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

Portrait of Ignatius

Portrait of Ignatius

by Hetty Easter

Portrait of Clara

Portrait of Clara

by Hetty Easter

Little Boy

Little Boy

by Anders Lygnelid

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!

Eyes by Gary Faigin
Reflection #ICM2014 by sinisterscribe
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.

Improve Design in your Drawings with Simple Shapes

Learn how 3 ways to create simple studies for larger works, or even make finished collages from colorful papers.Read More

Drawing Animals With Human Characteristics: A Primer in Anthropormorphism

Add human characteristics to your drawings of animals for a touch of whimsy and emotion in your adorable art. Learn how to explore this technique in ...

Adorable Art: Learn How to Draw and Paint a Duckling

Develop your artistic skills by using simple techniques to draw an adorable duckling and add watercolor to make this work of art even more realistic. ...