How to Draw Jiraiya Sensei from Naruto Step by Step Tutorial

When we think about the legendary Sensei squad from the Naruto Verse, the first person that comes to mind, is Jiraiya Sensei. The white haired “Pervy Sage” has captured our heart from the very beginning with his fatherly treatment toward our golden boy Naruto. While he appears to be someone weird, his journey never ceases to surprise us. Let’s talk about Konoha’s Jiraiya the Gallant.


After graduating from the academy at the age of just six, Jiraiya became a student of the Third Hokage Hiruzen Sarutobi and later became a teacher to Minato, the future Fourth Hokage. Jiraiya resembled Naruto when he was young. In spite of not being as talented as his comrades, he compensated for his lack of capability with sheer determination. Jiraiya's relationship with Orochimaru mirrors Naruto's friendship with Sasuke as well as his rivalry with Orochimaru and his inability to stop him when Orochimaru fled the Leaf village seeking more power. Jiraiya's friendship with Tsunade might even mirror Naruto's friendship with Sakura, since they are close but Tsunade never returns Jiraiya's affection. He spent his adolescence on the mysterious Myouboku mountain, where he trained with the ninja frogs/toads (the same as those he summons) in Senjutsu. There, he was given a prophecy by the Great Sage, where he'd wander the world and write a book, but he'd also become a pervert without equal, as well as becoming an incredible ninja. Jiraiya was informed then that his students would bring peace to the world or destroy it, so he had to make a difficult choice. After leaving Myouboku mountain, Jiraiya fought alongside Orochimaru and Tsunade in the Third Great Shinobi War, which lead to Jiraiya's confrontation with the notorious Rain Village leader, Hanzo, who had branded Jiraiya and his friends as 'Sannin.' While he was in Rain village, he met three Rain orphans: Konan, Nagato, and Yahiko and Jiraiya. He taught them how to survive on their own for three years, as well as ninjutsu. Jiraiya then realized that it was time for them to work together to improve their village after three years of training and they were able to defeat one of Jiraiya's shadow clones. Jiraiya then told them they need to work together to improve the village before he left. Jiraiya is the author of a series of adult-themed novels, which Kakashi adores, and he uses the success of his novels as justification for peeping on women and paying for their services, while lying that he is "researching" for his next novel. Because his novels are successful, Jiraiya is also quite wealthy.

In the future, Jiraiya had trained a group of Genin, named Team Jiraiya, one of which was Minato, and both of them were very close together and admired each other. In Jiraiya's absence, Minato took on the role of the Fourth Hokage, while Jiraiya explored the world and wrote his books. Jiraiya's first book was essentially a memoir of his life, but in it he referred to himself as Naruto. The book was given to Minato by Jiraiya, and Minato enjoyed it very much. As he shared his impressions with Jiraiya, he said he and Kushina Uzumaki wanted their son to be like Jiraiya and that they were going to call him Naruto. He was also asked to be Naruto's godfather. And later on, he became Naruto’s mentor.


Jiraiya was a ninja of exceptional power, hailed as one of the most talented ninjas Konoha had ever produced. The chakra reserves Jiraiya has are vast enough to summon Gamabunta, and he has the power to use senjutsu. He's also proficient at controlling chakra, as he can perform a Rasengan at the same time with both hands, or even carve messages with chakra at the same time as his is disrupted, and is knowledgeable enough about genjutsu to be able to teach others how to break free of it. His resilience to the whims of death has only been tested twice: against Naruto's Four-Tailed Form and Tsunade's monster strength, and even Nagato had a difficult time killing him with the Six Paths of Pain.

Jiraiya is a ninjutsu master renowned as the "Toad Sage" as a result of his affiliation with the toads of Mount Myoboku and this affiliation is most commonly displayed in his summoning of toads in battle or as an area covering made of the esophagus of a toad. Jiraiya’s Sage Mode is one of the most famous in the whole show. He uses a variety of styles, as well as his toad-based techniques, such as growing and manipulating his hair both as a form of defence and to bind the objects he is attacking; he can also use a destructive ball of compressed chakra known as the Rasengan, as well as its improved version, the Big Ball Rasengan.

The humorous and eccentric Jiraiya is actually quite shrewd in his field. He has a spy network that runs throughout all five Shinobi countries that he can use to gather intelligence about a specific person or group to gain an advantage for himself or his allies. Jiraiya has proven to be a very talented teacher, as each of his students has become very powerful and well-known shinobi as a result of his excellent observation skills. He also observes all the opponent's actions, gathers insight and uses that insight to try and capitalise in the battle.


Unfortunately, Jiraiya's time in Naruto: Shippden was cut short. Jiraiya left Konoha for Amegakure in season six of the anime to infiltrate it and track down Akatsuki leader Pain. Jiraiya soon runs into Pain and learns the Akatsuki leader is none other than Nagato, one of the kids he took under his wings, after training him like Naruto. A battle ensued between Jiraiya and Pain during episode 133 of Naruto: Shippuden, which led to Jiraiya's death.


In Naruto Shippuden episode 152: " Sad News ", Naruto learns that Jiraiya has died.


STEP – 1 : Drawing baselines

The first step requires you to simply draw a circle.

STEP – 2 : Drawing baselines II

In this step you’re going to have to draw one vertical line and three horizontal lines parallel to each other, on the circle that you have drawn in the previous step, which will help you place the facial features  

STEP – 3 : Drawing the lower part of the face

In this step you are required to draw the lower part of the face of Jiraiya which is basically the jaws and the chin.

STEP – 4 : Drawing Jiraiya’s hair

In this step, you will have to draw Jiraiya’s hair which are fairly long, straight and spikey and frames his face perfectly.

STEP – 5 : Drawing Jiraiya’s headband

In this step you’re going to have to draw Jiraiya’s headband as shown in the picture. Follow the Kanji on headband that says 'oil' because he was recognised by the toads.

STEP – 6 : Drawing Jiraiya’s eyes

As for this step, draw Jiraiya’s eyes and the eyebrows.

STEP – 7 : Drawing Jiraiya’s facial features

Draw Jiraiya’s nose and lips in a smirk, placed perfectly on the last horizontal line and the circle.