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″

September 18, 2016

A Girl With Blue Eyes (or are they green?)

Filed under: DRAWINGS,Portraits — Colby @ 4:01 pm

These are exercise drawings I did several years ago. I was just practicing.

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Girl With Blue Eyes 2

Color pencil on paper, 14″ x 18″

I rarely (almost never) draw the same subject twice but I decided to draw this again using a more free style with chalk pastels. I never quite finished.

Girl With Blue Eyes 1

Chalk pastels on paper, 14: x 18″

September 4, 2016

Knowing Frida

Filed under: PAINTINGS,Portraits — Colby @ 7:10 pm

This is my tribute to Frida, of the phenomenal Swedish pop group, Abba. It’s from the video for “Knowing Me, Knowing You,” which is on their Arrival album.

Knowing Frida

Watercolor pencils and wash on watercolor paper, 10″ x 14″

August 28, 2016

Giraffe Rider

Filed under: DRAWINGS,Portraits — Colby @ 2:54 pm

Archives: 1970? This is a sketch of my daughter as a toddler. I did not like the drawing because it didn’t capture her as I wished. I stored it away. About three years later when her little brother was about that age the drawing looked more like him than it did her.

Giraffe with Wheels

Pencil on Bristol board, 9″ x 12″

August 14, 2016

Newlyweds

Filed under: DRAWINGS,Portraits — Colby @ 10:55 am

Two friends of mine were recently married. I couldn’t attend their wedding and I felt guilty so I drew this for them as a wedding gift.

Newlyweds

Pencil on paper, 8″ x 10″

July 31, 2016

Madge

Filed under: DRAWINGS,Portraits — Colby @ 3:18 pm

I was watching an old movie on TV and noticed an actor I thought was really pretty so I looked her up on the internet. I came across a photo and thought it would be fun to draw. I was more interested in practicing than in doing a portrait so the likeness is a tad off. But here she is, Madge Evans. I think this pose fits in as well today as it did in the 1930s.

After I finished theĀ charcoal drawing I wondered what it would look like if I used a smudge stick to smooth it out. So I decided to find out. As usual, there were plusses and minuses. Nice results in some areas, disappointments in others.

Madge

Chalk and charcoal on charcoal paper, 12″ x 14″

July 17, 2016

Downward Glance

Filed under: DRAWINGS,Portraits — Colby @ 10:21 am

In addition to using a tortillon (smudge stick) I drew with a letter opener. I think that’s a first for me. The tortillon blended the colors while the letter opener cut through the layers of oil to reveal the bottom layer of color.

Bianca in Colors

Oil pastels on Bristol board, 10″ x 14″

June 26, 2016

Girl With Towel

Filed under: DRAWINGS,Portraits — Colby @ 12:04 pm

Archives: 1989. Sketching exercise.

Girl With Towel

Pencil on paper, 12″ x 18″