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How to Draw Itachi

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Itachi Uchiha is regarded as a villain in the anime and manga series Naruto. As a youth, he became a skilled and powerful ninja. Wishing to avert a war, Itachi was guilty of helping to slaughter his entire clan, sparing only his younger brother Sasuke.

Itachi possessed the Mangekyo Sharingan, or Kaleidoscope Copy Wheel Eye, described as the "heavenly eyes that see the truth of all of creation without obstruction."

It was activated after he witnessed the death of Shisui. He later passes this to Sasuke, and uses Naruto to keep Sasuke from choosing the wrong path.

Did you know? Itachi's name means "weasel." His favorite foods are cabbage, onigiri with seaweed, and dango sweets. He likes visiting traditional cafes, but he doesn't like steak. His favorite word is "peace."

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Would you like to draw a cartoon of Itachi from the Naruto anime and manga series? This easy, step-by-step cartoon character drawing tutorial is here to show you how. All you will need is a pencil, an eraser, and a sheet of paper. You may also wish to color your finished character.

If you liked this tutorial, see also the following drawing guides: Sasuke Uchiha from Naruto, Naruto, and Kakashi Hatake from Naruto.

Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing Itachi

Itachi drawing - step 1
How to Draw Itachi Step 01

1. Begin by drawing Itachi's unique anime eyes. Use thick curved lines to sketch the parallelogram shapes of the eyes. Within each eye, draw three successively smaller circles, shading the smallest to indicate the pupil. Then, draw a curved line parallel to the top of the eye to indicate the eyelid.

Itachi drawing - step 2
How to Draw Itachi Step 02

2. Detail the irises of the eyes by shading three to four small ovals crossing the middle circle. Then, Use curved lines that meet at points on one end to contour the furrowed brow. Use curved lines to draw the bridge and tip of the nose, the nostril, and the creases on each side of the nose.

Itachi drawing - step 3
How to Draw Itachi Step 03

3. Use curved lines to draw the mouth and the dimple of the chin. Then, draw Itachi's spiky manga hair. use long curved lines that meet at points. Between the strands of hair, draw four parallel lines, narrowly spaced in sets of two, to form the headband. Erase as necessary.

Itachi drawing - step 4
How to Draw Itachi Step 04

4. Continue drawing the hair, using a series of long and short curved lines that meet at jagged points. Draw a curved line between the strands of hair to enclose the face and form the chin.

Itachi drawing - step 5
How to Draw Itachi Step 05

5. Draw a long curved line to form the top of the head and hair. Use curved lines to draw the ear. Then, draw long curved lines extending from each side of the head. This forms the tall collar of Itachi's garment.

Itachi drawing - step 6
How to Draw Itachi Step 06

6. Draw an "L" shaped line on one side of the collar and a curved line on the other, forming the front edge of the collar. Use curved lines to outline Itachi's neck, and draw a curved line parallel to the near edge of the collar.

Itachi drawing - step 7
How to Draw Itachi Step 07

7. Draw curved lines between the sections of the collar, outlining the neck of Itachi's shirt. Detail the tendons of the neck with additional curved lines, and draw the shoulders and upper arm.

Itachi drawing - step 8
How to Draw Itachi Step 08

8. Draw a necklace using a series of curved lines and small circles. Detail the shirt with overlapping straight lines in a checkerboard pattern.

Itachi drawing - step 9
How to Draw Itachi Step 09

9. Use a curved line, a spiral, and a small triangle to draw the Leaf Village symbol on the headband. Enclose two small partial circles at the corners of the metal plate to indicate the rivets that secure it to the headband.

Complete Itachi drawing
How to Draw Itachi Step 10

Color your cartoon of Itachi. He has black hair and wears a black cloak trimmed in red. His eyes are red when he uses his Sharingan.

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