March 29, 2012

Racer 8

Filed under: DRAWINGS — Colby @ 2:51 pm

Grandkid was having a race car theme for his birthday bash so I quickly came up with a computer sketch to help with the celebration.

Computer drawing.

March 21, 2012

Mammaw’s Birth House

Filed under: DRAWINGS — Colby @ 4:47 pm

One of several coincidences involving my wife and I is the strange fact that MY father and HER mother were both born in the little town of Madill, Oklahoma. What are the odds? This is a drawing from a photograph taken many years ago of what remained of the house where my mother-in-law was born.

My Dad’s birth house is long gone. In a letter, his brother described the house this way: “He was born northeast of Madill in an old box house, one that had no studding in the wall, only 1×12 boxing planks with 1 inch laths nailed over the cracks. Heavy paper tacked on the inside. The ceiling of the kitchen was not sealed.”

Conte crayon on paper, 13″ X 17″

March 15, 2012

Crock-A-Rock

Filed under: CARTOONS — Colby @ 2:26 pm

So, I go visit my granddaughter for her 5th birthday and I ask her what she would like me to draw for her. She says, “Nothing.”
Oh, uh, OK.
So, I turn to my 6 year old grandson and ask him if he wants me to draw something for him.
Yes!
What?
Draw an alligator playing a saxophone at a party.
What the…?
I’m not sure where that idea came from but this is what I came up with:

March 7, 2012

American Indian Mother and Child

Filed under: PAINTINGS,Portraits — Colby @ 12:26 am

I’m working on a project that’s taking a lot of time so in the meanwhile I’ll post a painting I did a long time ago. It’s a rendition of a photograph from National Geographic magazine. They always have such great photography. I have used their images to practice on several occasions. You may have already seen it in the magazine itself. It’s also posted on the rotating masthead of this website.

Acrylic on canvas, 24″ X 36″

March 1, 2012

Leave Me Alone!

Filed under: CARTOONS,Fantasy — Colby @ 12:13 am

Persistence can be a superpower.