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

Camren

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

Howard

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

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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Digital illustration

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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Digital illustration

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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Digital illustration

October 22, 2017

Girl with Long Hair

Filed under: DRAWINGS,Portraits — Colby @ 2:33 pm

This was done on my iPad Pro using the “pencil” tool in Adobe Sketch. It is actually a detail of a larger drawing which includes nudity so I cropped that out.

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September 24, 2017

Filed under: DRAWINGS,Portraits — Colby @ 5:56 pm

Taken from an old photo. A young girl on Padre Island, proud of her new 1957 Ford Thunderbird.

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Water soluble pencils on Bristol board, 11″ x 14″