The Art of Colby Jones

February 28, 2013

On Eagles Wings

I was asked to illustrate a couple of Bible verses. John 8:32 being one of them.

32 Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.

Combined with that is a reference to Isaiah 40:31.

31 but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

Both verses from the New International Version (NIV).

I depicted someone not only part of the earth but bound to it and being freed. I’m not sure why I chose a dancer. Seemed like a good idea. Maybe it had something to do with “grace.” You are free to make your own interpretations.



Digital illustration

February 19, 2013


Filed under: DRAWINGS,Portraits — Tags: , , , , , , , , , , — Colby @ 12:38 am

I had several ideas about how to do this; acrylic on canvas, color pencil, etc. Charcoal was not even thought of until I actually began to work. I fought it but the muse insisted I stay with charcoal.
Coincidentally, I finished this on Valentine’s Day.

The muse then insisted I do a color version so I gave in even though I absolutely hate to do the same subject more than once. The colors didn’t scan as well as I wanted but you get the idea of this blue/pink version.

I’ll let you decide which you prefer.

Top: charcoal and chalk on paper, 10″ X 10″

Bottom: color pencil on paper, 10″ X 10″

February 12, 2013


February 10, 2013

Lady in Gray

Filed under: DRAWINGS,Portraits — Tags: , , , , — Colby @ 5:29 pm

More practice time.
Just trying to get some work in for no particular reason. I cropped it slightly. The full drawing has nudity and I don’t want to offend anyone on this site.

Charcoal on paper, 7″ X 10″

February 4, 2013


I steadfastly refuse to blindly adore or despise either political party.

I have to admit I had fun trying to make up clown characters.

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