Portrait Drawing for Sale

Fine Art Drawings, Stone Face, Michael Grine

Stone Face

Michael Grine

Fine Art Drawings - 18 x 12 x 0.01 inch

$300

Fine Art Drawings, Sit, Michael Grine

Sit

Michael Grine

Fine Art Drawings - 18 x 12 x 0.01 inch

$300

Fine Art Drawings, Rocky, Michael Grine

Rocky

Michael Grine

Fine Art Drawings - 18 x 12 x 0.01 inch

$300

Fine Art Drawings, Girl & Doll, Lionel le Jeune

Girl & Doll

Lionel le Jeune

Fine Art Drawings - 11.7 x 8.3 x 0.2 inch

$102

Fine Art Drawings, Portrait, Stanislav Bojankov

Portrait

Stanislav Bojankov

Fine Art Drawings - 13 x 10.2 x 0 inch

$90

Fine Art Drawings, Portrait, Stanislav Bojankov

Portrait

Stanislav Bojankov

Fine Art Drawings - 11 x 7.9 x 0 inch

$79

Fine Art Drawings, Histoires urbaines 29, Arnaud Gautron

Histoires urbaines 29

Arnaud Gautron

Fine Art Drawings - 23.2 x 16.5 inch

$565

Fine Art Drawings, Histoire urbaines 28, Arnaud Gautron

Histoire urbaines 28

Arnaud Gautron

Fine Art Drawings - 23.2 x 16.5 inch

$565

Fine Art Drawings, Le rêve du poisson, Arnaud Gautron

Le rêve du poisson

Arnaud Gautron

Fine Art Drawings - 19.7 x 25.6 inch

$565

Fine Art Drawings, Le rêve du corps beau, Arnaud Gautron

Le rêve du corps beau

Arnaud Gautron

Fine Art Drawings - 19.7 x 25.6 inch

$565

Fine Art Drawings, Map (d'après Les Goonies), Guillaume Piot

Map (d'après Les Goonies)

Guillaume Piot

Fine Art Drawings - 11.7 x 8.3 inch

$113

Fine Art Drawings, Study After Leonardos Burlington Cartoon, Atom Hovhanesyan

Study After Leonardos Burlington Cartoon

Atom Hovhanesyan

Fine Art Drawings - 30 x 22 x 0 inch

$100,000

Fine Art Drawings, Anuti-1, Atom Hovhanesyan

Anuti-1

Atom Hovhanesyan

Fine Art Drawings - 22 x 18.4 x 0 inch

$70,000

Fine Art Drawings, Ray Charles (noir & blanc), Noël Granger

Ray Charles (noir & blanc)

Noël Granger

Fine Art Drawings - 8.3 x 11.4 inch

$102 $87

Fine Art Drawings, Portrait, Lionel le Jeune

Portrait

Lionel le Jeune

Fine Art Drawings - 8.3 x 5.9 x 0.1 inch

$73

Fine Art Drawings, Crâne, Lionel le Jeune

Crâne

Lionel le Jeune

Fine Art Drawings - 8.3 x 5.9 x 0.1 inch

$73

Fine Art Drawings, Spicey (d'après The Bear), Guillaume Piot

Spicey (d'après The Bear)

Guillaume Piot

Fine Art Drawings - 11.7 x 8.3 inch

$113

Fine Art Drawings, Path (d'après Fury Road), Guillaume Piot

Path (d'après Fury Road)

Guillaume Piot

Fine Art Drawings - 11.7 x 8.3 inch

$113

Fine Art Drawings, Démon (d'après L'exorciste), Guillaume Piot

Démon (d'après L'exorciste)

Guillaume Piot

Fine Art Drawings - 11.7 x 8.3 inch

$113

Fine Art Drawings, Shallow ( d'après A star is Born), Guillaume Piot

Shallow ( d'après A star is Born)

Guillaume Piot

Fine Art Drawings - 11.7 x 8.3 inch

$113

Fine Art Drawings, Frost (d'après Snowpiercer), Guillaume Piot

Frost (d'après Snowpiercer)

