Angelina Jolie Portrait

With her mesmerizing stare, this reference photo will make a beautiful Angelina Jolie portrait.

Follow the instructions and read the tips to learn how to draw an Angeline Jolie portrait.


Drawing Tips
Angelina Jolie Portrait:

  • Spend time on getting the foundation grid drawing correct – especially the size, shape and placement of her hand and fingers
  • You can use a tissue or kitchen towel to blend the tones to build a foundation for her skin, then work over them with your pencil
  • In this Angelina Jolie portrait, she has well defined eye-make up and eyebrows
  • Use a sharp medium pencil (B, H, F) to pencil in her eyelashes and eyebrows
  • For the shadows, use a sharp, hard pencil (HB, H, 2H) to create the outline around the well-defined dark areas, then build up the dark areas with a series of layers using soft pencils (2B, 4B)
  • Notice how the tones move from dark to mid tones in smooth transitions
  • Use a sharp, hard pencil (HB, H, 2H) to create the outline around the well-defined dark areas, then build up the dark areas with a series of layers using soft pencils (2B, 4B)
  • In this portrait of Angelina, the tone of her hair is dark all over except for a few mid tones.

 

How to Draw

  1. Click on the grid and gray-scale images below of Angelina Jolie to enlarge them
  2. Right click on each image and save them on your computer or tablet
  3. Print out both images or keep them open on your computer or tablet to view while you’re drawing
  4. Set up a 5 x 7 grid on your sketch pad. If you don’t know how to, read this: “How to Set Up a Grid in 2 Minutes”
  5. Then using the grid image below of Angelina Jolie as a reference, draw the outlines of the shapes and shadows onto the grid on your sketch pad. If you need some guidance, click here to see our demo: “Demo: How to Draw a Portrait Step by Step”
  6. Once you have completed the outline drawing, begin shading your portrait. If you are a beginner at shading, click here for tips: “How to Shade Your Portrait”
  7. Well done! By following these instructions, you’re are on your way to knowing how to draw an Angelina Jolie portrait

 

1) Grid Image: Angelina Jolie Portrait

Angelina Jolie Portrait: Grid

Angelina Jolie Portrait: This grid image will help you to accurately draw in the shapes and shadows of your Angelina Jolie portrait

 

2) Gray-scale Image: Angelina Jolie Portrait

Angelina Jolie Portrait: Gray-scale

Angelina Jolie Portrait: Gray-scale image to help you match the gray tones when you shade in your Angelina Jolie portrait

 

 

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One Response to Angelina Jolie Portrait

  1. Alicia C says:

    Wow! Beautiful picture. Thanks for the grid … This really helps
    Gr8 work 🙂

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