December 9, 2018


Filed under: DRAWINGS,Portraits — Colby @ 3:54 pm

Saturday afternoon watching football and experimenting with the iPad.

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Digital illustration

October 7, 2018

A Friend’s Grandson

Filed under: DRAWINGS,Portraits — Colby @ 10:39 am

I did this sketch a few years ago for a friend of mine. It’s her grandson when he was about three. I did a second drawing of him later. It’s posted at:

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Pencil on paper

September 9, 2018

Lili Damita

Filed under: DRAWINGS,Portraits — Colby @ 12:52 pm

Surfin’ the tube and came across an old movie, Captain Blood, starring Errol Flynn. He was one of my favorite actors so I looked him up on the internet. In that search I discovered Lili Damita, one of his three wives. Watched the movie with my iPad in my lap and started this sketch. I didn’t get through and after a slew of interruptions I finally finished it after several days.

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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 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

March 4, 2018


Filed under: DRAWINGS,Portraits — Colby @ 7:59 am

I had been neglecting my art. Made myself stop for a minute to doodle on my iPad. I chose this pose of Bryce Dallas Howard, Opie’s daughter. I don’t really think the sketch does her justice but I was in desperate need of artistic exercise.

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Digital illustration

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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Digital illustration

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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Digital illustration