July 23, 2017

Painting Fingernails

Filed under: DRAWINGS — Colby @ 9:17 am

This tender moment was captured during our church youth group’s mission trip.

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Water soluble pencils on watercolor paper, 10″ x 14″

July 16, 2017

Never Forgets

Filed under: CARTOONS — Colby @ 9:13 am

This is for my cousin, Mina.

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July 9, 2017

Jumping to Conclusions

Filed under: CARTOONS,Political, Justice, Media — Colby @ 2:48 pm

I was cleaning out some files and came across this old cartoon I did way back in 1990 that was published in The Dallas Morning News. I scanned it from the faded newspaper.

Sadly, it still applies today.

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July 2, 2017

Grand Canyon Tree

Filed under: DRAWINGS — Colby @ 9:22 am

This isn’t very good. But I’m posting it anyway because it’s my first attempt to use graphite putty. It was harder to use than I expected. I’ll try again some day.

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Graphite putty and wash on paper, 11″ x 16″

June 25, 2017

Smack!

Filed under: CARTOONS,Fantasy — Colby @ 9:15 am

In the olden days I would draw, ink and color a cartoon on a single piece of paper. Technology, since then, has allowed me to draw sketches on a piece of scratch paper, scan them into my computer and do all the “inking” and coloring digitally. I just bought myself a new iPad Pro. This was my very first attempt at doing the entire thing digitally.

I drew the individual frames in Adobe Sketch and used Creative Cloud to send them from my iPad to my desktop iMac. It worked. I did only minor tweaking to the drawings and arranged them in Photoshop. There is still a learning curve but overall I’m happy with my initial drawing.

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June 18, 2017

Larry in a Yellow Hat

Filed under: DRAWINGS,Portraits — Colby @ 12:56 pm

This is the choir director at Central Lutheran Church in Dallas. His talent constantly amazes me. He has taken a guy like me, who doesn’t know anything about music, to a guy who is now well aware how much he doesn’t know about music.

This drawing was based on a photo taken during the dedication of my wife’s memorial garden and labyrinth.

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Color pencil on gray charcoal paper, 10″ x 12″

June 11, 2017

Cyclops!

Filed under: DRAWINGS,Fantasy — Colby @ 9:23 pm

Here’s another one of those posters I did with Marks-A-Lot to advertise the movies we showed the kids at the recreation center. The black ink is faded and the poster board is yellowing and stained.

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Felt tip marker on poster board, 22″ x 28″

June 4, 2017

It Came From Beneath The Sea!

Filed under: DRAWINGS,Fantasy — Colby @ 8:55 am

Back in my previous life we would show movies to the kids at the recreation center. This was before tapes and DVDs. Before Blockbuster, Netflix, etc. We’d use a biggo projector and actual 16mm film and show them on the wall until we built a homemade canvas screen. The kids would sit on tumbling mats we spread around on the floor.

I would make posters to let them know what movie was coming up. I managed to save a couple of them. Here’s one. The colors have faded and the poster board is turning yellow.

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Felt tip markers on poster board, 22″ x 28″

May 28, 2017

Our Bubbles

Filed under: CARTOONS,Political, Justice, Media — Colby @ 3:37 pm

It’s getting worse, folks!

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May 21, 2017

Sketching Sarah

Filed under: DRAWINGS,Portraits — Colby @ 1:23 pm

A quick sketch, and rather small.

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Colored pencil on mat board, 5″ x 7″