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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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

Manga Drawings by ThronN

Cute Drawings by Christie

Beautiful Artwork by Bill Richards

Portrait Drawings by Evan

Manga Drawings by Chi

Various Drawings by Sunnu Golwalla

Various Drawings by Sabariah

Various Drawings by Anne Burgoyne

Various Drawings by Amberlynn

Portrait Drawings by Bud Norris

Various Drawings by Carly

Scenery Drawings by Phil Edmondson

Portrait Drawings by Mahendran

Manga and Fantasy by Lee Henrik

Portrait Drawings by Stacey

Various Drawings by D. Fox

Manga Sketches by Paul Rowan

Original Manga by Grace

Original Pokemons by Johan

Creative Anime by Celia

Cute Little Sketches by Gwen

Various Sketches by Amanda

Various Drawings by Taylor Sligowski

Various Drawings by Steven Chesley

Fantasy Drawings by Melissa

Various Drawings by Aiswariya Pramod

Various Drawings by Maciej Michalak

Original Artwork by Richa Kotriwala

Manga Drawings by Andrea

Cartoon Drawings by Dipanjan Dey

Various Drawings by Sandy Lange

Ballpen Drawings by Shehbaaz Baurtally

Cartoon Drawings by Dhrubo2002

Sonali Ghosh Illustrations Gallery

Emma Adams Cartoon Sketches Gallery

Rupshya Dilipraj Artwork Gallery


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  1. Imaginary art: abandoned village

    Dec 03, 20 02:49 AM

    With a blue pen. Sometimes a place can be free from inhabitants but yet its peaceful.

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  2. Mr Slinkman

    Dec 03, 20 01:16 AM

    This is my drawing of Mr Slinkman from Camp Lazlo on Microsoft Paint. He's the assistant scoutmaster to Scoutmaster Lumpus from Jelly Bean Cabin.

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  3. Benedict Cumberbatch

    Dec 03, 20 01:15 AM

    This is my method of drawing the British actor Benedict Cumberbatch CBE on Microsoft Paint. He was born on July 19, 1976 in Hammersmith, London, England

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  4. Art entitled "the evil of sorcery"

    Dec 03, 20 01:13 AM

    Imaginary art but of small size. It is surrealistic.

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  5. Imaginary art: industrial zone on right

    Dec 03, 20 01:12 AM

    With a blue pen. So on the right its industrial zone while in the left its dominated by trees.

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  6. Beauty and the beast.

    Dec 01, 20 02:05 AM

    I have also loved drawing flowers and other things. This is my fifth drawing that I have put on the internet it is about the movie beauty and the beast

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  7. Miles to go before I sleep

    Dec 01, 20 01:03 AM

    Miles to go before I sleep

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  8. Imaginary art: mountain near lake

    Dec 01, 20 12:59 AM

    I find it very attractive when we have a lake with many trees around, and a mountain nearby.

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  9. Imaginary art: a garden

    Dec 01, 20 12:56 AM

    Ballpens art. Am very attracted to colorful nature.

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  10. Imaginary art: house during sunset time

    Dec 01, 20 12:53 AM

    Ballpens art. The house has no direct sunlight on it. So it cannot remain pure white of the paper. Else, it will not appear natural.

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  11. Imaginary realistic art

    Dec 01, 20 12:53 AM

    With a blue ballpoint pen Nataraj 1.0mm. To increase realism, I try to be very refined in the texture.

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  12. Imaginary art: beautiful house

    Dec 01, 20 12:48 AM

    Ballpens art.

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  13. Coloration of 4 imaginary art

    Nov 26, 20 11:57 PM

    With some other ballpens. Colouration is in itself an art. We must know what colors to apply and how to apply. Then the art become attractive. Am pretty

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  14. Imaginary art: hilly place with waterfalls

    Nov 26, 20 11:54 PM

    Here is an art where we have a hilly place with two waterfalls visible. Who on this earth will not love to visit such a place in real, which ressembles

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  15. Squirtle painting

    Nov 26, 20 11:39 PM

    First time trying to paint an anime character no experience on painting cartoon all I used was my sketchbook cardboard back and acrylic paint . I did Squirtle

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