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December 23, 2018

Merry Christmas 2018

Wishing everyone a merry Christmas!

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December 17, 2017

Sleepers Awake!

This started out as an illustration for a concert. Our church choir performed Bach’s Cantata 140 and a few other selections at the Dallas Museum of Biblical Arts. I decided to make it my annual Christmas card (even though it’s really about Advent). The inspiration comes from Matthew 25.

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I hope everyone has a merry Christmas and God blesses you throughout 2018!

December 18, 2016

Advent Journey

I rarely repeat any art that I do. This is an exception. Last year about this time I did an Advent illustration for my church. Just to be different I did it in a mosaic/stained glass technique. I immediately decided I would do a different, more realistic version. I used it for my 2016 Christmas Card.

Click this link to see the earlier version. Las Posadas

advent

Pen and Ink, Color Pencil on paper, 10″ x 10″

December 5, 2016

Christmas Parents

Here are a couple of Christmas drawings from the past, each celebrating the joy of becoming a new parent.

mary-joseph-jesus

Joseph and Baby Jesus: December, 2014

Mary and Baby Jesus: December, 2012

January 31, 2016

Peter

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I was shopping for Christmas gifts and called my daughter for ideas for my son-in-law, “What can I give him besides a shirt?” Her answer: “Yeah, a shirt would be fine.” No help at all! So I decided to do a drawing for him. I didn’t want the standard smiling pose. I found a photo I liked, simplified it, took out the photo-bombing grandkid and did this.

Peter

Graphite pencil on charcoal paper, 12″ x 18″

December 20, 2015

Myrrh

My Christmas card for 2015. I decided to go for a more whimsical approach. All in fun.

Myrrh

December 13, 2015

Las Posadas

I was asked to do an illustration for an Advent concert. I tried to avoid the typical nativity scenes, and shepherds, and wise men and so on. (People tend to get confused about Advent and Epiphany and just lump them all together into “Christmas.”) I wanted to depict Mary during her pregnancy and the ordeal of their search for lodging. In some cultures this is observed as, “Las Posadas.”

Instead of the usual illustration I took a mosaic or stained glass approach.

Posada mosaic

Digital illustration

December 15, 2014

Joseph and Baby Jesus

This drawing was done for my 2014 Christmas card. I wanted to recognize Joseph. I wanted to show a young man, proud to be a father and delighted in his son.

Joseph, son of David, what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. He will save his people from their sins.

Joseph and Baby Jesus

I wanted to complement the earlier drawing I had done of Mary and baby Jesus:(http://sircolby.com/drawings/mary-and-baby-jesus/)

Color pencil on color paper, 8″ X 9″

December 28, 2012

Princess Zombie Santa

While visiting a couple of my grandkids for Christmas they made requests for drawings. Since it was Christmas they both wanted Santa cartoons. One wanted Santa wearing a tutu. The other wanted a zombie Santa. One grandkid is a 5 year old girl; the other, an 8 year old boy. I’ll let you figure out who asked for what.

December 16, 2012

Mary and Baby Jesus

I made this drawing for my Christmas card. I wanted Mary to appear young; I’m told she was. I wanted the image to have a somewhat contemporary, less traditional look but still have the feel of the historical setting. You’ll have to judge whether or not I was successful.

To my friends who are not Christian or are not religious, let this be an image representing love and the hope for the future.

Color pencil on paper, 8″ X 10″

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