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Uploaded: June 23, 2008
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Intermediate  Intermediate Skill Level
Steps: 6
Updated: June 26, 2008
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This is the final Ninja Turtle I will be submitting because there are no more to submit. I showed you all how to draw Michelangelo, Raphael, and Leonardo. Today you will all learn how to draw Donatello from TMNT. As you may or may not know, Donatello is the brains of the turtle bunch, for some odd reason that chemical goo made this ninja some what of a genius. As with his brothers, Donatello is often called Don or Donnie for short. His bandana or eye mask is typically purple which also happens to be his favorite color. His name comes from the famous Donatello, the Italian Renaissance sculptor. Now his weapon of choice is the bo which is the most historically accurate to the Ninja Juhakkei out of all of his four brothers, as Bojutsu is one of the eighteen disciplines of Ninjutsu. So obviously he is a skilled and talented fighter. Even though the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles had an animated series on TV, I remember the movies the most and they are my favorite. Don’t get me wrong, I loved the cartoons too, it’s just that the movies made them more real for me and more likable. Donnie is also the group's resident whiz kid. I mean it’s like he knows how to solve any problem and in the animated series he is responsible for all the mechanical creations like the car, the motorcycle, and the blimp. In the first movie Donatello becomes real good friends with Casey Jones, but in the other films Casey is close with Raphael. In the TMNT movie Donatello operates and runs an IT support team to make money for the family. He is also the most reserved out of the four as well, and he often tends to be a little too preoccupied with his own thoughts when he gets caught up in them. All in all Donatello is still an interesting and playful character. Oh, did I mention that pizza is not his only favorite food. This turtle enjoys sushi as well. Not only is he a technical reptile, but he also enjoys some of the finer things in life. I like Donatello; as a matter of fact I like all the ninja turtles. I am glad I had this chance to show you how to draw Donatello, Raphael, Leonardo, and Michelangelo. I hope all of you have a ton of fun with the TMNT tutorials. I know I had a blast drawing them out for all of you to learn from. Have a happy day my fellow artist.

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How to Draw Donatello from the TMNT

how to draw donatello from the tmnt step 1

STEP 1.

Okay artist lets start this first step by drawing out some basic shapes and guidelines. Start with his face and draw a small circle for his head. Then draw a leafy looking heart for his front plate or torso. From that shape draw out the guidelines for his legs, arms, feet, and hands. Don't forget to draw out the lining for his shell in the back.
 
how to draw donatello from the tmnt step 2

STEP 2.

Now in this step you will start to shape and form Donatello's body. Start by drawing the shape of his bandanna. Then draw in the shape of his two fingered hands. Next draw two shapes on his torso to give him a chest.After that you can start giving him nice shaped strong looking legs. Oh yeah on his face the line for his mouth make two indents to give him a nice smile.
 
how to draw donatello from the tmnt step 3

STEP 3.

As you can see even though his face isn't drawn out yet he is already starting to look like a TMNT. This is the step where you will draw in his nicely shaped arms and elbow padding. After you do that on the left and right you can begin shaping the shell on his back and draw the knot for the back of the bandanna. Next draw in his waist band knot and make sure it hangs as you see it here. Detail his thighs and calf's and then start detailing his feet by giving him some toes.
 
how to draw donatello from the tmnt step 4

STEP 4.

What you will be doing in this step is sketching out his eyes which is two acorn shaped circles. Then finish off his belt by drawing it around his waits. Then you can draw and detail his knee pads. His knee and elbow padding is very bold and bulky. After you fi9nishe here move to the next step.
 
how to draw donatello from the tmnt step 5

STEP 5.

All you have to do here is draw his Bo stick and then detail his arms and hands a bit more to give them more definition. Next you can erase all those shapes and guidelines that you drew in step one. So far this was a pretty easy tutorial huh. I used an image I found online as a reference tool to sketch out Donatello.
 
how to draw donatello from the tmnt step 6

STEP 6.

This is what your finished drawing of Donatello should look like when you are completely done sketching him out. Now what you need to do is color him in using your own coloring tool preference. I hope you had fun learning how to draw Donatello from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles step by step.