When watching any story, it’s easy to root for the heroes that fight for truth and justice.
Sometimes, it can be the characters that are more morally grey that can be the most interesting, as it makes them more complex and therefore more realistic.
The character Itachi Uchiha from the Naruto manga and animes is an example of this. His mysterious motives sometimes made him seem villainous, but there is also a sense of nobility to the character.
This has made him very popular around the world, and many fans like to learn how to draw Itachi Uchiha.
If you love this complex character as well, then this guide should be perfect for you!
Our step-by-step guide on how to draw Itachi Uchiha will show you just how fun and easy it can be to recreate this awesome character.
How to Draw Itachi Uchiha – Let’s Get Started!
This guide on how to draw Itachi Uchiha will begin with his head. First, use some curved lines to draw the top of his hair.
This will then extend to several spiky sections going over his face. He also wears a headband with an emblem on it, so be sure to draw that beneath the spikes of his hair.
For his facial features, you may want to zoom into our reference image so that you can copy the lines as they appear there and replicate his solemn expression.
Finally, finish off by drawing his face outline and then use some more curved lines for the large collar of the cloak he is wearing.
Then, you will be ready for step 2!
Step 2 – Now, draw his collar and start his cloak
To continue this Itachi Uchiha drawing, the next thing we will be doing will be extending the collar of his cloak.
To do this, draw some straight lines down from the collar that you started drawing in the prior step.
His hand will be inside the cloak, and it will be resting on the front divide of his cloak, as shown in the reference image.
Then, once these are drawn we will draw his neck. There will also be a textured pattern area at the top of the shirt that he is wearing under the cloak.
When these are drawn, we will keep adding details in the next steps.
Step 3 – Start drawing the sides of his cloak
For the third step of our guide on how to draw Itachi Uchiha, we will be extending some very slightly curved lines down from his shoulders for the sides of his cloak.
These will then have more lines connecting to them to show the crease of the fabric that the cloak is made of.
Try to get the lines looking exactly as they do in our reference image, as the placement will be quite specific for how the cloak will be buttoned up later.
We will then finish up the cloak outline as we go on to step 4 of the guide.
Step 4 – Next, draw the rest of the cloak outline
As we mentioned in the third part of your Itachi Uchiha drawing, this step will see you finishing off the outline of his cloak.
For the left-hand side of the cloak, you will be using some lines that are a bit straighter, as this side of the cloak will be dropping straight down.
You can still use several lines of varying lengths to make it look more like flowing fabric.
The cloak on the right-hand side will then be flowing up a bit as if caught in a breeze. Because of the angle this portion is at, we will see the start of his trousers beneath them.
Once you have finished the outline of the cloak, we will then finish off some final details and touches in the next step
Step 5 – Add the final details to your Itachi Uchiha drawing
Now you’re ready to finish off this picture to have you ready for some coloring fun in the last step of our guide on how to draw Itachi Uchiha that’s coming up next.
For now, we will be finishing off the bottom of his legs and feet. He is wearing some boots that extend from below his trousers, and they will be open at the front to expose his toes.
Then, draw some floral patterning onto his cloak to have him match his appearance in the show. Then you’re ready for the final step of the guide!
Before you proceed, feel free to also add any details of your own that you may like for it. Will you draw a background, add some more characters or do you have other ideas for how to finish it off?
Step 6 – Finish off your Itachi Uchiha drawing with color
For the final step of your Itachi Uchiha drawing, you will be finishing it up with some color!
This character has a more muted color scheme to his hair and clothing, and that’s what we went with in our reference image.
His cloak is colored in dark greys, while the floral patterns are colored with a dull red. If you go for these same colors, then lighter mediums such as watercolor paints could be a great choice.
What will you choose to finish it off? Any colors and mediums you use will look great, so let your creativity flow!
3 More tips to make your Itachi Uchiha drawing easy!
Make this Itachi Uchiha sketch even easier with the help of these 3 handy tips!
This drawing of Itachi Uchiha shows him in a detailed style reminiscent of how he appears in anime and manga. If you find this difficult to draw, you could portray him in a different style.
For instance, if you find drawing in a cartoony, simple style to be easier then you should try that for this drawing. You may even find portrayals online of this character drawn in your chosen style.
This would depend on your own preferences, so what styles could you use in order to make this portrayal of this iconic character more suited to you?
One of the best ways to make this Itachi Uchiha drawing easy would be by going back to the source. What we mean is that you would be best off consulting the actual anime and manga appearances of Itachi Uchiha.
These would help you to not only portray the character as he appears in the guide, but also would allow you to show him in different outfits and poses he has displayed in his appearances.
When you have an extra source to work from, try to consult it along with our reference images to make it easier on yourself. Which source will you use to make this drawing easier?
Even though this Itachi Uchiha sketch is based on an animated character, you could still use some tricks that artists use when drawing people with realistic proportions.
We tried to break down the drawing for you, but you could break it down even further. To do this, you would be best off using a pencil to help you.
Using this pencil, try to break the drawing down into basic shapes. These would be circular shapes for his head and longer shapes for his body and limbs.
These shapes will help you to maintain realistic proportions for your drawing. Then, you can add more and more layers of details to your drawing until it resembles the finished product.
Your Itachi Uchiha Drawing is Complete!
We were working on a classic and beloved character in this guide on how to draw Itachi Uchiha, so we hope that this guide made it lots of fun for you to work on!
He has quite a detailed design, but as long as you follow the steps we laid out then you will get the hang of it in no time.
When you have finished it up, remember that you can also keep it going by adding some details, background elements, color choices and other ideas of your own.
You should then head to our website, as we have many more drawing guides for you there. You’ll want to check in often, as we upload new guides all the time!
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