October 29, 2017

Horny Toad

Filed under: DRAWINGS — Colby @ 8:32 am

As a kid growing up in central Texas we called them horny toads. Other folks call them horned toads, horned frogs or horned lizards or maybe something else. Despite their rough appearance they were very docile and fun to play with. They’re hard to find nowadays. I am told it’s because their main source of food, the red ant, has been driven out by civilization.

I drew this while practicing on my iPad.

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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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October 15, 2017

Free Speech

Filed under: CARTOONS — Colby @ 9:39 pm

My computer was unavailable so I drew this quick sketch on my iPad.

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October 9, 2017

Debate Tactics

Filed under: CARTOONS — Colby @ 3:37 pm

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October 1, 2017

From Dark Ages to Renaissance

Filed under: History,PAINTINGS,Religious — Colby @ 7:46 am

With 2017 being the 500th year of the still-ongoing Reformation of the Christian church I thought it appropriate to do a painting of Martin Luther, the guy given most of the credit for starting it all.

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My goal was to illustrate how this movement helped bring the world from the stark, black and white of the Dark Ages into the color of the Renaissance. But there is also the hint of flames and smoke because with every great advance the world is also set afire.

Acrylic on canvas, 18″ x 36″

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″

September 17, 2017

West Texas

Filed under: CARTOONS,Religious — Colby @ 8:29 pm

Forty days. Forty nights. Still no sign of rain.

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September 10, 2017

Red Smudge

Filed under: DRAWINGS,Portraits — Colby @ 4:55 pm

I have no idea how old this is. I recently discovered it in my file. Over the years the chalk has been smudged. Not the original intent in this sketch but I think it adds a nice touch to an otherwise simple drawing.

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Chalk pastel, pencil on newsprint paper, 10″ x 14″

September 3, 2017

Mammo

Filed under: DRAWINGS,Portraits — Colby @ 2:58 pm

My grandmother. We called her “Mammo.” I still miss her.

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Pencil on paper, 9″ x 12″

August 27, 2017

Filed under: CARTOONS,Science, Health, Weather — Colby @ 3:29 pm

Hurricane Harvey reminded me of a cartoon I posted several years ago. I rarely re-post anything but it seemed appropriate. While my friends and family in central Texas and along the Gulf coast are being hammered by a record-setting storm I’m having to go out and water my patio plants.

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We offer our prayers to those impacted by this hurricane and to safety of the first responders.