September 16, 2014


Filed under: Uncategorized — Colby @ 3:42 pm

OK, let’s do something a little different.

This is what you might call “accidental art.” Some of you won’t call it art at all. But I like it.

Older folks will remember the mimeograph machine. You wrapped a stencil around a big drum, turned the drum, fed paper in one side, ink would be forced through the stencil and a printed sheet of paper would magically come out the other side. Eventually, technology advanced to the point where you didn’t have to hand-crank the thing.

When you were done printing you’d cautiously take the inky stencil off. If you might print more copies later you’d carefully lay the stencil on the original backing sheet.

Various random images would remain on the backing sheet after you took the stencil away. Here’s one that, for some reason, I saved.


Ink on paper, 8 ½” X 14″

September 7, 2014

Fair Share

Filed under: PAINTINGS,Portraits — Colby @ 10:43 pm

There’s always enough cotton candy at the State Fair for two little girls to share.

Fair Share

Acrylic on canvas, 16″ X 20″

September 2, 2014


Filed under: CARTOONS,Political, Justice, Media,Sports and Recreation — Colby @ 3:46 pm


August 28, 2014

Both Ways

Filed under: CARTOONS,Sports and Recreation — Colby @ 11:27 am

Both Ways 2

August 22, 2014

Hansel and….

Filed under: CARTOONS,Fantasy — Colby @ 5:15 pm

Hansel and Grendel

August 15, 2014

Panty 2

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

I had been very unproductive and forced myself to draw something to keep my sanity. I hadn’t used chalk pastels in awhile so I decided to give that a shot.

Panty 2

Chalk pastels and charcoal on paper, 8 ½” X 8 ½”

August 8, 2014

The Lone Ranger and….

Filed under: CARTOONS,Fantasy — Colby @ 10:04 am

Lone Ranger and Toto

August 1, 2014

Restful Arms

Filed under: DRAWINGS,Portraits — Colby @ 12:16 pm

While collecting photographs to accompany my song “Four Little Hearts” I came across a really cute one showing a sleeping baby, her proud “Mimi” and a smiling big brother. They’re all sitting on a porch swing. I decided to draw a detail of the photo focusing just on the baby resting comfortably in her grandmother’s arms.

Normally when I do a pencil drawing I rely on a single pencil and maybe some white to highlight. For this drawing I used a range of grays, utilizing 5 or 6 separate pencils; no black.

Restful Arms

Pencil on gray charcoal paper, 9″ X 12″

July 25, 2014


Filed under: DRAWINGS,Portraits — Colby @ 9:53 am


A quick sketch of Senta Berger. It isn’t a very good likeness but she was so beautiful that even a bad picture of her comes out just fine.


Pencil on paper, 8″ X 12″

July 18, 2014

Truth in Advertising

Filed under: CARTOONS — Colby @ 4:52 pm

Don’t just look at titles and labels. Read the descriptions as well.

Nude Drawing Class