Portrait Drawing for Sale

Solaire, Francine Van Hove

Solaire

Francine Van Hove

Fine Art Drawings - 26.6 x 20.9 x 0.4 inch

£2,202

Jenna Lyons, Manuel Santelices

Jenna Lyons

Manuel Santelices

Fine Art Drawings - 12 x 9 x 0.1 inch

£577

Radieuse, Jéko

Radieuse

Jéko

Fine Art Drawings - 11.7 x 8.3 x 0.1 inch

£529 £476

Amy Winehouse, Stikki Peaches

Amy Winehouse

Stikki Peaches

Fine Art Drawings - 53.1 x 37.4 x 0 inch

£4,228

Community, Waleria Matelska

Community

Waleria Matelska

Fine Art Drawings - 9.1 x 9.1 x 0 inch

£220

Un algérien ou Marocain ou Tunisien, ou Turc etc... lisant son journal, Robert Combas

Un algérien ou Marocain ou Tunisien, ou Turc etc... lisant son journal

Robert Combas

Fine Art Drawings - 8 x 5.5 inch

£7,928

Le tutu, Valérie Hadida

Le tutu

Valérie Hadida

Fine Art Drawings - 11 x 10.6 inch

£793

The First – Forbidden Reproduction (4), Julien Delagrange

The First – Forbidden Reproduction (4)

Julien Delagrange

Fine Art Drawings - 27.6 x 19.7 x 0 inch

£2,643

Ayanfe Omo Oba, Wale Ajayi

Ayanfe Omo Oba

Wale Ajayi

Fine Art Drawings - 47.2 x 35.4 x 1 inch

£2,924

Scène de vie variante, Valentine Bouvet

Scène de vie variante

Valentine Bouvet

Fine Art Drawings - 11.7 x 8.3 inch

£194

Imperfection, Isabelle Hirtzig

Imperfection

Isabelle Hirtzig

Fine Art Drawings - 29.5 x 22 x 0 inch

£159

Passant, Elladj Lincy Deloumeaux

Passant

Elladj Lincy Deloumeaux

Fine Art Drawings - 39.4 x 27.6 x 0.4 inch

£7,487

Juliette and her Greyhound - Dog sitter - Fashion, Artemisia Fine Art

Juliette and her Greyhound - Dog sitter - Fashion

Artemisia Fine Art

Fine Art Drawings - 21.6 x 21.6 x 2 inch

£906

Portrait of a White Supremacist, Michael Swingler

Portrait of a White Supremacist

Michael Swingler

Fine Art Drawings - 18 x 15 x 0.1 inch

£2,966

Woman, Hom Nguyen

Woman

Hom Nguyen

Fine Art Drawings - 31.5 x 23.6 inch

£9,249

Head of a child, Badriot

Head of a child

Badriot

Fine Art Drawings - 11.5 x 8.3 x 0.4 inch

£793

Willi, Léa Vandeveld

Willi

Léa Vandeveld

Fine Art Drawings - 12.2 x 8.3 x 0 inch

£639

Qui est tu?, Ghislaine Ferreira

Qui est tu?

