In this article i will present 10 Naruto Chibi style illustrations i have made in the past years.
I will take you through my thought process whilst creating each one of these, and am very curious to hear
your personal take on which one you think is the best!
PLEASE NOTE! i am giving away a few stickerpacks to a few people that will comment on this post!
What is Chibi ?
The illustrations i am about to show you are drawn in a so called ”Chibi” style, which literally translates to ”little”.
You can recognize these kind of illustrations by exaggerated features and a design that implies cuteness.
It is a popular trend in digital art and originates from Japan.
Now let me introduce you to a few Naruto inspired designs coming from Chibi Konoha! 😉
1. Nagato Uzumaki ( Pain )
Spikey orange hair, lots and lots of piercings and an intimidating soul crushing Rinnegan stare.
Yes, you are correct it is Nagato Pain!
As you can see some unusual features have been added / remixed opposed to his original design.
The sword on his back is inspired by Zabuza’s blade and i added the flames coming up his akatsuki cloak as a stylistic choice.
The Nike shoes he is wearing for a subtle modern touch, and his eyebrows as well as hair and eyes all have eerie abstract elements to it.
”If you don’t share someone’s pain, you can never understand them. But just because you understand them doesn’t mean you can come to an agreement.”
For our next illustration i want to introduce you to a ”friend” of mine, Hidan.
Hidan is an S-rank missing-nin who defected from Yugakure and later joined the Akatsuki, and a worshipper of Jashin…
(literally meaning: wicked heart; evil god; evil design)
In the artwork i really wanted to accentuate his scythe / weapon. I have always been drawn to art styles where chibi style
characters are carrying heave artillery so to say. As you can see he is wearing some bandage around his face, making for quite a mysterious presence.
The jacket he is wearing is probably something high fashion coming from a brand like Moncler or Canadian Goose haha.. who knows!
3. Madara Uchiha
One of my favourite characters in general, Madara Uchiha!
In this illustration you can see him in his so called six paths mode, hence the rinnegan eyes and the sharingan popping out of his forehead.
There are a couple reasons why i really wanted to draw up this character, first because i really like his visual appearance, the longer hair and the intimidating look and classic ninja armor.
Not forgetting to mention he was the legendary leader of the Uchiha clan. He founded Konohagakure alongside with his childhood friend and later to become rival, Hashirama Senju.
As you can see the color are quite pale in general but still i think i managed to use quite a bit of contrast!
4. Shikamaru Nara
Before i am confusing my non-naruto watching readers, in the series he never did wear glasses.
Because of stylistic reasons i though it would be a cool little fashionable touch haha.
Probably sporting some cartier frames and a stone island softshell jacket is my first guess..
This character is a shinobi of Konohagakure’s Nara clan.
Though quite lazy by nature, Shikamaru is quite intelligent and this consistently allows him to prevail in combat.
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Art is an explosion! – Deidara..
So it would be wrong not to create some art for this character right?
There is something different about this presentation in comparison to the other chibi’s..
Yes, correct! it is the presence of some pokemon elements. In the upper left corner you can see a hoothoot.
in the right bottom corner you can see a crobat.
There is still one pokeball being thrown and ready to hatch, who do you think will pop up and join the party?
If you guess right im shipping you a free stickerpack!
6. Sasuke Uchiha
A more simplistic rendition of this highly popular character.
You can see him sporting the akatsuki cloak accompanied by some matching jordans, an unusual but interesting match.
From roaming the Konoha forests to jumping out the gym, my guy does it all.
He is the second and youngest son of Mikoto and Fugaku Uchiha.
They named him after Sasuke Sarutobi in the hopes that he would someday be just as strong of a shinobi.
7. Itachi Uchiha
When i first posted this particular chibi design the enthousiasm and feedback of the instagram followers was amazing!
The reflection in the headband is a fun little detail i always like to focus on when drawing itachi.
Once i decided to integrate the reflection of the final moment with shishui itachi in the reflection.
On his back he is carrying a sword or a so called Zangetsu blade, this is a fun little crossover moment with the anime ”Bleach”
Ofcourse i had to integrate some modern elements as well as you can see his nike shoes.
8. Obito Uchiha
In this design my favorite element i had to work with is the orange mask.
Decided to strap it up to the side of his head in a rather playfull / nonchalant manner.
Obito Uchiha was a member of Konohagakure’s Uchiha clan.
He was believed to have died during the Third Shinobi World War,
his only surviving legacy being the Sharingan he gave to his teammate, Kakashi Hatake.
9. Naruto Uzumaki
It would be impossible not to mention the main character of the series.
Here we have a fun little rendition of Naruto Uzumaki.
As you see the eyes are not captured in the usual style of manga or anime, them being more cartoon inspired.
A fun little detail being the chrome hearts inspired pants, the nike shoes and the eyebrows being way too big haha.
Naruto Uzumaki is a shinobi of Konohagakure’s Uzumaki clan. He became the jinchūriki of the Nine-Tails on the day of his birth.
10. Kakashi Hatake
And last but not least i present to you leader of team 7.
Kakashi Hatake is a shinobi of Konohagakure’s Hatake clan.
Famed as Kakashi of the Sharingan he is one of Konoha’s most talented ninja.
Regularly looked to for advice and leadership despite his personal dislike of responsibility.
To his students on Team 7. Somebody mentioned that the illustration style looks a lot like something
coming out of maple story
This has to be the last chibi of the series for now!
I want to thank everybody for taking the time to read my articles so far,
am really enjoying this medium of expression.
And do not forget to comment so you can get a chance on that free stickerpack!
Isaac Leeflang – Reskdstroy.