June 18, 2017

Larry in a Yellow Hat

Filed under: DRAWINGS,Portraits — Colby @ 12:56 pm

This is the choir director at Central Lutheran Church in Dallas. His talent constantly amazes me. He has taken a guy like me, who doesn’t know anything about music, to a guy who is now well aware how much he doesn’t know about music.

This drawing was based on a photo taken during the dedication of my wife’s memorial garden and labyrinth.

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Color pencil on gray charcoal paper, 10″ x 12″

May 21, 2017

Sketching Sarah

Filed under: DRAWINGS,Portraits — Colby @ 1:23 pm

A quick sketch, and rather small.

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Colored pencil on mat board, 5″ x 7″

May 7, 2017

Hands on Face

Filed under: DRAWINGS,Portraits — Colby @ 4:22 pm

I recently re-discovered this drawing from way back. I assumed I had already posted it but couldn’t find it. So, I’ll do it now.

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Colored pencil on paper, 10 ½” x 10 ½”

March 19, 2017

Scherzo Left Handed

Filed under: DRAWINGS,Portraits — Colby @ 2:44 pm

Back when I was in the ER I had to sign my name a few dozen times – left handed! I pondered on the difficulties. Writing a loop for example. To write exactly the same way requires a completely opposite effort. Pulling the pen instead of pushing it. Writing in a mirror image creates a backward character. Hmmm….

I decided to attempt a drawing using only my left hand. I had to chose something that was pretty basic and a medium that was forgiving. I used chalk and charcoal. It was fun while at the same time tedious and frustrating. The first things I noticed were my light source was over the wrong shoulder and I kept wanting to draw on the wrong half of the paper. I also was amused that my left hand got tired quickly.

My source material was a sculpture by Harriet Frishmuth (1880-1980). I first noticed her work in a lovely statue “Playdays” at the Dallas Arboretum. This is not that. This is “Scherzo.”

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Chalk and charcoal on gray charcoal paper, 12″ x 8″

January 29, 2017

On the Phone

Filed under: DRAWINGS,Portraits — Colby @ 8:48 pm

Many years ago I caught my wife off guard by taking a random photo while she was minding her own business talking on the phone. I loved her smile and decided to do a drawing. I post this now because January 27 would have been our 49th anniversary.

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BeverlyOnPhone

Pencil on paper, 9″ x 11″

December 5, 2016

Christmas Parents

Filed under: DRAWINGS,Portraits — Colby @ 12:22 am

Here are a couple of Christmas drawings from the past, each celebrating the joy of becoming a new parent.

mary-joseph-jesus

Joseph and Baby Jesus: December, 2014

Mary and Baby Jesus: December, 2012

November 13, 2016

Sunscreen

Filed under: DRAWINGS,Portraits — Colby @ 10:49 pm

A practice sketch from the archives, 1990.

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sunscreen

Color pencil or color paper,

November 7, 2016

Chuck

Filed under: DRAWINGS,Portraits — Colby @ 10:43 am

My first-ever nephew had a birthday recently so I decided to share this pencil sketch from way back in 1998.

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Chuck

Pencil on Bristol board, 9″ x 9″

October 30, 2016

The Flamingo Girl

Filed under: DRAWINGS,Portraits — Colby @ 6:47 pm

On a trip to Disneyland, in the “Alice and Wonderland” section, there were a couple of entertainers who were walking around on stilts made to look like they were riding on giant flamingos. I took a few photos and, years later, decided to create a drawing from them.

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flamingo-girl

Water soluble pencil and wash on paper, 18″ x 24″

October 2, 2016

Teen Boy

Filed under: DRAWINGS,Portraits — Colby @ 3:00 pm

Archives: Another sketch for exercise purposes.

Teen Boy

Pencil on paper, 10″ x 14″