Guillaume Piot

Fine Art Drawings - 11.7 x 8.3 inch

$113

Fine Art Drawings, Portrait en Rose 3, Pascal Marlin

Portrait en Rose 3

Pascal Marlin

Fine Art Drawings - 16.1 x 12.6 x 0 inch

$339

Fine Art Drawings, Jungle men, Pascal Marlin

Jungle men

Pascal Marlin

Fine Art Drawings - 12.6 x 9.4 x 0 inch

$282

Fine Art Drawings, Femme au miroir, Pascal Marlin

Femme au miroir

Pascal Marlin

Fine Art Drawings - 12.6 x 9.4 x 0 inch

$282

Fine Art Drawings, Deux femmes, Pascal Marlin

Deux femmes

Pascal Marlin

Fine Art Drawings - 12.8 x 9.8 x 0 inch

$282

Fine Art Drawings, N°1586, Georges Saulterre

N°1586

Georges Saulterre

Fine Art Drawings - 29.9 x 22 x 0 inch

$3,954

Fine Art Drawings, Happy birthday, Georges Saulterre

Happy birthday

Georges Saulterre

Fine Art Drawings - 29.9 x 22 x 0 inch

$3,954

Fine Art Drawings, Réussite, Johanna Sanna

Réussite

Johanna Sanna

Fine Art Drawings - 15.4 x 11.4 x 0.1 inch

$565

Fine Art Drawings, N°1394, Georges Saulterre

N°1394

Georges Saulterre

Fine Art Drawings - 29.9 x 22 x 0.1 inch

$3,954

Fine Art Drawings, L'échange, Karim Benchebra

L'échange

Karim Benchebra

Fine Art Drawings - 15.7 x 23.6 x 0 inch

$2,147

Fine Art Drawings, Serenity II, Karim Benchebra

Serenity II

Karim Benchebra

Fine Art Drawings - 11.8 x 7.9 x 0 inch

$1,808

Fine Art Drawings, N°1458, Georges Saulterre

N°1458

Georges Saulterre

Fine Art Drawings - 29.9 x 22 x 0.1 inch

$3,954

Fine Art Drawings, N°1465, Georges Saulterre

N°1465

Georges Saulterre

Fine Art Drawings - 22 x 29.9 inch

$3,390

Fine Art Drawings, N°1472, Georges Saulterre

N°1472

Georges Saulterre

Fine Art Drawings - 29.9 x 22 x 0.1 inch

$3,390

Fine Art Drawings, N°1474, Georges Saulterre

N°1474

Georges Saulterre

Fine Art Drawings - 29.9 x 22 x 0.1 inch

$3,954

Fine Art Drawings, N°1621, Georges Saulterre

N°1621

Georges Saulterre

Fine Art Drawings - 29.9 x 22 inch

$3,954

Fine Art Drawings, N°1619 Le fou du roi, Georges Saulterre

N°1619 Le fou du roi

Georges Saulterre

Fine Art Drawings - 29.9 x 22 x 0 inch

$3,954

Fine Art Drawings, N°1614, Georges Saulterre

N°1614

Georges Saulterre

Fine Art Drawings - 29.9 x 22 x 0 inch

$3,954

Fine Art Drawings, N°1600, Georges Saulterre

N°1600

Georges Saulterre

Fine Art Drawings - 29.9 x 22 x 0 inch

$3,954

Fine Art Drawings, Madonna, Atom Hovhanesyan

Madonna

Atom Hovhanesyan

Fine Art Drawings - 30 x 22 x 0 inch

$100,000

Fine Art Drawings, Untitled (Pen03), Atom Hovhanesyan

Untitled (Pen03)

