Portrait Drawing for Sale

Fine Art Drawings, Dancing above the Fire, Joanna Glazer

Dancing above the Fire

Joanna Glazer

Fine Art Drawings - 15.7 x 11.8 x 0.4 inch

$1,111

Fine Art Drawings, Hampstead Head, Fernando Alday

Hampstead Head

Fernando Alday

Fine Art Drawings - 39.4 x 39.4 inch

$4,712

Fine Art Drawings, 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

$1,234

Fine Art Drawings, Collegiate, Tina Loiodice

Collegiate

Tina Loiodice

Fine Art Drawings - 8 x 12 x 0.1 inch

$673

Fine Art Drawings, Paradis perdu, âme dévorée, Blu_451

Paradis perdu, âme dévorée

Blu_451

Fine Art Drawings - 15 x 11.4 x 0.4 inch

$505

Fine Art Drawings, Red Dress, Gill Wright

Red Dress

Gill Wright

Fine Art Drawings - 16.5 x 11.7 inch

$897

Fine Art Drawings, Sagesse, Erdna André

Sagesse

Erdna André

Fine Art Drawings - 25.6 x 19.7 inch

$449

Fine Art Drawings, Cascade, Allen Jones

Cascade

Allen Jones

Fine Art Drawings - 8.7 x 4.3 inch

$8,414

Fine Art Drawings, Untitled, Karol Drzewiecki

Untitled

Karol Drzewiecki

Fine Art Drawings - 8.3 x 5.7 inch

$280 $252

Fine Art Drawings, Un homme et une femme, Jean-Luc Celereau de Clercq

Un homme et une femme

Jean-Luc Celereau de Clercq

Fine Art Drawings - 12.8 x 19.7 x 0.1 inch

$1,066

Fine Art Drawings, Anais Nin - Doyennes in profile, Edvarda Braanaas

Anais Nin - Doyennes in profile

Edvarda Braanaas

Fine Art Drawings - 39.4 x 27.6 inch

$4,263

Fine Art Drawings, Asie, Deville-Chabrolle

Asie

Deville-Chabrolle

Fine Art Drawings - 19.7 x 19.7 inch

$2,244

Fine Art Drawings, I Mirror, Tigran Tsitoghdzyan

I Mirror

Tigran Tsitoghdzyan

Fine Art Drawings - 80 x 56 x 2 inch

$36,000

Fine Art Drawings, 1985 Pierrot, Sarah Wiame-Peclard

1985 Pierrot

Sarah Wiame-Peclard

Fine Art Drawings - 25.6 x 19.7 x 0.1 inch

$662

Fine Art Drawings, Reflecting, Waleria Matelska

Reflecting

Waleria Matelska

Fine Art Drawings - 8.5 x 10.4 x 0 inch

$280

Fine Art Drawings, Untitled, Melchor Zapata

Untitled

Melchor Zapata

Fine Art Drawings - 21.7 x 29.9 inch

$2,019

Fine Art Drawings, Major Garland Briggs, Francesco Viscuso

Major Garland Briggs

Francesco Viscuso

Fine Art Drawings - 15.7 x 11.8 x 0.2 inch

$370

Fine Art Drawings, Empress Louiza, YZ (Yzeult)

Empress Louiza

YZ (Yzeult)

