September 10, 2017

Red Smudge

Filed under: DRAWINGS,Portraits — Colby @ 4:55 pm

I have no idea how old this is. I recently discovered it in my file. Over the years the chalk has been smudged. Not the original intent in this sketch but I think it adds a nice touch to an otherwise simple drawing.

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Chalk pastel, pencil on newsprint paper, 10″ x 14″

September 3, 2017

Mammo

Filed under: DRAWINGS,Portraits — Colby @ 2:58 pm

My grandmother. We called her “Mammo.” I still miss her.

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Pencil on paper, 9″ x 12″

August 21, 2017

Girl in Blue

Filed under: DRAWINGS — Colby @ 11:28 am

Another oldie. I haven’t had a chance to draw and paint lately. I’ve been keeping my grandkids. And loving every minute of it.

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Color pencil on paper, 9″ x 7″

August 6, 2017

Girl with Arm Raised

Filed under: DRAWINGS,Portraits — Colby @ 9:57 am

Found art. This is a really old one. I think I did this in college. It’s a tiny one. Only about 3 ½” high.

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Charcoal and chalk on newsprint, 2 ½” x 3 ½”

July 23, 2017

Painting Fingernails

Filed under: DRAWINGS — Colby @ 9:17 am

This tender moment was captured during our church youth group’s mission trip.

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Water soluble pencils on watercolor paper, 10″ x 14″

July 2, 2017

Grand Canyon Tree

Filed under: DRAWINGS — Colby @ 9:22 am

This isn’t very good. But I’m posting it anyway because it’s my first attempt to use graphite putty. It was harder to use than I expected. I’ll try again some day.

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Graphite putty and wash on paper, 11″ x 16″

June 18, 2017

Larry in a Yellow Hat

Filed under: DRAWINGS,Portraits — Colby @ 12:56 pm

This is the choir director at Central Lutheran Church in Dallas. His talent constantly amazes me. He has taken a guy like me, who doesn’t know anything about music, to a guy who is now well aware how much he doesn’t know about music.

This drawing was based on a photo taken during the dedication of my wife’s memorial garden and labyrinth.

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Color pencil on gray charcoal paper, 10″ x 12″

June 11, 2017

Cyclops!

Filed under: DRAWINGS,Fantasy — Colby @ 9:23 pm

Here’s another one of those posters I did with Marks-A-Lot to advertise the movies we showed the kids at the recreation center. The black ink is faded and the poster board is yellowing and stained.

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Felt tip marker on poster board, 22″ x 28″

June 4, 2017

It Came From Beneath The Sea!

Filed under: DRAWINGS,Fantasy — Colby @ 8:55 am

Back in my previous life we would show movies to the kids at the recreation center. This was before tapes and DVDs. Before Blockbuster, Netflix, etc. We’d use a biggo projector and actual 16mm film and show them on the wall until we built a homemade canvas screen. The kids would sit on tumbling mats we spread around on the floor.

I would make posters to let them know what movie was coming up. I managed to save a couple of them. Here’s one. The colors have faded and the poster board is turning yellow.

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Felt tip markers on poster board, 22″ x 28″

May 21, 2017

Sketching Sarah

Filed under: DRAWINGS,Portraits — Colby @ 1:23 pm

A quick sketch, and rather small.

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Colored pencil on mat board, 5″ x 7″