Andy Leslie's
Portrait Drawings

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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.


Marilyn Monroe Drawing By Andy Leslie

My latest drawing in my legends collection

Freddie Mercury Drawing By Andy Leslie

I'm working on a Legends Series of Drawings and this is my latest

Elvis Presley Drawing No 32

I've tried using more colour with this one

Bruce Lee

My latest attempt at realistic portrait, The Legend Bruce Lee.

Elvis Presley Drawing No 31

latest drawing in my attempt to draw more realistic

Elvis Presley Drawing No 30

I think after two years practice my realistic portraits are starting to get there

Elvis Presley Drawing No 29

My latest coloured pencil drawing of Elvis, I've tried to capture the spiritual side of Elvis

Elvis Presley Drawing No 28

This is my first attempt at drawing gold

Elvis Presley Drawing No 27

I think this is one of my favourites I've done to date

Elvis Presley Drawing No 26

Still learning to draw portraits with coloured pencils

Elton John Rocket man Drawing

I was asked if I would do a portrait of Elton for a charity Auction and this is how it turned out.

Elvis Drawing No 25 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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Visitors Personal Gallery Pages

Please see and enjoy the following collection of personal galleries. We all believe you will have a lot of fun. Observing other’s art work is always, always very inspirational. You may get some new ideas for your own drawings.

Portraits of Dogs by Lynn

Realistic Portraits by Andy Leslie

Portrait Drawings by Lela Stankovic

Various Drawings by Betty Chavis

Original sketches by Nadia Velasquez

Beautiful Artwork by Bill Richards

Cute Drawings by Christie

Manga Drawings by Chi

Portrait Drawings by Evan

Various Drawings by Sabariah

Various Drawings by Sunnu Golwalla

Various Drawings by Amberlynn

Various Drawings by Anne Burgoyne

Various Drawings by Carly

Portrait Drawings by Bud Norris

Portrait Drawings by Mahendran

Scenery Drawings by Phil Edmondson

Portrait Drawings by Stacey

Manga and Fantasy by Lee Henrik

Manga Sketches by Paul Rowan

Various Drawings by D. Fox

Original Pokemons by Johan

Original Manga by Grace

Cute Little Sketches by Gwen

Creative Anime by Celia

Various Drawings by Taylor Sligowski

Various Sketches by Amanda

Fantasy Drawings by Melissa

Various Drawings by Steven Chesley

Various Drawings by Maciej Michalak

Various Drawings by Aiswariya Pramod

Manga Drawings by Andrea

Original Artwork by Richa Kotriwala

Various Drawings by Sandy Lange

Cartoon Drawings by Dipanjan Dey

Cartoon Drawings by Dhrubo2002

Ballpen Drawings by Shehbaaz Baurtally

Emma Adams Cartoon Sketches Gallery

Sonali Ghosh Illustrations Gallery

Rupshya Dilipraj Artwork Gallery


Theme Based Visitors Galleries

The following Theme Based Galleries are a collection of selected drawings from various authors based on a certain theme. I would like you to get as much inspiration as possible for your own drawings.


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Latest Visitor's Drawings

  1. In progress: Chateau de Mon Plaisir

    Oct 18, 21 02:26 AM

    With ballpoint pens. Chateau de Mon Plaisir was built in 1823 and is situated in the Pamplemousses botanical gardens of Mauritius.

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  2. suvo bijoya

    Oct 17, 21 09:34 PM

    an age old culture and tradition related to our Durga Puja

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  3. With blue pen

    Oct 16, 21 04:36 AM

    The wonderful thing in this type of art is complexity.

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  4. The word Love

    Oct 16, 21 04:35 AM

    Several time I wrote this word with decors :)

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  5. A colorful artwork

    Oct 16, 21 04:32 AM

    This type of art was popular in the past. I mostly used gel ink pens here.

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  6. The name Nawaz

    Oct 16, 21 04:29 AM

    With complexity, it can become esoterical where not all people will understand it. So this is a proof that an art can be esoterical but yet, still maintaining

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  7. The names Nandini and Zaid

    Oct 16, 21 04:26 AM

    For two friends of mine.

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  8. The name Reena

    Oct 16, 21 03:27 AM

    A mixture of ballpen, watercolor and gel ink pens

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  9. Letter Z with coloration

    Oct 16, 21 02:23 AM

    Hand lettering with colors has its own beauty

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  10. Mixing traditional and contemporary

    Oct 16, 21 02:19 AM

    It was a trial to mix traditional and contemporary art here. It worked. It is attractive. This type of art will go well in pre-primary school books or

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  11. 3 hand letterings with blue pen

    Oct 13, 21 10:13 PM

    Writing the names Ali, Varsha and Vikram

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  12. Imaginary art with pen

    Oct 12, 21 02:44 AM

    A light application of yellow ballpen was applied on the imaginary view in order to make it more vintage.

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  13. Anime Popstar

    Oct 08, 21 07:47 PM

    I saw a pic similar to this and decided to copy it with my own additional changes. I did the dress and hair differently and also the colours.

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  14. Elvis Presley "73"

    Oct 08, 21 04:55 AM

    Drew this originally in black and white (ghost sketch) then decided to colour it in with watercolour pencils

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  15. BNHA Ships

    Oct 08, 21 04:52 AM

    These are two of my favourite Boku no Hero Academia ships!

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