Pencil Drawing

December 5, 2023

Discover the Secrets of Drawing Realistic Portraits (Now on Pre-Sale!)

Have you ever seen a realistic portrait and wished that you knew how to create something similar? Thanks to My Modern Met Academy's new course, Realistic Portrait Drawing Made Easy, you'll discover all the tips, tricks, and techniques to produce a portrait that looks incredibly real. Taught by accomplished artist Matheus Macedo, who is known for his realistic drawings, this online class takes you step by step through the creative process.

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June 15, 2022

Artist Fills Sketchbooks With Pencil Drawings of Old Hollywood and More

Open one of Bea Obcena‘s sketchbooks and you'll find a gallery of pencil drawings. The Philippines-based artist fills paper spreads with portraits of celebrities, copies of figures from famous paintings, and so much more. Each page displays her masterful ability to render shading, texture, and dimension in graphite. Sketchbooks often provide insight into how an artist works. In Obcena's case, we find pencil illustrations accompanied by numerous handwritten notes describing the content.

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May 8, 2022

Hyperrealistic Pencil Portraits Look Like Photographs

UK-based artist Emma Towers-Evans brings her subjects to life in hyperrealistic portraits using only graphite and charcoal. Each one is so meticulously drawn that it can easily be confused with a black and white photograph. As a self-taught artist, she has been honing her skills in pencil drawing since her teenage years. Now, she is well known for rendering portraits in mind-boggling detail.

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February 13, 2022

Enchanting Portraits Merge Enigmatic Subjects With Ornate Patterned Backgrounds

Enigmatic women become one with nature in the portrait paintings of Argentinian artist Sofia Bonati. She uses a combination of graphite pencils, watercolor, and gouache to render ethereal female figures in ornately patterned environments that are full of color and delicate details. “I enjoy capturing human emotions through figure paintings,” she tells My Modern Met. “I find it easier to express myself through this theme.

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