Portrait Drawing for Sale

Fine Art Drawings, Bulls Eye (Respect), Ephraim Udoka

Bulls Eye (Respect)

Ephraim Udoka

Fine Art Drawings - 76.2 x 55.9 x 2.5 cm Fine Art Drawings - 30 x 22 x 1 inch

$1,500 $1,350

Fine Art Drawings, La dormeuse, Magdalena Lamri

La dormeuse

Magdalena Lamri

Fine Art Drawings - 30 x 30 x 0.1 cm Fine Art Drawings - 11.8 x 11.8 x 0 inch

$1,208

Fine Art Drawings, Lovegun, Dani André Skogfelt

Lovegun

Dani André Skogfelt

Fine Art Drawings - 42 x 59 x 0.1 cm Fine Art Drawings - 16.5 x 23.2 x 0 inch

$1,901

Fine Art Drawings, Addiction, Levalet

Addiction

Levalet

Fine Art Drawings - 70 x 70 cm Fine Art Drawings - 27.6 x 27.6 inch

$1,566

Fine Art Drawings, Quiet Time, Damilola Ilori

Quiet Time

Damilola Ilori

Fine Art Drawings - 30 x 22.9 x 2.5 cm Fine Art Drawings - 11.8 x 9 x 1 inch

$1,050

Fine Art Drawings, Untitled (58), Mansour El Habre

Untitled (58)

Mansour El Habre

Fine Art Drawings - 40 x 30 x 1 cm Fine Art Drawings - 15.7 x 11.8 x 0.4 inch

$1,900

Fine Art Drawings, The Old Soldier VS Beautiful Young Zealot, Robert Crumb

The Old Soldier VS Beautiful Young Zealot

Robert Crumb

Fine Art Drawings - 25 x 37 x 1 cm Fine Art Drawings - 9.8 x 14.6 x 0.4 inch

$15,658

Fine Art Drawings, To Dye or Not To Die. Drawings From the covid diaries series, Megha Joshi

To Dye or Not To Die. Drawings From the covid diaries series

Megha Joshi

Fine Art Drawings - 40.6 x 30.5 x 0.3 cm Fine Art Drawings - 16 x 12 x 0.1 inch

$1,200

Fine Art Drawings, Sans Titre, Meteo Meteo

Sans Titre

Meteo Meteo

Fine Art Drawings - 32 x 24 x 0.1 cm Fine Art Drawings - 12.6 x 9.4 x 0 inch

$112 $56

Fine Art Drawings, The Sphere, Konstantinos Papaioannou

The Sphere

Konstantinos Papaioannou

Fine Art Drawings - 100 x 70 x 0.2 cm Fine Art Drawings - 39.4 x 27.6 x 0.1 inch

$1,454

Fine Art Drawings, Inventoriage biométrique, Gopal Dagnogo

Inventoriage biométrique

Gopal Dagnogo

Fine Art Drawings - 220 x 220 x 0.3 cm Fine Art Drawings - 86.6 x 86.6 x 0.1 inch

$1,107

Fine Art Drawings, Migrant woman, Rilda Paco

Migrant woman

Rilda Paco

Fine Art Drawings - 40 x 30 cm Fine Art Drawings - 15.7 x 11.8 inch

$716

Fine Art Drawings, Aprender a caminar y salir del pozo gravitacional #3, Ivan Castiblanco

Aprender a caminar y salir del pozo gravitacional #3

Ivan Castiblanco

Fine Art Drawings - 93 x 93 x 0.3 cm Fine Art Drawings - 36.6 x 36.6 x 0.1 inch

$2,500

Fine Art Drawings, The paranoid likes to make people paranoid, Gérald Panighi

The paranoid likes to make people paranoid

Gérald Panighi

Fine Art Drawings - 27.5 x 27.5 x 0.2 cm Fine Art Drawings - 10.8 x 10.8 x 0.1 inch

