How to Draw Orochimaru from Naruto Step by Step Tutorial

Once a touted prodigy of the leaf, turned into its greatest threat, then ultimately redeemed, Orochimaru sure got some well-deserved attention from Naruto fans all over the world. Naruto met a vast array of interesting dynamics, and sometimes downright terrifying villains along the way, but none of them set the tone quite like Orochimaru. Let’s talk about the creepiest and the most mysterious character of Naruto, Orochimaru.


In the anime and manga, Orochimaru is a former ninja from the village of Konohagakure who is well known for his abilities. He is one of the three Legendary Sannin and a former member of the terrorist organization Akatsuki. He sought to gain power, conducted inhumane experiments to find a means to cheat death, and built his own ninja village Otogakure. He succeeded to some extent in obtaining immortality by transferring between different host bodies, which became one of his driving motivations throughout the series as he targets Sasuke Uchiha for his genetic heritage. While he was the main antagonist in Part I of the series, Orochimaru's role was overshadowed by the Akatsuki organization prior to the Fourth Ninja War arc. By the events of Boruto: Naruto Next Generations, he has seemingly redeemed himself and has sent his son Mitsuki to Konoha to become a ninja, while he himself occasionally works with Naruto (who has become the Seventh Hokage) and Sasuke. Based on Japanese mythology, Orochimaru was created as one of the series' main antagonists, and was intended to represent the opposite of the protagonists' morals and values. His snake-like appearance features were intended to make it easier for the reader to recognize that he is a villain. He has been praised as one of the series' premiere villains by reviewers for his lack of redeeming qualities and open malevolence.


Orochimaru has modified his body over the years to attain immortality and to possess a perfect body. He can heal from most injuries within short periods of time, and for severe injuries, such as a bisection, he can regurgitate a new, fully-healed body. The modifications of Orochimaru have caused him to transform into a giant white snake, made up of many smaller snakes that can attack, and whose blood vaporizes in the air to paralyze those who breathe it in. Officially, Orochimaru is listed as not having any Kekki Genkai. Well, that wasn’t good enough for him. Orochimaru was known for his experimentation on others but never wavered in giving himself a taste of his own medicine. Through intense and loosely explained gene therapy, Orochimaru was able to use the wood release Jutsu, something only members of the Senju clan should be able to do. On top of that, Orochimaru is able to use all five nature releases as well as yin and yang release Jutsu. His ultimate dream was to learn every Jutsu possible, and nothing, even tampering with his own body, would get in the way of that.

Sasuke reconstituted Orochimaru based on a sample of Kabuto's flesh, as he heavily modified Orochimaru's body with various genetics, including Orochimaru himself, after Orochimaru had physically died, as Kabuto had modified Orochimaru's body with various techniques and abilities Kabuto had acquired. This gave Orochimaru heightened chakra reserves and access to Kabuto's unique abilities and abilities. As a result of taking over Hashirama's body, Orochimaru managed to gain some of the abilities of a White Zetsu clone, including accelerated healing, the ability to shapeshift into others, and no need for nourishment. After the Fourth Shinobi World War, his body became able to instantly regenerate his lost anatomy unfazed.

Throughout history, none of the shinobi have possessed a greater understanding of ninjutsu than Orochimaru, which allowed him to wield a vast array of styles and techniques. The anime demonstrates Orochimaru's skill in cloning techniques, medical ninjutsu, space-time ninjutsu, and barrier ninjutsu, among others, as well as his proficiency with Transformation Technique. He can also use Five Elements Seal to seal off someone's chakra; he can summon Rashoumon gates to protect himself against enemy attacks; he can hide within surfaces to avoid damage; he can hide within surfaces to avoid damage.

With the help of the unique arm tattoo, Orochimaru can summon snakes to help him, of which Manda is the biggest and strongest. In addition to ejecting snakes from his sleeves or mouth, these snakes are capable of sprouting blades from their mouths, which maximizes his speed and mobility in battle. But Orochimaru's ultimate snake-related technique is the Eight Branches Technique, in which he transforms into an eight-headed, eight-tailed giant serpent that rivals Manda in sheer size.


Due to his research on how to gain eternal immortality, Orochimaru is older than his appearance would indicate. Orochimaru is between 50 and 51 years old in part one and 54 in Naruto Shippuden.


Being the villain that Orochimaru is, some questions related to Orochimaru’s death often get asked, such as, “does Orochimaru die” or “what episode does Orochimaru die” or even “how does Orochimaru die”. However, fortunately for us, he doesn’t die. Otherwise who would Edo Tensei all of the previous Hokage in the 4th Great Shinobi War, right? In episode 114 of Naruto Shippuden we see that Orochimaru is sealed off by Sasuke. In the episode, Sasuke confronts Orochimaru before attempting to take over Uchiha's body, and during the confrontation, the Legendary Sannin attempts the transfer ceremony. Sasuke, however, is too powerful and resists the Jutsu, so he seemingly kills Orochimaru to end the conflict.

In the fight with Sasuke, even though Orochimaru's body was destroyed, he was not completely slain, but was instead sealed within the curse mark. It was during Sasuke's fight with Itachi, when he was tired and lacking chakra, that Orochimaru emerged once again, but was again sealed away by Itachi's Susanoo's Toska Blade. Later on, Sasuke revives Orochimaru completely through the use of some of Kabuto's DNA, as well as Anko's cursed mark, to activate the Evil Releasing Jutsu; following this Jutsu, he lives on and follows Naruto in his follow-up novel Boruto.


Orochimaru doesn’t have a last name. Sarutobi said that his parents died when he was a baby and the reason for the "out of universe" is that he, Tsunade, and Jiraiya are named after characters from Japanese mythology, and these three characters do not have last names.


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 which will help you placing 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 Orochimaru which is basically the jaws and the chin.

STEP – 4 : Drawing Orochimaru’s hair

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

STEP – 5 : Drawing Orochimaru’s eyes (facial features)

Let’s get back to the face from this step forward. Draw Orochimaru’s eyes. Also draw the eyebrows and nose.

STEP – 6 : Drawing Orochimaru’s mouth

All you have to do now, is to draw the lips in a smirk.

STEP – 7 : Drawing Orochimaru’s upper body

In this step you will draw the upper part of Orochimaru’s body which includes his neck, shoulders and clothes.