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.

September 2, 2018

Evil Maria

Filed under: DRAWINGS — Colby @ 9:01 am

A rendition from the Fritz Lang 1927 science fiction classic, Metropolis.

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Digital illustration.

August 26, 2018

Fight Against Time

Filed under: CARTOONS — Colby @ 3:47 pm

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August 19, 2018

Girl in Orange Line with Colors

Filed under: DRAWINGS — Colby @ 8:53 am

Experimenting on my iPad Pro. This started with a simple line drawing in orange. Next I widened the lines in different colors on back layers. Then I played with the brush tools. Then I got bored and stopped. This is where I stopped.

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Digital illustration

August 12, 2018

Careless Claudia

Filed under: DRAWINGS — Colby @ 11:57 am

When I watch TV or a movie I often get curious about the actors. Sometimes actors from days past, sometimes up and coming ones. So I look them up on the internet. I came across an interesting photo of Claudia Cardinale and had the urge to do a “pencil” drawing of her on my iPad Pro.

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Digital illustration.

August 5, 2018


Filed under: CARTOONS — Colby @ 3:10 pm

I’ve been having technology issues. Apparently, Wacom doesn’t have a driver upgrade for my ancient model. I guess I’ll go tablet shopping. In the meantime, I’ve been experimenting. I drew a cartoon on my iPad Pro using Adobe Sketch. I sent it to Photoshop on my iMac desktop Photoshop. After doing the basic color I sent it back to my iPad Pro to work on the shading. Finally, I sent it back to my desktop to crop and finalize. I’ve already learned several things not to do. It has a different look than my usual cartoons.

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July 29, 2018

Colored Bubbles

Filed under: DRAWINGS — Colby @ 8:20 am

Piddlin’ on the iPad. Just as I started on the sketch I wondered what it would like on black instead of white. So I switched. I discovered it loses a lot when viewed small so be sure and click to enlarge.

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Digital illustration

July 22, 2018

Grand Memories – The Bath

Filed under: DRAWINGS — Colby @ 1:50 pm

All the grandkids in the tub at the same time. This illustration from Creating Grand Memories was taking mostly “as is” from a family photos. A few changes were made for composition purposes.

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Digital illustration

July 15, 2018


Filed under: CARTOONS,Sports and Recreation — Colby @ 10:45 am

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July 8, 2018


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)