September 25, 2016

Cotton Alert

Filed under: CARTOONS,Religious — Colby @ 4:26 pm

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September 18, 2016

A Girl With Blue Eyes (or are they green?)

Filed under: DRAWINGS,Portraits — Colby @ 4:01 pm

These are exercise drawings I did several years ago. I was just practicing.

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Girl With Blue Eyes 2

Color pencil on paper, 14″ x 18″

I rarely (almost never) draw the same subject twice but I decided to draw this again using a more free style with chalk pastels. I never quite finished.

Girl With Blue Eyes 1

Chalk pastels on paper, 14: x 18″

September 11, 2016

Desert Relief

Filed under: CARTOONS — Colby @ 5:55 pm

Desert Relief

September 4, 2016

Knowing Frida

Filed under: PAINTINGS,Portraits — Colby @ 7:10 pm

This is my tribute to Frida, of the phenomenal Swedish pop group, Abba. It’s from the video for “Knowing Me, Knowing You,” which is on their Arrival album.

Knowing Frida

Watercolor pencils and wash on watercolor paper, 10″ x 14″

August 28, 2016

Giraffe Rider

Filed under: DRAWINGS,Portraits — Colby @ 2:54 pm

Archives: 1970? This is a sketch of my daughter as a toddler. I did not like the drawing because it didn’t capture her as I wished. I stored it away. About three years later when her little brother was about that age the drawing looked more like him than it did her.

Giraffe with Wheels

Pencil on Bristol board, 9″ x 12″

August 21, 2016

Left Turn

Filed under: CARTOONS — Colby @ 8:50 am

Left Turn

August 14, 2016


Filed under: DRAWINGS,Portraits — Colby @ 10:55 am

Two friends of mine were recently married. I couldn’t attend their wedding and I felt guilty so I drew this for them as a wedding gift.


Pencil on paper, 8″ x 10″

August 7, 2016

Animated Election Campaign

Filed under: CARTOONS,Political, Justice, Media — Colby @ 4:30 pm

. . . with sincerest apologies to Dumbo and Pinocchio . . . .

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Animated Campaign

July 31, 2016


Filed under: DRAWINGS,Portraits — Colby @ 3:18 pm

I was watching an old movie on TV and noticed an actor I thought was really pretty so I looked her up on the internet. I came across a photo and thought it would be fun to draw. I was more interested in practicing than in doing a portrait so the likeness is a tad off. But here she is, Madge Evans. I think this pose fits in as well today as it did in the 1930s.

After I finished theĀ charcoal drawing I wondered what it would look like if I used a smudge stick to smooth it out. So I decided to find out. As usual, there were plusses and minuses. Nice results in some areas, disappointments in others.


Chalk and charcoal on charcoal paper, 12″ x 14″

July 24, 2016

Paint Your Wagon

Filed under: CARTOONS — Colby @ 1:19 pm

Granted, many of you won’t have a clue what this is about.

Way Out West Forecast