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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Digital illustration

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

December 16, 2018

Going in Circles

Filed under: CARTOONS,History — Colby @ 2:03 pm

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November 11, 2018

Veteran’s Day 2018

Filed under: DRAWINGS,History,Religious — Colby @ 1:15 pm

My church asked for a cover for their Veteran’s Day service.

In addition to the United States flag I included:

Dog tags to represent our military veterans. Poppies to illustrate the hope for an end to all wars. Military service seals for each branch of service (as gold medallions). References to two bible verses from John 15 and Psalm 18.

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Digital illustration

October 21, 2018

Not Working!

Filed under: CARTOONS,History — Colby @ 2:09 pm

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January 28, 2018

Home Improvement

Filed under: CARTOONS,History — Colby @ 2:36 pm

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October 1, 2017

From Dark Ages to Renaissance

Filed under: History,PAINTINGS,Religious — Colby @ 7:46 am

With 2017 being the 500th year of the still-ongoing Reformation of the Christian church I thought it appropriate to do a painting of Martin Luther, the guy given most of the credit for starting it all.

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My goal was to illustrate how this movement helped bring the world from the stark, black and white of the Dark Ages into the color of the Renaissance. But there is also the hint of flames and smoke because with every great advance the world is also set afire.

Acrylic on canvas, 18″ x 36″

July 30, 2017

Pioneer Road Trip

Filed under: CARTOONS,History — Colby @ 5:00 pm

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February 19, 2017

Expedition

Filed under: CARTOONS,History — Colby @ 1:40 pm

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November 27, 2016

New Technology

Filed under: CARTOONS,History — Colby @ 4:52 pm

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