This is a portrait drawing of a girl created with pen and water. A black pen was used to sketch her eyes in detail, and wispy lines suggest features like a nose, mouth, and hair. A brush with water was used to soften the stark lines around each striking facial feature. Larger areas of grey shadow, created with diluted pen ink, help to add volume to her hair. Much of the canvas was left untouched in order to convey a light and delicate atmosphere that allows the drawing to breath amidst her concerted yet distant stare.

A portrait drawing of a girl created with pen and water

Pen Drawing – Portrait of a Girl

13 thoughts on “Pen Drawing – Portrait of a Girl

  • August 18, 2008 at 9:06 am

    can i use one of your pics on my website??

  • August 18, 2008 at 9:31 am

    Hi ag,
    Thanks for your interest. I have contacted you via email.

  • December 4, 2008 at 9:47 am

    Wow… i admire you…

  • December 5, 2008 at 10:17 am

    Hi MiLy,
    Thank you for your appreciation! 🙂

  • December 13, 2008 at 7:50 pm

    you picture is really creative. i was wondering how you got the eyes to be so perfect.

  • December 14, 2008 at 1:24 pm

    Thanks megg! 🙂 Practice! 😉

  • December 14, 2008 at 4:26 pm

    seems like practice comes in handy- doesn’t it? : – )

  • December 27, 2008 at 2:58 pm

    Yes, practice can be helpful! 🙂

  • July 6, 2009 at 3:34 pm

    C’est magnifique!!!! Could I set it on my facebook? Just let me know if any problem

  • July 16, 2009 at 2:19 pm

    Thank you claudine!
    I have emailed you privately about using the artwork.


  • October 15, 2009 at 4:49 am

    simply superb.and very artistic

  • January 1, 2010 at 1:32 am

    this is awesome (:
    those eyes are amazinggggg im trying to do them but i just cant

  • September 29, 2010 at 10:25 pm

    These drawings are absolutely breathtaking.

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