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How to Draw A Color Pencil Portrait

In our Color Pencil Portrait Lesson we will lead you from the first marks that you make on the paper, building up your skills through the key stages of our drawing technique, to create a realistic and skilful portrait.

A color pencil portrait.
A color pencil portrait.

Our slideshow above illustrates the development of our color pencil portrait and lets you observe the drawing process from start to finish. Once you see the step by step development of our portrait, you understand that the drawing process is quite methodical and not as complex as it looks. There is something for everyone to learn in this tutorial.

Color Pencil Skills and Techniques

 

Color Pencil Portrait

On the following pages we look more closely at the key stages of our drawing and demonstrate the important skills and techniques you can learn to help you draw the main features of a portrait in color pencils:

 

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