The Art of Colby Jones

October 29, 2011

After School Kids

Filed under: DRAWINGS,Portraits — Colby @ 12:37 am

I was recently asked to come up with some artwork for the community recreation center. The request reminded me of a drawing I did of some of the kids in our after-school program. This dates back to the late 80’s or early 90’s so the quality of the photo of the image is not that great. But I think you get the idea.

Pencil on paper, 10″ X 14″

October 20, 2011

Pink and Blue Smile

Filed under: PAINTINGS,Portraits — Colby @ 4:18 pm

Just playing around with acrylic paints. The goal was to do a portrait quickly with little chance to stop and think. Using mostly pink and blue hues served to amplify the exaggerated contrasts.

Acrylic on board, 8″ X 12″

October 15, 2011

Heavenly Margaritas

Filed under: DRAWINGS,Portraits — Colby @ 10:08 am

I just lost a very dear friend. We and our wives often went on vacations together. One of our traditions was relaxing with frozen margaritas. This was especially important to my friend and my wife. On one occasion they were nestled into rocking chairs on the front porch of a renovated hotel in west Texas, sipping on their margaritas until they noticed a sign: “No alcoholic beverages on porch.” Oops. Another time they made their margaritas and sat down in lawn chairs ready to watch the sun set over the mountains. After a short while they realized the mountains were to the east. No sunset there. Oops!

I’m sure today they are enjoying their heavenly margaritas.

Computer sketch.

October 10, 2011

Make Up Call

Filed under: CARTOONS,Sports and Recreation — Tags: , , , — Colby @ 10:52 am

Sportscasters say a lot of silly things. Anything is better than “dead air.”

October 4, 2011

Girl Shielding Face From Sunlight

Filed under: DRAWINGS,Portraits — Tags: , , , — Colby @ 2:09 pm

I started this drawing doing some experimental things. It wasn’t working. I really wasn’t in the mood to start over so I saved it by turning it into a more traditional drawing.

Color pencil on color paper, 7″ X 10″

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