for short, is the most temperamental of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TMNT). He is sarcastic, short-tempered, and aggressive. His anger centers around the fact that he and his family are essentially alone in the world. He speaks with a recognizable Brooklyn accent.
Raphael is second in command among the TMNT. He spars at times with the group's leader, his older brother Leonardo. In some instances, he has even usurped his leadership. In 2011, Raphael earned a place among IGN's Top 100 Comic Book Heroes, an honor not shared with any of his brothers.
Did you know? Raphael, like his brothers, is named after a Renaissance artist. Raphael was a famous Italian painter of the sixteenth century. Raphael was given this name by Splinter, his teacher and adoptive father.
Would you like to draw Raphael of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles? This easy, step-by-step superhero drawing guide is here to save the day. All you will need is a sheet of paper and a pen, pencil, marker, or crayon.
1. Begin by drawing a curved line to form the side of Raphael's face, cheek, and chin.
2. Continue the curved line to form the other side of the face, completely enclosing the head.
3. Draw a pair of curved lines across the top of the face to form the mask. Notice that the lumps on the top and bottom of the mask extend in opposite directions. Use curved lines to enclose irregular shapes at the side of the mask, indicating where it is tied.
4. Extend a pair of curved lines beneath the head, forming the torso.
5. Between the tips of the previously drawn lines, draw a circle within a circle. Write the letter "R" inside it, forming Raphael's belt buckle. Draw the belt using a pair of curved lines between the buckle and the sides of the torso. Enclose two square shapes beneath the buckle, indicating the ends of the tied belt.
6. Extend a pair of curved lines below the belt. Connect them by drawing two curved shapes, forming the tops of the legs. Then, detail the torso. Draw several overlapping curved shapes, then place a line down the middle. In turtle anatomy, this is called the carapace, the underside of the shell. As a humanoid, it resembles abdominal muscles.
7. Use curved lines to enclose Raphael's feet.
8. Draw Raphael's arms. Each arm is composed of three curved shapes - the shoulder, the wristband, and the hand. In each draw a sai, Raphael's dagger-like weapon. First, enclose a triangular shape in the palm, banded at the bottom. This is the tsuka, or handle. Use two "U" shaped lines to enclose the yoku, or side guard prongs. Finally, use two straight lines that meet at a sharp point to form the central moto blade.
9. Detail Raphael's face. Use curved lines to craft his angry mouth. Draw loosely "S" shaped lines within the mask to indicate his furrowed brow, then enclose three oval shapes beneath it, one inside the other, to indicate the eyes.
Color Raphael. He wears a red mask.
Have you ever wanted to be able to draw a beautiful rose? This easy step-by-step drawing tutorial outlines the steps necessary to draw a cartoon style rose, complete with leaflets.
This project has a lot of details, but you can complete it easily by carefully following the instructions below.
In each step, previously drawn lines are black and the new lines added to the sketch are blue in color.
You won't need any special tools to complete this sketch. Follow this simple guide using any type of paper, as well as a pencil, pen, marker, or other writing tool. If you'd like, you can color your finished product.
Would you like to draw a beautiful flower? Doing so is simple with this drawing tutorial. By following the step-by-step instructions in this drawing guide, you will soon be able to sketch your own rose, complete with leaves and a stem.
You will not need any special tools to create this drawing, only paper and a writing implement - a pencil, a pen, or a marker.
Sketch lightly at first, as you will be erasing some of your lines as you go along.
There are many details in this drawing, but the illustrations below show you each step. In each image, the blue line is a new addition to the drawing.
"The eyes are the window to the soul." So states an antiquated maxim. To scientists, however, the eyes are very interesting. For example, researchers are currently developing technology that could use patterns in the iris of the eye to identify people, much as the fingerprint is used currently. Movies and television have long depicted such technology, but it may soon become a reality. In fact, some airports are already testing this 'eye ID' technology.
To artists, the eyes hold another interest. The eyes are surrounded by many, many small muscles, and the movement of these muscles is an indicator of emotion on the human face. Our eyes, for instance, can show whether we are happy, sad, angry, frightened, excited, or bored.
The eyes, then, are an important means of expressing these emotions in the visual arts, yet many artists find the eyes to be one of the more difficult portions of the human face to capture accurately. What is more, it is almost paradoxical that the eyes are one member largely responsible for our ability to draw the eyes of another.
Almost every drawing or painting of humans or animals includes eyes, whether open or closed. As such, many styles have developed. The simplest eyes involve nothing more than a solidly shaded dot. Other simple eyes consists of a circle with a shaded dot inside it. The Japanese manga and anime art styles often lend straight lines and squared corners to the shape of the eye.
Would you like to draw a pair of eyes? Perhaps you are working on a portrait of a friend or family member. Now, the complicated task of drawing realistic human eyes is easy with the help of this simple, step-by-step drawing guide.
All you will need is a pencil, a piece of paper, and an eraser. You may also want to use crayons, colored pencils, markers, or paints to shade your finished drawing. Notice that each step of this drawing guide includes an illustration as well as explanatory text. New lines added in each picture are highlighted in blue.