Discover the illustration talent within the Domestika community
Drawing, as a discipline, encompasses a plethora of techniques and styles. Realism is one of them, and it requires a lot of practice and great attention to detail; it demonstrates great technical ability.
In this blog, we present 15 realistic portrait illustration projects from the Domestika community. To discover the process behind each piece, click on the title in red.
This detailed portrait was created with white chalk and Derwent Charcoal pencils on black paper.
This is Marta’s final project for the course, Realistic Portrait with Graphite Pencil. She says it was a welcome change getting to work on a project with a slow and detailed process.
This project is the fruit of what Andrés learned in the course, Pictorial Portraits Using Digital Techniques, and was created using digital brushes.
This project was created while following the tips shared in the course, Realistic Portrait with Coloured Pencils. Mónica accurately captures her model's expression and the textures of their face.
Mexico City, Mexico
Yuliana says that she had never taken drawing classes before. What she learned in the Realistic Portrait with Graphite Pencil course helped her to polish her technique.
Mollet del Vallès, Spain
The life-like quality that Laura achieved recreating a photograph in graphite pencil for the course, Realistic Portrait with Graphite Pencil, is breathtaking.
This instantly-recognizable portrait of singer Frank Ocean was created with colored pencils.
Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Jimena worked from a photograph to create this remarkable watercolor portrait as part of the course, Artistic Portrait with Watercolors.
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Néstor created this spectacular portrait of the actor with colored pencils. Discover his techniques in the course, Realistic Portrait with Coloured Pencils.
Villanueva and Geltrú, Spain
This portrait of the legendary TV character was created with graphite pencil and charcoal.
San Lorenzo del Escorial, Spain
Roberto's first realistic portrait was completed over several weeks as part of the course, Realistic Portrait with Graphite Pencil.
Bella is crying, by Abril Cano Sánchez (@avrxi)
This digital portrait was created in Adobe Photoshop, allowing Abril to experiment with color in the final piece.
This is Nashaat’s final project for the course, Realistic Portrait with Graphite Pencil. However, instead of using traditional graphite pencils, Nashaat created their portrait with digital pencils in Clip Studio Paint.
This is another final project from the course, Realistic Portrait with Graphite Pencil. The illustrators have shared their entire process–from sketch to shading to details.
This illustration was featured in the supplement of the Spanish national newspaper, El Mundo. It was created in watercolors. Learn more about Carlos' techniques in his course, Watercolor Illustration: Recreate Your Most Iconic Scenes.