August 19, 2018

Girl in Orange Line with Colors

Filed under: DRAWINGS — Colby @ 8:53 am

Experimenting on my iPad Pro. This started with a simple line drawing in orange. Next I widened the lines in different colors on back layers. Then I played with the brush tools. Then I got bored and stopped. This is where I stopped.

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Digital illustration

August 12, 2018

Careless Claudia

Filed under: DRAWINGS — Colby @ 11:57 am

When I watch TV or a movie I often get curious about the actors. Sometimes actors from days past, sometimes up and coming ones. So I look them up on the internet. I came across an interesting photo of Claudia Cardinale and had the urge to do a “pencil” drawing of her on my iPad Pro.

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Digital illustration.

July 29, 2018

Colored Bubbles

Filed under: DRAWINGS — Colby @ 8:20 am

Piddlin’ on the iPad. Just as I started on the sketch I wondered what it would like on black instead of white. So I switched. I discovered it loses a lot when viewed small so be sure and click to enlarge.

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Digital illustration

July 22, 2018

Grand Memories – The Bath

Filed under: DRAWINGS — Colby @ 1:50 pm

All the grandkids in the tub at the same time. This illustration from Creating Grand Memories was taking mostly “as is” from a family photos. A few changes were made for composition purposes.

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Digital illustration

July 8, 2018


Filed under: DRAWINGS,Portraits — Colby @ 8:42 am

I had a completely different plan for this drawing but almost immediately realized it wasn’t going to work. It might have had I started on gray or colored paper. But, oh well. Here it is.

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Pencil on paper, 11″ x 17″ (cropped)

June 24, 2018

Pretty Face

Filed under: DRAWINGS,Portraits — Colby @ 8:47 am

Playing on my iPad.

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Digital illustration

June 10, 2018

Christy in Color

Filed under: DRAWINGS,Portraits — Colby @ 12:53 pm

It occurred to me that hadn’t used chalk pastels in a long time so I decided to attempt a drawing. The first step was to FIND the chalk. They were well hidden under several other art media. Finally got set up and realized I didn’t have a smudging tool and had to dig around for one of those. I started with a black and white source, studied the areas of contrast, then added whatever color inspired me for each area.

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Chalk pastels, 11″ x 17″

May 20, 2018

Grand Memories – Activity Closet

Filed under: DRAWINGS — Colby @ 8:29 am

Another illustration from the book Creating Grand Memories. This was combined from several photos of my wife and our grandgirls and other sources.

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Digital illustration

May 6, 2018


Filed under: DRAWINGS,Portraits — Colby @ 9:07 am

Piddlin’ on my iPad. This is Camren Bicondova, a young actress/dancer playing the role of Catwoman on the TV series, Gotham.

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Digital illustration

April 8, 2018

Grand Memories – Reading

Filed under: DRAWINGS — Colby @ 7:46 am

It is always fun to read to your grandchildren. That made doing this drawing for Creating Grand Memories also a lot of fun. It’s pretty true to the original photo of my wife and grandson with some rearrangement of toys and books nearby.

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Digital illustration