How To Draw Kakashi

I’m excited for today’s lesson! We’re going to learn how to draw Kakashi from Naruto.

Kakashi is one of the most popular anime characters in Naruto. He’s always calm and collected- even when he should be panicking about his latest assignment given by the Hokage.

We also have a tutorial on how to draw Naruto, if you’d like to give that a try. Both are very similar in difficulty.

There are many ways you can go about drawing him, but today we’ll do it in our favorite anime art style- kawaii!

I think this will be a great way for people who aren’t used to drawing this type of character or don’t know what goes through their head when they’re sitting down sketching him out on paper.

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Did You Know?
Kakashi graduated from the academy at age 5 and was a Chūnin by age 6!
The name “Kakashi” translates into English as "Scarecrow."


Art Supplies

Here’s a list of coloring supplies we recommend to use, however, feel free to use whatever you can find around the house!

If you are already a fan of a particular marker/coloring brand you may want to check out a few of our other guides such for popular brands such as Ohuhu markers, Artzea and Prismacolor markers.

Otherwise, just pick whatever coloring tools you have around the house (crayons, markers, pencil crayons etc.) and just have some fun!

A Few Tips Before You Start Drawing

  • Lots of spikes in his hair so take your time. Don’t worry if they aren’t perfect.

Let’s Draw Kakashi – Step By Step

Step 1: Make a wide half circle to form his face. End it with a small C-shape for his left ear. Add a little stroke inside the ear for detail.
Step 2: Draw his headband sideways extending as a makeshift eye patch for his right eye. Leave a space above for the next step.
Step 3: Draw his hair. These are large, wavy, zigzag strokes. Follow the guide arrows above.
Step 4: Draw the metal plate on his headband by making a rectangular shape (rounded edges) with three dots on each side.
Step 5: Next is to add the logo in the middle of the plate. It’s like a swirl with a triangle tail.
Step 6: Draw his left eye and it’s looking sharply on the side. Start with a elongated curve for the top outline. Next is to draw a short stroke for the bottom outline. In the middle, follow the eyeball shape that can be shaded black at this point already.
Step 7: Below his chin, draw two square-like collars. Note that the left side is longer.
Step 8: From the corner of each side of the collar, draw a short slanted line outwards. Connect the tips with a curve line. Note the little space in between.
Step 9: Connect the tips of the two collars with a V-like stroke. Add another curve line parallel to what you did on the last step, too.
Step 10: On the tip of the V-shape in his collar, draw two vertical lines just a bit beyond the curved line.
Step 11: Start drawing his left arm by making that curved line, as shown above. Note that there is portion for a patch.
Step 12: Continue with a sleeve ending. Draw a short line extension above to define his arm, too.
Step 13: Draw the shape above for his glove. The upper left tip should be touching the edge of the sleeve’s ending. Next is to add s short upward stroke from his arm to make a small “Y”.
Step 14: Connect the bottom part of his glove to his sleeve by a bent line. Add his four fingers. On the top part, make another stroke for his thumb.
Step 15: Draw the book he is holding – start with a rectangle with the bottom part just aligned with his glove. The length ends up to middle part of his chest.
Step 16: Draw his vest and the waist portion of it. Follow the arrow to complete this step.
Step 17: Draw his right arm next. Bend it slightly to emphasize his elbow and just leave a space near the waist part. Note as well that there is portion for a patch.
Step 18: Add some small strokes on his inner elbows and end of sleeves. Draw two vertical lines on the midsection of his vest’s waistband, as well.
Step 19: Draw a grid of small squares on the left and right side of his vest.
Step 20: Draw the right side of his pants. Use the guide arrows to form it with a zigzag-like edge to it.
Step 21: Next is the left part. Draw one short stroke from his vest’s edge.
Step 22: Next is a square for his side pocket.
Step 23: Draw two sets of horizontal parallel lines beside the square. The top strap is just a bit longer.
Step 24: Finish drawing off the left side of his pants. Connect the tips of the two straps with a slanted line. Follow the stroke of arrows to complete the zigzag edge and the shape of it.
Step 25: Add two strokes of slanted lines from the tip of the longer strap crossing to other side of his leg.
Step 26: At the bottom of each leg, leave a little space then draw a small, slightly curved rectangular shape.
Step 27: Connect it to the edge of his pants by drawing a vertical line on each side then one horizontal line in the middle.
Step 28: Draw the outline of his sandals. See guide arrows above.
Step 29: Draw the soles of each sandals by adding another curved line at the bottom.
Step 30: Add thin lines near the toe portion for the straps.
Step 31: Follow the red lines to complete the details on his feet.
Step 32: The last step is coloring!

The primary color for his outfit is navy blue with an olive green vest. Color his face with navy blue, too, and just leave the eye exposed.

Use gray or silver for his hair and the metal plate on his forehead. The two straps on his right leg are white as well as his leg socks. Use red for the arm patches.

Kakashi’s book is yellow orange in color, by the way.

Good job for patiently completing your kawaii Kakashi figure!

Want More?

We’ve made a lot of tutorials on how to draw kawaii characters and objects. Great for beginners and more advanced artists. We have printable step by step instruction guides to help you learn to draw all of our tutorials.

Or maybe you want to color? We have printable kawaii coloring pages. Head on over to our coloring page section of our website to search and download them all!

Just want to download a coloring page of this specific character? Click the print button below to print off this lesson’s coloring & tracing pages.

Printable Kakashi Coloring Page

Here’s where you can download the Kakashi coloring page & step by step instructions. You can use the coloring page to practice coloring the character and the step by step instructions are great if you are not near a computer or phone and want to try this lesson out!

Click the print icon to open print options for these pages. You can also click the image and save it directly to your device.

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Download Printable Instructions: How To Draw Kakashi

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Are you interested in coloring more?

Coloring characters such as Kakashi can be A LOT of fun. Especially when they look so cute : )

If you had fun coloring this character, you may want to check out our kawaii coloring book which is available at Amazon. We also have some information on our site for more complex coloring for older kids and adults. You can check out our favorite adult coloring books and some of our top choices for color by number books for adults (which tend to be easier to start with).

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