Fine Art Drawings - 16.1 x 11.8 x 0.8 inch

$1,010

Fine Art Drawings, You look at me sadly, Nevo 1, Nevelin Ivanov

You look at me sadly, Nevo 1

Nevelin Ivanov

Fine Art Drawings - 11 x 8.3 x 0.1 inch

$168

Fine Art Drawings, Henriette, Raoul Dufy

Henriette

Raoul Dufy

Fine Art Drawings - 19.9 x 18.1 x 0 inch

$1,683

Fine Art Drawings, La Fumeuse de St Jacques, Zafi

La Fumeuse de St Jacques

Zafi

Fine Art Drawings - 25.6 x 19.7 x 0.4 inch

$1,795

Fine Art Drawings, Untitled XXIX, Julieta Intergalactica

Untitled XXIX

Julieta Intergalactica

Fine Art Drawings - 8.3 x 5.8 x 0.1 inch

$269

Fine Art Drawings, On ne peut pas m’arrêter, Marcela Zemanova

On ne peut pas m’arrêter

Marcela Zemanova

Fine Art Drawings - 25.6 x 19.7 x 0.1 inch

$617

Fine Art Drawings, Spleen, Dan Solojoff

Spleen

Dan Solojoff

Fine Art Drawings - 15 x 11 inch

$393

Fine Art Drawings, Think on your sins, Alexandre Granger

Think on your sins

Alexandre Granger

Fine Art Drawings - 15.7 x 11.8 x 0 inch

$2,019

Fine Art Drawings, Tallulah Bankhead, Paloma Castello

Tallulah Bankhead

Paloma Castello

Fine Art Drawings - 16.5 x 11.6 x 0.1 inch

$500

Fine Art Drawings, Untitled, Elena Paredes

Untitled

Elena Paredes

Fine Art Drawings - 22.4 x 28.1 inch

$1,010

Fine Art Drawings, Double standard 17. From The Series doble sStandard, James Bonachea

