Andy Leslie's
Portrait Drawings


Andy Leslie’s gallery is truly an amazing sight. His realistic portrait pencil drawings are simply stunning. The theme of Elvis Presley pencil drawings is probably one of the best I can imagine.

We all know Elvis and therefore can see how awesomely well he captures his face features and expressions. These realistic drawings truly look like photos!

Drawing realistic portraits of people may be quite a challenge. Most of us are drawing them from photos because that is one of the easiest ways, yet not everyone is able to capture the very essence of the portrait.

Human face has a very specific set of characteristics. Someone can learn and master those just by intuition and a little practice, while others need to study the proportions, dimensions and shapes like math.

In portrait drawings, if you make a slight mistake, a wrong pencil stroke on critically important place, it may completely affect the entire portrait. Those subtle strokes and lines, those super tiny details are the most important factors.



Did you know that every face is defined by the following 3 features?

  • the eyes
  • the nose
  • the mouth

If you get these three done right, then the rest of the face – even if you make some slight mistakes – will look like the person’s true portrait.

If the portrait you draw is someone famous, like a musician, a celebrity or a historical figure, then it is even bigger challenge because everyone knows the face, and the judgment can be severe…

…if you make any small mistake, everyone can recognize that almost instantly, so the audience pressure for “perfection” is even harder. But let’s not slip into that useless “pressure cooker”. This website is not a drawing competition or perfection and no pressure is required.

We all want to feel at ease and relaxed. We are learning how to draw here. It is also very natural that not all drawings or sketches would look like a photocopy, and that is the beauty.

As Andy Leslie often comments on himself, he is still learning the art of realistic drawing. We can all see the significant progress on each of his portrait drawings.

Enjoy Andy Leslie’s Realistic Portrait Drawings

If you are portrait drawing enthusiast, or you just want to learn how to draw portraits, Andy’s page may be a perfect place to observe the details on these drawings.

I believe you can get a lot of inspiration from his awesome artwork and apply those experiences to your own portrait drawings.


Elvis Drawing No25 Angel

This is a coloured pencil drawing, my reference photo was in black and white and thought id see if I could do it in colour, I think its my best one so far. I've called it Angel.

Elvis Presley Drawing No 24

Coloured pencil Drawing, I've done this one for an Elvis exhibition in Scarborough

Elvis Presley Drawing No 23

After learning to draw more Realistically for 14 months I'm now learning to draw with coloured pencils, this is my third attempt.

Elvis Presley Drawing No 22

My second drawing with coloured pencils, I've learned a lot about how to use the pencils with this drawing, I think the left side of the jacket is better than the right as I got better at using the pencils as I went along.

Elvis Presley - Drawing No 21

Been learning to draw more realistically for 14 months now and this is my first one ever with colored pencils

Elvis Presley - Drawing No 20

My first drawing this year, been drawing for 14 months now learning to draw more realistically

John Lennon

First time drawing John Lennon in my attempts to draw more realistically

Elvis Presley - Drawing No 19

Been drawing for 11 months now this is my latest Elvis drawing

Star Wars Daisy Ridley Drawing

My latest drawing is of Daisy Ridley from Star Wars. More practice in my attempt to draw more Realistically

Elvis Presley - Drawing No 18

learning to draw more realistically

Elvis Presley - Drawing No 17

Learning to draw more realistically No.17

Elvis Presley - Drawing No 16

My 16th drawing of Elvis in my attempt to draw more realistic portraits

Elvis Presley - Drawing No 15

Been learning to draw more realistically for about 10 months now and people say this is my most realistic yet.

Elvis Presley - Drawing No 14

My latest drawing of Elvis has gone to live in The Rock & Roll House Benidorm

Elvis - Drawing No 13

Latest portrait of Elvis, learning to draw more Realistic portraits.





Elvis - Drawing No 12

Latest learning project, trying to draw more realistically

Elvis Presley Drawing No 11

Over the past 6 months I've been learning how to draw portraits more realistically, I think I'm starting to get better.

Elvis Presley Drawing 10

Been trying to learn to draw more realistically

Elvis Presley Drawing 09

Trying to get better at realistic drawing

Elvis Presley Drawing 06

My second attempt at drawing leather

Elvis Presley Drawing 05

Trying to learn to draw more realistically, think I'm starting to get better.

Elvis Presley Drawing 04

Trying to get more realistic with my drawing

Elvis Presley Drawing 03

I'm trying to draw more realistically

Elvis Presley Drawing 02

I'm trying to get more realistic with my drawing, this is my second attempted.

Elvis Presley Drawing 01

Not drawn for about 10 years, this is my first attempt and would like to learn more about drawing.

Gordon Hendricks Drawing

A drawing of the Elvis tribute Artist Gordon Hendricks. This is my first attempt at drawing leather.

Realistic Drawing 01

I'm trying to draw portraits more realistically, I think they are starting to get better.

Jes 01

I'm learning to draw more realistically

Andrew 01

Learning to draw more realistically

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  1. Visitors Manga Drawings Gallery

    May 21, 19 08:46 PM

    Our visitors manga drawings gallery, collection of various styles

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  2. Amberlynn’s Interesting Drawing Techniques

    May 21, 19 05:22 PM

    Very unusual art work by Amberlynn.

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  3. Elvis Drawing No25 Angel

    May 21, 19 05:05 PM

    This is a coloured pencil drawing, my reference photo was in black and white and thought id see if I could do it in colour, I think its my best one so

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  4. Disney Characters Gallery.

    May 18, 19 05:24 AM

    Check out the Disney characters gallery of our visitors.

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  5. Red haired Hime chan

    May 18, 19 01:38 AM

    So this is my sketched character for my manga ,and I'd like to post here ,because I want to inspire other art lover there ,waiting for their turn to shine.

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  6. Sun and Planets

    May 14, 19 06:08 PM

    I remember looking at pictures of The Solar System as a kid (I'm now 65!)It never grows old. From left to right: Sun, Mercury, Venus, Earth, Moon, Jupiter,

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  7. Pencil art of a cat and a butterfly

    May 13, 19 09:41 PM

    So I drew this in my notebook and decided to redo it in my sketch book and fix it up a bit more. I'm not completely finished but this is it so far!

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  8. Theme Based Galleries of Our Visitors.

    May 13, 19 03:18 AM

    Explore theme based galleries of our visitors and discover a lot of inspiration for your own artwork

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  9. Look At Our Visitors Gallery, Very Inspirational!

    May 12, 19 09:27 AM

    Visitors gallery is the best place to enjoy the artwork of our visitors

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  10. Simple sketches by ThronN from Romania

    May 12, 19 09:10 AM

    ThronN's very simple pencil sketches of anime human figures. Well captured proportions.

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  11. Realistic cat eye pencil art

    May 12, 19 03:50 AM

    I attempted to draw a cat eye as realistic as possible this is the almost finished project I plan do maybe detail it a bit more. I hope you like it!

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  12. Hrithik Roshan

    May 11, 19 12:26 AM

    Big fan of greek god

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  13. Gwen’s Cute Little Drawing Ideas

    May 10, 19 08:51 PM

    Nice little creative drawing ideas by Gwen

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  14. Another work

    May 10, 19 05:39 PM

    So we have decor, helicopter, control tower, revolver and canon.

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  15. Christie's Cute and Lovely Drawings

    May 10, 19 03:52 AM

    Come and see Christie’s drawings. Cute and lovely ideas. Really enjoyable!

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