Portrait Drawing Handouts




Make your next portrait or self-portrait drawing lesson even more successful with handouts for proportions of the face and drawing eyes, a nose, a mouth, hair, and even a BRAID. The easy step-by-step tutorials will keep kids on track and free you up to focus on other aspects of your portrait lesson, such as using the art media. 

Drawing faces can be tricky for kids, but this packet makes it doable. The step-by-step instructions and fun choices make it less intimidating for students to learn to draw a portrait. 

At last! I’ve included an easy way to have students draw a smile! It is full of tips for drawing a realistic-looking mouth with a smile showing teeth 🙂 All the helpful portrait drawing handouts in this packet will also put a grin on your face! 

Help students draw long or short hair better by looking for shapes instead of drawing Every. Single. Hair! You’ll also find some helpful tutorials on how to draw curly and braided coily hair, as well as corn rolls.

This handout will help students get the correct proportions of their faces. Also, see how proportions change as people get older. 

Perfect to have on hand for Mother’s, Father’s, or Grandparents‘ Day if you want students to draw a portrait of an influential person in their lives.

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What you get:

  • Teacher Instructions (5 pages)
  • Student Instructions (1 page)
  • Proportions of the Face (2 pages)
  • Drawing Eyes, Nose and Mouth (7 pages)
  • Drawing Long, Medium, Short, Curly & Braided Hair for Kids (8 pages)

  • Drawing Hair for Men and Women (4 pages)
  • Drawing Braids (3 pages)

>>>>>  A total of 30 pages!



The handouts in this set are not meant to be a lesson by themselves.  Use them to improve your own lesson involving portraits or self-portraits.  You’ll find that having the visual steps helps make explaining how to draw a portrait easier.  Using the handouts as reference pages will also help you focus more on other aspects of the art lessons and spend less time with redundant questions about how to draw the face.



Easily download this PDF with a link that is automatically emailed to you immediately after your purchase and you can begin drawing right away!



What happy teachers are saying:


My students are always complaining, “I can’t draw people”…but not after this! Loved this resource.

~ Carly S.



This helped my students understand how to draw simple features and place them correctly on a portrait. 

~ Giuliana P.



My students really liked using these as a resource to help them improve their drawing. I have some laminated and they can grab them whenever they want. 

~ Lori D.


Get ready to simplify how you teach drawing portraits with these handouts!



Easily download this PDF with a link that is automatically emailed to you immediately after your purchase and you can begin drawing right away!



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