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Naruto Tutorial Request by herhinney Naruto Tutorial Request by herhinney
I would've done a better one but my computer is driving me CRAZY D< UUGGHHHH. ~SpiritLion16 requested a tutorial on Naruto style males and females as well as hair. I included a few other things just cause they struck me as important.

This was also my attempt to help other Naruto style artists learn to draw Naruto style and not need to edit, trace or steal. Yes this is a problem in the community lol and hopefully this might help. Or they'll trace it and pass it off as their own which would be hilariously ironic.

I'm using Addi my Naruto oc from my ~Addi-Pink-Power account, and her sexy-no-jutsu or m!self lol cause I can. I didn't really go into spikes cause I figured that'd be self-explanatory but essentially Naruto is just learning basic HUMAN anatomy and THEN learning the style. Your style will NEVER look at good as Kishimoto's if you just practice what you see in the anime because the anime is waayyyyyyyy lower quality then the manga lol Learn from REAL PEOPLE and take a freaking FIGURE DRAWING CLASS. Style comes second, basic understanding of anatomy is FIRST. Anyone that gives that bull shit that Picasso had his own style has clearly never seen Picasso's early work which was extremely realistic.

This is also BASIC FORM. This doesn't go into cross-dressing, bigger busts, skinnier forms, manly girls and girly men. This is straight up gender differences, as well as extremely average looking characters. I included the skeletons so you can see that you need to include the skulls so the head doesn't look wonky and rib cages help make a person not look too skinny.

For the hair I used references from the anime, just google Sasori, Hinata and Hidan and you'll find them. I just didn't want to include screen shots and risk getting this flagged as art theft or something. Those skulls aren't very good lol but it's just to remind you that a skull exists so don't make the eyes too big and don't forget the noses.

I'd also like to add that if you're practicing the style you might want to observe the MANGA more than the anime. No offense to the anime but it's really not as good as manga. The colors are nice but it's just really cheap looking, I loved the anime as a kid but as an adult the anatomy really isn't very good, the animation is painfully basic and dull and the movement just looks cheesy both English and Japanese versions.

All art (c) me
Style (c) Masashi Kishimoto.
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PlushieHime Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is soooo helpful! lolll
I wanted to make my own Natuto oc and team as well as develop my own style of drawing :) this will come in handy
btw, what did you mean by look at real life first?
herhinney Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I'm so glad! Thankyou :)

Good for you and good luck on your quest!

And by looking at real life first, look at real life references. Often times if someone isn't using references it looks fake or flat, especially with anatomy. Learning to draw in a style first will always cripple your ability to learn and get better, like, if you only drew in an anime style and only referenced anime you'll only ever be able to draw anime and if you attempted to draw a real person they'd look super cartoony and anime-ish as well. Draw a real person, with real weight, real proportions and real space and you'll learn styles faster. Does that make sense?
PlushieHime Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I get it! :) so human anatomy first, and that will better help me develop a style? how long do you think it will take to fully learn the human anatomy and how to draw a real person?
herhinney Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Student Digital Artist
YAY! :) Take some life drawing classes they're SUPER helpful! Honestly you CAN learn from the internet but 3D shapes make more sense in person then on a screen but if you can't take those classes/aren't old enough Senshistock does some great life modeling…
PlushieHime Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you :D I'll keep practicing with these and study the human anatomy so that i can get better ^___^ you were very helpful <3
InterceptionSunset Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Ahhhh, thank you~ Very helpful. I'm glad you mentioned the pointy chin-face. It makes my skin crawl.
herhinney Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
You are welcome :D I know I see it all the time too and I hate it, it looks so goofy!
TheCas Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013
I have a question. Would I be able to use the same style to draw my own anime? :o
Or is that copyright? Even though I won't use any character from Naruto at all.
herhinney Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I don't think so, I've seen a lot of animes that have similar styles. I think people might point it out and you'd constantly be reminded "oh that style looks like Naruto/kishimoto's style/etc." but I don't think they own the style. I believe only characters can be copyrighted so style should be up for grabs as long as you don't trace/steal which I'm sure you don't so that doesn't even apply to you. Good luck on your anime by the way lol :D
JiggyJ1 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
Super helpful thank you alot!!
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