Portrait Drawing for Sale

Fine Art Drawings, Sans titre, Philippe Pasqua

Sans titre

Philippe Pasqua

Fine Art Drawings - 15.7 x 11.8 x 0.1 inch

$3,390

Fine Art Drawings, Portrait, Mino Maccari

Portrait

Mino Maccari

Fine Art Drawings - 10 x 7.9 x 0 inch

$362

Fine Art Drawings, Bubble face III, Nef

Bubble face III

Nef

Fine Art Drawings - 12 x 9 x 0 inch

$113

Fine Art Drawings, À côté de l'arbre, Miquel Wert

À côté de l'arbre

Miquel Wert

Fine Art Drawings - 15.7 x 15.7 inch

$1,299

Fine Art Drawings, Els reis de la casa, Miquel Wert

Els reis de la casa

Miquel Wert

Fine Art Drawings - 15.7 x 15.7 inch

$1,299

Fine Art Drawings, Healing Greenland, Chunja & The Tiger, Shin Seung-Hun

Healing Greenland, Chunja & The Tiger

Shin Seung-Hun

Fine Art Drawings - 28.3 x 30.5 x 0 inch

$1,130

Fine Art Drawings, Stupeur, Nef

Stupeur

Nef

Fine Art Drawings - 16.5 x 11.7 x 0 inch

$203

Fine Art Drawings, Model, Eugene Berman

Model

Eugene Berman

Fine Art Drawings - 16.9 x 13.8 x 0 inch

$1,808

Fine Art Drawings, Pink is not dead, Nef

Pink is not dead

Nef

Fine Art Drawings - 7.9 x 7.9 x 0 inch

$113

Fine Art Drawings, Blush, Nef

Blush

Nef

Fine Art Drawings - 8.3 x 11.7 x 0 inch

$113

Fine Art Drawings, Kind of pink, Nef

Kind of pink

Nef

Fine Art Drawings - 9.1 x 6.3 x 0 inch

$113

Fine Art Drawings, Bubble face II, Nef

Bubble face II

Nef

Fine Art Drawings - 12 x 9 x 0 inch

$113

Fine Art Drawings, Bubble face I, Nef

Bubble face I

Nef

Fine Art Drawings - 12 x 9 x 0 inch

$113

Fine Art Drawings, Jeune à la bille, Nef

Jeune à la bille

Nef

Fine Art Drawings - 12 x 9 x 0 inch

$113

Fine Art Drawings, En mouvement, Marcela Zemanova

En mouvement

Marcela Zemanova

Fine Art Drawings - 7.9 x 5.9 x 0.2 inch

$158

Fine Art Drawings, Le Grenier, Michaël Brack

Le Grenier

Michaël Brack

Fine Art Drawings - 16.5 x 11.8 inch

$542

Fine Art Drawings, Le Crâne, Michaël Brack

Le Crâne

Michaël Brack

Fine Art Drawings - 11.8 x 16.5 inch

$542

Fine Art Drawings, Miroir, Michaël Brack

Miroir

Michaël Brack

Fine Art Drawings - 15.7 x 11.8 inch

$542

Fine Art Drawings, Le danseur de kabuki, Claude Weisbuch

Le danseur de kabuki

Claude Weisbuch

Fine Art Drawings - 14.2 x 12.6 x 1.2 inch

$2,486 $2,237

Fine Art Drawings, Untitled XXVI, Julieta Intergalactica

Untitled XXVI

Julieta Intergalactica

Fine Art Drawings - 8.3 x 5.8 x 0.1 inch

$271

