Friday, October 30, 2009


sketch1089, originally uploaded by ryanjebelt.

In keeping with the Halloween your new coworker...(I need refills for my parallel pen!)

Thursday, October 29, 2009

...said the Scorpion to the Mouse...

sketch1088, originally uploaded by ryanjebelt.

Perhaps this is an appropriate image for the approaching All Hallow's Eve. I did the original in JSA's sketchbook, and then was sort of upset with myself for not having done it in my own. While this, the reproduction, likely has more accurate scorpion bits (I had reference at home)...I think the original was the better image overall.

On a side note, while spiders probably have the worst rep of the arachnid family, with scorpions likely second...I'd just like to say, from personal experience, that ticks are far and away the most disturbing and disgusting. They are not, however, nearly as fun to draw.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

In the Pits...

sketch1087, originally uploaded by ryanjebelt.

With the handful of Elephant based cartoons I'd been drawing, I thought I ought to do a proper one. The tusks are a bit too mammoth (and well...lopsided), but I think it is recognizably elephantine. Also, oddly enough, there seems to be a buyer for this piece...kudos to you, my trunk-laden friend.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Scully's...Catch of the Day...

sketch1086, originally uploaded by ryanjebelt.

Is it wrong that the robot's wearing a tank top and no pants...? But I bet a Speed-o still would've been more awkward...Form and Function would've been at nightmarish odds.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Thursday, October 22, 2009

"The Gent with the Tusks requests a Duel..."

sketch1084, originally uploaded by ryanjebelt.

My second boxing elephant drawing...or would cartoon be more appropriate? Anyhow, it was Elena and Thursday night that were responsible for this. So it's likely only appropriate that he go back up on a Thursday. At this moment, I can't honestly say whether there won't ever be another one. (On loan from the J. Pina Collection)

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Belle de ce Jour

sketch1083, originally uploaded by ryanjebelt.

I can't say that I definitely WAS thinking of something like Catherine Deneuve when I put pen to paper that day...but I also can't firmly say that I WASN'T either. Whichever one that isn't insulting to her will be my final answer...

Tuesday, October 20, 2009


sketch1082, originally uploaded by ryanjebelt.

I'm not sure what it is...but it crawled out of my pen...

Monday, October 19, 2009

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Più Violenza...

sketch1079, originally uploaded by ryanjebelt. haven't been sketching from the ER...

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Inherent Violence.

sketch1078, originally uploaded by ryanjebelt.

Every now and again, I wish that I was doing this sort of thing during the heyday of pulp paperback covers and crazy adventure magazines. Then again, I also realize that all too often the cover would feature a bevy of beauties or something not even remotely tied to the story (ie. something designed to sell books). Still, there's something about that time and that style that no cover hastily thrown together in Illustrator and then dissected by a marketing team is ever going to match.

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

The Kat & The Lemur were born on this day...

For dear Kata Leena's b-day the other night, my good friend (and fantastic artist) Jason Shawn Alexander (see more of his work here: ) celebrated the evening by sitting around drawing b-day cards for her. Aren't we good friends? (Or...perhaps more appropriately...ain't we stinkers?) To hammer that point home, I decided to make this post to be able to give her digital copies for her on this her actual b-day.

Presented in chronological order...

Jason Shawn Alexander

Jason Shawn Alexander

Ryan J. Ebelt

Jason Shawn Alexander

Ryan J. Ebelt

Monday, October 05, 2009

All Elena's fault...

sketch1077, originally uploaded by ryanjebelt.

During a Thursday night discussion, elephants came up...I was asked to draw something...I thought of elephants...I drew elephants. One escaped. This one remained.

Friday, October 02, 2009

Thursday, October 01, 2009

Have one on me...

sketch1075, originally uploaded by ryanjebelt.

Neat or Rocks? Chaser?