For a long time now I have been waiting to draw several Shippuden characters that I think are awesome. I drew this character live yesterday, and as far as I'm concerned he came out pretty darn good. I can remember being asked a while ago to make a tutorial on “how to draw Gaara Shippuden”, and for some reason I totally forgot all about it. For my first lesson submission I will give you detailed steps that will lead you to your own creation of Gaara. I mean he has to be one of the coolest looking members from the Naruto series, and his newer form is better then his first. Gaara is basically the same only older, smarter, and more skilled. I wrote a detailed description on his character with the original tutorial that can be found in the “Naruto characters” section. Not only is this tutorial going to be helpful, you will get some extra zoomed in steps that show you in detail how to draw Gaara forehead symbol which is written in Chinese and means “love”. I think that is so ironic how he has that tattooed on his head. Gaara is a character that never got any love as a child and to have that symbol on his forehead like that is really heartbreaking. How did he get that symbol anyway? Gaara used his sand to make the kanji on his forehead "love". This is a symbolism of a “demon loving himself”. If you really look at his face you can see that he is a hurt boy that would cry a river if the right buttons where pushed. I really had an awesome time sketching out his awesomeness, and I know you guys are equally eager to “draw Gaara Shippuden” as well. That is about all I have to say about this Naruto Shippuden character before I start breaking down in sadness. Have fun with this submission, and be sure to stay tuned in to see what gets uploaded next. Peace peeps!