Drawing portraits is a wonderful way to enjoy other people's unique beauties. At the same time, it is often difficult to faithfully draw their likeness.it usually takes me much longer to draw a portrait than in 10-15 minutes. Portraits are very personal--people often don't like the way they look, do not see themselves as others see them or like how the camera defines them. I draw portraits because I see inspiration in someone's eyes like windows into their hearts or I admire the way their lips curve, or the tilt of their head. You will find that most of these portraits depended on a classroom structure for the models; most faces are drawn in 10-15 minutes. Facial features are often sacrificed because class models & visitors can only hold a pose for a short time. Some portraits were drawn between 20-30 minutes, esp. from manikins or celebrity photographs. Most of these are charcoal drawings on 9" x 12" grey paper but a few are drawn with crayons or felt markers on construction paper, just for spontaneity, variety & quick sketching. Freebies: If you spot yourself in one of these portraits & would like to have it, please let me know on the contact page. Thanks.