March 3, 2019

Tina Cheerleader

Filed under: DRAWINGS,Portraits — Colby @ 9:33 am

I don’t remember how the conversation started but it ended up being about Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader, Tina Hernandez, from the late 1970s, early 1980s. I mentioned that I had done a drawing of her but a search on my website revealed I had never posted it except in one of the banners. A photographer friend of mine had taken a photo of her on the field and gave it to me to draw. Tina moved on to Hollywood, became Tina Gayle, and starred in the TV series, “CHiPs.” Many years later here’s the drawing:

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Pencil on poster board, 13″ x 15″

February 17, 2019

Starlet

Filed under: Portraits — Colby @ 2:43 pm

From the 1930s.

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Digital illustration

February 3, 2019

Debby

Filed under: DRAWINGS,Portraits — Colby @ 2:16 pm

A quick sketch of my pretty grand niece.

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January 20, 2019

Marion

Filed under: DRAWINGS,Portraits — Colby @ 4:51 pm

Actress Marion Davies, January 3, 1897 – September 22, 1961.

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Digital illustration

January 6, 2019

Trumpeter

Filed under: DRAWINGS,Portraits — Colby @ 7:28 pm

G-Kid#2 took up the trumpet and is doing exceptional well at it. For his birthday I surprised him with the made up drawing. Done with Adobe Sketch on my iPad.

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Digital illustration

December 30, 2018

Norma

Filed under: DRAWINGS,Portraits — Colby @ 10:56 am

I woke up in the middle of the night and couldn’t go back to sleep.  After a couple of games of solitaire on my iPad I decided I would draw something. I did this sketch of long ago actress Norma Shearer.

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Digital illustration

December 9, 2018

Lisa

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: http://sircolby.com/drawings/second-base-runner/

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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

Triker

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)