Atom Hovhanesyan

Fine Art Drawings - 20.1 x 29.9 x 0 inch

$80,000

Fine Art Drawings, City Lovers II, Anthea Missy

City Lovers II

Anthea Missy

Fine Art Drawings - 31.5 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch

$2,825

Fine Art Drawings, Rétro, Isabelle Hirtzig

Rétro

Isabelle Hirtzig

Fine Art Drawings - 11.7 x 8.3 x 0 inch

$153

Fine Art Drawings, Toutes les deux, Isabelle Hirtzig

Toutes les deux

Isabelle Hirtzig

Fine Art Drawings - 11.7 x 8.3 x 0 inch

$164

Fine Art Drawings, Character, Pascal Marlin

Character

Pascal Marlin

Fine Art Drawings - 12.2 x 9.4 x 0 inch

$316

Fine Art Drawings, Character, Pascal Marlin

Character

Pascal Marlin

Fine Art Drawings - 12.2 x 9.4 x 0 inch

$316

Fine Art Drawings, Hommage à Jean Cocteau #2, Laurent Anastay-Ponsolle

Hommage à Jean Cocteau #2

Laurent Anastay-Ponsolle

Fine Art Drawings - 16.5 x 11.6 x 0 inch

$564

Fine Art Drawings, Duck's liver with grapes, Noël Granger

Duck's liver with grapes

Noël Granger

Fine Art Drawings - 11.8 x 15.7 inch

$124

Fine Art Drawings, Ray Charles, Noël Granger

Ray Charles

Noël Granger

Fine Art Drawings - 8.3 x 11 inch

$102 $92

Fine Art Drawings, Charlie Chaplin - II, Noël Granger

Charlie Chaplin - II

Noël Granger

Fine Art Drawings - 11.4 x 8.3 inch

$102 $92

Fine Art Drawings, Charlie Chaplin, Noël Granger

Charlie Chaplin

Noël Granger

Fine Art Drawings - 11.4 x 8.3 inch

$102 $92

Fine Art Drawings, Eddy Mitchell, Noël Granger

Eddy Mitchell

Noël Granger

Fine Art Drawings - 11.4 x 8.3 inch

$102 $81

Fine Art Drawings, Jacques Dutronc  - Vieille Canaille, Noël Granger

Jacques Dutronc - Vieille Canaille

Noël Granger

Fine Art Drawings - 11.4 x 8.3 inch

$102

Fine Art Drawings, Eddy Mitchell "Vieille canaille", Noël Granger

Eddy Mitchell "Vieille canaille"

Noël Granger

Fine Art Drawings - 11.4 x 8.3 inch

$102 $81

Fine Art Drawings, Ombre et lumière Johnny Hallyday, Noël Granger

Ombre et lumière Johnny Hallyday

Noël Granger

Fine Art Drawings - 11.4 x 8.3 inch

$102

Fine Art Drawings, Dodge (d'après Dodgeball), Guillaume Piot

Dodge (d'après Dodgeball)

Guillaume Piot

Fine Art Drawings - 11.7 x 8.3 inch

$113

Fine Art Drawings, Gold (d'après Goldfinger), Guillaume Piot

Gold (d'après Goldfinger)

Guillaume Piot

Fine Art Drawings - 11.7 x 8.3 inch

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Fine Art Drawings, Drip (d'après Singing in the rain), Guillaume Piot

Drip (d'après Singing in the rain)

Guillaume Piot

Fine Art Drawings - 11.7 x 8.3 inch

$113

Fine Art Drawings, Bounce (d'après Flubber), Guillaume Piot

Bounce (d'après Flubber)

Guillaume Piot

Fine Art Drawings - 11.7 x 8.3 inch

$113

Fine Art Drawings, Castle (d'après Harry Potter), Guillaume Piot

Castle (d'après Harry Potter)

Guillaume Piot

Fine Art Drawings - 11.7 x 8.3 inch

$113

Fine Art Drawings, Dagger (d'après Prince of Persia), Guillaume Piot

Dagger (d'après Prince of Persia)

Guillaume Piot

Fine Art Drawings - 11.7 x 8.3 inch

$113

Fine Art Drawings, Angel (d'après Les ailes du désir), Guillaume Piot

Angel (d'après Les ailes du désir)

Guillaume Piot

Fine Art Drawings - 11.7 x 8.3 inch

$113

Fine Art Drawings, Saddle (d'après Mon nom est personne), Guillaume Piot

Saddle (d'après Mon nom est personne)

Guillaume Piot

Fine Art Drawings - 11.7 x 8.3 inch

$113

Fine Art Drawings, Spiders (d'après Spiderman), Guillaume Piot

Spiders (d'après Spiderman)

Guillaume Piot

Fine Art Drawings - 11.7 x 8.3 inch

$113

Fine Art Drawings, Dangerous (d'après Dangerous Mind), Guillaume Piot

Dangerous (d'après Dangerous Mind)

Guillaume Piot

Fine Art Drawings - 11.7 x 8.3 inch

$113

Fine Art Drawings, Remove (d'après Eternal Sunshine), Guillaume Piot

Remove (d'après Eternal Sunshine)

Guillaume Piot

Fine Art Drawings - 11.7 x 8.3 inch

$113

Fine Art Drawings, Sparkle (d'après Sparkles), Guillaume Piot

Sparkle (d'après Sparkles)

Guillaume Piot

Fine Art Drawings - 11.7 x 8.3 inch

$113

Fine Art Drawings, Massive (d'après un talent en or Massif), Guillaume Piot

Massive (d'après un talent en or Massif)

Guillaume Piot

Fine Art Drawings - 11.7 x 8.3 inch

$113

Fine Art Drawings, Rush (d'après Rush Hour), Guillaume Piot

Rush (d'après Rush Hour)

