How to Draw Michelangelo
Use the video and step-by-step drawing instructions below to learn how to draw Michelangelo from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. A new drawing tutorial is uploaded every week, so stay tooned!
Intro: Start off with a pencil sketch. In the beginning stages, don’t press down too hard. Use light, smooth strokes for sketching.
Step 1: Start by drawing a big circle near the middle of the page. This will be the basic shape for Michelangelo's head. It doesn’t have to be perfect. It’s just a guide.
Step 2: Next, draw two intersecting lines across the circle, one vertical and one horizontal. The vertical line should split the middle in half, and the horizontal line should be closer to the top. These will be construction lines that will help you when you're learning how to draw Michelangelo's facial features later on.
Step 3: Sitting on top of the horizontal construction line and on either side of the vertical construction line, draw two small shapes as guides for Michelangelo's eyes. The shapes should be similar to half-circles.
Step 4: Under the horizontal construction line, draw a shape as a guide for Michelangelo's mouth. The shape is similar to a skinny letter D on its side. It should be closer to the bottom of the circle than to the horizontal construction line.
Step 5: That’s it for the initial sketch! You have the basic shape of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle character Michelangelo. Now go in and tighten your Michelangelo drawing. From this point on, press harder with your pencil in order to get darker lines and a more defined sketch.