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)

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

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