Ghislaine Ferreira

Fine Art Drawings - 20.9 x 13.8 x 0.4 inch

£793

Golem, Franck H Perrot

Golem

Franck H Perrot

Fine Art Drawings - 11.8 x 8.9 inch

£79

Silhouettes. Tarifa 2, Elena Done

Silhouettes. Tarifa 2

Elena Done

Fine Art Drawings - 25.6 x 17.7 x 0.1 inch

£379

Ces serpents qui sifflent dans nos têtes, Maud Dabs

Ces serpents qui sifflent dans nos têtes

Maud Dabs

Fine Art Drawings - 25.6 x 19.7 x 0.4 inch

£573

Freedom, Bego Riba

Freedom

Bego Riba

Fine Art Drawings - 15.4 x 11.4 x 0 inch

£1,057

Japon, Evelyne Postic

Japon

Evelyne Postic

Fine Art Drawings - 48.4 x 40.6 inch

£2,819

Untitled drawing no. 2, Del Mar

Untitled drawing no. 2

Del Mar

Fine Art Drawings - 4.7 x 3.5 x 0.4 inch

£167

Bessie in the sky, Alice Plantain

Bessie in the sky

Alice Plantain

Fine Art Drawings - 18 x 13.8 x 0.4 inch

£705

Princesse indienne, Liubov Juravliova

Princesse indienne

Liubov Juravliova

Fine Art Drawings - 13.8 x 9.8 x 1.2 inch

£264

Double Neck, Jason Newsted

Double Neck

Jason Newsted

Fine Art Drawings - 20 x 22 x 2 inch

£2,554

Portrait with a beard, Barbara Kroll

Portrait with a beard

Barbara Kroll

Fine Art Drawings - 13 x 9 x 1 inch

£247

Longing, Luis Alberto Quispe

Longing

Luis Alberto Quispe

Fine Art Drawings - 11.8 x 11.8 x 0.2 inch

£458

Siddhartha # 2, Pascal Marlin

Siddhartha # 2

Pascal Marlin

Fine Art Drawings - 25.6 x 19.7 x 0 inch

£617

Surrexerunt, Orphné Achéron

Surrexerunt

Orphné Achéron

Fine Art Drawings - 11.4 x 11.4 inch

£837

L'Observateur, Maxime Giaquinto

L'Observateur

Maxime Giaquinto

Fine Art Drawings - 25.6 x 19.7 x 0.1 inch

£705

Portrait de Renée, Alain Bonnefoit

Portrait de Renée

Alain Bonnefoit

Fine Art Drawings - 16.5 x 11.8 x 0.4 inch

£238

Rimbaud, ARySQUE

Rimbaud

ARySQUE

Fine Art Drawings - 23.6 x 31.5 x 4.7 inch

£1,233

Rembrandt drawing, López del Espino

Rembrandt drawing

López del Espino

Fine Art Drawings - 11.4 x 9.4 x 0.4 inch

£220

Sans Titre (dessin), Antoine Marquis

Sans Titre (dessin)

Antoine Marquis

Fine Art Drawings - 28.7 x 19.5 x 0.1 inch

£2,554

Woman playing cards, Susana Mata

Woman playing cards

Susana Mata

Fine Art Drawings - 15.7 x 11.8 x 0 inch

£529

Troprotégé parmé parant, Maurice Falise

Troprotégé parmé parant

Maurice Falise

Fine Art Drawings - 11.2 x 7.9 x 0 inch

£396

Personnages, Christian Esctal

Personnages

Christian Esctal

Fine Art Drawings - 11.2 x 8.3 x 0 inch

£247

Femme au chapeau, Alban Garachon

Femme au chapeau

Alban Garachon

Fine Art Drawings - 16.5 x 11.8 inch

£291

Nous deux, Béatrice Terra

Nous deux

Béatrice Terra

Fine Art Drawings - 15.7 x 11.8 x 0.4 inch

£661

Sans titre, Philippe Pasqua

Sans titre

Philippe Pasqua

Fine Art Drawings - 15.7 x 11.8 x 0.1 inch

£2,643

Festival of Fire, Ofobuike Okudoh

Festival of Fire

Ofobuike Okudoh

Fine Art Drawings - 27.6 x 19.5 inch

£2,643

La Masque, Yves Brayer

La Masque

Yves Brayer

Fine Art Drawings - 9.4 x 7.3 x 0.1 inch

£758

Every day is indigenous peoples day, Michael Alan

Every day is indigenous peoples day

Michael Alan

Fine Art Drawings - 116.5 x 22.9 x 0.04 inch

£969

Three men - 1, Mohammad Omran

Three men - 1

Mohammad Omran

Fine Art Drawings - 11.8 x 16.5 inch

£783

Des araignées dans le grenier, Michaël Brack

Des araignées dans le grenier

Michaël Brack

Fine Art Drawings - 25.6 x 19.7 inch

£617

Sciura 10, Sergey Bondarev

Sciura 10

Sergey Bondarev

Fine Art Drawings - 12.6 x 9.8 x 0.1 inch

£2,334

Tender Love I, Lilit Soghomonyan

Tender Love I

Lilit Soghomonyan

Fine Art Drawings - 22.4 x 30.3 inch

£881 £749

Self-Portrait #4, Emanuele Ravagnani

Self-Portrait #4

Emanuele Ravagnani

Fine Art Drawings - 17.3 x 11.8 inch

£1,356

Mirada Frontal IV, Teresa Riba

Mirada Frontal IV

Teresa Riba

Fine Art Drawings - 11 x 28 inch

£793

Portrait 2, Søcø

Portrait 2

Søcø

Fine Art Drawings - 40.2 x 26 x 0.4 inch

£1,938

Harvest, Olivier Massebeuf

Harvest

Olivier Massebeuf

Fine Art Drawings - 14.2 x 14.2 x 0.2 inch

£247

La Traviata - Rodolphe - 2e Acte, Erte Tirtoff

La Traviata - Rodolphe - 2e Acte

Erte Tirtoff

Fine Art Drawings - 14.6 x 11 x 0.1 inch

£2,995

Layers of time, Elizabeth Becker

Layers of time

Elizabeth Becker

Fine Art Drawings - 24 x 18 x 0.1 inch

£519

Empress Louiza, YZ (Yzeult)

