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This is the best place to show off your most prized pencil portraits! We are a group that hopes to collect and share art from the wonderful traditional drawing artists all around dA.

Please read the rules :

1. This is a group called 'Pencil portraits' so please submit only human portraits .

2. The whole portrait must be traditionally hand drawn.

3. The face must be the main focal point, works with too much body will be denied, from waist up is the maximum. As a reference I could drive you to #Pencil-Portraits gallery at

4. No WIPs.

5. Work must be of a high quality. If not, it will be denied.

6. This group is for realistic portraits; no cartoons please.

Enjoy your time here and remember to show appreciation for others' portrait work. Positive feedback always results in good things for the artist and the viewer!


You must be a member of the group to submit. To join, click the "Join Group" button at the top of the page. Requests are automatically accepted.

Deviation submissions can only be completed in a graphite pencil, charcoal pencil, colored pencil or pastel pencil medium. If you used more than one of these to complete your portrait, submit it to the multimedia folder.

Submissions are approved by an administrator before being added to the gallery.

Make sure that you submit into the correct folder. The featured folder is for the best work submitted to the group, which members cannot submit to. Each member should be able to have a work in that folder.

You are able to submit two deviations per week.

Please, only submit your best work to the gallery. No hasty sketches or doodles done in notebooks. It must be complete, shaded and represent the human structure.

Display our icon somewhere on your page or in your signature.

Remember to always respect others' artwork!

If you still have questions, be sure to ask.

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The best place to show off your best pencil portraits and share with other traditional artists from all around the world. We accept graphite, charcoal, pastel and colored pencil portraits.
Founded 5 Years ago
Mar 23, 2010


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Color3brush Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Many thanks for accepting my drawings.
markstewart Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2015   Traditional Artist
Thanks for the request, i appreciate it.
GabrielaOlteanu Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hello Admins! I have recently submitted this drawing into the Graphite Pencil category and it hasn't been accepted nor declined... Candy Heart . Could you please let me know if its something you wouldn't like in you gallery ? It's not a complaint... I'm asking just to know in what direction to go.. :) Thank you! :hug: 
Thank you and such beautiful, creative art work here. happy to be part of the community :) peace
satya81 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014
Thanks for accepting my sketch.
ScenicGrace Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks for accepting me! (:
mohalfblood Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014
Wow!! Thanks for accepting my Snape, you really made my day!!
mohalfblood Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014
Hello staff! Some days ago I submitted this piece: and it was declined. I'm not ccomplaining at all, just wondering if perhaps is too sketchy for you standards or I need some good advice to improve! In that case, I'll be more than happy if you can give it to me! Thanks and have a nice day everyone.
SilkyNoire Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The drawing is really good and not sketchy at all, are you sure you were submitting it to the right category though? Most of declines happen because of wrong cathegory submissions.
mohalfblood Featured By Owner Edited Oct 14, 2014
No, I'm not sure of it...I think I'll try to submit it again, shall I? Thanks for the nice words!!
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