May 29, 2016

Art Class Model

Filed under: DRAWINGS — Colby @ 3:22 pm

Archives: This is really old! From my college art class days in the 1960s. I’m not sure why I kept this particular sketch of the hundreds we did but it is kind of interesting.

Class Model

Ink wash on newsprint pad, 18″ x 24″

May 22, 2016


Filed under: DRAWINGS,Portraits — Colby @ 5:37 pm

When I posted my collage of drawings and paintings of my favorite Moms for Mothers Day (Moms) it was pointed out that I had excluded my mother-in-law. She was such a special lady that I immediately began planning to do a drawing. Well, here it is. It’s a combination of a couple of photographs. She was 18-20 years old in the photos I used. A worthy addition to my favorite Moms.


Color pencil on charcoal paper, 9″ x 12″

May 15, 2016


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

I never could get a good image of this to post. It’s dark on purpose but that makes it hard to show digitally. Enhancing the contrast, etc. takes away from the original image. Anyways, this is for one of the great pop singers, Linda Ronstadt. I experimented with water soluble pencils on mat board. I should have stayed with just color pencil. The wash took out a lot of the highlights and I never could get it to do what I wanted. Not satisfied with the likeness either. Live and learn.


Water soluble color pencils on mat board, 9″ x 13″

May 8, 2016


Filed under: DRAWINGS,PAINTINGS,Portraits — Colby @ 12:02 pm

For mother’s day: a collage of drawings and paintings I have done over the years of my favorite moms.


Top (L-R): my paternal grandmother (digital drawing); my maternal grandmother (pencil); my Mom, young (chalk and charcoal), older (color pencil).

Center: My daughter (acrylic); my daughter (pencil); my daughter-in-law (color pencil).

Bottom: My precious wife (pencil, water soluble pencils, pencil).

May 1, 2016


Filed under: DRAWINGS,Portraits — Colby @ 12:58 pm

I was experimenting with water soluble pencils and did this. I’m not particularly happy with the way it turned out but I’m posting it anyway.

Beverly and Colby

Water color pencils and ink on paper, 10″ x 14″

April 24, 2016

Defective Toilet Seat

Filed under: CARTOONS — Colby @ 5:04 pm

There is also a certain tile in front of the restroom door that does the same thing. But only when entering. It has no effect when leaving the restroom.

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Toilet Seat

April 17, 2016

We’re Related!

Filed under: CARTOONS — Colby @ 10:36 pm

Cousins how many times removed?

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We're Related

April 10, 2016

Old Rancher

Filed under: DRAWINGS,Portraits — Colby @ 3:21 pm

Friends of mine were in east Texas, met an elderly couple at a diner and started up a conversation which they greatly enjoyed. They took a photo of the old rancher and asked me to do a drawing. He was wearing glasses and they didn’t want those in the drawing. I couldn’t see his actual eyes because of the blurriness of the photo and reflections on the glass so I had to make something up.

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Old Rancher

Color pencil on charcoal paper, 10″ x 14″

April 3, 2016

Leaders React

Filed under: CARTOONS — Colby @ 6:27 pm

Surely, there’s got to be some middle ground somewhere.

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American Leaders React

March 27, 2016

Asian Festival

Filed under: DRAWINGS,Portraits — Colby @ 11:47 pm

Another drawing I had around the studio and realized I had never posted it. It’s from several years ago and I don’t have a good image of it but you’ll get the idea, I hope. Two young girls putting on the final touches. Adapted from a photo from an Asian Festival in Dallas, Texas.

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Asian Festival

Color pencil on paper, 12″ x 18″