Mastering The Art Of Cool Itachi Drawings


A Well-Known Character From The Anime And Manga Series “Naruto,” Itachi Uchiha Is Renowned For His Striking Appearance And Nuanced Personality. For Both Artists And Fans, Sketching Itachi May Be A Fulfilling Challenge. We Will Look At How To Draw Itachi In This Article, Covering The Necessary Methods, Hints, And Skills To Make This Well-Known Figure Come To Life On Paper.

He is an ANBU Captain and a prodigy from Konohagakure’s famed Uchiha clan, the son of Fugaku Uchiha, the clan’s chief, and Mikoto Uchiha, and the older brother of Sasuke Uchiha. He is also the brother-in-law of Sakura Haruno, and the paternal uncle of Sarada Uchiha.

He became an S-rank missing-nin as he participated in the murder of his entire clan, defected from the village, then joined the criminal organization Akatsuki. This causes Sasuke to desire revenge at any cost and later turn to Orochimaru while seeking the power to kill his older brother, making Itachi indirectly responsible for Sasuke’s turn to villainy. Because of the Uchiha clan massacre, Itachi was vilified and served as a supporting antagonist for a large part of the series (until his death). However, after Itachi died out of sickness during the fight against Sasuke, it is revealed that Itachi was actually a double-spy that killed his clan on orders from higher-ups. No one in the Hidden Leaf village apart from a few important people knew that the Uchiha clan was plotting an insurrection primarily concerned with themselves, so Itachi killed them all primarily concerned with protecting the Hidden Leaf Village and his younger brother.

Although Itachi fulfills his wish to die in battle against Sasuke (who had been misguided into hating Itachi like everyone else), his plan to make his younger brother a hero of Konoha fails when Sasuke learns the truth from Obito Uchiha. The truth makes Sasuke feel great grief and sympathy for his older brother, then he decides that the Hidden Leaf Village needs to be destroyed in vengeance for ruining Itachi’s life. Itachi is later resurrected by Kabuto during the Fourth Great Ninja war. With Sasuke’s help, Itachi heroically stops Kabuto and uses the mind-altering Izami Genjutsu to redeem Kabuto and undo the resurrection technique, getting rid of the undead army of powerful shinobi. Despite knowing that he had failed his little brother, Itachi passed on again with the faith that Naruto would redeem Sasuke, which turned out to be true.

He is voiced by Hideo Ishikawa (who also voiced Zhou Tai from the Dynasty Warriors series, Yugo Ogami in the Bloody Roar series, and Motonari Mōri and Hideyoshi Toyotomi from the Samurai Warriors series in the Japanese version of the anime, and by Crispin Freeman in the English version of the anime, who voiced Mark Copeland from Days Gone.


Since his childhood, Itachi was quiet and insightful. He lived at a distance, observing individuals and ideas without getting directly involved so he can fully understand them. Although this prevented him from becoming close to many people, it enabled him to think and act without prejudice or preconceptions, instead evaluating things strictly on their own merits. He would think about shinobi and origins of the village and its future. For this reason he never had the self-righteous loyalty to his clan that so common among the Uchiha: the Curse of Hatred. Although he loved his family and wanted the best for his clan, he knew there were more important things than the Uchiha’s aspirations. Despite being a pacifist, Itachi felt his own needs were secondary to the greater goods; to that end he became a shinobi. He trained tirelessly to improve himself as quickly as he could and subjected himself to the shinobi life’s inconveniences without complaint for the simple motivation to be useful to others. Being an accomplished ninja enabled Itachi to approach problems less violently than others would, satisfying his peace-loving nature. These two extremes of his personality came into conflict as events towards the Uchiha Clan Downfall; he did not want to harm his family and sought a peaceful resolution, but knew the path with the least bloodshed would be the clan’s extermination. As the inevitability of the clan’s massacre became apparent, Itachi’s normally polite attitude to his clansmen became more violent, criticizing them openly and lashing out at them for the choices that sealed their fates and his own.

Despite the trauma he endured from killing his parents, Itachi did not blame those among Konoha’s leadership who gave him the mission; though he did not trust Danzo on a personal level, he knew Danzo only had the village’s best interest at heart. But Itachi – partly out of the necessity of his assignment to join Akatsuki – was greatly changed after the massacre, never showing any emotion. He became more prone to displays of force and permitted certain violent habits of Kisame under the pretence that it furthered Akatsuki’s goals. Itachi could not and would not fully shake his pacifistic ways and would run from a confrontation or rein in Kisame in the likelihood of collateral damage became too high for themselves and others. While Kisame would sometimes protect, he considered Itachi a good friend and followed his instructions. Protecting Konoha was always the forefront in Itachi’s mind, but it was his dedication to Sasuke that always his main priority. From the time Sasuke was born, Itachi tasked himself with looking after him. They’d spend whole days together in the woods having adventures and accomplishing self-appointed missions. When Itachi became an accomplished ninja and took much of their father’s attention, he would make special time for Sasuke in order to make him happy. Sasuke, wishing to be like his older brother, would often ask Itachi to train him. Itachi almost never did so, poking him on the forehead and promising to train him next time, none of which were never kept. It was Sasuke’s safety that ultimately convinced Itachi to go through with killing the rest of the Uchiha, believing his own damnation was worth it if it meant Sasuke’s survival. Even though he did it for Sasuke, Itachi wanted to be punished his crimes and decided Sasuke would be the one to take vengeance against him. To push Sasuke towards this direction, Itachi lied about his reasons for the massacre and took on the persona of a man who never loved his brother. His actions in Akatsuki were meant to reinforce this persona and whenever he met Sasuke over the years, he would taunt his weakness and encourage him to get strong enough to kill him. His plan was that, once he had been killed, Sasuke would be hailed as a hero. Itachi never wanted Sasuke to learn the truth surrounding the Uchiha’s demise, and if he did, Itachi hoped the memory of a hateful brother would cause Sasuke to not believe it.