Fine Art Drawings, Sleepy, Joanna Glazer

Sleepy

Joanna Glazer

Fine Art Drawings - 15.7 x 11.8 x 0 inch

$1,119

Fine Art Drawings, Dancing in Los Angeles, Joanna Glazer

Dancing in Los Angeles

Joanna Glazer

Fine Art Drawings - 15.7 x 11.8 x 0.4 inch

$1,119

Fine Art Drawings, 3 Ballerinas, Joanna Glazer

3 Ballerinas

Joanna Glazer

Fine Art Drawings - 15.7 x 11.8 x 0.4 inch

$1,119

Fine Art Drawings, Dance around the Fire, Joanna Glazer

Dance around the Fire

Joanna Glazer

Fine Art Drawings - 15.7 x 11.8 x 0.4 inch

$1,119

Fine Art Drawings, Courage, Maral Djenazian

Courage

Maral Djenazian

Fine Art Drawings - 17.3 x 16.5 x 0 inch

$1,909

Fine Art Drawings, Women series IV, Maral Djenazian

Women series IV

Maral Djenazian

Fine Art Drawings - 11.8 x 15.7 x 0.4 inch

$1,729

Fine Art Drawings, Women series III, Maral Djenazian

Women series III

Maral Djenazian

Fine Art Drawings - 11.8 x 15.7 x 0.4 inch

$1,729

Fine Art Drawings, Women series II, Maral Djenazian

Women series II

Maral Djenazian

Fine Art Drawings - 11.8 x 15.7 x 0.4 inch

$1,729

Fine Art Drawings, Portrait of Zoé, Dominique Dève

Portrait of Zoé

Dominique Dève

Fine Art Drawings - 16.5 x 11.4 x 0 inch

$339

Fine Art Drawings, Solaire, Francine Van Hove

Solaire

Francine Van Hove

Fine Art Drawings - 26.6 x 20.9 x 0.4 inch

$2,825

Fine Art Drawings, Eclosion, Zdenka Palkovic

Eclosion

Zdenka Palkovic

Fine Art Drawings - 27.2 x 19.3 x 0.8 inch

$1,808

Fine Art Drawings, Dépitée, Zdenka Palkovic

Dépitée

Zdenka Palkovic

Fine Art Drawings - 27.2 x 19.3 x 0.8 inch

$1,808

Fine Art Drawings, Brave New World, Zdenka Palkovic

Brave New World

Zdenka Palkovic

Fine Art Drawings - 27.2 x 19.3 x 0.8 inch

$1,808

Fine Art Drawings, Samouraille, Bruno Mallart

Samouraille

Bruno Mallart

Fine Art Drawings - 8.7 x 8.7 x 1.2 inch

$1,130

Fine Art Drawings, La solidarité des humains, hommes de races verte et violette, se respecte mutuellement, Frédéric Bruly Bouabré

La solidarité des humains, hommes de races verte et violette, se respecte mutuellement

Frédéric Bruly Bouabré

Fine Art Drawings - 5.9 x 4.1 inch

$678

Fine Art Drawings, Masque nocturne, Tarek

Masque nocturne

Tarek

Fine Art Drawings - 8.3 x 5.9 x 0 inch

$107

Fine Art Drawings, Encre diluée 2, André Ferrand

Encre diluée 2

André Ferrand

Fine Art Drawings - 25.6 x 20.1 inch

$1,017

Fine Art Drawings, Sans titre (3), Alexandre Taillandier

Sans titre (3)

