February 25, 2018

The Reverend Rests

Filed under: DRAWINGS,Portraits,Religious — Colby @ 9:03 am

The Reverend Billy Graham relaxes on his sister’s porch in Argyle, Texas, 1981. Inspired by a file photo from The Dallas Morning News.

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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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