July 21, 2019

Mod Bod with Gold

Filed under: DRAWINGS — Colby @ 1:26 pm

I found this oldie in the files. I think I did it in the 1970s. Maybe earlier. Very random. Mostly gold, sparkly paint on fabric covered cardboard.

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July 7, 2019

Leslie

Filed under: DRAWINGS,Portraits — Colby @ 9:12 am

French-American dancer and actress Leslie Caron.

I was thinking of a strong line running through the middle with just enough thinner detail to identify the person. I think the center lines could have been thicker; could have been fewer thin lines. 

Digital illustration

June 24, 2019

Young Loretta, Step by Step

Filed under: DRAWINGS,Portraits — Colby @ 9:17 am

People have asked how I draw on an iPad. Here is a brief explanation:

June 16, 2019

Palm Tree

Filed under: DRAWINGS — Colby @ 8:53 am

I was driving in traffic and saw a landscape company truck with a logo of a tree with big giant leaves. The leaves looked like hands to me.  When I got home  I sketched this out on my iPad.

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Digital illustration

June 9, 2019

Mary Kornman

Filed under: DRAWINGS,Portraits — Colby @ 8:10 am

I was watching an old John Wayne movie and the girl-interest was Mary Kornman. I looked her up and discovered she had been one of the Little Rascals of The Our Gang series. I found a photo of her I thought was precious and decided to draw her.

Digital illustration

May 26, 2019

Pastor Rich

Filed under: DRAWINGS,Portraits — Colby @ 7:26 am

Our pastor is moving on. I did a quick sketch of him as a show of respect and to say that he will be missed.

Digital illustration.

May 19, 2019

Young Loretta

Filed under: DRAWINGS,Portraits — Colby @ 9:12 am

Occasionally I watch Turner Classic Movies (TCM). I came across an old movie starring Loretta Young. I remember her fondly from her TV days. I looked her up on the Internet and came across a photo of her when she was young and decided to draw her on my iPad. I didn’t realize it until I had finished the drawing that the photo of her was taken when she was only 14 years old!

Digital illustration.

May 5, 2019

Silvie

Filed under: DRAWINGS,Portraits — Colby @ 12:28 am

Randomly piddling on my iPad while watching TV.

Digital illustration

April 14, 2019

Rhoda

Filed under: DRAWINGS,Portraits — Colby @ 9:47 am

My great great grandmother.

Rhoda Ann Hardin Shaw, was born April, 1828, in Walton County, Georgia, descended from the French Huguenot family of Hardouin, who fled into Ireland from religious persecutions, later settling in America in the state of Delaware. Henry Hardin, Rhoda’s grandfather, moved to Georgia. Her father, Benjamin, married Elizabeth Hearne, settling in Walton County, Georgia but afterwards moved into northwest Georgia among the Cherokee Indians, and settled on the Chickamauga.

In May, 1844, Rhoda Ann married William P. Shaw, and settled near Lafayette on the east side of Pigeon Mountain. In 1800, they moved to Franklin County Alabama where in 1886 her husband died. In 1891 she went to Fouke, Arkansas to make her home with a son and afterward went to Fannin County, Texas, to live with her children there. She died in Texas April 8, 1894.

March 31, 2019

Louise

Filed under: DRAWINGS,Portraits — Colby @ 9:10 am

This is Louise Brooks. She was an actress in the 1920s and 30s. A true “flapper girl.“ She helped popularize the bob hairstyle. Apparently, she was something of a hedonist. But I didn’t draw her because of all that. I just thought she was pretty.

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Digital illustration