50 Ultra Realistic Female Portrait Drawings

Technology brings more and more talented artists to the surface, who create astonishing digitally manipulated images on every possible theme, illustrating everything that you could possibly imagine. But, we still have the “classics”, for whom the pencil and paper are the genuine and compulsory materials in creating works of art. And this is what we are going to present to you today.

50 outstanding portraits of women created by the technique of traditional drawing, without any digital manipulation. Some of them can easily trick the eye into believing that they are real photos of real people, that’s how beautiful and expressive they are. True masterpieces.

Keira

Keira
author: krzysztof20d

Rihanna

Rihanna
author: krzysztof20d

Keira as Guinevere

Keira as Guinevere
author: krzysztof20d

Adriana Lima

Adriana Lima
author: tomjogi

Avril Lavigne

Avril Lavigne
author: SilentDeath007

The Soulcatcher

The Soulcatcher
author: SilentDeath008

Alice Cullen

Alice Cullen
author: R-becca

Ingrid Bergman

Ingrid Bergman
author: Hongmin

Bride

Bride
author: Faith

Sensual

Sensual
author: Faith

Woman with a Hat

Woman with a Hat
author: Linda Huber

Jolie

Jolie
author: Linda Huber

From This Day Forward

From This Day Forward
author: Linda Huber

Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus
author: Linda Huber

Halle Close-up

Halle Close-up
author: Linda Huber

Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe
author: Linda Huber

Phoenix

Phoenix
author: paullung

My Dearest Big Sister Emmy

My Dearest Big Sister Emmy
author: paullung

Christine

Christine
author: paullung

Hong Kong Singer

Hong Kong Singer
author: paullung

Shiny Obsession

Shiny Obsession
author: Zindy

Flower Girl – Purple Rose

Flower Girl - Purple Rose
author: Zindy

Britney Spears

Britney Spears
author: Zindy

Just Smile

Just Smile
author: Zindy

Dreams Through Glass

Dreams Through Glass
author: Zindy

Keira Knightley

Keira Knightley
author: Bereaved

Passion

Passion
author: Bereaved

Shy Woman

Shy Woman
author: Bereaved

Harriet

Harriet
author: Bereaved

Monica Bellucci

Monica Bellucci
author: Bereaved

Aya Ueto

Aya Ueto
author: Bereaved

It Was Like Magic

It Was Like Magic
author: gabbyd70

Hayden Panettiere

Hayden Panettiere
author: evenstar13

Do You Love Him?

Do You Love Him?
author: evenstar13

Milla Jovovich

Milla Jovovich
author: Tunaferit

Piercing Glance

Piercing Glance
author: Lorelai82

Charlize Theron

Charlize Theron
author: Lorelai82

Breathe Me

Breathe Me
author: Lorelai82

Bereaved

Bereaved
author: Lorelai82

Realistic Portrait of Allison

Realistic Portrait of Allison
author: Faith Te

Drawn Face III (Alison)

Drawn Face III (Alison)
author: Dirk Dzimirsky

Amalgam, 2010

Amalgam, 2010
author: Dirk Dzimirsky

Drawn Face IV (Anna), 2007

Drawn Face IV (Anna), 2007
author: Dirk Dzimirsky

As You Are Now, 2007

As You Are Now, 2007
author: Dirk Dzimirsky

Dawn, 2009

Dawn, 2009
author: Dirk Dzimirsky

Mischa

Mischa
author: Anna-Mariaa

Jessica Biel

Jessica Biel
author: rdhotartist

Vivian leigh – Golden Era

Vivian leigh - Golden Era
author: Hongmin

Grace Kelly

Grace Kelly
author: Hongmin

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift
author: R-becca

Author: Giulia

Giulia is a 25 year old girl from Romania. She runs a blog dedicated to cute animals on furrytalk.com. She's also an amateur photographer and has a passion for Photoshop.

118 thoughts on “50 Ultra Realistic Female Portrait Drawings”

  1. some of these were really well executed and some weren’t so amazing. I’ve seen much better of sites like deviantart.com

  2. Maybe you idiots should research before accusing an artist of photoshopping. If you think people cannot draw this well, you thought wrong. Just because you, yourself, cannot do it and you would have to be lazy and resort to cheating in photoshop, does not mean others are talentless and lazy like you.

  3. definitely i`m not as good as these people but i have personally managed to do some work that people didn`t believe me it was done by just pencil

  4. I’ve seen similar drawings personallly. These are not photoshopped. I wonder how long it took to do these. Most defiantly several hours. Amazing none the less. I can only hope I can get that good eventually.

  5. To those people who think this is all by one person, the links to the actual artists are under the pictures. Go compliment them instead.

  6. Im a struggeling 17 year old artist who draws kinda good on human figures, mainly girls because i suck at drawng but im really sick of people comparing my work to ” anime”. im DEFINITLY going to aspire to your level!!

  7. it really pisses me off at how so many stupid people who don’t MAKE art see things on the internet and instantly say something is photoshopped. just because YOU do not have that talent doesn’t mean OTHER people don’t

    what do you think people did before photoshop retards… yeah, like the poster said they DREW/PAINTED/ETC and these are clearly examples of DRAWN pieces of art that look real. all of them except one are clearly drawn with pencil.