Guillaume Piot

Fine Art Drawings - 11.7 x 8.3 inch

$113

Fine Art Drawings, Fire (d'après Backdraft), Guillaume Piot

Fire (d'après Backdraft)

Guillaume Piot

Fine Art Drawings - 11.7 x 8.3 inch

$113

Fine Art Drawings, Celestial (d'après Interstellar), Guillaume Piot

Celestial (d'après Interstellar)

Guillaume Piot

Fine Art Drawings - 11.7 x 8.3 inch

$113

Fine Art Drawings, Plump (d'après Professeur Foldingue), Guillaume Piot

Plump (d'après Professeur Foldingue)

Guillaume Piot

Fine Art Drawings - 11.7 x 8.3 inch

$113

Fine Art Drawings, Dream (d'après Inception), Guillaume Piot

Dream (d'après Inception)

Guillaume Piot

Fine Art Drawings - 11.7 x 8.3 inch

$113

Fine Art Drawings, Chers vieux amis - Monotype - 11, LN Le Cheviller

Chers vieux amis - Monotype - 11

LN Le Cheviller

Fine Art Drawings - 19.7 x 13.8 x 0 inch

$316

Fine Art Drawings, Chers vieux amis - Monotype - 6, LN Le Cheviller

Chers vieux amis - Monotype - 6

LN Le Cheviller

Fine Art Drawings - 19.7 x 13.8 x 0 inch

$316

Fine Art Drawings, Chers vieux amis - Monotype - 3, LN Le Cheviller

Chers vieux amis - Monotype - 3

LN Le Cheviller

Fine Art Drawings - 19.7 x 13.8 x 0 inch

$282

Fine Art Drawings, Chers vieux amis - Monotype - 2, LN Le Cheviller

Chers vieux amis - Monotype - 2

LN Le Cheviller

Fine Art Drawings - 19.7 x 13.8 x 0 inch

$282

Fine Art Drawings, Lordly (Pen08), Atom Hovhanesyan

Lordly (Pen08)

Atom Hovhanesyan

Fine Art Drawings - 40 x 26 x 0 inch

$50,843

Fine Art Drawings, Untitled, Bunkt_

Untitled

Bunkt_

Fine Art Drawings - 14 x 11 inch

$70

Fine Art Drawings, Untitled, Bunkt_

Untitled

Bunkt_

Fine Art Drawings - 15 x 11 inch

$60

Fine Art Drawings, N°1622, Georges Saulterre

N°1622

Georges Saulterre

Fine Art Drawings - 29.9 x 22 x 0.1 inch

$3,954

Fine Art Drawings, Hiver 2, Corinne Foucouin

Hiver 2

Corinne Foucouin

Fine Art Drawings - 15.7 x 11.6 x 0 inch

$147

Fine Art Drawings, Nice, Jean-Jacques André

Nice

Jean-Jacques André

Fine Art Drawings - 7.9 x 7.9 x 0.1 inch

$249

Fine Art Drawings, Icone G, Jean-Jacques André

Icone G

Jean-Jacques André

Fine Art Drawings - 15.4 x 11.4 x 0.1 inch

$249

Fine Art Drawings, N°1588, Georges Saulterre

N°1588

Georges Saulterre

Fine Art Drawings - 29.9 x 22.8 x 0 inch

$3,954

Fine Art Drawings, N°1266, Georges Saulterre

N°1266

Georges Saulterre

Fine Art Drawings - 29.9 x 22 x 0 inch

$3,954

Fine Art Drawings, N°1346, Georges Saulterre

N°1346

Georges Saulterre

Fine Art Drawings - 29.9 x 22 x 0 inch

$3,954

Fine Art Drawings, N°1289 Love, Georges Saulterre

N°1289 Love

Georges Saulterre

Fine Art Drawings - 29.9 x 22 x 0 inch

$3,954

Fine Art Drawings, N°1387 Venise engloutie, Georges Saulterre

N°1387 Venise engloutie

Georges Saulterre

Fine Art Drawings - 22 x 29.9 x 0 inch

$3,954

Fine Art Drawings, Image du monde 3, LN Le Cheviller

Image du monde 3

LN Le Cheviller

Fine Art Drawings - 19.7 x 12.6 x 0 inch

$271

Fine Art Drawings, Image du monde 1, LN Le Cheviller

Image du monde 1

LN Le Cheviller

Fine Art Drawings - 19.7 x 12.6 x 0 inch

$271

Fine Art Drawings, N°1383, Georges Saulterre

N°1383

Georges Saulterre

Fine Art Drawings - 29.9 x 22 x 0.1 inch

$3,954

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.