Alexandre Taillandier

Fine Art Drawings - 21.7 x 18.1 x 0.4 inch

$1,130

Fine Art Drawings, Salpetrière, portrait #1, Gwendoline Hausermann

Salpetrière, portrait #1

Gwendoline Hausermann

Fine Art Drawings - 10.8 x 8.5 inch

$678

Fine Art Drawings, Monna Lisa, Mino Maccari

Monna Lisa

Mino Maccari

Fine Art Drawings - 9.4 x 11.8 x 0 inch

$791

Fine Art Drawings, The layers get to me, Michael Alan

The layers get to me

Michael Alan

Fine Art Drawings - 18.4 x 13.5 x 0.04 inch

$1,356

Fine Art Drawings, The Portrait Of Autumn II, Kirill Postovit

The Portrait Of Autumn II

Kirill Postovit

Fine Art Drawings - 27.6 x 19.7 x 0 inch

$333

Fine Art Drawings, American Dream, Alexandre Granger

American Dream

Alexandre Granger

Fine Art Drawings - 11.8 x 15.7 x 0 inch

$2,034

Fine Art Drawings, Le Malheureux, Zafi

Le Malheureux

Zafi

Fine Art Drawings - 25.6 x 19.7 x 0.4 inch

$1,808

Fine Art Drawings, Jeune fille et son Chat, Zafi

Jeune fille et son Chat

Zafi

Fine Art Drawings - 25.6 x 19.7 x 0.4 inch

$1,808

Fine Art Drawings, Visage d'animal, Zafi

Visage d'animal

Zafi

Fine Art Drawings - 25.2 x 20.1 x 0.4 inch

$1,808

Fine Art Drawings, Le Philosophe, Guillaume Piot

Le Philosophe

Guillaume Piot

Fine Art Drawings - 19.7 x 25.6 inch

$1,695

Fine Art Drawings, Kiss, Nina Narimanishvili

Kiss

Nina Narimanishvili

Fine Art Drawings - 11.4 x 16.5 x 0 inch

$1,073

Fine Art Drawings, Woman from Metro, Nina Narimanishvili

Woman from Metro

Nina Narimanishvili

Fine Art Drawings - 16.9 x 16.1 x 0 inch

$1,017

Fine Art Drawings, Loneliness, Nina Narimanishvili

Loneliness

Nina Narimanishvili

Fine Art Drawings - 10.2 x 9.4 x 0 inch

$1,412

Fine Art Drawings, Helmeted man 2, Raymond Loewy

Helmeted man 2

Raymond Loewy

Fine Art Drawings - 12.6 x 16.1 inch

$1,119

Fine Art Drawings, Reciprocity, Agathe Wagner

Reciprocity

Agathe Wagner

Fine Art Drawings - 19.7 x 25.6 x 1.2 inch

$1,695

Fine Art Drawings, Aquarelle graphique 1, Agathe Wagner

Aquarelle graphique 1

Agathe Wagner

Fine Art Drawings - 14.2 x 18.1 x 0.4 inch

$904

Fine Art Drawings, Aquarelle graphique 5, Agathe Wagner

Aquarelle graphique 5

Agathe Wagner

Fine Art Drawings - 18.1 x 14.2 x 0.4 inch

$904

Fine Art Drawings, Reciprocity2, Agathe Wagner

Reciprocity2

Agathe Wagner

Fine Art Drawings - 19.7 x 25.6 x 0.8 inch

$1,695

Fine Art Drawings, Personnage au discours fumeux, Georges Bru

Personnage au discours fumeux

Georges Bru

Fine Art Drawings - 7.5 x 9.4 inch

$1,412

Fine Art Drawings, Personnage avec cartouche, Georges Bru

Personnage avec cartouche

Georges Bru

Fine Art Drawings - 8.3 x 6.3 inch

$1,333

Fine Art Drawings, Personnage à l'air froissé, Georges Bru

Personnage à l'air froissé

Georges Bru

Fine Art Drawings - 5.9 x 7.9 x 0.2 inch

$1,186

Fine Art Drawings, Aquarelle graphique 6, Agathe Wagner

Aquarelle graphique 6

Agathe Wagner

Fine Art Drawings - 14.2 x 18.1 x 0.4 inch

$904

Fine Art Drawings, Sans titre, Pierre Alechinsky

Sans titre

Pierre Alechinsky

Fine Art Drawings - 4.3 x 6.3 x 0 inch

$5,423

Fine Art Drawings, Carrie Bradshaw in the kitchen with a hat, Manuel Santelices

Carrie Bradshaw in the kitchen with a hat

Manuel Santelices

Fine Art Drawings - 9 x 12 x 0.1 inch

$700

Fine Art Drawings, Sans titre, Philippe Pasqua

Sans titre

Philippe Pasqua

Fine Art Drawings - 39.4 x 31.5 x 0.1 inch

$5,649

Fine Art Drawings, Sans titre, Philippe Pasqua

Sans titre

Philippe Pasqua

Fine Art Drawings - 15.7 x 11.8 x 0.1 inch

$3,390

Fine Art Drawings, Sans titre, Philippe Pasqua

Sans titre

Philippe Pasqua

Fine Art Drawings - 39.4 x 31.5 x 0.1 inch

$5,649

Fine Art Drawings, Sans titre, Philippe Pasqua

Sans titre

Philippe Pasqua

Fine Art Drawings - 39.4 x 31.5 x 0.1 inch

$5,649

