50 Amazing Pencil Portrait drawings for Inspiration

written by aext on January 29, 2013 in Draft with no comments

“I have always noticed that in portraits of really great writers the mouth is always firmly closed“. This quote by the American writer Gertrude Stein has a lot to teach us. Looking at a portrait or a picture of someone or something always imparts us with more details than what even the best writers can’t supply through their writings. A picture gives you the “complete whole” of a thing and you can look for any detail that you like in it. A writer, due to limits of space, will always have to skimp on some things. True it is and always will be – A picture is worth a thousand words.

Colored portraits, pencil sketches, digital photographs, all have their own distinct qualities and different people prefer different photographic methods to suit their needs and requirements. Although in this time and age more and more people go for digital photography but hand made portraits and sketches still have their place. Perhaps the strongest reason is that portraits have been raised to the level of royalty because of the works of Leonardo da Vinci and Rafael. Portraits are considered more “classy” than digital pictures and perhaps this is the reason why people belonging to the royalty still prefer to get themselves portrayed.

1. Greg

This photo was taken by Nico.

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2. Angelina Jolie

This photo was taken by thomas rumberg.

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3. Brad Pitt

This photo was taken by TayleRX.

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4. Allan

This photo was taken by David J. Vanderpoo.

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5. Beyonce

This photo was taken by Sivine UNG.

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6. Bill Clinton

Charcoal and graphite pencil drawing on Canson Grain paper.

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7. David Robert Joseph Beckham

This photo was taken by uchopo.

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8. Emily

This photo was taken on May 15, 2007.

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9. Emma Watson

This photo was taken on October 18, 2011 using a Canon.

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10. Erika Sawajiri

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11. Farrah

This photo was taken by Victor Powell.

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12. Figure Drawing

This photo was taken by Wong Voon Fei.

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13. Gandalf the White

This photo was taken by TayleRX.

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14. Girl Artbox UCK

This photo was taken on October 2, 2007 using a Canon Digital IXUS 750.

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15. Hannah

This photo was taken on May 15, 2007.

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16. Icons

This photo was taken by paul cardenas.

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17. James Dean

This photo was taken by ArteDiAmore.

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18. Jason Martin

This photo was taken by David J. Vanderpool.

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19. Jimi Hendrix

This photo was taken on May 15, 2007.

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20. Keira

This photo was taken by Marion.

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21. Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp as Jack Sparrow pencil drawing.

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22. Julia

This photo was taken on September 16, 2007 using a Canon Digital IXUS 750.

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23. Keira Knightley

This photo was taken by ocsana.

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24. Laura

This photo was taken on December 7, 2007 using a Canon Digital IXUS 750.

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25. Master and Commander

This photo was taken by Cheesebob Greekpants.

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26. Morgan Freeman

This photo was taken by Bolbec.

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27. Mother Teresa

This photo was taken on May 15, 2007.

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28. Natalie Portman

This photo was taken by Elena Roth.

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29. Orlando Bloom

This photo was taken by akaLilith.

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30. Portrait of David Te

Charcoal and graphite pencil drawing on Canson Grain paper.

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31. Portrait of Ms. Elizabeth Taylor

A portrait in charcoal of Ms. Elizabeth Taylor.

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32. Portrait of Ms. Lucille Ball

This photo was taken on June 10, 2009.

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33. Portrait of Peter Morris

This photo was taken by Linda Huber.

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34. Realistic pencil portrait

This photo was taken on May 28, 2009.

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35. Rick

This photo was taken by TayleRX.

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36. Robert Downey Jr

This photo was taken by TayleRX.

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37. Scarlett Johansson

This photo was taken by Rebecca Blair.

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38. Shane

This photo was taken by TayleRX.

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39. Yui Album Portait

This photo was taken by TayleRX.

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40. Sharon Stone

Pencil Portrait By Drago Domazet.

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41. Taylor Swift

This photo was taken by Rajacenna.

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42. The Avengers

This photo was taken by TayleRX.

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43. The Dark Knight

This photo was taken by Bobby Sandhu.

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44. The Last Samurai

This photo was taken by TayleRX.

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45. Tiffany

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46. Time Out

This photo was taken by Patrick.

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47. Tuomas Holopainen

This photo was taken by Josi Fabri.

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48. Uncle Theo

This photo was taken on January 27, 2007 using a Canon Digital IXUS 750.

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49. Will Smith

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50. Yukie Nakama

This photo was taken by Ken Lee.

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I hope you liked the above collection of images. Let me know in the comments below which of the above you liked the most.