Thursday, December 31, 2009

Do You Hear the Loons.....?

sketch1114, originally uploaded by ryanjebelt.

Initially, I had no intention of letting the old blog sit here for so long unattended (it has a tendency to break the other kids toys and do its impression of a garden fountain if it doesn't get updated often enough); however, I had gone out of town and as I'm posting via flickr, I couldn't just leave it on auto-pilot. So here I am, back in time for New Year's Eve with a little more outdoorsy fun. I didn't get much drawing done over the holiday break due to inclement I guess it's lucky I still have a few of these left. Looking now, I do wish I'd had my quills for a more graceful line, but I think for roughing it, they turned out quite nicely.

Thursday, December 10, 2009


sketch1112, originally uploaded by ryanjebelt.

The first of several sketches I actually did of trees and what have you while sitting around outside. When I say first, I mean the first ever of these sort of sketches. Not that I never had nature to draw before...well, come on, it's something the masters did. Anyhow, I gave it a's what I came up with. (Click the picture as this idiotic template has probably nixed half of it.)

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

The thought for today....

sketch1111, originally uploaded by ryanjebelt.

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Lines, lines....lines....

sketch1110, originally uploaded by ryanjebelt.

That's right....another Elephant. This one a sure sign that I've been watching too much Tex Avery. However, while I admire the hell out of good animation drawing, I've never been that good at getting that simple yet communicative. I will, however, keep working on it. Learning, people, learning...and practice...practicing, people, practicing...

Monday, December 07, 2009

The Line...

sketch1109, originally uploaded by ryanjebelt.

Many books on artists will talk about the artist's line....especially the older books on artists....newer books, to me, don't seem to put as much emphasis on technique. In any event, I'm not sure what to say about my "line"...probably not the greatest, but I'm working on it.

Friday, December 04, 2009

Flora AND Fauna...

sketch1108, originally uploaded by ryanjebelt.

I got out the quills...some reference...I had been looking at Dutch...hey...wait, know what...I don't have to explain myself to you. Enjoy.

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Mas Canilla...

sketch1107, originally uploaded by ryanjebelt.

Another quick quill nacktheit...