Drawings of People

Pencil Drawings of People from Photos

Drawings of People

Pencil portrait drawings of people from photos. I draw exactly what I see in the photograph and exclude the background from the pencil drawing. The desired result is a drawing that accurately captures the likeness, character, and mood of the subject. Click on the image to go to the gallery.

How I Draw

My method to draw the best drawings from photographs is to draw exactly what I see in the photos, except for the background, unless you specifically request that I add it. The goal is to create a drawing that accurately depicts the subjects’ appearance, personality, and mood. Photos with a good resolution are preferred, the larger the number, the better!

I also draw family portraits from individual photos onto size A6, A5, A4, A3 or A2 drawing pads, creating family pencil portraits. Pet photos are another possibility.

My hand-drawn pencil portraits are delivered unframed as standard; however, I am happy to frame the pencil portrait for you. Please select a frame from my frames page by clicking on the link in the footer. I can provide this service from an online source, saving you a lot of time and hassle doing it yourself.

If you do choose to include a frame with your order, the pencil portrait will be delivered neatly inserted into the frame and carefully wrapped for maximum protection.

Drawing of David Beckham - CELEBRITIES


Drawings of People - COUPLES


Drawings of Men - MEN


Drawings of Women - WOMEN


Drawings of Babies - BABIES


Drawings of Girls - GIRLS


Drawings of Boys - BOYS


FAMILY - Drawings Page


Drawing of a Mother and Daughter with Photograph

Family Pencil Portrait with Photos

Drawing of a Woman with Photograph

Drawings of Family Portraits from Individual Photos


Photographs are my number one source of inspiration for the best drawings of people from photographs. Whether it’s pencil drawings of boys from photos or a nature snapshot that someone’s grabbed in the wild, you’ll never be short of inspiration for your drawings. There’s something special about drawings of people’s faces. It captures a moment in time in a unique way while adding a touch of personality. You can see samples of my work on Facebook and Pinterest, where I share a variety of my pencil portraits based on photographs.

Separate Photos

My work focuses on monochromatic and realistic pencil drawings of girls and boys. Your drawing’s subjects do not need to be in one photograph. I can work off separate photos to create a unique family or group portrait that brings together everyone in your life. These styles of pencil drawings are popular for wedding and birthday gifts.

Ordering Drawings of People

Ordering pencil drawings of people couldn’t be easier – it’s a simple three-step process. I take a 20% deposit, which is when you’ll submit your photographs. I’ll check the quality to make sure it’s workable before I get started on your artwork. You’ll receive an image of the pencil drawing from photo to approve once it’s done and dusted. After your remaining balance is paid, your pencil drawing will be safely on its way to you.