Portrait Drawing for Sale

Fine Art Drawings, The audition 5, Guy Denning

The audition 5

Guy Denning

Fine Art Drawings - 29 x 23 cm

$961

Fine Art Drawings, Afrikaans, Korede Solaja

Afrikaans

Korede Solaja

Fine Art Drawings - 49 x 39 x 1 cm

$2,118

Fine Art Drawings, Encre I, Maylis Bourdet

Encre I

Maylis Bourdet

Fine Art Drawings - 36.5 x 47 x 1 cm

$633

Fine Art Drawings, Etude pour Mickey, Daniel Authouart

Etude pour Mickey

Daniel Authouart

Fine Art Drawings - 30 x 21 x 1 cm

$2,261

Fine Art Drawings, Kid, Hom Nguyen

Kid

Hom Nguyen

Fine Art Drawings - 80 x 60 x 1 cm

$14,583

Fine Art Drawings, Encensé 2, Catherine Carrée

Encensé 2

Catherine Carrée

Fine Art Drawings - 50 x 40 x 0.2 cm

$1,017

Fine Art Drawings, Trois Grâces, Jules Pascin

Trois Grâces

Jules Pascin

Fine Art Drawings - 25.4 x 16.5 x 1 cm

$2,826

Fine Art Drawings, Femme qui dort, Léopold Survage

Femme qui dort

Léopold Survage

Fine Art Drawings - 42 x 26 x 0.1 cm

$1,357

Fine Art Drawings, Where the fuck did monday go, Marie Boralevi

Where the fuck did monday go

Marie Boralevi

Fine Art Drawings - 140 x 100 x 0.1 cm

$9,484

Fine Art Drawings, Sprayed M7, Lantomo

Sprayed M7

Lantomo

Fine Art Drawings - 73 x 54 cm

$3,730

Fine Art Drawings, Étude pour Les Deux Chaises longues, Francine Van Hove

Étude pour Les Deux Chaises longues

Francine Van Hove

Fine Art Drawings - 50 x 65 cm

$3,730

Fine Art Drawings, Sans-titre, Marcel Chirnoaga

Sans-titre

Marcel Chirnoaga

Fine Art Drawings - 28.5 x 24.5 cm

$1,413

Fine Art Drawings, Head Text Series, Peter Greenaway

Head Text Series

Peter Greenaway

Fine Art Drawings - 29.5 x 21 x 0.1 cm

$1,074

Fine Art Drawings, Sans titre, Bernard Noël

Sans titre

Bernard Noël

Fine Art Drawings - 31 x 25 x 0.1 cm

$904

Fine Art Drawings, Impossible behaviour - 9, Galya Popova

Impossible behaviour - 9

Galya Popova

Fine Art Drawings - 90 x 70 x 0.2 cm

$1,809

Fine Art Drawings, Chine, Clara Castagné

Chine

Clara Castagné

Fine Art Drawings - 100 x 118 x 2.5 cm

$5,087

Fine Art Drawings, Untitled, Ossip Zadkine

Untitled

Ossip Zadkine

Fine Art Drawings - 62 x 45 x 0.1 cm

$13,565

Fine Art Drawings, Red Plume, Joe Lasker

Red Plume

Joe Lasker

Fine Art Drawings - 22.9 x 17.8 x 5.1 cm

$1,950

Fine Art Drawings, Les oiseaux cachés, Anne Bachelier

Les oiseaux cachés

Anne Bachelier

Fine Art Drawings - 34 x 24 x 1 cm

$509

Fine Art Drawings, Tinku 1, Leonardo Aliaga

Tinku 1

Leonardo Aliaga

Fine Art Drawings - 48 x 36 cm

$588

Fine Art Drawings, The Trumps in Dolce&Gabana, Manuel Santelices

The Trumps in Dolce&Gabana

Manuel Santelices

Fine Art Drawings - 30.5 x 22.9 x 0.3 cm

$400

Fine Art Drawings, Sans titre, Menachem Gueffen

Sans titre

Menachem Gueffen

Fine Art Drawings - 40 x 28 x 1 cm

$656

