How To Draw Celebrities- Realistic pencil portraits


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Impress your friends by learning how to draw celebrities with a pencil. In this Free PDF I show you how I scribble KEVIN SPACEY. Visit for more FREE PDFs and pencil drawing advice!

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How To Draw Celebrities- Realistic pencil portraits

  1. 1. How I Draw A Realistic Pencil. Portrait Brought To You By Christopher Sia 1
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  3. 3. In this report, I’m going to show you how I draw a realistic pencil portrait.Many people have their own way of drawing pencil portrait.Some of them start by drawing from top to bottom, some start by drawing from left to right…for me, I have two slightly different ways to start when I’m teaching my students to draw.For teaching beginners in drawing pencil portraits, I will demonstrate by drawing the eyes,the nose, the mouth, the ear, the hair, then only the face. This is because it’s easier forbeginners to focus on just one area to another. Plus, I won’t ask beginners to add shadingon the entire face because it will become very complicated that’s why I draw the hair beforethe face.For teaching advanced students in drawing pencil portraits, I will still demonstrate bydrawing the eyes, the nose, the mouth, the ear, the face, and lastly the hair. The reasonthat I draw the face first is because for showing advanced students in drawing, I fill up theentire face with shading. It’s easier to draw the hair later on.The pencil portrait below is the example that I demonstrate for beginners without shadingon the entire face:The pencil portrait below is the example that I demonstrate for advanced students byshading on the entire face plus adding more details:   1
  4. 4. So in this report, I’m going to show you how I draw a realistic pencil portrait for thereference picture in the next page.   2
  5. 5. (Please note that this report isn’t a step-by-step guide on drawing a pencil portrait, but moreabout how and which steps I go first when I draw a realistic pencil portrait.)   3
  6. 6. At first, I will start to draw outline of the facial features, hair, and head with a 2H pencil. Ialways put a blank and clean paper underneath my hand so that it won’t dirty my drawing.Then, I start to draw the eyebrow of the left eye. After finished drawing the eyebrow, I go ondrawing the iris with a 5B pencil, then only I start to draw from upper eyelid to lower eyelidand the skin under the left eye with 2B pencil. After finished drawing everything, I draw theeyelashes with a 5B pencil.   4
  7. 7. After that, I go on to draw the right eye with the same steps of drawing the left eye.   5
  8. 8. Once I’ve finished drawing both the eyes, I then add shading on the nose with 2B pencilstarting from top of the nose bridge to bottom of nose bridge. Then I draw left side of thenose, right side of the nose. And lastly, I draw the ball of the nose in front with the highlighton it. I also observe some details to be added on nose.After that, I go on to draw the mouth and the teeth with 2H and 2B pencil. I start by drawingthe upper lips. Then I draw the teeth individually from left to right. And lastly, I draw thelower lips with some highlights on it.   6
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  10. 10. After finished drawing the mouth, I then continue to add shading on both side of the earswith 2B pencil. I start by drawing from the left ear, then only to right side of the ear.As you can see, drawing facial features realistically makes the portrait come lifelike.   8
  11. 11. After finished drawing the eyes, the nose, the mouth, and the ear, I started to add shadingon the face with 2H and 2B pencil. I always start to draw from the skin around the left eye.While shading half way, I also observe some details to draw.   9
  12. 12. I focus on drawing the face area on the left eye. Then I continue moving downwards to thecheek and beside the mouth.       10
  13. 13. I continue drawing the jaw and skin above the mouth. Once I’ve finished drawing the skinaround the mouth, then only I draw the shaved moustache around the mouth.   11
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  15. 15. After that, I start to draw right side of the face, starting from the skin around the right eye.Again, I observe the details around it and moving downwards to the right cheek.                13
  16. 16. Usually, I draw the forehead last for face drawing. I focus on just one area then to anotherarea from left to right.     14
  17. 17. And now, there’s only hair drawing left. I begin to draw from the bottom of the left sideburnby moving upwards to left side of the hair, to middle, then moving downwards to right sideof the hair and the right sideburn. I use 5B pencil for hair drawing. Sometimes I use also 8Bpencil to achieve some really dark part of hair.     15
  18. 18. After that, I draw the neck and the coat to complete the realistic pencil portrait drawing.Lastly, I observe the reference picture again to see which area should be darker and darkenthem.   16
  19. 19. That is how I draw a realistic pencil portrait.Instead of looking at the whole picture to draw, focus on drawing and complete one smallarea then only move on to another area. In this way, not only you won’t miss out the details,you will also fasten the whole process.Take your time to draw a realistic pencil portrait and don’t be rush. Drawing should be arelax activity and not a stressful chore. ☺To Your Drawing Success, 17