Welcome to the practice site for portrait drawing by Hans and Marianne

Have you always wanted to learn how to draw a portrait? But you never picked up a pencil and sketchbook, to make a start?
Then you are at the right place to be:

  • on this site, you will find lots of fun exercises to get started and improve your drawing skills.
  • or come to Portrait Café in Theater Café De Lieve Vrouw in Amersfoort the Netherlands to practice drawing live models together with other artists. It is every fortnight on Friday morning. See the date overview.

It's all completely free and you don't have to register. That is because we have a lot of fun in making exercises for this site and organizing Portrait Café.

We will publish new exercises on this website regularly from January 2019. Do you want to be kept informed? Then sign up for our New exercises newsletter.

We wish you lots of drawing fun!

Hans and Marianne


You can buy the exercises as printable PDF file for 99 dollar cents including VAT.

Click in the exercise on the BUY tab