This sketch is dedicated to both my son and my life-long friend, Ben Rolph. Ben and I used to draw the Ninja Turtles to keep ourselves occupied during church when we were kids, and drawing with Ben is one of the things that made me want to be an artist when I grew up. While I'm still waiting to grow up, I also still love to draw.
As our generation is wont to do, I am infecting (blessing?) my son's life with my nostalgia for things of my childhood. My son is really into Ninja Turtles right now, and his favorite alternates between "Yee-oh" (Leo) and "Raff-a-ell" (Raphael).