May 19, 2019

Young Loretta

Filed under: DRAWINGS,Portraits — Colby @ 9:12 am

Occasionally I watch Turner Classic Movies (TCM). I came across an old movie starring Loretta Young. I remember her fondly from her TV days. I looked her up on the Internet and came across a photo of her when she was young and decided to draw her on my iPad. I didn’t realize it until I had finished the drawing that the photo of her was taken when she was only 14 years old!

Digital illustration.

May 12, 2019

Blessed are those who pay attention

Filed under: CARTOONS,Religious — Colby @ 8:47 am

May 5, 2019


Filed under: DRAWINGS,Portraits — Colby @ 12:28 am

Randomly piddling on my iPad while watching TV.

Digital illustration

April 28, 2019

North Dallas Artists Studio Tour April 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — Colby @ 10:06 pm

I had the opportunity of see every artist in this Spring’s North Dallas Artists Studio Tour. Lots of outstanding work. You should check them out.

Eva Smith
Judy and Jack Schecter
Sheila Cunningham
Deborah Shannon
Lisa Covert
Carolyn Rekerdres
Ted Rekerdres
Gary Vaughan
Charlotte Edwards
Martha Vaughan
Angela Howell
Tricia Monfrey
Barbara Hollis
Suzy Singh
Tori Pendergrass
Jan Dreskin-Haig
Ronald Stever
Shelly Phillips
Sally Wilkins
Adriana Cobo-Frenkel
Liz Wiley
Jane Sparrer
Lori Cusick
Marilyn Eitzen Jones
Margaret Mall
Bernard Bortnick
Nathan Jones

April 21, 2019

No Sun

Filed under: CARTOONS,Fantasy — Colby @ 8:34 am

April 14, 2019


Filed under: DRAWINGS,Portraits — Colby @ 9:47 am

My great great grandmother.

Rhoda Ann Hardin Shaw, was born April, 1828, in Walton County, Georgia, descended from the French Huguenot family of Hardouin, who fled into Ireland from religious persecutions, later settling in America in the state of Delaware. Henry Hardin, Rhoda’s grandfather, moved to Georgia. Her father, Benjamin, married Elizabeth Hearne, settling in Walton County, Georgia but afterwards moved into northwest Georgia among the Cherokee Indians, and settled on the Chickamauga.

In May, 1844, Rhoda Ann married William P. Shaw, and settled near Lafayette on the east side of Pigeon Mountain. In 1800, they moved to Franklin County Alabama where in 1886 her husband died. In 1891 she went to Fouke, Arkansas to make her home with a son and afterward went to Fannin County, Texas, to live with her children there. She died in Texas April 8, 1894.

April 7, 2019

Menu Man

Filed under: CARTOONS,Fantasy — Colby @ 10:12 am

March 31, 2019


Filed under: DRAWINGS,Portraits — Colby @ 9:10 am

This is Louise Brooks. She was an actress in the 1920s and 30s. A true “flapper girl.“ She helped popularize the bob hairstyle. Apparently, she was something of a hedonist. But I didn’t draw her because of all that. I just thought she was pretty.

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Digital illustration

March 24, 2019

Turn Signal

Filed under: CARTOONS,Political, Justice, Media — Colby @ 8:48 am


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March 17, 2019

King Etzel

Filed under: DRAWINGS,History,Portraits — Colby @ 8:34 am

This is a depiction of King Etzel from a beautiful sculpture (Nibelungen-Brunnen, “Nibelungen Fountain”) in Tulln, Austria by Michail Nogin of his meeting with Kriemhild. Etzel is my German family name and I claim him as my ancestor. That’s how I got the Sir Colby nickname. According to the Nibelungenlied (the Song of the Nibelungs), it was in Tulln that Etzel saw Kriemhild and proposed to her. The fountain was dedicated to this event in 2005.

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Digital illustration