Fine Art Drawings, Girl, Badriot

Girl

Badriot

Fine Art Drawings - 25 x 23 x 1 cm

$565

Fine Art Drawings, Thought About You, Nina Narimanishvili

Thought About You

Nina Narimanishvili

Fine Art Drawings - 36 x 44 x 3 cm

$3,391

Fine Art Drawings, Zoro, Christian Zeimert

Zoro

Christian Zeimert

Fine Art Drawings - 77 x 57 x 0.5 cm

$904

Fine Art Drawings, Sans titre, Serge Plagnol

Sans titre

Serge Plagnol

Fine Art Drawings - 50 x 65 x 0.1 cm

$565

Fine Art Drawings, Gallery of Shoes N1, Nino Devdariani

Gallery of Shoes N1

Nino Devdariani

Fine Art Drawings - 86 x 62 x 0.1 cm

$3,278

Fine Art Drawings, Self-Portrait 24.17, Arthur Hent

Self-Portrait 24.17

Arthur Hent

Fine Art Drawings - 42 x 30 x 0.1 cm

$181

Fine Art Drawings, Retrato 1, Juan Sebastian Barbera

Retrato 1

Juan Sebastian Barbera

Fine Art Drawings - 75.9 x 55.9 cm

$1,400

Fine Art Drawings, Hockey Girl, Guillaume Cavalier

Hockey Girl

Guillaume Cavalier

Fine Art Drawings - 35.6 x 27.9 x 0.3 cm

$950

Fine Art Drawings, Edith, Gaelle Beyaert

Edith

Gaelle Beyaert

Fine Art Drawings - 30 x 30 x 2 cm

$633

Fine Art Drawings, Wonder Woman, Frog$kin

Wonder Woman

Frog$kin

Fine Art Drawings - 52.8 x 46.5 x 0.1 cm

$904

Fine Art Drawings, Cupidon est un con, Dominique Pourchet

Cupidon est un con

Dominique Pourchet

Fine Art Drawings - 40 x 30 x 0.1 cm

$203

Fine Art Drawings, 2 points de vus, Léa Dedieu

2 points de vus

Léa Dedieu

Fine Art Drawings - 29.7 x 21 x 0.18 cm

$215

Fine Art Drawings, Hara, Youssef Boubekeur

Hara

Youssef Boubekeur

Fine Art Drawings - 190 x 130 x 5 cm

$14,130

Fine Art Drawings, Ballerina, Isabelle Hirtzig

Ballerina

Isabelle Hirtzig

Fine Art Drawings - 29.7 x 21 x 0.1 cm

$107

Fine Art Drawings, Moses Soyer Daydream, Moses Soyer

Moses Soyer Daydream

Moses Soyer

Fine Art Drawings - 27.9 x 43.2 x 5.1 cm

$4,400

Fine Art Drawings, Fille du vent, Alice Plantain

Fille du vent

Alice Plantain

Fine Art Drawings - 42 x 30 x 0.5 cm

$904

Fine Art Drawings, Femmes 10, Arancha Tejedor

Femmes 10

Arancha Tejedor

Fine Art Drawings - 40 x 30 x 0.5 cm

$181

Fine Art Drawings, Three men - 1, Mohammad Omran

Three men - 1

Mohammad Omran

Fine Art Drawings - 30 x 42 cm

$950

Fine Art Drawings, Sans titre 11, Zan Donna

Sans titre 11

Zan Donna

Fine Art Drawings - 32 x 24 x 1 cm

$181

Fine Art Drawings, Vierge à l'enfant, Catherine Clare

Vierge à l'enfant

Catherine Clare

Fine Art Drawings - 65 x 50 x 0.1 cm

$735

Fine Art Drawings, Louis en marinière, LN Le Pape

Louis en marinière

LN Le Pape

Fine Art Drawings - 40 x 30 x 2 cm

$181

Fine Art Drawings, Métamorphose I, Chahrazed Fekih

Métamorphose I

Chahrazed Fekih

Fine Art Drawings - 68 x 50 x 0.2 cm

$2,148

Fine Art Drawings, La Bourgeoise n'aime pas les transports en commun, Marcoleptique

