Please, give me some tips!

Hi! I just want some ideas from others.. If I am feeling i must draw a portrait of someone I do never know who I should draw.. So any ideas??? It´s free to comment!!



  1. Mama Miyuki Easy Pantsy · November 4, 2012

    Linda Evangelista – the model, she like a chameleon. Any changes in hairstyle, make up whatever, looks good on her

  2. Carl Milner · November 4, 2012

    Try a mirror and do yourself, it can be quite challenging

  3. Benson Wu · November 4, 2012

    Confucius !!!

  4. longlivee · November 4, 2012

    lana del rey!

  5. Steven L. Campbell · November 4, 2012

    I learned how to draw portraits by copying photographs in magazines. I also drew my friends, and I drew my reflection in mirrors. All are fun, instructive and challenging.

  6. Sadie · November 12, 2012

    I like drawing music icons, like Micheal Jackson, Elvis, the Beatles and Adele

  7. Sadie · November 12, 2012

    Just remembered you aren’t an American, and those are American Icons… oops. 🙂

  8. Typehype · December 1, 2012

    I agree with Carl, above. Why don’t you try a self-portrait. You’ll get to know yourself a little better in the process, too.

  9. berthamakes · December 7, 2012

    I would first ask myself, what kind of expression I would like to draw; sad, happy, angry, etc. Or I could also choose to either focus on the age of the model; do I want to practice drawing portrait of an elderly or a child? After made up my mind I’ll just google or search in free photostock to find pictures that appeals me. Good luck and share the work once you are done 🙂

    • revealillusions · December 7, 2012

      Thank you very much for your estimate and tips! I really admire and appreciate it! Of course I will show some of my work on this blog in the soon future!

  10. alysonlowe · December 11, 2012

    Why not draw a loved one? A boyfriend, parent, friend or even a pet? I always find a portrait has more depth when you feel something towards the person you are drawing. Best of luck, Ally x

  11. Ron Scubadiver · December 23, 2012

    Ask a stranger.

  12. D. Raymond-Wryhte · January 5, 2013

    By drawing, I assume you mean using pencil or charcoal or pen and ink, maybe pastel. I suggest you select a person you know well and whom you respect. Moreover, select a person who is near at hand, who can submit to repeated sittings or repeated photographs. Do not be afraid to make a number of sketches. Start with quick work to get the feel of translating your subject into lines, lights, and shadows. Then work your way into studies, Then a comprehensive. And then your final product. Do not get discouraged early on; that is why you are making sketches. You can throw them away and try again. Choosing someone you know and respect will help because you care and because you already have a “feel” for what is inside that person, the character, the soul, the spirit that you want to reveal.

  13. alienbanana · January 9, 2013

    Try making up a fictional person 🙂 helps creativity 🙂

  14. Cassandra Gordon-Harris · January 9, 2013

    find a face inside your head and paint that!…….no need to copy, be original! :}

  15. rebeak123 · January 28, 2013

    Like what Cassandra had to say ….try picking something that does not have a face …bottle..tree…door…and find the face in it ….draw that first then work on humans …

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