Monday, August 31, 2009

Lazy Glamour Sketching...

sketch168, originally uploaded by ryanjebelt.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Making messes...

sketch167, originally uploaded by ryanjebelt.

I've been trying to learn how to make a mess and a decent work at the same time. I've never been good at cutting loose with my materials, and I've never seen execution via emotion as totally necessary. There are, however, times and places where I think my work needs a little spark of that. So, I'll keep working on it....apparently it's all in the wrist.

Thursday, August 27, 2009


sketch166, originally uploaded by ryanjebelt.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Monday, August 24, 2009

...Refuses to dig your Grave...

sketch164, originally uploaded by ryanjebelt.

I've long had an interest in world religions and beliefs, but Haitian Vodou is one of the few I've dug into a little deeper. I imagine it's my fascination with the way people rework and retool old and new cultural experiences into their own unique system. However, I hadn't thought about it in some time, when for whatever reason, I laid pen to paper and came up with a rough Baron Samedi.

Friday, August 21, 2009

The Pen is Mightier when the tip looks like a Sword...

sketch163, originally uploaded by ryanjebelt.

There's a new style of calligraphy pen floating around amongst a group of friends. I didn't care for it at first, and had a tough time getting it to do anything close to what I wanted. Then I produced this...and something about the immediate graphic nature in a few swift strokes won me over.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

The Roman Underground

sketch162, originally uploaded by ryanjebelt.

It's odd, but drawing a statue gave me a helluva lot more trouble than just drawing a person.