Jack Pearce

I am the founder of Let’s Draw People. A self-taught artist, I became involved with and enchanted by drawing at a very early age. After experimenting with multiple types of media and subject matter, I discovered that my true artistic passion lies in sketching people and drawing detailed portraits in pencil. My reason for starting this site is to help other aspiring portrait artists learn how to draw people by improving their skills and rediscovering their drawing passion!

“Ann” Pencil Portrait Speed Drawing

Here is a time-lapse video of a detailed realistic pencil portrait I recently completed for members of the Let’s Draw People Club! This portrait is of a woman I named “Ann”. As you can tell from the video, I used a light box and grid to make a line drawing of “Ann” on Bristol board paper. Then I shaded in …

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How to Draw a Lady Eating a Breakfast Bar

In this tutorial, I will be teaching you how to draw a lady. More specifically, I’ll teach you how to draw a lady who is eating a breakfast bar. This might seem oddly niche, but the techniques that I will teach you in this tutorial can help you figure out how to draw women in various settings who are engaging …

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Helping Hands – Part 4

Download Video Throughout this video series, watch and draw along with me as I take you step-by-step through a realistic graphite drawing of helping hands from start to finish.   Materials and Resources The following materials and resources are introduced or used during this video session. If you do not have everything listed here, do not let that stop you …

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How to Draw a Guy Painting the Wall

In this tutorial of our never-ending quest for learning how to draw people, we are going to draw this image of a guy painting a wall. You can review the individual drawings as I go step-by-step to drawing the man, and you can also draw along by watching the video. Stop the video when you want, and review the drawing …

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Learn How to Draw a Guy Scared Out of His Mind

Do you ever want to draw more expressive people but aren’t sure where to start? Today we’ll learn how to draw a guy expressing fear. Art takes practice and muscle memory, so get your own drawing tools ready and follow along as we draw this scared guy!   Getting Started Step 1 – To begin, let’s start with a circle …

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Helping Hands – Part 3

Download Video Throughout this video series, watch and draw along with me as I take you step-by-step through a realistic graphite drawing of helping hands from start to finish.   Materials and Resources The following materials and resources are introduced or used during this video session. If you do not have everything listed here, do not let that stop you …

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How to Draw an Ear with Piercings

At some point early in every artist’s development we find ourselves asking someone how to draw people. People are commonplace, ever present, a subject of constant fascination. We see them beautifully depicted by the Masters, simplified as superheroes, and used as a canvas of infinite imagination by concept artists and designers. But drawing people is hard. This is because people …

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Helping Hands – Part 2

Download Video Throughout this video series, watch and draw along with me as I take you step-by-step through a realistic graphite drawing of helping hands from start to finish.   Materials and Resources The following materials and resources are introduced or used during this video session. If you do not have everything listed here, do not let that stop you …

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Welcome to Let’s Draw People!

Whether you are just starting to draw all over again or you have a little more experience, Let’s Draw People lets you expand upon your skills as a beginning or intermediate portrait artist. The information found throughout this site will help you to learn how to draw people with tips and techniques to help you draw the human face and …

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Helping Hands – Part 1

Download Video Throughout this video series, watch and draw along with me as I take you step-by-step through a realistic graphite drawing of helping hands from start to finish.   Materials and Resources The following materials and resources are introduced or used during this video session. If you do not have everything listed here, do not let that stop you …

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How to Use a Blending Stump for Realistic Effects

If you are new to the world of art and do not know how to use a blending stump, then you have come to the right place. This is a tool that is made up of a cylindrical piece of paper which has been compressed and has a point situated on each end. When I first learned about blending stumps, …

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“Ann” – Part 8

Download Video Throughout this video series, watch and draw along with me as I take you step-by-step through a realistic pencil portrait of “Ann” from start to finish.   Materials and Resources The following materials and resources are introduced or used during this video session. If you do not have everything listed here, do not let that stop you from …

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