July 14, 2019

Fence Line Road

Filed under: PAINTINGS — Colby @ 9:36 am

On my frequent drives to Houston I pass by an area that I think is interesting. There is a flat pasture where cattle graze. Immediately beside it is a hilly wooded area. A dirt road runs at the edge of the woods, separating the contrasting landscapes. The road follows the contour of the hills just a few feet from a steep embankment created by leveling for the pasture.

Inspiration can be strange because when I made up the image to paint, it not only doesn’t really look like what I see as I drive by but is a bird’s eye view.

Acrylic on canvas, 18” x 36”

July 7, 2019

Leslie

Filed under: DRAWINGS,Portraits — Colby @ 9:12 am

French-American dancer and actress Leslie Caron.

I was thinking of a strong line running through the middle with just enough thinner detail to identify the person. I think the center lines could have been thicker; could have been fewer thin lines. 

Digital illustration

June 30, 2019

Political Debates

Filed under: CARTOONS,Political, Justice, Media — Colby @ 2:52 pm

A couple of quick impressions of the Democratic Party debates.

June 24, 2019

Young Loretta, Step by Step

Filed under: DRAWINGS,Portraits — Colby @ 9:17 am

People have asked how I draw on an iPad. Here is a brief explanation:

June 16, 2019

Palm Tree

Filed under: DRAWINGS — Colby @ 8:53 am

I was driving in traffic and saw a landscape company truck with a logo of a tree with big giant leaves. The leaves looked like hands to me.  When I got home  I sketched this out on my iPad.

Click on image to enlarge.

 

Digital illustration

June 9, 2019

Mary Kornman

Filed under: DRAWINGS,Portraits — Colby @ 8:10 am

I was watching an old John Wayne movie and the girl-interest was Mary Kornman. I looked her up and discovered she had been one of the Little Rascals of The Our Gang series. I found a photo of her I thought was precious and decided to draw her.

Digital illustration

June 2, 2019

Speck

Filed under: CARTOONS — Colby @ 7:39 pm

May 26, 2019

Pastor Rich

Filed under: DRAWINGS,Portraits — Colby @ 7:26 am

Our pastor is moving on. I did a quick sketch of him as a show of respect and to say that he will be missed.

Digital illustration.

May 19, 2019

Young Loretta

Filed under: DRAWINGS,Portraits — Colby @ 9:12 am

Occasionally I watch Turner Classic Movies (TCM). I came across an old movie starring Loretta Young. I remember her fondly from her TV days. I looked her up on the Internet and came across a photo of her when she was young and decided to draw her on my iPad. I didn’t realize it until I had finished the drawing that the photo of her was taken when she was only 14 years old!

Digital illustration.

May 12, 2019

Blessed are those who pay attention

Filed under: CARTOONS,Religious — Colby @ 8:47 am