Double standard 17. From The Series doble sStandard

James Bonachea

Fine Art Drawings - 22.8 x 15.7 x 0.1 inch

$1,500

Fine Art Drawings, Poésie 34, Yanne Kintgen

Poésie 34

Yanne Kintgen

Fine Art Drawings - 7.9 x 9.4 x 0.8 inch

$1,402

Fine Art Drawings, Untitled, Mohamed Lekleti

Untitled

Mohamed Lekleti

Fine Art Drawings - 11.8 x 11.8 inch

$2,244

Fine Art Drawings, Mucha, Ramon Maiden

Mucha

Ramon Maiden

Fine Art Drawings - 17.1 x 11 inch

$841

Fine Art Drawings, Personnage à la houppe, Georges Bru

Personnage à la houppe

Georges Bru

Fine Art Drawings - 5.9 x 7.9 inch

$1,178

Fine Art Drawings, The discourse, Silvia Cuello

The discourse

Silvia Cuello

Fine Art Drawings - 11.4 x 8.3 inch

$393

Fine Art Drawings, Tambourinades, Gérard Traquandi

Tambourinades

Gérard Traquandi

Fine Art Drawings - 7.9 x 4.5 inch

$505

Fine Art Drawings, Dondi flower, Lassana Sarr

Dondi flower

Lassana Sarr

Fine Art Drawings - 11.7 x 8.3 x 0 inch

$1,010

Fine Art Drawings, Dans la forêt, entendre des arbres chanter, Amor de Agua

Dans la forêt, entendre des arbres chanter

Amor de Agua

Fine Art Drawings - 8.3 x 5.8 inch

$135

Fine Art Drawings, Two Women, Paul César Helleu

Two Women

Paul César Helleu

Fine Art Drawings - 15.7 x 19.7 x 0.8 inch

$10,658

Fine Art Drawings, Aquarelles graphiques 3, Agathe Wagner

Aquarelles graphiques 3

Agathe Wagner

Fine Art Drawings - 14.2 x 18.1 x 0.4 inch

$897

Fine Art Drawings, Le chahut des pensées, Magali Trivino

Le chahut des pensées

Magali Trivino

Fine Art Drawings - 31.5 x 23.6 x 1.6 inch

$1,907

Fine Art Drawings, Untitled drawing, Clemens Briels

Untitled drawing

Clemens Briels

Fine Art Drawings - 11 x 10.5 x 0.2 inch

$1,200

Fine Art Drawings, Three men looking right - V1 - 2023, Tehos

Three men looking right - V1 - 2023

Tehos

Fine Art Drawings - 19.7 x 25.6 x 0 inch

$404

Fine Art Drawings, Letter to Hieronymus Bosch, Adam Niemczyc

Letter to Hieronymus Bosch

Adam Niemczyc

Fine Art Drawings - 12.8 x 15.9 inch

$1,571

Fine Art Drawings, Ma petite, Miquel Wert

Ma petite

Miquel Wert

Fine Art Drawings - 15.7 x 15.7 inch

$1,290

Fine Art Drawings, Mood II, Duke Asidere

Mood II

Duke Asidere

Fine Art Drawings - 30 x 22 inch

$1,683

Fine Art Drawings, The King and the Queen, Ewa Kutylak

The King and the Queen

Ewa Kutylak

Fine Art Drawings - 7.5 x 7.5 inch

$393

Fine Art Drawings, Sans titre, Davide Cicolani

Sans titre

Davide Cicolani

Fine Art Drawings - 32.3 x 21.3 inch

$1,346

Fine Art Drawings, Portrait 2, Christophe Hohler

Portrait 2

Christophe Hohler

Fine Art Drawings - 11.8 x 11.8 x 3.1 inch

$2,244

Fine Art Drawings, 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

$2,692

Fine Art Drawings, Calcio, Alexander Daniloff

Calcio

Alexander Daniloff

Fine Art Drawings - 6.7 x 7.9 x 0.1 inch

$101

Fine Art Drawings, Leoni's dreams 1, Clément Herrmann

Leoni's dreams 1

Clément Herrmann

Fine Art Drawings - 8 x 12 x 0.1 inch

$1,122

Fine Art Drawings, Woman, Simon Goldberg

Woman

Simon Goldberg

Fine Art Drawings - 4.7 x 5.9 x 0 inch

$337

Fine Art Drawings, Sciura 13, Sergey Bondarev

Sciura 13

Sergey Bondarev

Fine Art Drawings - 12.6 x 9.8 x 0.1 inch

$2,973

Fine Art Drawings, Les Belles Canapéennes 9, Mylène Vignon

Les Belles Canapéennes 9

Mylène Vignon

Fine Art Drawings - 10.6 x 8.3 x 0 inch

$471

Fine Art Drawings, AWD XL Black, Ashley Wood

AWD XL Black

Ashley Wood

Fine Art Drawings - 16.7 x 12 x 0.8 inch

$2,019

Fine Art Drawings, Untitled, Joaquín Xaudaró

Untitled

Joaquín Xaudaró

Fine Art Drawings - 4.5 x 3.7 inch

$1,010 $808

Fine Art Drawings, Woman, Charles Guerin

Woman

Charles Guerin

Fine Art Drawings - 8.1 x 8.7 x 0 inch

$886

Fine Art Drawings, D'autres destinées, Danielle Desplan

D'autres destinées

Danielle Desplan

Fine Art Drawings - 22.4 x 15 x 0.1 inch

$673

Fine Art Drawings, Lady of spades, Hanna Bakula

Lady of spades

Hanna Bakula

Fine Art Drawings - 6.7 x 9.4 inch

$1,010

Fine Art Drawings, Écran noir, Marie-Ange Daudé

Écran noir

Marie-Ange Daudé

Fine Art Drawings - 39.4 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch

$7,573

Fine Art Drawings, Candle, Stasele Jakunskaite

Candle

Stasele Jakunskaite

Fine Art Drawings - 8.3 x 11.4 inch

$224

Fine Art Drawings, Boy#5, Cigar, Dominique Dève

Boy#5, Cigar

Dominique Dève

Fine Art Drawings - 11.4 x 8.3 x 0 inch

$224

Fine Art Drawings, Lonzo Ball Pelicans, Johnathan Ball

Lonzo Ball Pelicans

Johnathan Ball

Fine Art Drawings - 20 x 16 inch

$1,800

Fine Art Drawings, Big Horns, Gouzy

Big Horns

Gouzy

Fine Art Drawings - 15.4 x 11.4 x 0.4 inch

$617

Fine Art Drawings, MECA0110, Stéphane Perger

MECA0110

Stéphane Perger

Fine Art Drawings - 17.3 x 18.5 x 0.4 inch

$1,346

Fine Art Drawings, Face II, Olivier Furter

Face II

Olivier Furter

Fine Art Drawings - 23.6 x 31.5 x 0 inch

$1,458

Fine Art Drawings, Infesta Tondo 7, Nemo's

Infesta Tondo 7

Nemo's

Fine Art Drawings - 8.3 x 8.3 x 0.1 inch

$561

Fine Art Drawings, Le messager, Maryse-Anne Couteau

Le messager

Maryse-Anne Couteau

Fine Art Drawings - 6.3 x 3.9 x 0.4 inch

$1,571

Fine Art Drawings, In the light blue / Nell'azzurro, Tonino Gottarelli

In the light blue / Nell'azzurro

Tonino Gottarelli

Fine Art Drawings - 13.8 x 9.8 x 0.1 inch

$897

Fine Art Drawings, Rejoicing, Haibat Balaa Bawab

Rejoicing

Haibat Balaa Bawab

Fine Art Drawings - 27.6 x 39.4 x 1.6 inch

$6,600

Fine Art Drawings, Untitled 2, Wang Fei

Untitled 2

Wang Fei

Fine Art Drawings - 38.2 x 92.5 x 0.4 inch

$38,144

Fine Art Drawings, Women, Guelfo Bianchini

Women

Guelfo Bianchini

Fine Art Drawings - 19.9 x 14.2 x 0.1 inch

$897

Fine Art Drawings, Portrait of Albert Schweitzer, Michael Burgess

Portrait of Albert Schweitzer

Michael Burgess

Fine Art Drawings - 29.1 x 25.6 x 1 inch

$1,010

Fine Art Drawings, Benedetta, Marco Fariello

Benedetta

Marco Fariello

Fine Art Drawings - 26.4 x 20.1 x 0 inch

$2,244

Fine Art Drawings, La Mère Fénollan (la Mère marchande), Edouard Eugène Vallet

La Mère Fénollan (la Mère marchande)

