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. candice

    Aug 19, 19 08:23 AM

    portraits

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  2. Chateau Bel Ombre, Mauritius

    Aug 19, 19 02:49 AM

    After around 22 years of quiting watercolor art, I decided to enter in this hostile world again. So here is a work I just decided to end some moments

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  3. Megamix and Melody CHASING A BUTTERFLY

    Aug 19, 19 01:11 AM

    This is my pencil sketch of Megamix is trying to restrain his little adopted sister Melody from trying to catch a harmless butterfly. I have decided to

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  4. J.J Evans

    Aug 19, 19 01:05 AM

    This is a drawing that I did of the Character J.J. Evans played by actor Jimmie Walker in the old TV show called Good times. It was done with 5,6, and

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  5. Dee Snider Drawing

    Aug 17, 19 04:50 AM

    This a picture of Metal legend Dee Snider who many may remember From the band Twisted Sister that I drew as I continue to seek out new challenges. It took

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  6. Blue ballpoint pen

    Aug 17, 19 04:45 AM

    Done several weeks ago

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  7. Still in progress. Ballpoint pen

    Aug 17, 19 04:39 AM

    I think it has already reached hyperrealistic level

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  8. Completed art with ballpoint pen

    Aug 17, 19 04:37 AM

    Blue ballpen

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  9. Pencil drawings

    Aug 17, 19 04:33 AM

    My first drawings

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  10. Thranduil

    Aug 17, 19 04:30 AM

    Just Likes to draw it

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  11. Osaka Castle

    Aug 17, 19 04:06 AM

    This one's for you Ivan because I'm pretty sure you'll be quite familiar with this magnificent castle. Originally built in 1583 Osaka Castle has seen many

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  12. Miles Morales

    Aug 15, 19 05:25 AM

    I always feel love to draw Miles.

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  13. Waldo and Betsy TNT

    Aug 15, 19 05:22 AM

    My artwork of the twin siblings being surrounded by TNT. I have changed the names as Waldo (the blue alien) and Betsy (the pink alien) to keep things simple.

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  14. oracle cat

    Aug 15, 19 05:12 AM

    I used my imagination to create this drawing

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  15. Owl Buddies

    Aug 11, 19 09:38 PM

    My Dad loved owls so this was done for him. Fun and colourful to go along with my Lion and Elephant drawings. I spend so much time trying to be as accurate

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