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

new-text

February 28, 2016

In One Day

Filed under: CARTOONS,History — Colby @ 4:41 pm

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Rome In A Day

January 17, 2016

Robert E. Lee

Filed under: DRAWINGS,History,Portraits — Colby @ 6:27 pm

January 19 is Robert E. Lee’s birthday. One of my heroes. One of the great, noble Americans, unfortunately on the wrong side of history.

Lee

Digital illustration.

October 25, 2015

Me in 1830

Filed under: DRAWINGS,History,Portraits — Colby @ 3:51 pm

Here’s an example of modern day doodling – a quick sketch on my iPad using “Sketch Pro.” While working as an extra on a history-based documentary I took a selfie of myself in costume. (I stood behind President Andrew Jackson while he signed some historical document.) A few days later I sat in my lazy-boy with iPad in lap and came up with this just for fun and practice.

Me 1830

Computer illustration

August 30, 2015

Offensive

Filed under: CARTOONS,History,Political, Justice, Media — Colby @ 3:21 pm

National Mall Ruins

June 29, 2015

Ich bin

Filed under: CARTOONS,History,Political, Justice, Media — Colby @ 12:09 am

OK, so I’m a little slow with current events. Let’s just call this an historical cartoon. Which means that most people won’t have a clue what it’s about. No, I won’t explain. You’ll have to look it up. Hint: JFK’s speech at the Berlin Wall, June 26, 1963.

Ich bin

I guess it’s better than being a doughnut. Again, look it up.

June 1, 2015

Smile!

Filed under: CARTOONS,History — Colby @ 7:59 am

Smile Mona