Monday, August 23, 2010

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.


  1. Cowabunga, dude! Looks nice! Takes me back... I'll have to take a look for some ninja monkeys next time I'm home. I think my mom has a elementary school scrapbook somewhere.

  2. Yeah, I did that a lot when I was a kid too. What ever happened to TopCow Comics... hmm... google.

  3. Oh man...that would be awesome. The internet won't be complete until it has the ninja monkeys.

    G...pretty sure Top Cow is still around..Publishing Witchblade and The Darkness. Not quite the glory days of CyberForce :)