Pencil Drawings
by Bud Norris

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Welcome to Bud Norris pencil drawings gallery. His pencil work technique is just outstanding in a sense that it has a very gentle cartoon-like touch, in the best sense, of course. A very sensitive edge which is not yet a cartoon but not a truly realistic portrait drawing. Yet, the look of the portraits is very realistic and that is, in my opinion a very cool skill and drawing technique.


I like how Bud creates cool shading contrast on each portrait. Subtle face expression details, strokes, all are captured very well, and those little tiny details create the realistic look of the portrait drawings.

Just see the face wrinkles and face expression on John Wayne’s portrait or J.F.K.’s look with his one eyebrow risen…those details are so important to notice and capture well on paper.

You may also have noticed that each side of human face is not equally the same. Almost always one eye is bigger that the other one. One eye is almost always positioned higher or lower than the other one. That is the beauty of human face, and Bud Norris captured those very well.

Drawing portraits is one of the most challenging disciplines in art, I dare to say. Artist must observe very precisely everything, to the tiniest detail. I always stress this point because to develop the skill of good observation is the very core point in any visual art. You simply must learn to remember – to train yourself memorizing the details.

Eagle flying pose is greatly captured. It looks as if the eagle was just going to “touch down” on a tree or a cliff.

Bud did the rose bouquet drawing so well. Distinctively and very clearly visible almost each detail. Shades on the rose petals and leaves are very well done.

Drawing of Zorro riding a horse in this super cool action position has a true dynamic expression. Very few artists are actually able to create a live dynamic in the drawing or painting. Usually we are most captivated by action of some kind on artwork.

All Bud Norris’s drawings would look also great if made in blue color.

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John Wayne

Copied from a photograph.

JOHN F.KENNEDY

Copied from a magazine.

SEAL ON A ROCK

Copied from National Geographic magazine.

EAGLE IN FLIGHT

Copied from National Geographic.

ROSE BOQUET

Copied from a magazine.

ZORRO

Copied from a magazine cover.

KITTENS RAIDING THE MILK BOTTLE

Copied from a magazine.

LITTLE GIRL

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Visitors Personal Gallery Pages

Please see and enjoy the following collection of personal galleries. We all believe you will have a lot of fun. Observing other’s art work is always, always very inspirational. You may get some new ideas for your own drawings.

Portraits of Dogs by Lynn

Realistic Portraits by Andy Leslie

Portrait Drawings by Lela Stankovic

Various Drawings by Betty Chavis

Original sketches by Nadia Velasquez

Beautiful Artwork by Bill Richards

Cute Drawings by Christie

Manga Drawings by Chi

Portrait Drawings by Evan

Various Drawings by Sabariah

Various Drawings by Sunnu Golwalla

Various Drawings by Amberlynn

Various Drawings by Anne Burgoyne

Various Drawings by Carly

Portrait Drawings by Bud Norris

Portrait Drawings by Mahendran

Scenery Drawings by Phil Edmondson

Portrait Drawings by Stacey

Manga and Fantasy by Lee Henrik

Manga Sketches by Paul Rowan

Various Drawings by D. Fox

Original Pokemons by Johan

Original Manga by Grace

Cute Little Sketches by Gwen

Creative Anime by Celia

Various Drawings by Taylor Sligowski

Various Sketches by Amanda

Fantasy Drawings by Melissa

Various Drawings by Steven Chesley

Various Drawings by Maciej Michalak

Various Drawings by Aiswariya Pramod

Manga Drawings by Andrea

Original Artwork by Richa Kotriwala

Various Drawings by Sandy Lange

Cartoon Drawings by Dipanjan Dey

Cartoon Drawings by Dhrubo2002

Ballpen Drawings by Shehbaaz Baurtally

Emma Adams Cartoon Sketches Gallery

Sonali Ghosh Illustrations Gallery

Rupshya Dilipraj Artwork Gallery


Theme Based Visitors Galleries

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  1. In progress: Chateau de Mon Plaisir

    Oct 18, 21 02:26 AM

    With ballpoint pens. Chateau de Mon Plaisir was built in 1823 and is situated in the Pamplemousses botanical gardens of Mauritius.

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  2. suvo bijoya

    Oct 17, 21 09:34 PM

    an age old culture and tradition related to our Durga Puja

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  3. With blue pen

    Oct 16, 21 04:36 AM

    The wonderful thing in this type of art is complexity.

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  4. The word Love

    Oct 16, 21 04:35 AM

    Several time I wrote this word with decors :)

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  5. A colorful artwork

    Oct 16, 21 04:32 AM

    This type of art was popular in the past. I mostly used gel ink pens here.

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  6. The name Nawaz

    Oct 16, 21 04:29 AM

    With complexity, it can become esoterical where not all people will understand it. So this is a proof that an art can be esoterical but yet, still maintaining

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  7. The names Nandini and Zaid

    Oct 16, 21 04:26 AM

    For two friends of mine.

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  8. The name Reena

    Oct 16, 21 03:27 AM

    A mixture of ballpen, watercolor and gel ink pens

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  9. Letter Z with coloration

    Oct 16, 21 02:23 AM

    Hand lettering with colors has its own beauty

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  10. Mixing traditional and contemporary

    Oct 16, 21 02:19 AM

    It was a trial to mix traditional and contemporary art here. It worked. It is attractive. This type of art will go well in pre-primary school books or

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  11. 3 hand letterings with blue pen

    Oct 13, 21 10:13 PM

    Writing the names Ali, Varsha and Vikram

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  12. Imaginary art with pen

    Oct 12, 21 02:44 AM

    A light application of yellow ballpen was applied on the imaginary view in order to make it more vintage.

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  13. Anime Popstar

    Oct 08, 21 07:47 PM

    I saw a pic similar to this and decided to copy it with my own additional changes. I did the dress and hair differently and also the colours.

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  14. Elvis Presley "73"

    Oct 08, 21 04:55 AM

    Drew this originally in black and white (ghost sketch) then decided to colour it in with watercolour pencils

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  15. BNHA Ships

    Oct 08, 21 04:52 AM

    These are two of my favourite Boku no Hero Academia ships!

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