$895

Fine Art Drawings, Hôtesse de l'air égyptienne, André Jacquemin

Hôtesse de l'air égyptienne

André Jacquemin

Fine Art Drawings - 26 x 23 x 0.1 cm Fine Art Drawings - 10.2 x 9.1 x 0 inch

$336

Fine Art Drawings, Toi et  Moi, Lali Kakubava

Toi et Moi

Lali Kakubava

Fine Art Drawings - 21 x 29.7 x 0.1 cm Fine Art Drawings - 8.3 x 11.7 x 0 inch

$559

Fine Art Drawings, Achilles assailed Hector - Troy - Epic - Mytology, Artemisia Fine Art

Achilles assailed Hector - Troy - Epic - Mytology

Artemisia Fine Art

Fine Art Drawings - 54.9 x 54.9 x 5.1 cm Fine Art Drawings - 21.6 x 21.6 x 2 inch

$1,180

Fine Art Drawings, Comme l'offrande du soir_h, Emilie Chauvel

Comme l'offrande du soir_h

Emilie Chauvel

Fine Art Drawings - 50 x 65 cm Fine Art Drawings - 19.7 x 25.6 inch

$559

Fine Art Drawings, (6) - Dessin original, Valérie Hadida

(6) - Dessin original

Valérie Hadida

Fine Art Drawings - 61 x 46 x 3 cm Fine Art Drawings - 24 x 18.1 x 1.2 inch

$2,013

Fine Art Drawings, Hair Style, Sébastien Boismoreau (BEUS)

Hair Style

Sébastien Boismoreau (BEUS)

Fine Art Drawings - 42 x 29.7 x 0.1 cm Fine Art Drawings - 16.5 x 11.7 x 0 inch

$2,226 $2,003

Fine Art Drawings, Pacific Sugar, Chloe Marsters

Pacific Sugar

Chloe Marsters

Fine Art Drawings - 40 x 28.7 x 1 cm Fine Art Drawings - 15.7 x 11.3 x 0.4 inch

$951

Fine Art Drawings, Personaje inédito -serie cuerpos y almas-, José Fernández Morán

Personaje inédito -serie cuerpos y almas-

José Fernández Morán

Fine Art Drawings - 67 x 48 x 0.3 cm Fine Art Drawings - 26.4 x 18.9 x 0.1 inch

$1,118

Fine Art Drawings, Self-Portrait Primitif 24.05, Arthur Hent

Self-Portrait Primitif 24.05

Arthur Hent

Fine Art Drawings - 42 x 30 x 0.2 cm Fine Art Drawings - 16.5 x 11.8 x 0.1 inch

$783

Fine Art Drawings, Cause the world’s crasy man, Jofo

Cause the world’s crasy man

Jofo

Fine Art Drawings - 42 x 29.7 x 0.1 cm Fine Art Drawings - 16.5 x 11.7 x 0 inch

$1,096

Fine Art Drawings, Self-portrait on fruit, Julien Delagrange

Self-portrait on fruit

Julien Delagrange

Fine Art Drawings - 40 x 30 x 0.1 cm Fine Art Drawings - 15.7 x 11.8 x 0 inch

$2,013

Fine Art Drawings, Moshé, Joseph Rethlin

Moshé

Joseph Rethlin

Fine Art Drawings - 21 x 14 cm Fine Art Drawings - 8.3 x 5.5 inch

$88

Fine Art Drawings, William F. Buckley and Pat Buckley at home in NY. From the Interiors series, Manuel Santelices

