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. Charcoal eagle

    Jan 16, 20 04:53 PM

    Charcoal eagle on black paper done a few months ago

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  2. The Surgeon

    Jan 16, 20 04:50 PM

    I am a nurse and there is this surgeon who is very handsome in my opinion even though he is much older than me. So I decided to draw him...You may not

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  3. My drawing

    Jan 16, 20 04:37 PM

    I am a big fan of one piece and wanted to make a sketch of whitebeard so i tried and this is the result

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  4. GTO(Great Teacher Onizuka)

    Jan 16, 20 04:36 PM

    Great Teacher Onizuka!!! Previously a Yankee, But has great desire and passion to become a teacher(Sensei), It's a must watch Anime.

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  5. Cel animation screenshot from "Crystal Jewels"

    Jan 16, 20 04:32 PM

    Does this look like that it was done by cel animation? I've been working on animation cels like this for the Crystal Jewels series. If you want more, you

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  6. My unicorn colouring “edit”

    Jan 16, 20 04:31 PM

    I edited a unicorn colouring on my iPod mates hope you like Frankenstein because I turned my unicorn into a Frankenstein I didn’t colour the horn in because

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  7. Imaginary art

    Jan 14, 20 08:03 PM

    Done with ballpoint pen then watercolor added

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  8. Elvis Presley Drawing No 30

    Jan 13, 20 08:49 PM

    I've tried using more colour with this one

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  9. Spencerian without thickness

    Jan 13, 20 08:31 PM

    Spencerian without thickness in alphabets is still elegant.

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  10. Different from normal spencerian.

    Jan 13, 20 08:26 PM

    Its different from normal spencerian style. As you will remark hand writing is shorter in length and thickness is in all alphabets. While in normal spencerian

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  11. My first 2D anime girl drawing

    Jan 13, 20 08:12 PM

    Peace

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  12. Imaginary art

    Jan 13, 20 07:40 PM

    Done with ballpoint pen then colored with watercolor. Am giving both version: before coloration and after coloration.

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  13. Imaginary art with watercolor

    Jan 09, 20 01:27 AM

    I shared my imaginary art I made with ballpoint pens and gel ink pens. So here is my first imaginary art made with watercolor, that am sharing.

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  14. Imaginary art with ballpens.

    Jan 09, 20 01:25 AM

    In a brutal world full of corruption and fraud, sometimes its good to live in our own imagination where there is no violence. So here is an imaginary

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  15. Semi imaginary art

    Jan 09, 20 01:21 AM

    With ballpoint pens Nataraj

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