The Art of Colby Jones

January 31, 2016


Filed under: DRAWINGS,Portraits — Tags: , , , , , , , — Colby @ 11:00 pm

I was shopping for Christmas gifts and called my daughter for ideas for my son-in-law, “What can I give him besides a shirt?” Her answer: “Yeah, a shirt would be fine.” No help at all! So I decided to do a drawing for him. I didn’t want the standard smiling pose. I found a photo I liked, simplified it, took out the photo-bombing grandkid and did this.


Graphite pencil on charcoal paper, 12″ x 18″

January 24, 2016

Take Your Daughter to Work

Filed under: CARTOONS — Tags: , , , , , , , — Colby @ 1:23 am

I heard that “Take Your Daughter to Work Day” happened recently. I didn’t know. Since my kids came to my workplace so often there was never a need to pay any attention to those kinds of “special” days. But an idea popped into my head and I had to stop what I was doing and draw this cartoon.

Take Your Daughter to Work

January 17, 2016

Robert E. Lee

January 19 is Robert E. Lee’s birthday. One of my heroes. One of the great, noble Americans, unfortunately on the wrong side of history.


Digital illustration.

January 11, 2016

Family Soccer Game

Filed under: CARTOONS — Tags: , , , , , , , — Colby @ 7:43 am

Even though my trip was brief the grandboy requested a drawing of the family playing soccer. This involved six people! I told him I would not have time to do six portraits so he accepted the fact that the characters would not look like the real people involved. I worked as fast as I could and managed to end up with this:

Family Soccer

January 3, 2016


Filed under: DRAWINGS — Tags: , , , , , , , , , — Colby @ 11:55 am

An old charcoal exercise pulled out of the file from days long ago.


Charcoal and chalk on paper, 11″ x 15″

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