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.


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 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. The house and the Tree landscape

    Jul 14, 19 03:27 AM

    I have used the fine art pencils to draw the landscape and the fine qualities of the cotton buds is used to shade the drawing and to give it realistic

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  2. My Anime

    Jul 14, 19 02:47 AM

    anime collection

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  3. With ballpoint pen double exposure

    Jul 14, 19 02:38 AM

    Completed art with ballpoint pen on bristol paper. Small 7.5cm×9cm. I have chosen as reference, a simple double exposure photo and I have drawn part

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  4. Elvis Presley Drawing No 27

    Jul 14, 19 02:32 AM

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

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  5. Elvis Presley Drawing No 26

    Jul 14, 19 02:28 AM

    Still learning to draw portraits with coloured pencils

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  6. A girl

    Jul 14, 19 02:19 AM

    Thinking of a girl this os my first sketch

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  7. Patterson, Gimlin Bigfoot. Bluff Creek California

    Jul 14, 19 01:57 AM

    Intrigued by the online photo, I decided to sketch it.

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  8. A recreation of a beautiful drawing of a girl

    Jul 14, 19 01:50 AM

    This picture I see as inspiration . I also see this as a girl who looks pretty and is really popular but from the inside she is drowning from her own pain

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  9. My anime edit

    Jul 02, 19 08:30 PM

    I edited an anime base girl her name is Hannah her hair is meant to be black ebony and her eyes are meant to be lavender purple

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  10. With gel ink pen

    Jul 02, 19 06:14 PM

    No ruler nor pencil was used. I went directly with the pen

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  11. Jack And The Beanstalk

    Jul 02, 19 06:08 PM

    I had so much fun drawing my “Elephant Bathing” that I decided to try another fantasy drawing. What better subject than Jack and the Beanstalk! Fantasy

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  12. Northern Lights

    Jul 02, 19 03:14 AM

    One of the most spectacular, natural wonders you will ever see, if you’re lucky, are the Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights. I was lucky enough to see

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  13. Sun and Stars

    Jul 02, 19 03:12 AM

    I submitted a drawing earlier called Sun and Planets and was disappointed that in order to fit all the planets on the drawing I had to make the sun very

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  14. A Man From The 1920's With A Cane

    Jul 02, 19 03:06 AM

    I call him Stewart Mcdonald. Born in 1873 now 68 years old in 1941, Stewart is a retired baseball coach. He still likes to see the new coach train and

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  15. My anime princess

    Jul 02, 19 03:02 AM

    I drew a princess I couldn’t come up with a name please help me come up with a name starting with the letter A no reward just 🦄 emoji

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