A long time ago I was practicing with charcoal (and a touch of chalk) and I came up with this drawing of my daughter when she was a baby. It was done on a piece of regular ol’ poster board. Over the decades of sitting in my flat file the white has turned quite yellow.
Charcoal and chalk on poster board, 22″ X 28″
Another oldie, an assignment in a college art class; my one and only attempt at a linoleum print.
Linoleum on newsprint paper, 7 1/2″ X 11″
The attempt to get a truly objective account of what’s going on in the world today usually requires flipping from one news channel to the next and then trying to balance the viewpoints of what they think you should think about what they think is important. That’s why God invented the remote. It also has an “off” button.
Another practice run using whatever I could find at the time: poster board.
Conte crayon on poster board, 13″ X 19″
The art of denial, deflection and distraction is certainly not the sole property of only the current administration. Democrats and Republicans each have their closets they don’t want anyone looking into.
An experiment in college art class many years ago; etching on plastic. Of the prints I made, blue seemed to work out best.
Ink print, 5″ X 7″
I needed to come up with a cover for the pictorial directory for the 50th reunion for Bryan Adams High School class of 1963. I started with a conte crayon drawing I had done (and previously posted), opened it in Photoshop, changed the color to green (school color) and played around with the filters. When I had an image I was happy with I added text to the composition. Click on each image to enlarge them.
Some time ago I posted a small drawing I had done of a flower with the mat board cut in a simple keyhole shape (http://sircolby.com/drawings/keyhole-flower-red/) I recently found this drawing I had done about the same time.
Color pencil on paper, 3″ X 3 1/2″
I was going through some old files and came across something I was going to do one day. Years went by and I never got around to doing it. I decided to get it done but it didn’t enthuse me enough to make it a major project so I dug my seldom used chalk pastels out of the closet and did this quick rendering. It’s interesting that the scanner picks up some strokes that are not as evident to the eye.
Chalk pastels on paper, 8″ X 10″