For my granddaughter’s birthday my son wrote her a story and had it printed in a little book. I was very happy to illustrate it for him. Here’s a sample.
May 13, 2013
May 7, 2013
What would normally be drawn in black or color I decided to do the inverse and use light colors for the image. I put it on a leftover piece of black mat board.
Color pencil on mat board, 14″ X 10″
April 26, 2013
I’ve had the same barber for many years. Joe does a great job. Plus, he talks soccer. When my grandson got his haircut my son had his camera ready to record the adventure. When it was my turn he apparently thought it was a good idea to record that as well. I took the photo and did a drawing on the computer and gave it to Joe.
Computer illustration, 8″ X 10″
April 10, 2013
February 28, 2013
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.
February 19, 2013
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 10, 2013
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″
December 16, 2012
I made this drawing for my Christmas card. I wanted Mary to appear young; I’m told she was. I wanted the image to have a somewhat contemporary, less traditional look but still have the feel of the historical setting. You’ll have to judge whether or not I was successful.
To my friends who are not Christian or are not religious, let this be an image representing love and the hope for the future.
Color pencil on paper, 8″ X 10″
November 26, 2012
Another drawing inspired by a photograph taken by my son (check out his site at KyleColby.com.). I wanted less contrast than in the original photo so I used a textured charcoal paper. This is in color pencil except I painted the thin strands of the onions using acrylic. It didn’t turn out as well as I wanted it to but it’s passable. Live and learn.
Color pencil and acrylic on charcoal paper, 10″ X 14.5″
November 1, 2012
It’s been 50 years since the Bryan Adams Class of 1962-63 competed on the courts, fields and diamonds of Dallas. They fared pretty well, too, winning the city championship in baseball and being co-champions in football. In commemoration I was asked to come up with a “collage” depicting some of the Cougar sports. One of those scrawny kids is being honored by the Dallas ISD by having the girls’ gym renamed in his honor. A well deserved honor it is since Gary Blair went on to coach several state champions in women’s basketball at South Oak Cliff High School and a national championship at Texas A&M and is in the Texas Sports Hall of Fame.
Color pencil on paper, 10″ X 14″