The Art of Colby Jones

October 28, 2018

Elbows and Knees

Filed under: DRAWINGS — Tags: , , , , , — Colby @ 1:21 pm

No purpose. Just practicing and playing on my iPad.

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Digital illustration

October 22, 2017

Girl with Long Hair

This was done on my iPad Pro using the “pencil” tool in Adobe Sketch. It is actually a detail of a larger drawing which includes nudity so I cropped that out.

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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″

March 19, 2017

Scherzo Left Handed

Back when I was in the ER I had to sign my name a few dozen times – left handed! I pondered on the difficulties. Writing a loop for example. To write exactly the same way requires a completely opposite effort. Pulling the pen instead of pushing it. Writing in a mirror image creates a backward character. Hmmm….

I decided to attempt a drawing using only my left hand. I had to chose something that was pretty basic and a medium that was forgiving. I used chalk and charcoal. It was fun while at the same time tedious and frustrating. The first things I noticed were my light source was over the wrong shoulder and I kept wanting to draw on the wrong half of the paper. I also was amused that my left hand got tired quickly.

My source material was a sculpture by Harriet Frishmuth (1880-1980). I first noticed her work in a lovely statue “Playdays” at the Dallas Arboretum. This is not that. This is “Scherzo.”

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Chalk and charcoal on gray charcoal paper, 12″ x 8″

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″

February 7, 2016

Mod Bod 2016 and 1970


I don’t usually post nudes on this site but I’m making an exception for this one. While moving things around in my studio I came across a very old drawing that I had done way back in 1970. It was done with Marks-a-Lot on poster board. It actually won a first place ribbon at the State Fair of Texas.
Not surprisingly, it hasn’t held up very well. I decided to re-draw it on the computer. Here it is (scroll down to see the original):

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Mod Bod 2016

Digital illustration.


Here is the original. The colors are quite faded and the background has turned yellow. In some ways that makes it more interesting.

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 Mod Bod 1970

Ink, felt tip marker on poster board, 22″ x 28″

November 1, 2015

Girl in Color – 2

Filed under: DRAWINGS,Portraits — Tags: , , , , , , — Colby @ 5:49 pm

Experimenting again with oil pastels (fancy crayons). I intentionally chose a rough blending method.

Girl in Color 2

Oil pastels on Bristol board, 10″ x 14″

October 11, 2015

Hands on Stomach

Filed under: DRAWINGS,Portraits — Tags: , , , , , , , , — Colby @ 11:54 pm

A study of hands, colors and shading.

Hands on Stomach

Conte crayon and charcoal on paper, 18″ x 24″

June 7, 2015

Girl with Purple Hair

Filed under: DRAWINGS,Portraits — Tags: , , , , , — Colby @ 11:13 pm

Don’t ask me. I can’t explain it. I just wanted her to have purple hair.

Girl with Purple Hair

Color pencil on paper, 9″ X 12″

February 2, 2015

Girl with Open Mouth

Filed under: DRAWINGS,Portraits — Tags: , , , , , , , , — Colby @ 12:54 am

I started off with the idea to mix color pencils and water color pencils but I mistakenly used a regular color pencil where I wanted the water color. From then on the drawing kept forcing me to change what I had in mind. I also added a few strokes of acrylic paint where I thought I needed them.

Girl - Open Mouth

Water color pencil/wash, color pencil, acrylic paint, 8″ X 10″

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