La Bourgeoise n'aime pas les transports en commun

Marcoleptique

Fine Art Drawings - 46 x 36 x 0.1 cm

$622

Fine Art Drawings, Forest Fight, Tom Liekens

Forest Fight

Tom Liekens

Fine Art Drawings - 170 x 250 x 3 cm

$19,217

Fine Art Drawings, La Masque, Yves Brayer

La Masque

Yves Brayer

Fine Art Drawings - 24 x 18.5 x 0.3 cm

$972

Fine Art Drawings, Untitled, Romain Duris

Untitled

Romain Duris

Fine Art Drawings - 29.6 x 20.4 cm

$2,261

Fine Art Drawings, Sans titre, Jean-Baptiste Dumont

Sans titre

Jean-Baptiste Dumont

Fine Art Drawings - 32 x 24 x 0.05 cm

$170

Fine Art Drawings, L'Arlequin, Julien Cuny

L'Arlequin

Julien Cuny

Fine Art Drawings - 70 x 50 cm

$317

Fine Art Drawings, Aprender a caminar y salir del pozo I, Ivan Castiblanco

Aprender a caminar y salir del pozo I

Ivan Castiblanco

Fine Art Drawings - 89.9 x 89.9 x 0.3 cm

$2,500

Fine Art Drawings, Painter, Alberto Ziveri

Painter

Alberto Ziveri

Fine Art Drawings - 24 x 16 x 0.1 cm

$452

Fine Art Drawings, YO! Queen Elizabeth., JP Malot

YO! Queen Elizabeth.

JP Malot

Fine Art Drawings - 8.5 x 16.5 x 1 cm

$181

Fine Art Drawings, Sans titre, Alexandre Moulis

Sans titre

Alexandre Moulis

Fine Art Drawings - 16 x 10 x 1 cm

$215

Fine Art Drawings, Stop la guerre, Dominique Liccia

Stop la guerre

Dominique Liccia

Fine Art Drawings - 32 x 24 x 0.1 cm

$509

Fine Art Drawings, Wagner, Ernest Pignon-Ernest

Wagner

Ernest Pignon-Ernest

Fine Art Drawings - 36 x 40 cm

$20,348

Fine Art Drawings, Sans-titre, Pierre Alechinsky

Sans-titre

Pierre Alechinsky

Fine Art Drawings - 27.5 x 18.5 cm

$3,222

Fine Art Drawings, Portrait, Stanislav Bojankov

Portrait

Stanislav Bojankov

Fine Art Drawings - 18 x 16 x 0.1 cm

$119

Fine Art Drawings, Vital, Carol Damar Bitre

Vital

Carol Damar Bitre

Fine Art Drawings - 53 x 43 cm

$430 $340

Fine Art Drawings, Festival of Fire, Ofobuike Okudoh

Festival of Fire

Ofobuike Okudoh

Fine Art Drawings - 70 x 49.5 cm

$3,391

Fine Art Drawings, Reference Woman #1, Guillaume Piot

Reference Woman #1

Guillaume Piot

Fine Art Drawings - 50 x 40 cm

$904

Fine Art Drawings, Siréne aux serpents, Orphné Achéron

Siréne aux serpents

Orphné Achéron

Fine Art Drawings - 40.5 x 29.5 cm

$1,300

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

Self-Portrait #4

Emanuele Ravagnani

Fine Art Drawings - 44 x 30 cm

$1,741

Fine Art Drawings, Catwoman in love, Raphaelle Emery

Catwoman in love

Raphaelle Emery

Fine Art Drawings - 29.7 x 21 x 0.1 cm

$317

Fine Art Drawings, Portrait d'un Buffle!, Noël Granger

Portrait d'un Buffle!

