Posts Tagged ‘pencil’

King Etzel

Sunday, March 17th, 2019

This is a depiction of King Etzel from a beautiful sculpture (Nibelungen-Brunnen, “Nibelungen Fountain”) in Tulln, Austria by Michail Nogin of his meeting with Kriemhild. Etzel is my German family name and I claim him as my ancestor. That’s how I got the Sir Colby nickname. According to the Nibelungenlied (the Song of the Nibelungs), it was in Tulln that Etzel saw Kriemhild and proposed to her. The fountain was dedicated to this event in 2005.

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Digital illustration

Tina Cheerleader

Sunday, March 3rd, 2019

I don’t remember how the conversation started but it ended up being about Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader, Tina Hernandez, from the late 1970s, early 1980s. I mentioned that I had done a drawing of her but a search on my website revealed I had never posted it except in one of the banners. A photographer friend of mine had taken a photo of her on the field and gave it to me to draw. Tina moved on to Hollywood, became Tina Gayle, and starred in the TV series, “CHiPs.” Many years later here’s the drawing:

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Pencil on poster board, 13″ x 15″

A Friend’s Grandson

Sunday, October 7th, 2018

I did this sketch a few years ago for a friend of mine. It’s her grandson when he was about three. I did a second drawing of him later. It’s posted at: http://sircolby.com/drawings/second-base-runner/

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Pencil on paper

Triker

Sunday, July 8th, 2018

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)

Horny Toad

Sunday, October 29th, 2017

As a kid growing up in central Texas we called them horny toads. Other folks call them horned toads, horned frogs or horned lizards or maybe something else. Despite their rough appearance they were very docile and fun to play with. They’re hard to find nowadays. I am told it’s because their main source of food, the red ant, has been driven out by civilization.

I drew this while practicing on my iPad.

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Digital illustration

Girl with Long Hair

Sunday, October 22nd, 2017

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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Sunday, September 24th, 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″

Red Smudge

Sunday, September 10th, 2017

I have no idea how old this is. I recently discovered it in my file. Over the years the chalk has been smudged. Not the original intent in this sketch but I think it adds a nice touch to an otherwise simple drawing.

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Chalk pastel, pencil on newsprint paper, 10″ x 14″

Girl in Blue

Monday, August 21st, 2017

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″

Painting Fingernails

Sunday, July 23rd, 2017

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″