March 26, 2017

Chopsticks

Filed under: CARTOONS — Colby @ 10:07 am

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March 19, 2017

Scherzo Left Handed

Filed under: DRAWINGS,Portraits — Colby @ 2:44 pm

Back when I was in the ER I had to sign my name a few dozen times – left handed! I pondered on the difficulties. Writing a loop for example. To write exactly the same way requires a completely opposite effort. Pulling the pen instead of pushing it. Writing in a mirror image creates a backward character. Hmmm….

I decided to attempt a drawing using only my left hand. I had to chose something that was pretty basic and a medium that was forgiving. I used chalk and charcoal. It was fun while at the same time tedious and frustrating. The first things I noticed were my light source was over the wrong shoulder and I kept wanting to draw on the wrong half of the paper. I also was amused that my left hand got tired quickly.

My source material was a sculpture by Harriet Frishmuth (1880-1980). I first noticed her work in a lovely statue “Playdays” at the Dallas Arboretum. This is not that. This is “Scherzo.”

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Chalk and charcoal on gray charcoal paper, 12″ x 8″

March 12, 2017

Hair in Face

Filed under: DRAWINGS — Colby @ 4:16 pm

I went back and forth on this image. Couldn’t decide whether to paint or draw. I finally chose water soluble color pencils. I injured my hand and this was the first drawing since the injury. I had to stop occasionally to ice my hand.

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Water soluble color pencil on paper, 11″ x 17″

March 5, 2017

Oscar Oops!

Filed under: CARTOONS,Political, Justice, Media,Uncategorized — Colby @ 4:16 pm

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February 26, 2017

Looking At You

Filed under: DRAWINGS — Colby @ 4:25 pm

Here’s a really, really old drawing I did with a Marks-a-Lot (felt tip marker). You may have to actually get up out of your chair, and look at this from a distance to recognize it. I did it while looking through a magnifying glass. You can now easily do the same thing on a computer.

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

February 19, 2017

Expedition

Filed under: CARTOONS,History — Colby @ 1:40 pm

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February 12, 2017

Learning to Swim

Filed under: Fantasy,PAINTINGS — Colby @ 8:27 pm

An idea popped into my head: Baby fish start their lives already knowing how to swim, its instinctive. Human babies work on walking for months, even longer. What if you’re half fish/half human? I depicted a Mermaid Mom teaching her little boy how to swim. Do we call him a Merboy; a Merkid?

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Acrylic on canvas, 18″ x 36″

February 6, 2017

Ingenuity

Filed under: CARTOONS — Colby @ 12:58 am

Forget about the better mousetrap. This is more important.

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January 29, 2017

On the Phone

Filed under: DRAWINGS,Portraits — Colby @ 8:48 pm

Many years ago I caught my wife off guard by taking a random photo while she was minding her own business talking on the phone. I loved her smile and decided to do a drawing. I post this now because January 27 would have been our 49th anniversary.

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BeverlyOnPhone

Pencil on paper, 9″ x 11″

January 22, 2017

Godzilla vs

Filed under: CARTOONS,Fantasy — Colby @ 8:54 pm

Epic battle of monsters!

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Godzilla vs Lego