June 25, 2017

Smack!

Filed under: CARTOONS,Fantasy — Colby @ 9:15 am

In the olden days I would draw, ink and color a cartoon on a single piece of paper. Technology, since then, has allowed me to draw sketches on a piece of scratch paper, scan them into my computer and do all the “inking” and coloring digitally. I just bought myself a new iPad Pro. This was my very first attempt at doing the entire thing digitally.

I drew the individual frames in Adobe Sketch and used Creative Cloud to send them from my iPad to my desktop iMac. It worked. I did only minor tweaking to the drawings and arranged them in Photoshop. There is still a learning curve but overall I’m happy with my initial drawing.

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June 18, 2017

Larry in a Yellow Hat

Filed under: DRAWINGS,Portraits — Colby @ 12:56 pm

This is the choir director at Central Lutheran Church in Dallas. His talent constantly amazes me. He has taken a guy like me, who doesn’t know anything about music, to a guy who is now well aware how much he doesn’t know about music.

This drawing was based on a photo taken during the dedication of my wife’s memorial garden and labyrinth.

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Color pencil on gray charcoal paper, 10″ x 12″

June 11, 2017

Cyclops!

Filed under: DRAWINGS,Fantasy — Colby @ 9:23 pm

Here’s another one of those posters I did with Marks-A-Lot to advertise the movies we showed the kids at the recreation center. The black ink is faded and the poster board is yellowing and stained.

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

June 4, 2017

It Came From Beneath The Sea!

Filed under: DRAWINGS,Fantasy — Colby @ 8:55 am

Back in my previous life we would show movies to the kids at the recreation center. This was before tapes and DVDs. Before Blockbuster, Netflix, etc. We’d use a biggo projector and actual 16mm film and show them on the wall until we built a homemade canvas screen. The kids would sit on tumbling mats we spread around on the floor.

I would make posters to let them know what movie was coming up. I managed to save a couple of them. Here’s one. The colors have faded and the poster board is turning yellow.

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

May 28, 2017

Our Bubbles

Filed under: CARTOONS,Political, Justice, Media — Colby @ 3:37 pm

It’s getting worse, folks!

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May 21, 2017

Sketching Sarah

Filed under: DRAWINGS,Portraits — Colby @ 1:23 pm

A quick sketch, and rather small.

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Colored pencil on mat board, 5″ x 7″

May 14, 2017

I Can Feel You

Filed under: Uncategorized — Colby @ 8:32 pm

Mother’s Day, 2008. It’s been nine years since I suddenly lost my beautiful wife of over 40 years. The pain is still very real. She is gone forever and always with me. The link takes you to a song I wrote for her. Hug those special to you and tell them you love them.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZrLZEnwka0

May 7, 2017

Hands on Face

Filed under: DRAWINGS,Portraits — Colby @ 4:22 pm

I recently re-discovered this drawing from way back. I assumed I had already posted it but couldn’t find it. So, I’ll do it now.

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Colored pencil on paper, 10 ½” x 10 ½”

April 30, 2017

Butterfly

Filed under: DRAWINGS — Colby @ 6:50 pm

I was stuck in the house and needed to do something for my sanity so I came up with a quick drawing using watercolor pencils. The idea was to draw most of the girl in grayscale and meld into color toward the butterfly. I was drawing the girl when I suddenly realized I had picked up the “Olive Green” pencil instead of the “Gunmetal Gray.” It ruined the whole concept of going from no color to color. Oh well, it is what it is. Live and learn, right?

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Water soluble pencil on watercolor paper, 10″ x 12″

April 23, 2017

Dancer

Filed under: CARTOONS — Colby @ 3:14 pm

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