Fine Art Drawings, Feeding The Birds, Kirill Postovit

Feeding The Birds

Kirill Postovit

Fine Art Drawings - 11.7 x 8.3 x 0 inch

$3,039

Fine Art Drawings, A girl awaiting the train, Kirill Postovit

A girl awaiting the train

Kirill Postovit

Fine Art Drawings - 11.7 x 8.3 x 0 inch

$3,039

Fine Art Drawings, Costume, Eugene Berman

Costume

Eugene Berman

Fine Art Drawings - 6.5 x 4.6 x 0 inch

$678

Fine Art Drawings, Portrait of a Believer, Matthew Rose

Portrait of a Believer

Matthew Rose

Fine Art Drawings - 12 x 9 x 1 inch

$565

Fine Art Drawings, Theatre, Shota Imerlishvili

Theatre

Shota Imerlishvili

Fine Art Drawings - 24 x 33.9 x 0 inch

$2,260

Fine Art Drawings, Red Cube, Shota Imerlishvili

Red Cube

Shota Imerlishvili

Fine Art Drawings - 35.4 x 23.6 x 0 inch

$2,260

Fine Art Drawings, Secret game V, Lilit Soghomonyan

Secret game V

Lilit Soghomonyan

Fine Art Drawings - 11 x 7.5 x 0 inch

$475

Fine Art Drawings, Healing Greenland, Chunja & the dog, Shin Seung-Hun

Healing Greenland, Chunja & the dog

Shin Seung-Hun

Fine Art Drawings - 28.3 x 30.5 x 0 inch

$1,130

Fine Art Drawings, Darwin, Christian Frederiksen

Darwin

Christian Frederiksen

Fine Art Drawings - 18.1 x 15 x 0 inch

$1,695

Fine Art Drawings, Darwin, Ghost, Christian Frederiksen

Darwin, Ghost

Christian Frederiksen

Fine Art Drawings - 18.1 x 15 x 0 inch

$1,695

Fine Art Drawings, Star Study, Patsy McArthur

Star Study

Patsy McArthur

Fine Art Drawings - 26 x 21.7 inch

$1,356

Fine Art Drawings, Two lovers, Badriot

Two lovers

Badriot

Fine Art Drawings - 10.2 x 8.3 x 0.4 inch

$1,695

Fine Art Drawings, Healing Greenland, Chunja and The Monkey Brothers, Shin Seung-Hun

Healing Greenland, Chunja and The Monkey Brothers

Shin Seung-Hun

Fine Art Drawings - 28.3 x 30.5 x 0 inch

$1,130

Fine Art Drawings, 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

$1,130

Fine Art Drawings, The Heavenly Maids Scatter Blossoms, Qing-Yan Li

The Heavenly Maids Scatter Blossoms

Qing-Yan Li

Fine Art Drawings - 26.8 x 26.8 x 0 inch

$1,864

Fine Art Drawings, Happy Double Flying, Qing-Yan Li

Happy Double Flying

Qing-Yan Li

Fine Art Drawings - 26.8 x 26.8 x 0 inch

$1,864

Fine Art Drawings, Giraffe Drinking Water, Qing-Yan Li

Giraffe Drinking Water

Qing-Yan Li

Fine Art Drawings - 26.8 x 26.8 x 0 inch

$1,864

Fine Art Drawings, Flying Apsaras Dance, Qing-Yan Li

Flying Apsaras Dance

Qing-Yan Li

Fine Art Drawings - 26.8 x 26.8 x 0 inch

$1,864

Fine Art Drawings, Flying Apsaras Crossing Mountains, Qing-Yan Li

Flying Apsaras Crossing Mountains

Qing-Yan Li

Fine Art Drawings - 26.8 x 26.8 x 0 inch

$1,864

Fine Art Drawings, La testa dell'eroe, Alexander Daniloff

La testa dell'eroe

Alexander Daniloff

Fine Art Drawings - 13.8 x 19.7 x 0 inch

$147 $132

Fine Art Drawings, Cavaliere del Santo Graal, Alexander Daniloff

Cavaliere del Santo Graal

Alexander Daniloff

Fine Art Drawings - 11 x 7.5 x 0.2 inch

$169 $153

Fine Art Drawings, Enigma, Michael Alan

Enigma

Michael Alan

Fine Art Drawings - 13 x 10.75 x 0.04 inch

$3,841

Fine Art Drawings, Our masks, Fred Borghesi

Our masks

Fred Borghesi

Fine Art Drawings - 8.3 x 7.1 x 0.1 inch

$2,938

Fine Art Drawings, The frowns, Fred Borghesi

The frowns

Fred Borghesi

Fine Art Drawings - 8.3 x 7.1 x 0.1 inch

$3,390

Fine Art Drawings, Old Lady Draws, Fred Borghesi

Old Lady Draws

Fred Borghesi

Fine Art Drawings - 11.8 x 8.3 x 0.1 inch

$3,728

Fine Art Drawings, Untitled, Duván López

Untitled

Duván López

Fine Art Drawings - 12.6 x 9.4 x 0 inch

$678

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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How do you choose the right materials for portrait drawing?

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