Pencil Drawings
by Bud Norris


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.

Enjoy The Drawings from Bud Norris


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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  1. My first perfect sketch

    Dec 06, 19 03:39 AM

    I first drew this sketch as a rough one but then after that I started to like it a lot so i gave an outline with a black pen and then coloured it with

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  2. Groot

    Dec 06, 19 03:36 AM

    Big fan of Groot.so, tried to draw him(quick sketch):)

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  3. Imaginary and quick art

    Dec 05, 19 03:33 AM

    Gel ink pen. I wanted to give a live demo to a friend. So I did this.

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  4. Completed art

    Dec 04, 19 07:41 PM

    So here is the completed imaginary art where I just added some details on the left. Except the eagle on the top left which is not from my imagination

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  5. The Coffin

    Dec 04, 19 07:28 PM

    A little late for Halloween but better late than never. Watch out! Dracula is on the prowl. Lots of details in this drawing, the pipe with fittings, the

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  6. Marilyn Monroe Drawing By Andy Leslie

    Dec 02, 19 06:13 AM

    My latest drawing in my legends collection

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  7. Imaginary art

    Dec 01, 19 05:28 PM

    I have used two ballpens of different brands, both of 0.7mm. I had the idea yesterday to make it a very detailed art but today I thought, after adding

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  8. Imaginary art in progress

    Dec 01, 19 05:27 PM

    Gel ink pen. I decided to use gel ink pen instead of ballpoint pen because its more blackish and more flexible.

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  9. Love Birds

    Dec 01, 19 05:19 PM

    Portrait of Love Birds

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  10. Two imaginary art

    Dec 01, 19 05:15 PM

    Two imaginary art and moderninzation

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  11. First picture i am uploading

    Dec 01, 19 05:02 PM

    I want to become an sketch artist,but my studies are coming in between

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  12. Quick and simple self portrait made in 2017

    Dec 01, 19 05:00 PM

    Ballpen. I said to myself that I must do a self portrait but simple. It worked.

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  13. Marvel Avengers

    Dec 01, 19 04:57 PM

    I just tried drawing The Iron Man from the Marvel Avengers.

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  14. Mr. Froggie Boggie

    Dec 01, 19 04:54 PM

    This froggie is a random sketch for my previous landlord as a token of love n care. So this sketch is worth a thousand emotions...

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  15. In progress

    Nov 27, 19 03:47 AM

    With a ballpoint pen of 0.7.

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