February 11, 2018

Rainbow Guy

Filed under: DRAWINGS — Colby @ 11:16 pm

This is what happens when you let your grandson play on your iPad Pro. I think it’s pretty cool so I decided to share.

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February 4, 2018

Grand Memories – Toy Box

Filed under: DRAWINGS — Colby @ 1:57 pm

A few years ago I was commissioned to do illustrations for a book titled, Creating Grand Memories – A Toolbox for Today’s Grandparents by Becky Yates and Charlotte Barnhart. I don’t think it’s available anymore. My line drawings were placed at the beginning of each chapter. I decided to, when possible, use photos from my own family as sources. I won’t post all seven drawings at once. I’ll span them out over a few weeks.

This first one, the toy box, was actually taken from a time when my grandson and I were “licking the bowl.” You can see an original drawing of that at Licking the Bowl with GrandDad. I haven’t lost that much hair yet but I’m working on it. The girl in this image is just a random kid for composition and diversity.

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This drawing was also used for the cover of the book so I did a color version.

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January 7, 2018

Young Grace

Filed under: DRAWINGS,Portraits — Colby @ 1:35 pm

After doodling the drawing of Grace Kelly on my iPad my curiosity urged me to search the internet for more images of her. I came across one of her when she was younger. Less “refined” but still beautiful.

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December 24, 2017

Grace

Filed under: DRAWINGS,Portraits — Colby @ 3:04 pm

After being reminded of the movie, Rear Window, I fell in love (again) with Grace Kelly. I felt obligated to do a drawing of her on my iPad.

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December 17, 2017

Sleepers Awake!

Filed under: DRAWINGS,Religious — Colby @ 9:45 am

This started out as an illustration for a concert. Our church choir performed Bach’s Cantata 140 and a few other selections at the Dallas Museum of Biblical Arts. I decided to make it my annual Christmas card (even though it’s really about Advent). The inspiration comes from Matthew 25.

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I hope everyone has a merry Christmas and God blesses you throughout 2018!

December 10, 2017

Lisa Gets Caught

Filed under: DRAWINGS — Colby @ 10:06 am

I was feeling the urge to draw but I didn’t have much time. I have absolutely NO IDEA why this popped into my head. But I went with it.

IMO – this is one of the most chilling movie scenes of all times.

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December 3, 2017

Girl in Red Shoes

Filed under: DRAWINGS — Colby @ 10:00 am

I’m still learning to use my Apple Pen on my iPad. I conjured up this. No reason. No purpose. Just practicing. Why red tennis shoes? I don’t know. Why not?

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November 19, 2017

Girl Drawn in Red Lines

Filed under: DRAWINGS,Portraits — Colby @ 6:54 pm

I drew this while practicing on my iPad.

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November 12, 2017

Sketch of Beverly

Filed under: DRAWINGS,Portraits — Colby @ 2:28 pm

I’ve wanted to do a portrait of Beverly for the past nine years but just couldn’t build up the courage. I was finally able to accomplish a quick and simple sketch on my iPad Pro.

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October 29, 2017

Horny Toad

Filed under: DRAWINGS — Colby @ 8:32 am

As a kid growing up in central Texas we called them horny toads. Other folks call them horned toads, horned frogs or horned lizards or maybe something else. Despite their rough appearance they were very docile and fun to play with. They’re hard to find nowadays. I am told it’s because their main source of food, the red ant, has been driven out by civilization.

I drew this while practicing on my iPad.

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