April 9, 2017

Luther Rose

Filed under: DRAWINGS,Religious — Colby @ 4:40 pm

Our choir gave a Lenten concert at the Dallas Museum of Biblical Arts. The theme was “Following Jesus to the Cross.” The music also acknowledged Martin Luther and the 500th anniversary of the beginning of the Christian Reformation. For the brochure I placed the Luther Rose on a wooden cross.

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Digital illustration

April 3, 2017

LOOK OUT!

Filed under: CARTOONS,Science, Health, Weather — Colby @ 2:43 pm

It’s too complicated. There are too many words. But I drew it anyway.

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March 26, 2017

Chopsticks

Filed under: CARTOONS — Colby @ 10:07 am

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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″

March 12, 2017

Hair in Face

Filed under: DRAWINGS — Colby @ 4:16 pm

I went back and forth on this image. Couldn’t decide whether to paint or draw. I finally chose water soluble color pencils. I injured my hand and this was the first drawing since the injury. I had to stop occasionally to ice my hand.

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Water soluble color pencil on paper, 11″ x 17″

March 5, 2017

Oscar Oops!

Filed under: CARTOONS,Political, Justice, Media,Uncategorized — Colby @ 4:16 pm

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February 26, 2017

Looking At You

Filed under: DRAWINGS — Colby @ 4:25 pm

Here’s a really, really old drawing I did with a Marks-a-Lot (felt tip marker). You may have to actually get up out of your chair, and look at this from a distance to recognize it. I did it while looking through a magnifying glass. You can now easily do the same thing on a computer.

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Felt tip marker on poster board, 22″ x 28″

February 19, 2017

Expedition

Filed under: CARTOONS,History — Colby @ 1:40 pm

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February 12, 2017

Learning to Swim

Filed under: Fantasy,PAINTINGS — Colby @ 8:27 pm

An idea popped into my head: Baby fish start their lives already knowing how to swim, its instinctive. Human babies work on walking for months, even longer. What if you’re half fish/half human? I depicted a Mermaid Mom teaching her little boy how to swim. Do we call him a Merboy; a Merkid?

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Acrylic on canvas, 18″ x 36″

February 6, 2017

Ingenuity

Filed under: CARTOONS — Colby @ 12:58 am

Forget about the better mousetrap. This is more important.

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