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 Disney style drawings

    Jun 22, 19 08:38 AM

    I drew a girl Disney style please help me come up with a name for her the winner will get a 🦄 emoji commented to them🦄🦄🦄🦄🦄

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  2. Painting of Lord Ganesha

    Jun 20, 19 09:32 AM

    This painting of lord Ganesha i had drawn in my school for competition but it was not selected .... please help me and tell me what mistake i had done

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  3. A Kingfisher Awaits His Prize

    Jun 20, 19 09:20 AM

    I regularly see kingfishers here in Wimborne,Dorset. I have tried many times to sketch them at the first chance of seeing them but they don't hang around.

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  4. Imaginary decor with ballpen

    Jun 20, 19 09:11 AM

    So here is another quick one.

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  5. Leeds Castle

    Jun 20, 19 09:08 AM

    Leeds Castle is located in Kent, England and is built on an island in a lake. The site dates to 1119 and Henry VIII (1491-1547) used it as a residence

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  6. Chateau Miranda

    Jun 20, 19 09:07 AM

    Chateau Miranda is located in Celles, Province of Namur, Belgium. Said to be haunted, it was designed in 1866 and completed in 1907. Descendants of the

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  7. Casa Loma

    Jun 19, 19 04:59 AM

    As a child I was fascinated by the incredible castles of Europe and asked my Dad if we would ever be able to visit a castle. He said How about next weekend

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  8. Elephant Bathing

    Jun 17, 19 08:49 PM

    Nothing like a relaxing bath after a hard day. Now, where did I put that rubber ducky?

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  9. Completed work with ballpoint pen

    Jun 16, 19 10:27 AM

    So here it is.

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  10. Chateau De Labourdonnais, Mauritius

    Jun 15, 19 06:46 PM

    A work with ballpoint pens of 0.7mm and 1.0mm. On the left is Christian Wiehe who built this mansion. Middle is the mansion itself. On the right is

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  11. my barbie doll

    Jun 15, 19 03:26 AM

    this drawing is spacial for me . when my friend's sister give birth to a girl child at that time i had drawn this barbie doll sketch ...

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  12. landscape drawing

    Jun 14, 19 04:33 AM

    IN THIS LANDSCAPE DRAWING I USED OIL PASTEL TO COLOR IT. FOR SHADING I USED MY FINGERS AND COTTON. THERE ARE TWO BIRDS SITTING ON THE BRANCH OF A TREE..

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  13. Again with left hand

    Jun 08, 19 09:18 PM

    Gel ink pen.

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  14. My first human portrait

    Jun 08, 19 08:54 PM

    He was really special to me but couldn't gift him . I wish he can see this someday ...

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  15. Butterfly drawing

    Jun 06, 19 09:31 AM

    Colourful butterfly

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