    The Jessica Biel one is the only one that I would say may have been photoshopped enhanced, since the background is a stark white. most pencil drawings, as you can note in most of them, have some shades of grey in the background.

    really though. i’m tired of stupid ignorant people saying “photoshopped” to everything on the internet. if you don’t believe it don’t bother posting. your idiot comments only make you look dumb.

  8. Why only draw only females, there great, but why not any males? I understand females are more attractive for you draw, but would it hurt to have a male in at least one. I’m sure you could include the both in a nice joint photo. But I guess everyone other loser already dreams about their perfect romance, so why draw it? My closing points, just draw/ sketch something other than all close up faces of only females. In addition they are really life like, but because life is in color you could use some pastel or color medium. It’s easy to draw a full face on a whole canvas. So draw a body shot and try to include both genders next time you use your amazing talents.

  9. bobby, females are drawn more often because their faces [especially famous faces, after all the airbrushing in their photos] are physically easier to draw. they tend to be softer, more curved, and have fewer hard lines, which is why people tend to also draw younger women. more lines in a face leave more shadows, which are the hardest part to recreate convincingly in a drawing. so it makes sense that even the most experienced artists tend to stick with drawing young females, but i do agreed and wish that this wasnt the case. as an artist myself i find it hard to adventure away from the familiar female portrait, but i would like to experiment more with the very young, very old, and male face as well. it will be an interesting challenge

  10. I would LOOOOOVE to be drawn like this. I would love to have such an accurate and realistic portrait to show to family & friends. Does anyone know if she sells these…like if she’d make one for me?
    Absolutely talented. I wish I was gifted.

  11. i love the technique but i’m sure that you use pictures. you should try and expand your creativity and create your own compositions and apply your technique to them .

  12. Yucky! Anyone can trace from a magazine!! Most of these look like they were done done by a high school student who just figured out what shading is! Flat, crappy bubble-gum poo! Except for Dirk Dzimirsky I hate them all! Actually I also hate Dirk’s ones too, but just because he claims his name is Dirk!

  13. Hi
    You artists there think you might be able to pull off something this realistic with a normal #2 hb pencil only, or will you need some darker and lighter pencils(9h-9B)

    your thoughts?

  14. The one of Jessica Biel was the best. Not only was the artist very talented and technically perfect, but they managed to capture her perfectly. She’s fiesty and beautiful, and sassy. The artist captured the actress’ soul in the drawing. Way to go.

  15. All of you saying these are ‘shopped or “obviously by high school students who have just learned to shade” need to give your heads a good fucking shake against a wall. I’m a portrait artist, I’ve been drawing my whole life, and this is all very incredible, beautiful work. If you think this is easy, try doing it and tell me how far you fucking get. If you think these are ‘shopped, then for the love of god get the fuck away from your computer, go to your nearest art gallery and EDUCATE YOURSELF.

  16. When I see a actor call themselves an “artist”, I think, how can they compare themselves to sculptors, or great artists like the person who did these drawings. The drawings are incredible.

    Acting is a craft, a great craft granted, but the stuff on this site is art.

    I have bookmarked this site so I can spend enough time enjoying each one, when I have the time. The quality is insane.

  17. First of all let me just say how amazing these drawings are. Simply breath taking! As an artist I know just how difficult it is to capture the true likeness of a person, not just their nose or eyes but the essence of them in the artwork. This is a wonderful comllection. Secondly I feel compelled to mention that Photoshop wont make an ugly or poorly drawn work lovely with a simple click of a mouse. People that think so have obviously never produced any artwork of substance. If you are not a skilled artist it will show, even if it is photoshoped. Thirdly to those of us who are working with photoshop and other paint programs, I do understand how difficult it is to master the software, it’s a brand new media that one must learn just like oil paints or graphite. Just because a computer is involved doesn’t mean it was easy or that these artists are tallentless hacks. Shame on those who are jealous and refuse to accept that others are more skilled than they are. I intend to show these drawings to my students with the hopes that I might inspire them to aspire to this level of greatness.

  18. PHTOSHOPPED what kind of paper do you thik can be so bright as in some of those whites??? come one they are good, no one takes that away from them, but do not pretend they have not been manipulated because they HAVE!!!

  19. If they were supposedly photoshopped a few of them would not be slightly off. You can get paper THIS white, and it could have been made in a shop program to look this nice, but from scratch. Obviously you’re not observing these close enough. P.S. My friend has the same talent and can do this, if not better by hand.

  20. I don’t really care for any of these drawings; I agree with another viewer who said they look like high school drawings. They’re boring, you use one technique and don’t bother challenging it. Wow, so you learned to blend, so what? Where’s the personality in these drawings? Where’s you? What am I supposed to take from a picture of Angelina Jolie? That she’s pretty? That’s about all I get from these images: that they’re “pretty.” I could just as well look at a magazine and tell you that.
    You should start working from your own imagery and not from photographs from the internet, designing your own compositions. That would show me a lot more skill than copying directly from a photograph, which is rather lazy and unprofessional.
    And what does working from these photographs really tell me about you? That you read a lot of magazines and watch E news? Other than that, nothing.
    Also start using different techniques, such as cross hatch, cross contour, parallel hatching as well as blending. Look at artists like Ingres, Degas, and Leonardo Da Vinci and see how they combine different techniques to create fantastic drawings.
    There are tons of poorly trained artists who can work like this on any street corner of any city, and they’re only selling for like $30. Do you really want to sell alongside them?

