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How to Draw a Picasso Portrait!

Updated: Apr 5, 2020

Artists of Any Age Can Make This Cool Art!

About the Artist: Pablo Picasso

If you love art, you've probably heard of Pablo Picasso before! Pablo Picasso is a famous Spanish artist who live d from 1881 to 1973 and loved painting, sculpting, writing, and more. He's best known using the art style cubism, which is when a painting is made up of a bunch of geometric shapes rather than looking super realistic. It combines a lot of different perspectives in the painting. You'll see that all of the characteristics of the face in the portrait are asymmetrical, which means it's not symmetrical, or not balanced. He's one of the most famous abstract painters of his time. Today, we're going to learn to draw in Pablo Picasso's cubist style to draw a portrait!


What You'll Need

- One piece of white paper

- Black Sharpie

- Colored pencils


You may have drawn faces before, but this face is going to be a little different! We're not going to start with an oval in the middle of our paper to compose the face - we're just going to dive right in.


Step 1: Draw the Eyes

First, we're going to start with one eye. Draw one rainbow curve and under that, draw a smile curve, connecting the two. Eyes are actually shaped like a football, or like a lemon. Then, put a circle inside that touches the top and bottom of the eye. You can also add a star shape inside because sometimes Picasso used stars instead of drawing pupils!


The second eye is going to be a little different. Let's go to the left and a little bit up, and draw a sideways eye. To draw that, draw a sideways curved "V". Then, draw a curve connecting the two, that looks like the eye. You can draw a circle inside if you want, and a pupil too! Then, give both of your eyes a few eyelashes on the top.