William F. Buckley and Pat Buckley at home in NY. From the Interiors series

Manuel Santelices

Fine Art Drawings - 35.6 x 27.9 x 0.3 cm Fine Art Drawings - 14 x 11 x 0.1 inch

$1,200

Fine Art Drawings, Back to Amy, Monika Nowak

Back to Amy

Monika Nowak

Fine Art Drawings - 100 x 80 x 3 cm Fine Art Drawings - 39.4 x 31.5 x 1.2 inch

$6,263

Fine Art Drawings, Tim, Dominique Pourchet

Tim

Dominique Pourchet

Fine Art Drawings - 20 x 20 x 0.1 cm Fine Art Drawings - 7.9 x 7.9 x 0 inch

$123

Fine Art Drawings, N444, Maria Vanishvili

N444

Maria Vanishvili

Fine Art Drawings - 61 x 86 x 0.2 cm Fine Art Drawings - 24 x 33.9 x 0.1 inch

$559

Fine Art Drawings, Dessin, Philippe  Hiquily

Dessin

Philippe Hiquily

Fine Art Drawings - 65 x 50 x 3 cm Fine Art Drawings - 25.6 x 19.7 x 1.2 inch

$10,625 $10,094

Fine Art Drawings, Sex Appeal, Mino Maccari

Sex Appeal

Mino Maccari

Fine Art Drawings - 28.5 x 22 x 0.3 cm Fine Art Drawings - 11.2 x 8.7 x 0.1 inch

$615

Fine Art Drawings, Collage - 10, Lisbeth Delisle

Collage - 10

Lisbeth Delisle

Fine Art Drawings - 29.7 x 21 cm Fine Art Drawings - 11.7 x 8.3 inch

$1,342

Fine Art Drawings, Love is pop (Zahara bate beisbol), Salustiano

Love is pop (Zahara bate beisbol)

