How to Draw Leonardo TMNT

Use the video and step-by-step drawing instructions below to learn how to draw Leonardo from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. A new cartoon 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.


Draw Leonardo 1

Step 1: Start by drawing a big circle near the middle of the page. This will be the basic shape for Leonardo's head. It doesn’t have to be perfect. It’s just a guide.


Draw Leonardo 2

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 bend a bit to contour to the shape. These will be construction lines that will help you place Leonardo's facial features later on.


Draw Leonardo 3

Step 3: Draw two small shapes as guides for Leonardo's eyes. Draw them sitting on top of the horizontal construction line and on either side of the vertical construction line. The shapes should be similar to little footballs.


Draw Leonardo 4

Step 4: That’s it for the initial sketch! You have the basic shape of Leonardo from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Now go in and tighten your drawing. From this point on, press harder with your pencil in order to get darker lines and a more defined sketch.


Draw Leonardo 5

Step 5: Darken the outlines of the little football-like shapes for Leonardo's eyes. Draw the shapes pointier and thinner as you follow the basic path of the guides.

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