Robert Pattinson Portrait

This photo makes for a dramatic Robert Pattinson portrait drawing.

Follow the instructions below and read the drawing tips on how to draw a Robert Pattinson portrait, and you’ll be able to complete your drawing quickly and accurately.


Drawing Tips
Robert Pattinson Portrait:

  • Notice the smooth and shiny textures of Robert’s leather jacket in contrast with his skin and stubble
  • You can use a stippling effect to draw recreate the texture of his stubble in this portrait
  • Stippling is a shading technique that is made by creating a series of small marks or dots with the tip of a pencil
  • The pencils you choose and the shading techniques you use will enable you to recreate these textures
  • In general, softer pencils (2B, 4B, 6B) are better suited for making softer textures such as rendering hair and creating skin tones
  • Harder pencils (H, 2H, 4H) are better suited to detail work and lighter shading
  • Practice a variety of different shading techniques on a different piece of paper until you are confident you can match the textures
  • There are a lot of high-contrast areas in this drawing Robert Pattinson portrait
  • 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)
  • Don’t press too hard when you are working on shadows as you may damage your paper by creating indentations. Rather build up the dark areas slowly one layer at a time
  • See the section called “Building up Shadows” in our guide on “How to Shade Your Portrait” for help.
  • Keep the highlights on the leather jacket clean by working with your kneaded eraser
  • Use a sharp medium pencil (B, H, F) to pencil in his eyelashes and eyebrows


How to Draw

  1. Click on the grid and gray-scale images below of Robert Pattinson 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 Robert Pattinson 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 completing your Robert Pattinson portrait


1) Grid Image: Robert Pattinson Portrait

Robert Pattinson Portrait: Grid

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


2) Gray-scale Image: Robert Pattinson Portrait

Robert Pattinson Portrait: Gray-scale

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


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One Response to Robert Pattinson Portrait

  1. RMK says:

    This is a great post. Thanks so much for sharing, like always.

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