Noël Granger

Fine Art Drawings - 25 x 25 cm

$102

Fine Art Drawings, Mirada Frontal IV, Teresa Riba

Mirada Frontal IV

Teresa Riba

Fine Art Drawings - 28 x 71 cm

$1,017

Fine Art Drawings, Indus, Evelyne Postic

Indus

Evelyne Postic

Fine Art Drawings - 40 x 48 cm

$1,243

Fine Art Drawings, Tender Love I, Lilit Soghomonyan

Tender Love I

Lilit Soghomonyan

Fine Art Drawings - 57 x 77 cm

$1,130

Fine Art Drawings, A blossoming portrait, Hildegarde Handsaeme

A blossoming portrait

Hildegarde Handsaeme

Fine Art Drawings - 65 x 50 x 1 cm

$362

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

Des araignées dans le grenier

Michaël Brack

Fine Art Drawings - 65 x 50 cm

$791

Fine Art Drawings, Untitled, Rudy Montoya

Untitled

Rudy Montoya

Fine Art Drawings - 50.8 x 20.3 x 2.5 cm

$450

Fine Art Drawings, Ecoute II, Bze Bzeland

Ecoute II

Bze Bzeland

Fine Art Drawings - 48.3 x 32.9 x 0.1 cm

$226

Fine Art Drawings, Hula Study, Patsy McArthur

Hula Study

Patsy McArthur

Fine Art Drawings - 61 x 46 x 0.1 cm

$1,290

Fine Art Drawings, Political Demagogy III, José Luis Cuevas

Political Demagogy III

José Luis Cuevas

Fine Art Drawings - 27.9 x 35.6 cm

$4,500

Fine Art Drawings, The Thinker, Rossella Mercedes

The Thinker

Rossella Mercedes

Fine Art Drawings - 42 x 29 x 0.1 cm

$213

Fine Art Drawings, N° 680 Lactation à Saint Bernard (fragment), R. Cavalié

N° 680 Lactation à Saint Bernard (fragment)

R. Cavalié

Fine Art Drawings - 42 x 32 x 0.2 cm

$610

Fine Art Drawings, Tanger, Eduardo Arroyo

Tanger

Eduardo Arroyo

Fine Art Drawings - 42 x 72.5 cm

$13,565

Fine Art Drawings, Muse V, Jacek Swigulski

Muse V

Jacek Swigulski

Fine Art Drawings - 100 x 70 cm

$1,017

Fine Art Drawings, Bigbang, Mateo Andrea

Bigbang

Mateo Andrea

Fine Art Drawings - 21 x 29.7 cm

$735

Fine Art Drawings, La petite robe noire, Hossein Borojeni

La petite robe noire

Hossein Borojeni

Fine Art Drawings - 29 x 22.5 cm

$565

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

$1,130

Fine Art Drawings, Portrait 2, Søcø

Portrait 2

Søcø

Fine Art Drawings - 102 x 66 x 1 cm

$2,487

Fine Art Drawings, Untitled, Alexandre Taillandier

Untitled

Alexandre Taillandier

Fine Art Drawings - 50 x 50 x 1 cm

$780

Fine Art Drawings, Emergence, Sandra Paris

Emergence

Sandra Paris

Fine Art Drawings - 23 x 18 x 0.2 cm

$202

Fine Art Drawings, Dancing above the Fire, Joanna Glazer

Dancing above the Fire

Joanna Glazer

Fine Art Drawings - 40 x 30 x 1 cm

$1,119

Fine Art Drawings, Hampstead Head, Fernando Alday

Hampstead Head

Fernando Alday

Fine Art Drawings - 100 x 100 cm

$4,748

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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Need help with Portrait Drawing ?

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?

When drawing a portrait, it's important to avoid common mistakes such as not paying attention to proportions, neglecting to capture the subject's unique features, and using too much or too little shading. Additionally, it's important to take breaks and step back to assess the overall composition.