Drawing: Figures & Portraits

Portrait Drawings

Explore beautiful drawings of figures and portraits created by Craftsy members. And, show off your latest works!

Les Miserables

by Elias Demetriou

Reflections #AboutFace

by Brianna_moose


by lilyart00@gmail.com

Portrait Drawing Practice

by AcousticRuby

Portrait Drawing Classes

Learn the secrets to drawing lifelike figures and portraits in online classes taught by the world's best instructors.

Drawing Children: Charcoal Portraits

Hetty Easter


Create a captivating charcoal portrait with essential techniques!

Student Projects from this class

Little Boy

Little Boy

by Anders Lygnelid

Portrait of Koomla

Portrait of Koomla

by Hetty Easter

Portrait of Ignatius

Portrait of Ignatius

by Hetty Easter

portrait charcoal by apfinearts
Day Dreaming by chomaee
Look by Elias Demetriou

Traditional Portrait Drawing Techniques

Jennifer Gennari


Draw an expressive charcoal portrait using the time-honored techniques of Rembrandt and da Vinci!

Reflection #ICM2014 by Hope M
Eyes by Gary Faigin
Drawing From the Skull by Gary Faigin

Drawing Facial Features

Gary Faigin


Capture the features of the human face with riveting realism! Master the technical and structural elements behind a perfectly-drawn portrait.

Figure & Portrait Drawing Blog Posts

Bring expressive figures and portraits to life with drawing tips and tricks from experts in free, in-depth articles.

8 Genius Hacks for Drawing More Expressive Faces

These eight expert tricks make it SO much easier to convey tricky emotions.

The Artist’s Formula for Drawing Any Kind of Hairstyle

Waves, braids, buns — whatever hairstyle your subject has, you can draw it with the help of Veronica Winters' tips and tutorials.

Drawing From Life vs. Drawing From a Photo: Which Is Better?

Artists are strongly divided on this issue: Is it better to draw from life or use a photo reference? Read the case for both sides of the argument and ...