Pencil Drawing Gallery

Below is a gallery of selected pencil drawings that I drew, and some fun facts.

Big Cats Drawings

Cheeta realistic graphite drawing Cheetah

Cheetah is the fastest land animal.

Lioness pencil drawing in a realistic style Lioness
Realistic pencil drawing of a lion Lion
Realistic pencil drawing of a tiger Tiger

Tiger is the largest cat species.

Realistic pencil drawing of a leopard head Leopard
Realistic pencil drawing of a jaguar Jaguar

Good to know:

If you want to learn how to draw in a realistic style, visit my guide for drawing realism. It focuses on the 4 important fundamentals you should know, and includes MANY examples.

Some examples for realistic pencil drawings

Figurative Pencil Drawings

A figurative drawing, describes an art borrowed or derived from objects that exist in reality, and therefore it will be descriptive or representative art.

Figurative drawing includes portraits, animals, landscapes and still life drawings.

In this example, I drew from observation:

Realistic pencil drawing of a wooden swing Wooden Swing

The next example is drawing from imagination:

Wooden pole with barbed wire drawing Wooden pole with barbed wire

For learning to draw from imagination, visit my guide on drawing from imagination.

Realistic pencil drawing, sneakers shoe Sneakers

The rubber sole of sneakers shoes allow them to be stealthy, i.e. to sneak.


Realistic pencil drawing, man portrait Commission portrait
Realistic pencil drawing portrait, Sam Trautman Colonel Sam Trautman, United States Army, special forces.
Commission men pencil drawing portraits Commission portraits

Animal Kingdom Drawings

Realistic pencil drawing of an Arctic fox Arctic Fox

Arctic fox has a thick fur that provides the best insulation of any mammal.

Realistic pencil drawing of a peregrine falcon Peregrine Falcon

The peregrine falcon is the fastest animal, with a diving speed of over 320 km/h (200 mph).

Realistic pencil drawing of a pigeon Pigeon

Pigeons have an extraordinary (and mysterious) ability to find their way home.

The pigeon is herbivorous, monogamous and intelligent.

blue whale realistic pencil drawing Blue Whale

Blue whale is the largest known animal ever existed on Earth!

It is one of the loudest animals in nature, producing about 185 decibels. By comparison, a jet engine produces about 135 decibels.


If you like drawing the animal kingdom, you might like my guide for drawing insects.

Examples for realistic drawing of insects

A Little about Drawing Pencils

The pencil was invented in the middle of the 16th century after finding graphite reservoirs in England.

The Italians thought of the idea of ​​circling the graphite bar with wood, and the Germans were the first to mass-produced pencils from the mid-17th century.

Faber-Castell is the world's largest pencil manufacturer and one of the oldest.

Depending on its size, one tree can produce about 300,000 pencils.

Pencils can write in zero gravity, upside down, and even underwater!

Where to Go Next?

For a list of equipment I use for drawing, visit my recommended drawing materials.

Examples for recommended drawing pencils

To understand depth, learn how to draw the illusion of depth (15 proven ways with examples).

Examples for drawing with a sense of depth

If you struggle with drawing textures, read my realistic texture drawing guide.

Examples from my guide on texture drawing