February 7, 2016

Mod Bod 2016 and 1970

Filed under: DRAWINGS,Portraits — Colby @ 6:01 pm


I don’t usually post nudes on this site but I’m making an exception for this one. While moving things around in my studio I came across a very old drawing that I had done way back in 1970. It was done with Marks-a-Lot on poster board. It actually won a first place ribbon at the State Fair of Texas.
Not surprisingly, it hasn’t held up very well. I decided to re-draw it on the computer. Here it is (scroll down to see the original):

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Mod Bod 2016

Digital illustration.


Here is the original. The colors are quite faded and the background has turned yellow. In some ways that makes it more interesting.

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 Mod Bod 1970

Ink, felt tip marker on poster board, 22″ x 28″

January 31, 2016


Filed under: DRAWINGS,Portraits — Colby @ 11:00 pm

I was shopping for Christmas gifts and called my daughter for ideas for my son-in-law, “What can I give him besides a shirt?” Her answer: “Yeah, a shirt would be fine.” No help at all! So I decided to do a drawing for him. I didn’t want the standard smiling pose. I found a photo I liked, simplified it, took out the photo-bombing grandkid and did this.


Graphite pencil on charcoal paper, 12″ x 18″

January 24, 2016

Take Your Daughter to Work

Filed under: CARTOONS — Colby @ 1:23 am

I heard that “Take Your Daughter to Work Day” happened recently. I didn’t know. Since my kids came to my workplace so often there was never a need to pay any attention to those kinds of “special” days. But an idea popped into my head and I had to stop what I was doing and draw this cartoon.

Take Your Daughter to Work

January 17, 2016

Robert E. Lee

Filed under: DRAWINGS,History,Portraits — Colby @ 6:27 pm

January 19 is Robert E. Lee’s birthday. One of my heroes. One of the great, noble Americans, unfortunately on the wrong side of history.


Digital illustration.

January 11, 2016

Family Soccer Game

Filed under: CARTOONS — Colby @ 7:43 am

Even though my trip was brief the grandboy requested a drawing of the family playing soccer. This involved six people! I told him I would not have time to do six portraits so he accepted the fact that the characters would not look like the real people involved. I worked as fast as I could and managed to end up with this:

Family Soccer

January 3, 2016


Filed under: DRAWINGS — Colby @ 11:55 am

An old charcoal exercise pulled out of the file from days long ago.


Charcoal and chalk on paper, 11″ x 15″

December 27, 2015


Filed under: DRAWINGS,Portraits — Colby @ 5:38 pm

A digital drawing done for my grandkid’s birthday.


Computer illustration

December 20, 2015


Filed under: CARTOONS,Religious — Colby @ 5:13 pm

My Christmas card for 2015. I decided to go for a more whimsical approach. All in fun.


December 13, 2015

Las Posadas

Filed under: DRAWINGS,Religious — Colby @ 7:44 pm

I was asked to do an illustration for an Advent concert. I tried to avoid the typical nativity scenes, and shepherds, and wise men and so on. (People tend to get confused about Advent and Epiphany and just lump them all together into “Christmas.”) I wanted to depict Mary during her pregnancy and the ordeal of their search for lodging. In some cultures this is observed as, “Las Posadas.”

Instead of the usual illustration I took a mosaic or stained glass approach.

Posada mosaic

Digital illustration

December 7, 2015

No Boots

Filed under: CARTOONS — Colby @ 12:23 am

No Boots