Friday, February 27, 2009


sketch106, originally uploaded by ryanjebelt.

This one's a touch late as I was a bit too preoccupied with other activities to get it scanned and posted. Still, you have to admit...those are some snazzy condiments. (The bottle on the right is Malt Vinegar...)


Tuesday, February 24, 2009

From a Sidewalk Table...

sketch105, originally uploaded by ryanjebelt.

To be perfectly honest...I can't remember the last time I drew plants...or architecture that wasn't simply made up and awfully simplistic. Granted, this isn't exactly Architecture Digest quality, but I made myself do it. I don't think the result is half-bad for a quickie.

Monday, February 23, 2009

The Fourth is the Number Being the Number Four...

sketch104, originally uploaded by ryanjebelt.

Having been a long time since I've really drawn, I'm surprised at how quickly I feel like I've gotten back up to speed. It may not be my best work, but it's come a lot easier than it has in the recent past.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Can You Believe....Three in a Row?

sketch103, originally uploaded by ryanjebelt.

I can't promise I'll keep up the pace, but I'm trying to be consistent. I need some re-training at drawing. Likewise, I don't want to cheat and just draw people....which I've pretty much done most of my drawing career.

On one end you could say, "Hey, that's just what you like to do: draw people." Now that is true, but I like the paintings and more realized drawings to be a little more well rounded than that. Although I think it was a drawing class where we had to draw the folds, contours, and shadows of wrinkled sheets for a bit too long (Bring on the scary nekkid people! yeah!) that killed my interest in drawing inanimate objects.

Don't worry though, I'll probably stick to a lot of're not going to have to peruse entry after entry of drawings of my bookshelves or stereo or a spindle of DVD-R's.

You keep looking at them...I'll keep drawing them.


Thursday, February 19, 2009

I Made It to the Second Entry...Barely...

sketch102, originally uploaded by ryanjebelt.

I'll keep drawing...or try...and say more when I have more to say...

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

sketch101, originally uploaded by ryanjebelt.

I've been looking to revitalize this blog.

Let's face it, there's a million billion gazillion blogs now for movie critics, music reviewers, and comic book readers. And it's not to say I'll never write any of that again, but I think I'll let that lie until the times I really have something to say. Also, I don't do much in personal information for blogs, so that's still out. Finally, I'll still rant when I need to rant. (...And I've needed to rant, but it takes effort to sit down and type it up.)

On my other blog, I've been writing fiction in an attempt to hone my word-smithing. I've also got a fledgling art career going, and I've been meaning to do my drawing. I figure...hell, I may as well do it here. Get some exposure, and try to keep this blog alive.

Here's my first attempt. I'll see what I can do to keep it up.