Thursday, July 30, 2009


sketch161, originally uploaded by ryanjebelt.

That's correct. I drew an Aardvark. Now, by all means, justify your existence.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Comet and Cupid and Donner and Blitzen...

sketch160, originally uploaded by ryanjebelt.

Because of some reasearch I've been doing over the last few weeks, I decided to try my hand at something a little Neo-classical. Granted my composition is sort of lacking but overall, the drawing came together easier than I thought it would. I wouldn't, however expect me to produce any Waterhouse-syle paintings just yet...

Monday, July 27, 2009

My world's been sun baked...

sketch159, originally uploaded by ryanjebelt.

The quills led themselves to drawin' some ice cream on this heated weekend. Who was I to argue?

Friday, July 24, 2009

I Saw That...

sketch158, originally uploaded by ryanjebelt.

To close out the week...a sketch I did of someone else's sketch just to be cheeky.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009


sketch157, originally uploaded by ryanjebelt.

Again, playing with the quills and drawing directly in ink.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

sketch156, originally uploaded by ryanjebelt.

My mother complained that the first painting on my website's most prominent feature was I thought the only mature way to handle it was...well, more nudity. Broke out the quills again for this one...and though I do love the brush for ink these days...there's just something about that scritch-scritch of the quill on the fiber of the papers that feels so amazing.

Monday, July 20, 2009


sketch155, originally uploaded by ryanjebelt.


Friday, July 17, 2009

Denied a Thursday...

sketch154, originally uploaded by ryanjebelt.

My new regular Thursday night out with friends was cancelled due to Comic-con (which I won't be attending sadly). So if you're down San Diego way, be sure and stop by and say hi to Jason Shawn Alexander ( ) and Kent Williams ( ). They prefer Scotch.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Almost have the hang of sketching...

sketch153, originally uploaded by ryanjebelt.

I've never been as good and as diligent about sketching as I should've been over the years. There is, however, a fine line between sketching and doodling. More than once, I've watched myself start to cross over that line. It's like standing on the edge of an abyss.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Hey now, look....

sketch152, originally uploaded by ryanjebelt.

If you don't get it...I can't explain it to you.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

A Study in Hammers...

HammerStudy3-tease, originally uploaded by ryanjebelt.

A sneak peek of my latest painting, which will be on display in August. I bet you'll just be tearing your eyes out wondering what the rest of it looks like.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Loaded Imagery..

sketch151, originally uploaded by ryanjebelt.

There's still something I've always liked about the finger-gun. The implied danger leaves a little threat, menace, or sexiness in the air. I was just having some fun, and keeping things pulpy...

Friday, July 10, 2009

The Light is On!

sketch150, originally uploaded by ryanjebelt.

For some reason, sketch-wise, I've been getting into a sort of surreal pulp zone. The results are evident.

Thursday, July 09, 2009

How Are You?

sketch149, originally uploaded by ryanjebelt.

It is what it see it dontcha?

Wednesday, July 01, 2009


sketch148, originally uploaded by ryanjebelt.

If you weren't're not likely to know what was going on...but it's likely the closest I'll ever come to Cubism.