Salustiano

Fine Art Drawings - 130 x 130 cm Fine Art Drawings - 51.2 x 51.2 inch

$47,199

Fine Art Drawings, Nimeño II, José Pirès

Nimeño II

José Pirès

Fine Art Drawings - 61 x 44 cm Fine Art Drawings - 24 x 17.3 inch

$772

Fine Art Drawings, Amalia, Paloma, and Bindongo, Joe Lasker

Amalia, Paloma, and Bindongo

Joe Lasker

Fine Art Drawings - 43.2 x 34.3 x 5.1 cm Fine Art Drawings - 17 x 13.5 x 2 inch

$1,200

Fine Art Drawings, Ryan, Ryan Mendoza

Ryan

Ryan Mendoza

Fine Art Drawings - 70 x 100 x 0.2 cm Fine Art Drawings - 27.6 x 39.4 x 0.1 inch

$6,152

Fine Art Drawings, Manœuvre, Théo Van Leeuwen

Manœuvre

Théo Van Leeuwen

Fine Art Drawings - 70 x 50 x 0.01 cm Fine Art Drawings - 27.6 x 19.7 x 0 inch

$783

Fine Art Drawings, Concert baroque, Verdi, Ernest Pignon-Ernest

Concert baroque, Verdi

Ernest Pignon-Ernest

Fine Art Drawings - 13 x 20 cm Fine Art Drawings - 5.1 x 7.9 inch

$13,422

Fine Art Drawings, Untitled Portrait, David Manzur

Untitled Portrait

David Manzur

Fine Art Drawings - 27.2 x 20.3 x 0.3 cm Fine Art Drawings - 10.7 x 8 x 0.1 inch

$999

Fine Art Drawings, Mirada Frontal IV, Teresa Riba

Mirada Frontal IV

Teresa Riba

Fine Art Drawings - 28 x 71 cm Fine Art Drawings - 11 x 28 inch

$1,007

Fine Art Drawings, Portrait of Guelfo Bianchini, Sergio Barletta

Portrait of Guelfo Bianchini

Sergio Barletta

Fine Art Drawings - 29 x 32 x 0.2 cm Fine Art Drawings - 11.4 x 12.6 x 0.1 inch

$671

Fine Art Drawings, Bethani, Christine Connelly

Bethani

Christine Connelly

Fine Art Drawings - 30 x 20 x 0.1 cm Fine Art Drawings - 11.8 x 7.9 x 0 inch

$324

Fine Art Drawings, Portrait, François Chapuis

Portrait

François Chapuis

Fine Art Drawings - 49 x 35 x 0.2 cm Fine Art Drawings - 19.3 x 13.8 x 0.1 inch

$649

Fine Art Drawings, L'art de la joie, Clémence Wach

L'art de la joie

Clémence Wach

Fine Art Drawings - 27 x 35 x 0.5 cm Fine Art Drawings - 10.6 x 13.8 x 0.2 inch

$1,118

Fine Art Drawings, #hands10, Nello Petrucci

#hands10

Nello Petrucci

Fine Art Drawings - 19 x 25 x 3 cm Fine Art Drawings - 7.5 x 9.8 x 1.2 inch

$1,678

Fine Art Drawings, Confidence, Anna Camille

Confidence

Anna Camille

Fine Art Drawings - 32 x 25 x 1 cm Fine Art Drawings - 12.6 x 9.8 x 0.4 inch

$626

Fine Art Drawings, Llanto Piramidal, Sandra Vásquez de la Horra

Llanto Piramidal

Sandra Vásquez de la Horra

Fine Art Drawings - 39 x 27 x 0.2 cm Fine Art Drawings - 15.4 x 10.6 x 0.1 inch

$6,487

Fine Art Drawings, L'addition, Nathan Chantob

L'addition

Nathan Chantob

Fine Art Drawings - 56 x 40 x 1 cm Fine Art Drawings - 22 x 15.7 x 0.4 inch

$2,684

Fine Art Drawings, The Woman, František Kupka

The Woman

František Kupka

Fine Art Drawings - 29.7 x 21 x 0.1 cm Fine Art Drawings - 11.7 x 8.3 x 0 inch

$16,777

Fine Art Drawings, Pepino, Leonardo Aliaga

Pepino

Leonardo Aliaga

Fine Art Drawings - 48 x 36 cm Fine Art Drawings - 18.9 x 14.2 inch

$559

Fine Art Drawings, Three men on a Bench, Tehos

Three men on a Bench

Tehos

Fine Art Drawings - 50 x 65 x 0.1 cm Fine Art Drawings - 19.7 x 25.6 x 0 inch

$336

Fine Art Drawings, Les bottes de sept lieux, Béa Bealaff-Girotto

Les bottes de sept lieux

Béa Bealaff-Girotto

Fine Art Drawings - 20 x 20 x 1 cm Fine Art Drawings - 7.9 x 7.9 x 0.4 inch

$749

Fine Art Drawings, Mia, Badriot

Mia

Badriot

Fine Art Drawings - 25 x 20 cm Fine Art Drawings - 9.8 x 7.9 inch

$1,342

Fine Art Drawings, Untitled, Montserrat Gudiol

Untitled

Montserrat Gudiol

Fine Art Drawings - 64 x 48 x 0.1 cm Fine Art Drawings - 25.2 x 18.9 x 0 inch

$4,250

Fine Art Drawings, Mariana Mirage, Nicolas Sanchez

Mariana Mirage

Nicolas Sanchez

Fine Art Drawings - 43.2 x 35.6 x 3.8 cm Fine Art Drawings - 17 x 14 x 1.5 inch

$5,000

Fine Art Drawings, Yellow Man 2, Bault

Yellow Man 2

Bault

Fine Art Drawings - 18 x 13 x 0.1 cm Fine Art Drawings - 7.1 x 5.1 x 0 inch

$246

Fine Art Drawings, Des araignées dans le grenier, Michaël Brack

Des araignées dans le grenier

Michaël Brack

Fine Art Drawings - 65 x 50 cm Fine Art Drawings - 25.6 x 19.7 inch

$783

Fine Art Drawings, Seated Man, Suzie Bernardeau

Seated Man

Suzie Bernardeau

Fine Art Drawings - 32 x 24 x 0.1 cm Fine Art Drawings - 12.6 x 9.4 x 0 inch

$447

Fine Art Drawings, Kobe Bryant, Tony Jagas

Kobe Bryant

Tony Jagas

Fine Art Drawings - 120 x 90 x 1 cm Fine Art Drawings - 47.2 x 35.4 x 0.4 inch

$8,000

Fine Art Drawings, A Wrapped Woman, Ernest Fouard

A Wrapped Woman

Ernest Fouard

Fine Art Drawings - 22 x 11 x 0.1 cm Fine Art Drawings - 8.7 x 4.3 x 0 inch

$380

Fine Art Drawings, Untitled, Romain Duris

Untitled

Romain Duris

Fine Art Drawings - 29.6 x 20.4 cm Fine Art Drawings - 11.7 x 8 inch

$2,237

Fine Art Drawings, Head study (1585), Guy Denning

Head study (1585)

