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.

    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.

    Enjoy Andy Leslie’s Portrait Drawings



    Star Wars Daisy Ridley Drawing


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

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    Elvis Presley - Drawing No 18


    learning to draw more realistically

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    Elvis Presley - Drawing No 17


    Learning to draw more realistically No.17

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    Elvis Presley - Drawing No 16


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

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    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

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    Elvis Presley - Drawing No 14


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

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    Elvis - Drawing No 13


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

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    Elvis - Drawing No 12


    latest learning project, trying to draw more realistically

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    Elvis Presley Drawing 01


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

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    Elvis Presley Drawing 02


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

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    Elvis Presley Drawing 03


    I'm trying to draw more realistically

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    Elvis Presley Drawing 04



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    Elvis Presley Drawing 05


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

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    Elvis Presley Drawing 06



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    Elvis Presley Drawing 09



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    Elvis Presley Drawing 10



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    Gordon Hendricks Drawing


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

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

    Realistic Drawing 01



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    Jes 01



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    Andrew 01



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    Elvis Presley Drawing No 11


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

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