How to Draw Donatello


Use the video and step-by-step drawing instructions below to learn how to draw Donatello 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.


Draw Donatello Ninja Turtle 1

Step 1: Start by drawing a big circle near the top of the page. The circle doesn’t have to be perfect. It’s just a guide for Donatello's head.


Draw Donatello Ninja Turtle 2

Step 2: Next, draw two intersecting lines across the circle, one vertical and one horizontal. Bend the horizontal line a bit so that it contours to the shape of the head. These will be construction lines that will help you place Donatello's facial features later on.


Draw Donatello Ninja Turtle 3

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


Draw Donatello Ninja Turtle 4

Step 4: On the lower left side of Donatello's head, draw two long wavy lines as guides for the ends of the face mask. The length of these lines will determine the length of the loose mask ends later, so draw yours as long or as short as you'd like.


Draw Donatello Ninja Turtle 5

Step 5: That’s it for the initial sketch! You have the basic shape of Donatello 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.

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