March 17, 2019

King Etzel

Filed under: DRAWINGS,History,Portraits — Colby @ 8:34 am

This is a depiction of King Etzel from a beautiful sculpture (Nibelungen-Brunnen, “Nibelungen Fountain”) in Tulln, Austria by Michail Nogin of his meeting with Kriemhild. Etzel is my German family name and I claim him as my ancestor. That’s how I got the Sir Colby nickname. According to the Nibelungenlied (the Song of the Nibelungs), it was in Tulln that Etzel saw Kriemhild and proposed to her. The fountain was dedicated to this event in 2005.

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March 10, 2019

Kriemhild

Filed under: DRAWINGS,History — Colby @ 8:39 am

This is a depiction of Kriemhild from a beautiful sculpture (Nibelungen-Brunnen, “Nibelungen Fountain”) in Tulln, Austria by Michail Nogin of her meeting with King Etzel. Etzel is my German family name and I claim him as my ancestor. That’s how I got the Sir Colby nickname. According to the Nibelungenlied (the Song of the Nibelungs), it was in Tulln that Etzel saw Kriemhild and proposed to her. The fountain was dedicated to this event in 2005.

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Digital illustration

March 3, 2019

Tina Cheerleader

Filed under: DRAWINGS,Portraits — Colby @ 9:33 am

I don’t remember how the conversation started but it ended up being about Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader, Tina Hernandez, from the late 1970s, early 1980s. I mentioned that I had done a drawing of her but a search on my website revealed I had never posted it except in one of the banners. A photographer friend of mine had taken a photo of her on the field and gave it to me to draw. Tina moved on to Hollywood, became Tina Gayle, and starred in the TV series, “CHiPs.” Many years later here’s the drawing:

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Pencil on poster board, 13″ x 15″

February 3, 2019

Debby

Filed under: DRAWINGS,Portraits — Colby @ 2:16 pm

A quick sketch of my pretty grand niece.

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January 20, 2019

Marion

Filed under: DRAWINGS,Portraits — Colby @ 4:51 pm

Actress Marion Davies, January 3, 1897 – September 22, 1961.

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January 6, 2019

Trumpeter

Filed under: DRAWINGS,Portraits — Colby @ 7:28 pm

G-Kid#2 took up the trumpet and is doing exceptional well at it. For his birthday I surprised him with the made up drawing. Done with Adobe Sketch on my iPad.

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December 30, 2018

Norma

Filed under: DRAWINGS,Portraits — Colby @ 10:56 am

I woke up in the middle of the night and couldn’t go back to sleep.  After a couple of games of solitaire on my iPad I decided I would draw something. I did this sketch of long ago actress Norma Shearer.

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December 23, 2018

Merry Christmas 2018

Filed under: CARTOONS,DRAWINGS,Religious — Colby @ 10:08 am

Wishing everyone a merry Christmas!

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December 9, 2018

Lisa

Filed under: DRAWINGS,Portraits — Colby @ 3:54 pm

Saturday afternoon watching football and experimenting with the iPad.

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December 2, 2018

Hanukkah 2018

Filed under: DRAWINGS,Religious — Colby @ 1:49 pm

For my Jewish friends.

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