After he died and was reanimated, Itachi discovers that his plan largely failed; Sasuke is not a hero, he did find out the truth about what Itachi did, and now aims to destroy Konoha. Naruto points out the flaw in Itachi’s plan: he had been trying to manipulate Sasuke rather than be honest with him and trust his own strength. Acknowledging this mistake, Itachi is free to be himself instead of the persona he fabricated, being openly kind to other and displaying a dry sense of humor, even in stressful situations. He is finally open with Sasuke when they meet again, admitting what he did and even sharing information Sasuke did not know about. He apologizes to Sasuke for failing in his responsibilities as an older brother, wondering if being honest with Sasuke from the beginning might have prevent the Uchiha’s demise. In their final moment together, Itachi tells Sasuke that he does not need forgiveness and that he will always love him no matter what.

Getting To Know Itachi Uchiha:

Understanding Itachi’s Character Is Essential Before Beginning The Drawing Process. Itachi Is Well-Known For His Stern Manner, Troubled Past, And Formidable Skills; His Intricate Design Represents This Complexity. His Features Include Long Black Hair, Sharp Eyes Often Depicted With The Sharingan, And His Distinctive Akatsuki Cloak. Capturing These Elements Is Key To Creating An Authentic Itachi Drawing.

Gathering Your Materials:

To Start Drawing Itachi, You’ll Need The Following Materials:

Pencils (HB, 2B, 4B)

Erasers (Kneaded And Precision)

Drawing Paper Or Sketchbook

Fine Liners Or Ink Pens For Outlining

Colored Pencils Or Markers (Optional For Colored Drawings)

Basic Sketch:

Begin With A Light Sketch To Lay Down The Basic Structure Of Itachi’s Face And Body. Start With An Oval Shape For The Head, And Use Guidelines To Position The Eyes, Nose, And Mouth. Draw The Body With Simple Shapes To Outline His Posture, Ensuring To Include The Akatsuki Cloak’s Outline.

Detailing The Face:

Focus On Itachi’s Facial Features, As They Are Crucial To His Identity:

Eyes: Itachi’s Eyes Are Almond-Shaped With A Serious Expression. If You Choose To Draw Him With The Sharingan Activated, Make Sure To Include The Distinctive Tomoe Pattern.

Hair: His Long, Straight Hair Frames His Face. Draw The Hair Strands With Flowing Lines, Paying Attention To The Way They Fall Around His Shoulders.

Mouth And Nose: Keep His Expression Stoic. A Simple Line For The Mouth And Subtle Shading For The Nose Will Suffice.

Outlining The Figure:

Once The Basic Sketch Is Complete, Use A Fine Liner Or Ink Pen To Outline The Drawing. This Step Will Make Your Itachi Drawing More Defined And Professional. Go Over The Main Lines Carefully, And Add Details To His Cloak, Such As The Red Cloud Patterns Of The Akatsuki.

Shading And Detailing:

Shading Adds Depth And Realism To Your Drawing. Use Different Pencil Grades To Create Shadows And Highlights:

Face And Hair: Add Shading To The Hair To Give It Volume And Texture. Use Light Strokes For The Face To Create A Smooth Appearance, And Darker Strokes For Areas In Shadow.

Cloak: Apply Shading To The Cloak To Show Folds And Creases, Enhancing The 3D Effect. Emphasize The Red Clouds By Lightly Shading Around Them To Make Them Stand Out.

Adding Color (Optional):

If You Prefer A Colored Drawing, Use Colored Pencils Or Markers To Add Vibrancy:

Eyes: Red For The Sharingan, With Black Tomoe.

Hair: Deep Black With Subtle Highlights.

Cloak: Black With Bright Red Clouds.

Final Touches:

Review Your Drawing For Any Areas That Need Refining. Clean Up Any Stray Marks With An Eraser, And Enhance Details Where Necessary. Adding A Background Can Also Elevate Your Drawing, Whether It’s A Simple Gradient Or A More Complex Scene From The Naruto Universe.

Tips And Techniques:

Reference Images: Use Reference Images Of Itachi From The Anime Or Manga To Ensure Accuracy In Your Drawing.

Practice: Drawing Itachi Multiple Times Will Improve Your Skills And Help You Capture His Likeness More Effectively.

Layering: Build Up Shading In Layers To Create A Smooth Gradient Effect, Avoiding Harsh Lines.


Itachi Uchiha Is One Of The Most Adored Characters In The Naruto Series, Therefore Drawing Her Is A Gratifying Experience. You May Make Awesome Drawings Of Itachi That Demonstrate Your Artistic Abilities And Enthusiasm For The Character By Following These Guidelines And Practicing Frequently. Whether You Decide To Add Vivid Colors Or Sketch In Black And White, Your Itachi Artwork Will Undoubtedly Convey The Essence Of The Mysterious Shinobi.

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