How to draw a Portrait

How to Draw a Portrait, Step by Step

Have you ever wondered how to draw a human portrait if you've never done that before? You can master a simple technique of drawing the Face even on your own, but at the initial stage you must draw it in pencil step by step. With a little bit of focus and effort, you should be able to draw a quality portrait.

Step 1

How to Draw a Portrait, Step 1

In order to draw a realistic-looking portrait, it is important to properly sketch the oval outline. You may have to try doing so a few times. If you want to draw a portrait as accurate as the one in my drawing, you must be patient and diligent.

Step 2

How to Draw a Portrait, Step 2

Draw a horizontal line right in the middle of the oval to divide it into two parts, and a parallel line a little bit lower. From the middle of the lower line draw a vertical line and sketch the base of the nose.

Step 3

How to Draw a Portrait, Step 3

You might find the process of drawing a human face fun and really absorbing, especially if you do the first steps correctly. Then you'll find it much easier to continue. Now, please sharpen your pencil until it is very fine. The eyes are typically the most important part of any portrait. Draw the Eyes, the pupils, the mouth line, and the hairline using curved oval lines.

Step 4

How to Draw a Portrait, Step 4

Although this stage might be a but challenging, once you complete it, your portrait is almost ready. I recommend drawing the easiest parts first. Draw the eyebrows and finish the hairline. Now, let's draw a more complex face element - the Lips. Don't make the mouth too wide or the lips too thick. Start drawing the Nose. Gently rub out extra pencil sketches with an eraser and evaluate your drawing so far.

Step 5

How to Draw a Portrait, Step 5

If you've gotten to this stage quickly, you must be very artistic. Now you deserve some rest and won't have to draw any complicated parts in the portrait. All you have to do is to draw the eyebrows, the eyelids, and the ears in more detail.

Step 6

How to Draw a Portrait, Step 6

Now you've got a real drawing of a face . The final step is to make a portrait out of it by giving it some volume, which is achieved by shading and contrasting. After you feel confident drawing a face step by step, try drawing a portrait off of a photograph.





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