Empress Louiza

YZ (Yzeult)

Fine Art Drawings - 16.1 x 11.8 x 0.8 inch

£793

Head study (1585), Guy Denning

Head study (1585)

Guy Denning

Fine Art Drawings - 8.3 x 8.3 inch

£573

Carmen Amaya, Waldorf Astoria, Eduardo Arroyo

Carmen Amaya, Waldorf Astoria

Eduardo Arroyo

Fine Art Drawings - 12.2 x 9.6 inch

£1,101

No title, Regina Gimenez

No title

Regina Gimenez

Fine Art Drawings - 26 x 20.5 x 1.6 inch

£1,982

Radôh L'arge de "dieu"/ Avant pour signe le sang qui veut dire guerre ., Frédéric Bruly Bouabré

Radôh L'arge de "dieu"/ Avant pour signe le sang qui veut dire guerre .

Frédéric Bruly Bouabré

Fine Art Drawings - 19.7 x 15.4 inch

£1,145

Marin VIII, Rémi Planche

Marin VIII

Rémi Planche

Fine Art Drawings - 31.5 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch

£2,819

Take off, Alexander Puhir

Take off

Alexander Puhir

Fine Art Drawings - 23.6 x 15.7 x 0.1 inch

£824

Hula Study, Patsy McArthur

Hula Study

Patsy McArthur

Fine Art Drawings - 24 x 18.1 x 0 inch

£1,063

Tag 3: Female, Lantomo

Tag 3: Female

Lantomo

Fine Art Drawings - 39.4 x 27.6 x 1.2 inch

£2,598

L'Arlequin, Julien Cuny

L'Arlequin

Julien Cuny

Fine Art Drawings - 27.6 x 19.7 inch

£247

Untitled, Tarek Butayhi

Untitled

Tarek Butayhi

Fine Art Drawings - 11.8 x 8.3 inch

£577

Personnages VIII, Arancha Tejedor

Personnages VIII

Arancha Tejedor

Fine Art Drawings - 15.7 x 11.8 x 0.2 inch

£141

Autoportrait, Xavier Albert Fiala

Autoportrait

Xavier Albert Fiala

Fine Art Drawings - 12.9 x 11.8 x 0.1 inch

£542

Queen J, Alexandre Granger

Queen J

Alexandre Granger

Fine Art Drawings - 15.7 x 11.8 x 0 inch

£1,586

Rimbaud - Dessin - Arthur assis mains croisées, CharlElie Couture

Rimbaud - Dessin - Arthur assis mains croisées

CharlElie Couture

Fine Art Drawings - 19.7 x 15.7 x 0 inch

£2,114

Danse - 51A, Patrice Palacio

Danse - 51A

Patrice Palacio

Fine Art Drawings - 16.5 x 11.7 x 0 inch

£335

Tête en réflexion, Jazzu

Tête en réflexion

Jazzu

Fine Art Drawings - 11.7 x 8.3 inch

£308

Women, Guelfo Bianchini

Women

Guelfo Bianchini

Fine Art Drawings - 19.9 x 14.2 x 0.1 inch

£705

Wagner, Ernest Pignon-Ernest

Wagner

Ernest Pignon-Ernest

Fine Art Drawings - 14.2 x 15.7 inch

£15,855

Sans Titre, Jean-Baptiste Dumont

Sans Titre

Jean-Baptiste Dumont

Fine Art Drawings - 12.6 x 9.4 inch

£132

Ecoute II, Bze Bzeland

Ecoute II

Bze Bzeland

Fine Art Drawings - 19 x 13 x 0 inch

£176

Healing Greenland, Teddy Bear Mask, Shin Seung-Hun

Healing Greenland, Teddy Bear Mask

Shin Seung-Hun

Fine Art Drawings - 28.3 x 28.3 x 0 inch

£881

Portrait of Woman, François Chapuis

Portrait of Woman

François Chapuis

Fine Art Drawings - 21.7 x 15.4 x 0.1 inch

£1,409

London, NY, LA, Tokyo and other cities in Asia, Yoshitomo Nara

London, NY, LA, Tokyo and other cities in Asia

Yoshitomo Nara

Fine Art Drawings - 11.8 x 8.3 inch

£66,063

Doble standard 17. From The Series doble sStandard, James Bonachea

Doble standard 17. From The Series doble sStandard

James Bonachea

Fine Art Drawings - 22.8 x 15.7 x 0.1 inch

£1,236

La Fumeuse de St Jacques, Zafi

La Fumeuse de St Jacques

Zafi

Fine Art Drawings - 25.6 x 19.7 x 0.4 inch

£1,409

Untitled, Mohamed Lekleti

Untitled

Mohamed Lekleti

Fine Art Drawings - 11.8 x 11.8 inch

£1,762

La sieste, Kazy Usclef

La sieste

Kazy Usclef

Fine Art Drawings - 29.5 x 43.3 inch

£1,233

Woman, Charles Guerin

Woman

Charles Guerin

Fine Art Drawings - 8.1 x 8.7 x 0 inch

£696

Angst vor der leeren Fläche, Klaus Killisch

Angst vor der leeren Fläche

Klaus Killisch

