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)

July 1, 2018


Filed under: CARTOONS — Colby @ 8:55 am

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June 24, 2018

Pretty Face

Filed under: DRAWINGS,Portraits — Colby @ 8:47 am

Playing on my iPad.

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Digital illustration

June 17, 2018

The Tradition Begins

Filed under: CARTOONS — Colby @ 4:47 pm

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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″

June 3, 2018

Heart of Flowers

Filed under: PAINTINGS — Colby @ 2:21 pm

My youngest granddaughter decided to completely redo her bedroom. That included painting over the murals I painted which were a bunch of frogs doing things all around the world. Actually, she inherited the Frog Mural from her brother when she took over his room (see the link below).

It seemed natural that for her birthday I should paint something else for her. Not a mural this time, but a painting. That way she can put it anywhere in the room she wants. Or not at all if that’s what she wants. I had no idea what to paint and somehow ended up with a bunch of flowers in the shape of a heart. That way, whenever she looks at the painting she’ll be reminded that I love her.

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Acrylic on canvas, 20″ x 24″


Frog Mural Update

May 27, 2018


Filed under: CARTOONS — Colby @ 8:20 am

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May 20, 2018

Grand Memories – Activity Closet

Filed under: DRAWINGS — Colby @ 8:29 am

Another illustration from the book Creating Grand Memories. This was combined from several photos of my wife and our grandgirls and other sources.

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Digital illustration