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 photo edit lion

    Oct 17, 19 08:38 AM

    I edited one of my toys to make it look more cartoony I really like it I wouldn’t say it’s my best work but I am on a working progress on my editing skills

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  2. Joker

    Oct 17, 19 04:47 AM

    Its the famous comic book villain the joker.i just tried to draw him with pencil.hope you will like it

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  3. free time pencil drawing

    Oct 16, 19 04:16 AM

    this is my drawing i drew when i have free time :)

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  4. Starship

    Oct 16, 19 04:03 AM

    Starship. It wasn't until Star Trek came along that we first heard the term Starship having simply referred to space vehicles as space ships previously.

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  5. Summit

    Oct 15, 19 06:12 PM

    Summit. Behold the world's fastest computer, IBM's Summit. My drawing shows some of it! Would you believe a Quintillion calculations per second (that's

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  6. My most detailed drawing of Garou (One Punch Man)

    Oct 15, 19 06:08 PM

    Garou is by far a favorite to me in the One Punch Man Anime / Manga / Series, just because of his goal, his abilities, his appearance, his personality,

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  7. Joker

    Oct 15, 19 05:59 PM

    Love the movie Joker So tried to draw him. Quick drawing:)

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  8. my first sketch ever

    Oct 15, 19 05:56 PM

    Its a long story

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  9. pencil drawing of free time

    Oct 15, 19 05:52 PM

    pencil drawing of free time

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  10. pencil drawing of free time

    Oct 15, 19 05:51 PM

    pencil drawing of free time

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  11. Elvis Presley Drawing No 31

    Oct 15, 19 05:45 PM

    latest drawing in my attempt to draw more realistic

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  12. Pelican Pete

    Oct 13, 19 07:02 PM

    Pelican Pete is our local “guard of the pier”. He’s been hanging out with us islanders for many years. We have a lot of fun watching the tourist try and

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  13. Imaginary art with blue ballpen.

    Oct 13, 19 06:58 PM

    With a 0.6mm blue ballpoint pen Nataraj.

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  14. Imaginary Art

    Oct 13, 19 06:55 PM

    With a black ballpen and some gel ink pens.

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  15. Marker drawing

    Oct 13, 19 06:50 PM

    Cold days make you appreciate hot coffee or tea

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