Guy Denning

Fine Art Drawings - 21 x 21 cm Fine Art Drawings - 8.3 x 8.3 inch

$727

Fine Art Drawings, Love, Isabelle Hirtzig

Love

Isabelle Hirtzig

Fine Art Drawings - 50 x 40 x 0.1 cm Fine Art Drawings - 19.7 x 15.7 x 0 inch

$168

Fine Art Drawings, Sans titre, Alexandre Moulis

Sans titre

Alexandre Moulis

Fine Art Drawings - 30 x 20 x 1 cm Fine Art Drawings - 11.8 x 7.9 x 0.4 inch

$280

Fine Art Drawings, Indus, Evelyne Postic

Indus

Evelyne Postic

Fine Art Drawings - 40 x 48 cm Fine Art Drawings - 15.7 x 18.9 inch

$1,230

Fine Art Drawings, Dessin 1/10, Anouk Tisserand

Dessin 1/10

Anouk Tisserand

Fine Art Drawings - 29.7 x 21 cm Fine Art Drawings - 11.7 x 8.3 inch

$67

Fine Art Drawings, Self-Portrait #4, Emanuele Ravagnani

Self-Portrait #4

Emanuele Ravagnani

Fine Art Drawings - 44 x 30 cm Fine Art Drawings - 17.3 x 11.8 inch

$1,722

Fine Art Drawings, Star Study, Patsy McArthur

Star Study

Patsy McArthur

Fine Art Drawings - 66 x 55 cm Fine Art Drawings - 26 x 21.7 inch

$1,342

Fine Art Drawings, Siréne aux serpents, Orphné Achéron

Siréne aux serpents

Orphné Achéron

Fine Art Drawings - 40.5 x 29.5 cm Fine Art Drawings - 15.9 x 11.6 inch

$1,286

Fine Art Drawings, Etude pour Mickey, Daniel Authouart

Etude pour Mickey

Daniel Authouart

Fine Art Drawings - 30 x 21 x 1 cm Fine Art Drawings - 11.8 x 8.3 x 0.4 inch

$2,237

Fine Art Drawings, Inside the cleverness of a bee, Marija Tanaskovic Papadopoulos

