The Art of Colby Jones

November 4, 2018


I came across the term “dryad” the other day and felt compelled to come up with my own version so I conjured up this creature on my iPad just for the fun of it.

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Computer illustration

March 18, 2014

Grandkid Requests

Another trip to see grandkids and more requests for drawings. So, sitting on the couch with pad in my lap we came up with these:

The first drawing is for the Birthday Girl who wanted a picture of a fairy running to Toys R Us to spend her birthday gift card. Coincidentally, the fairy is missing the same teeth as the Birthday Girl.


The second drawing is for the Birthday Girl’s big brother who wanted Harry Potter playing Quidditch in a football uniform. Some creative liberties were taken. Yes, big brother is a University of Arizona fan.


Ink and colored pencil on paper, 8 ½” X 11″

October 17, 2012


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And bring an order of fries.

May 22, 2011

Fairy Mural – 3

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Here is a composite of the various fairy scenes:

1 – packing for a trip
2 –  playing music (note the fairy playing the lute like a rock guitar)
3 – sewing; threading a needle
4 – fishing
5 – riding a three-seater bike
6 – primping; brushing hair and doing fingernails
7 – doing math on an abacus
8 – floating in a balloon
9 – reading
10 – napping in a basket
Sorry for the poor quality of the photos.

May 11, 2011

Fairy Mural

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I’m in the planning stages of painting a mural in a baby’s room. The parents are expecting a girl and want the theme of the mural to be fairies. I’ve already made several drawings that we’ll use on the wall. For this drawing I thought I’d share some of the process with you. In the other drawings the fairies are actively doing a variety of things. I thought they needed a rest so I drew a fairy sleeping. This might come in handy some day during the it’s-time-to-take-a-nap battle.

First an explanation of the four thumbnails, from left to right. I did a quick search of the internet and Tinkerbell inspired me to switch from a tranquil slumber to one with her legs and arms hanging out of the basket. An even quicker search came up with a basket I liked which I altered to something that looked more like what a fairy would take a nap in. I put a blank piece of paper over my pencil-drawn basket and drew my fairy sound asleep, shoes tossed aside. I drew the basket and the napping fairy separately because I didn’t want to have to keep re-drawing the basket whenever I didn’t like something with the fairy.

Lastly, I scanned my pencil drawings of the basket and the fairy into Photoshop, created a new layer and drew the “ink” version on the computer.

When she finally gets onto the wall the snoozing fairy will be in color.

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