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How to Draw A Color Pencil Portrait


Our latest lesson explains and illustrates the various stages of the drawing technique used to create a color pencil portrait.


Color Pencil Portrait Drawing
Color Pencil Portrait
Color Pencil Line Drawing
Color Pencil Line Drawing

In our Color Pencil Portrait Lesson we will lead you from the first tentative marks that you make on the paper, gradually building up the layers of tone, color, pattern and texture to complete a confident and skilful portrait.

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'The Creation of Adam', (1513) by Michelangelo Buonarroti.

'The Creation of Adam', (1513) by Michelangelo Buonarroti.



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