Edouard Eugène Vallet

Fine Art Drawings - 14.6 x 9.1 x 0.1 inch

$1,156

Fine Art Drawings, Cléopâtre d'après Michelangela, Laurent Perbos

Cléopâtre d'après Michelangela

Laurent Perbos

Fine Art Drawings - 11.4 x 8.3 x 0.2 inch

$1,077

Fine Art Drawings, Nude, Leszek Zegalski

Nude

Leszek Zegalski

Fine Art Drawings - 27.6 x 19.7 inch

$1,458

Fine Art Drawings, Portrait, Albert Fernand-Renault

Portrait

Albert Fernand-Renault

Fine Art Drawings - 22 x 16.5 x 0 inch

$561

Fine Art Drawings, Jeune femme coiffure Charleston et robe bleue, Charles Émile Moïse Hornung

Jeune femme coiffure Charleston et robe bleue

Charles Émile Moïse Hornung

Fine Art Drawings - 25.4 x 20.3 x 0.1 inch

$1,416

Fine Art Drawings, La Libia, Gabriele Galantara

La Libia

Gabriele Galantara

Fine Art Drawings - 11.4 x 9.6 x 0 inch

$1,234

Fine Art Drawings, Ancient Egyptian Woman Figure, Mario Molinari

Ancient Egyptian Woman Figure

Mario Molinari

Fine Art Drawings - 13.6 x 6.4 x 0 inch

$561

Fine Art Drawings, Portrait of Woman, François Chapuis

Portrait of Woman

François Chapuis

Fine Art Drawings - 21.7 x 15.4 x 0.1 inch

$1,795

Fine Art Drawings, Expressionisme, Alban Garachon

Expressionisme

Alban Garachon

Fine Art Drawings - 13 x 10.6 inch

$561

Fine Art Drawings, Woman, Leo Guida

Woman

Leo Guida

Fine Art Drawings - 12.6 x 9.4 x 0 inch

$651

Fine Art Drawings, Woman, Erhard Klepper

Woman

Erhard Klepper

Fine Art Drawings - 16.3 x 11.6 x 0.1 inch

$785

Fine Art Drawings, Earthquake AGADIR 1960 Tremblement de terre, Mohammed Khaïr-Eddine

Earthquake AGADIR 1960 Tremblement de terre

Mohammed Khaïr-Eddine

Fine Art Drawings - 5.5 x 8.3 inch

$2,132

Fine Art Drawings, Portrait of Man, Paul Ascan Demmé

Portrait of Man

Paul Ascan Demmé

Fine Art Drawings - 10.6 x 14.6 x 0.1 inch

$1,234

Fine Art Drawings, Portrait de femme amérindienne, Edouard Morerod

Portrait de femme amérindienne

Edouard Morerod

Fine Art Drawings - 12.2 x 7.9 x 0.1 inch

$944

Fine Art Drawings, Helmeted man 1, Raymond Loewy

Helmeted man 1

Raymond Loewy

Fine Art Drawings - 9.6 x 13.4 inch

$1,111

Fine Art Drawings, Invité au repas 15, Roger Decaux

Invité au repas 15

Roger Decaux

Fine Art Drawings - 17.7 x 12.6 x 0 inch

$1,010

Fine Art Drawings, Sans titre, Adam Nidzgorski

Sans titre

Adam Nidzgorski

Fine Art Drawings - 11.4 x 7.9 x 0.2 inch

$729

Fine Art Drawings, Amaru, Walter Barrientos

Amaru

Walter Barrientos

Fine Art Drawings - 17.7 x 12.6 x 0.4 inch

$673

Fine Art Drawings, Das Zimmer im zweiten Stock / La chambre au deuxième étage, Franz Roth

Das Zimmer im zweiten Stock / La chambre au deuxième étage

Franz Roth

Fine Art Drawings - 39.4 x 27.6 inch

$729

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?

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.