Fine Art Drawings - 11.4 x 8.3 inch

£1,057

Sketch, Liu Bolin

Sketch

Liu Bolin

Fine Art Drawings - 10.6 x 14.8 inch

£1,938

Lady of spades, Hanna Bakula

Lady of spades

Hanna Bakula

Fine Art Drawings - 6.7 x 9.4 inch

£793

Muse V, Jacek Swigulski

Muse V

Jacek Swigulski

Fine Art Drawings - 39.4 x 27.6 inch

£793

Sans titre, Gérard Garouste

Sans titre

Gérard Garouste

Fine Art Drawings - 30.7 x 22.8 inch

£12,332

Untitled, Marcel Gromaire

Untitled

Marcel Gromaire

Fine Art Drawings - 15.9 x 19.5 x 0.1 inch

£6,078

Portrait Drawing for Sale

Portraiture has existed for many centuries. The Greeks produced portraits for funeral and religious rituals; they aimed to “bring back to life those who have passed away." In the Roman era, portraits were often reserved for the ruling figures of society; for example, a warrior would have his portrait painted to illustrate his bravery during a battle. In Europe, it is only during the late Middle Ages and Renaissance that Italian and Flemish painters started to practice the art of portraiture.

In the 14th and 15th centuries, painters created works commissioned by wealthy patrons. Painters sketched out preliminary freehand drawings, which were often then approved by the patron, before beginning to work on their oil paint or, later, watercolor. Facial features were sometimes improved to the detriment of realism, although some painters were known for their ability to reproduce their models' expressions. Some artists worked in great detail while others focussed more heavily on trying to capture the real personality of their model.

For much of its history, portrait not only told a story but it also conveyed a message of power, promoting a well-controlled image to the wider population and establishing the sitter's authority through its circulation. For example, Florentine elites would use paintings and drawings as a mean of controlling their image and establishing their authority. Portraits were a way for someone to live on long after their death. Today we find the faces of aristocracies and the European bourgeoisie in many museums, immortalized by artists such as Leonardo da Vinci or Rembrandt.

The results obtained through drawing depended largely on the tools and materials used. Red chalk was very popular (especially at the beginning of the 16th century) to represent the facial features and the warmth of the skin, while charcoal produced harder lines and pastel created a softer, colorful touch. Artists adapted their technique depending on the subject and the emotion they wanted to convey. The commercialisation of pencils in the nineteenth century made it a popular medium for artists and amateurs alike. Pencil art became more popular and the tool was often used for sketching portraits.

One thing is certain; capturing facial expressions is a demanding art form and the art of portraiture requires a lot of practice. Drawing a face down to its finest details may take hours to obtain the desired result: a protruding jaw, the shape of a skull, thick brows, smiling eyes, dilated pupils… Even more difficult, are children's portraits? It can be difficult to get them to stay still for long. The artist has to be skilled enough to immortalise these men, women and children full of life.

Gradually, sketched portraits became less and less realistic but increasingly daring and experimental in terms of colour. On Artsper, discover drawings by Jean Cocteau, Julien Calot, Alice de Miramon, Philippe Pasqua, Sabine Danzé, Bahareh Navabi and Stéphanie Stindel.

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