  21. Noses, and nostils in particular, seem to be a weakness for most artists. Without a second glance, the portraits look impeccable, however, the noses get my attention every time. The hair is incredible, and I am in awe at the technique. Excellent drawings, they’re all really talented.

  22. Facile imitation. So what. There’s no thought, no advancement of our understanding of the ‘sitters’. This is simplistic, shallow and naive work with no substance. Is it art? I doubt it.

  23. Soul Catcher is a photograph. I know it is because I’ve seen the original. I suspect several of the others are photos as well.

    For the most however, these are truly stunning. I had to do a project like these for finals in a drawing class a while back. I put in over 40 hrs of work on it and it didn’t come out anywhere near as good as some of these.

  24. yes some of these photos are amazingly drawn. But I myself draw and study art and photography both and that photo of beil is not a pencil sketch it is a photo. the rest maybe but def. not jessica beil ..sorry

  25. These drawing are beautiful and so realistic. I like the “Halle-Up Close” one just to name one of my favorites! This takes a lot of patience for details. You are extremely talented. I like to do a person(face) as well once in a while but I could not compare it to these. What kind of pencils do you use! They are all great!

  26. yes, some of these look hand-drawn, but most of them look like you got them off the internet and made them black and white then posted them. sorry, but they just look to fake for me to compliment on them… sorry :/

  27. @Brandx: Dzimirsky is a artist which uses pencils and pastells, before judging on how it’s done make some research on google or go to his website http://www.dzimirsky.com where you’ll see some works in progress.
    His drawings are so very realistic you could doubt about it if it’s made with PS, but he’s a true artist and he even don’t use PS on the pictures of his drawings.

  28. Omg they are …terrible. As an art student I can’t just ignore all the messed up proportions, perspective and anatomy in these works. Sure some were fine but most of them are really, really off. That usually happens when artists just draw from photographies and not from real life. Most of these authors don’t have good enough knowledge to see the mistakes they are making and I would really advice them to study more from real life rather then photos.

  29. a lot of these aren’t done in pencil, they’re done in chalk. to the comment above me from Mhhmm, you need to shut the hell up. as an art TEACHER i feel i am more qualified to say that these pieces are very well done. post some things up on the site that are better, because as an art teacher i can’t just ignore all your big claims of how much you know about art.

  30. they are todays masters….somepeople say they are photoshopped some says they r unalented,some says they r unskilled,for all of these negative people: i want to see your awesome work before u open your big big mouth.before u say shit to a professional work.
    another thing: everyone has different taste…..
    i dont know about these big mouthed commenters anything,but i know one of these artist Linda Huber(my favvourite)has 40 years of skills! she puts 40 -60hours work into 1 picture.
    plz negative noobs comment on artwork after 40 years skill and 60 hours work!
    1 more thing, to the noob who says work from ur own imagination and perspective crosshatching etc bullshit. u dont ever tell me what should i do! they choose the technic whateverthey want.the meaning of ultra realistic drawing is not crosshatcing and other bullshts what u have mentioned.u r just envy ,jealous,smartass who want to be smart on website, mate get life and LINK HERE YOUR AWESOME WORK NOOB!and i wil defnitely will comment the mistakes what u have made on ur work.
    to see a good portrait u just need to enjoy it,if u dont like it then turn around.

  31. Whoever says these drawings are bad is an idiot and should be ashamed of himself/herself for saying such a thing. How would you feel if one of the artists read your nasty comments and then stopped drawing for the rest of her life? It would be a great tragedy. What if someone told Leonardo Da Vinci that his early drawings and paintings were awful, and then he stopped creating art? Artists are sensitive people, and it definitely hurts when someone says awful things just for the sake of being an asshole.

    So please, assholes of the world… if you don’t have anything nice to say, DON’T SAY ANYTHING AT ALL and then go kill yourself.

    The bottom line is that all of these people who made these drawings are extremely talented individuals, and their talent should be appreciated, not picked apart under a microscope and criticized. Unless you are a professional art critic (is that even a profession?), your criticisms mean absolutely nothing.

  32. beautiful I am with out words, I too am an artist or a want to be I am no where near as good as you are but do hope to be some day! Again BEAUTIFUL

  33. The one from jessica beil is surely real, if you look closely at the nose, the edges are too hard to be a real picture.
    Beautifull done.

  34. awesome work,all who is saying that it is photoshopped clearly don’t understand the true meaning of art,whether or not it is photoshopped all of you critics have no skill to come up with something that awesome at

  35. Unbelievable work so dam realistic…am your fan!!!
    Am from india i have request, can u draw an indian celebrity like the most beautiful woman AISHWARYA RAI she has the magnificent eyes….

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