SirColby.com The Art of Colby Jones

March 18, 2018

Folklorico

A glimpse of  Mexican culture we see so often in Texas; beautiful dresses, exciting music and lots of fun.

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Water soluble pencil on watercolor paper, 11″ x 15″

September 24, 2017

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″

August 21, 2017

Girl in Blue

Filed under: DRAWINGS — Tags: , , , , , — Colby @ 11:28 am

Another oldie. I haven’t had a chance to draw and paint lately. I’ve been keeping my grandkids. And loving every minute of it.

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Color pencil on paper, 9″ x 7″

July 23, 2017

Painting Fingernails

This tender moment was captured during our church youth group’s mission trip.

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Water soluble pencils on watercolor paper, 10″ x 14″

June 18, 2017

Larry in a Yellow Hat

This is the choir director at Central Lutheran Church in Dallas. His talent constantly amazes me. He has taken a guy like me, who doesn’t know anything about music, to a guy who is now well aware how much he doesn’t know about music.

This drawing was based on a photo taken during the dedication of my wife’s memorial garden and labyrinth.

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Color pencil on gray charcoal paper, 10″ x 12″

May 21, 2017

Sketching Sarah

Filed under: DRAWINGS,Portraits — Tags: , , , , — Colby @ 1:23 pm

A quick sketch, and rather small.

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Colored pencil on mat board, 5″ x 7″

May 7, 2017

Hands on Face

Filed under: DRAWINGS,Portraits — Tags: , , , , — Colby @ 4:22 pm

I recently re-discovered this drawing from way back. I assumed I had already posted it but couldn’t find it. So, I’ll do it now.

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Colored pencil on paper, 10 ½” x 10 ½”

April 30, 2017

Butterfly

I was stuck in the house and needed to do something for my sanity so I came up with a quick drawing using watercolor pencils. The idea was to draw most of the girl in grayscale and meld into color toward the butterfly. I was drawing the girl when I suddenly realized I had picked up the “Olive Green” pencil instead of the “Gunmetal Gray.” It ruined the whole concept of going from no color to color. Oh well, it is what it is. Live and learn, right?

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Water soluble pencil on watercolor paper, 10″ x 12″

March 12, 2017

Hair in Face

Filed under: DRAWINGS — Tags: , , , , , , , , — 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″

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″

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