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.


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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. My angel

    Sep 18, 19 06:30 PM

    My angel is in between flowers.. how sweet she is

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  2. Imaginative Cartoon Characters from my pencil

    Sep 18, 19 04:44 AM

    Just a random lines to form the characters...

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  3. British Airways Concorde

    Sep 15, 19 07:08 PM

    With ballpoint pens Nataraj. The supersonic Concorde which could travel faster than a riffle bullet. A marvel in the history of aviation.

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  4. Air Force One

    Sep 15, 19 07:02 PM

    Air Force One is the plane used by the President of the United States. There are actually 2 Boeing VC-25 planes used as Air Force One both being highly

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  5. Sleepy Hamlet

    Sep 15, 19 06:59 PM

    With summer quickly disappearing I decided to draw a winter scene. I’m pleased, generally, with how it turned out although my “sleigh” skills need work.

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  6. T Rex

    Sep 15, 19 06:55 PM

    This is my interpretation of the moment before the Great Extinction Event some 66 million years ago during the Cretaceous-Paleogene (K-Pg) era. Most scientists

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  7. Character Pencil Drawings

    Sep 15, 19 06:52 PM

    A few poses of a character I have just created. This was done by using 2B and HB pencils and I wanted to do the poses and emotions different from each

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  8. Fire Fakemons

    Sep 14, 19 03:45 AM

    so i have being away for a long time but im back! here are some quick drawings of some fire fakemon starter! im gonna be posting some water starters and

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  9. Completer watercolor art."Ahmedganj palace"

    Sep 11, 19 09:43 PM

    Completed. Pure watercolor art. Its has been time consuming because of details and because, as said earlier, no pen has been used for depicting small

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  10. Elvis Presley Drawing No 29

    Sep 09, 19 09:46 PM

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

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  11. In progress, water color art

    Sep 09, 19 09:38 PM

    Ahmedganj palace of Murud, Maharashtra, India.

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  12. Great White shark pencil drawing

    Sep 09, 19 09:32 PM

    The idea came to mind to draw a shark and this is what I ended up with. I created a free blog on Blogger to upload my Art, I'll post the link if I decide

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  13. My iPod edit

    Sep 09, 19 09:29 PM

    I edit a picture of a girl in a Japanese dress on my iPod her name is lily

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  14. Joker

    Sep 09, 19 09:26 PM

    Quick drawing (45min) of the joker:)

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  15. Work In Progress- We'll Always Have Paris

    Sep 09, 19 09:23 PM

    Just learning to draw.

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