Inside the cleverness of a bee

Marija Tanaskovic Papadopoulos

Fine Art Drawings - 31 x 46 x 0.2 cm Fine Art Drawings - 12.2 x 18.1 x 0.1 inch

$15,658

Fine Art Drawings, Chine, Clara Castagné

Chine

Clara Castagné

Fine Art Drawings - 100 x 118 x 2.5 cm Fine Art Drawings - 39.4 x 46.5 x 1 inch

$5,033

Fine Art Drawings, Bigbang, Mateo Andrea

Bigbang

Mateo Andrea

Fine Art Drawings - 21 x 29.7 cm Fine Art Drawings - 8.3 x 11.7 inch

$727

Fine Art Drawings, Festival of Fire, Ofobuike Okudoh

Festival of Fire

Ofobuike Okudoh

Fine Art Drawings - 70 x 49.5 cm Fine Art Drawings - 27.6 x 19.5 inch

$3,355

Fine Art Drawings, Political Demagogy III, José Luis Cuevas

Political Demagogy III

José Luis Cuevas

Fine Art Drawings - 27.9 x 35.6 cm Fine Art Drawings - 11 x 14 inch

$4,500

Fine Art Drawings, Tanger, Eduardo Arroyo

Tanger

Eduardo Arroyo

Fine Art Drawings - 42 x 72.5 cm Fine Art Drawings - 16.5 x 28.5 inch

$13,422

Fine Art Drawings, Teenager style, Odin Pigelet

Teenager style

Odin Pigelet

Fine Art Drawings - 15 x 20 x 0.1 cm Fine Art Drawings - 5.9 x 7.9 x 0 inch

$56

Fine Art Drawings, Dove of peace, Mary Noga

Dove of peace

Mary Noga

Fine Art Drawings - 58 x 45 cm Fine Art Drawings - 22.8 x 17.7 inch

$503

Fine Art Drawings, Afrikaans, Korede Solaja

Afrikaans

Korede Solaja

Fine Art Drawings - 49 x 39 x 1 cm Fine Art Drawings - 19.3 x 15.4 x 0.4 inch

$2,096

Fine Art Drawings, Healing Greenland, Chunja And Animal Friends, Shin Seung-Hun

Healing Greenland, Chunja And Animal Friends

Shin Seung-Hun

Fine Art Drawings - 72 x 77.5 x 0.1 cm Fine Art Drawings - 28.3 x 30.5 x 0 inch

$1,118

Fine Art Drawings, Portrait 2, Søcø

Portrait 2

Søcø

Fine Art Drawings - 102 x 66 x 1 cm Fine Art Drawings - 40.2 x 26 x 0.4 inch

$2,461

Fine Art Drawings, Portrait 2014, Anastasia Kurakina

Portrait 2014

Anastasia Kurakina

Fine Art Drawings - 41.5 x 59 x 0.1 cm Fine Art Drawings - 16.3 x 23.2 x 0 inch

$671

Fine Art Drawings, La petite robe noire, Hossein Borojeni

La petite robe noire

Hossein Borojeni

Fine Art Drawings - 29 x 22.5 cm Fine Art Drawings - 11.4 x 8.9 inch

$559

Fine Art Drawings, Ecoute II, Bze Bzeland

Ecoute II

Bze Bzeland

Fine Art Drawings - 48.3 x 32.9 x 0.1 cm Fine Art Drawings - 19 x 13 x 0 inch

$224

Fine Art Drawings, Juliette, Frederic Weisz

Juliette

Frederic Weisz

Fine Art Drawings - 70 x 50 x 1 cm Fine Art Drawings - 27.6 x 19.7 x 0.4 inch

$772

Fine Art Drawings, Dargelos, Agathe Lemaire Thalazac

Dargelos

Agathe Lemaire Thalazac

Fine Art Drawings - 73 x 56 x 1.5 cm Fine Art Drawings - 28.7 x 22 x 0.6 inch

$5,592

Fine Art Drawings, Portrait de jeune fille, Henri Fehr

Portrait de jeune fille

Henri Fehr

Fine Art Drawings - 36 x 27 x 0.3 cm Fine Art Drawings - 14.2 x 10.6 x 0.1 inch

$1,090

Fine Art Drawings, La Traviata - Rodolphe - 2e Acte, Erte Tirtoff

La Traviata - Rodolphe - 2e Acte

Erte Tirtoff

Fine Art Drawings - 37 x 28 x 0.2 cm Fine Art Drawings - 14.6 x 11 x 0.1 inch

$3,803

Fine Art Drawings, Hampstead Head, Fernando Alday

Hampstead Head

Fernando Alday

Fine Art Drawings - 100 x 100 cm Fine Art Drawings - 39.4 x 39.4 inch

$4,698

Fine Art Drawings, Emergence, Sandra Paris

Emergence

Sandra Paris

Fine Art Drawings - 23 x 18 x 0.2 cm Fine Art Drawings - 9.1 x 7.1 x 0.1 inch

$200

Fine Art Drawings, Rimbaud - Arthur Headphone (travail des mains), CharlElie Couture

Rimbaud - Arthur Headphone (travail des mains)

CharlElie Couture

Fine Art Drawings - 50 x 40 x 0.1 cm Fine Art Drawings - 19.7 x 15.7 x 0 inch

$2,684

Fine Art Drawings, Resting Bitch Face 2, Laureline Françoise Nicolas Veelo

Resting Bitch Face 2

Laureline Françoise Nicolas Veelo

Fine Art Drawings - 110 x 76 x 0.1 cm Fine Art Drawings - 43.3 x 29.9 x 0 inch

$3,411

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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What are some tips for drawing a realistic portrait?

To draw a realistic portrait, start with a good reference photo, pay attention to proportions, use shading to create depth, and focus on capturing the subject's unique features. Practice regularly and don't be afraid to make mistakes.

How do you choose the right materials for portrait drawing?

When choosing materials for portrait drawing, consider the surface texture, color, and weight of the paper, as well as the type and quality of the pencils or charcoal. Opt for high-quality materials that allow for precision and detail, and experiment with different combinations to find what works best for your style and technique.

What are some common mistakes to avoid when drawing a portrait?

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