Raphael is cool but rude.  Oh Raph.  For the longest time since I was a kid, I disliked Raph because he was always throwing shade at my fav Leo.  Raph wouldn’t fall in line and listen and he was often depicted as beating Leo in fights.  That bugged me, haha.  In recent years I’ve come to love Raph and accept him for who he is.

Nickelodeon contacted me after they had run across my 80’s style Shredder piece online.  They loved it!  They asked me to do a portrait of each of the turtles in that same style.  I was of course very eager to comply!  It started a relationship of me doing many pieces for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle social media accounts.