Thursday, December 10, 2020

More Chickens

Hey howdy hey everybody! Today I have a rough drawing of some chickens done for a book project I am working on. This one is written and illustrated by yours truly. These characters are background, and help set the mood at the big game.

I'll trace these roughs onto 80lbs. paper and do the final drawings this afternoon. I should be done by tomorrow evening.

These drawings are done on tracing paper. I scan and enlarge the thumbnail sketches that I draw in my sketchbook, print them out and trace for the roughs. I try to work out the lighting( shading) and textures in rough drawings. Then I trace again for the final. Tracing paper allows for easy revisions, you can erase and redraw easily as it doesn't effect the tooth like it does on paper.

I really love the tones/values and textures I can get on tracing paper. I think that on the next book project I tackle I might use vellum, as it is similar to tracing paper only heaivier. When you scan tracing paper it is so light it always buckles and shows wrinkles in the light areas. Not so with vellum.

Another difference in this drawing (and with tracing paper and vellum) is that I got very smooth gradations by using a blending stump, which I normally never use. In the background of the yelling fan I used a blending stump. I think it would be fun to do a book using stumps, and vellum. Exciting huh? Yeah, I know. *wink-wink*

As always I hope that you enjoyed this post, and that God will richly bless you this day. --Ryan

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Sunday Sermon Series November 15, 2020

Hello folks. Here again we have a drawing I did while listening to a sermon at church. The topic was that Jesus is coming back, and we Christians need to live like we know it, expect, and can't wait for Him to return! You can listen to the sermon that I heard here, I recommend it. Luke 12:35-59 is the scripture we are looking at today.

Here we see Jesus arriving at my house. It is either the middle of the night, or I'm just getting up. Jesus is calling me to come with Him. It is time. I seem surprised don't I? I do. I won't lie to you my friends, I love Jesus, but I have had a hard time this year finding joy. I have struggled, having good days and bad days remembering that I am saved, that God has a plan, God has already won.

So when the pastor spoke about "living in LIGHT of His return" I took notice. The master is coming. Have faith in Him, anything else is fake, temporary at best.

Read Luke 12:57-59. Jesus is coming back. When He does, it will not be peaceful. There will be judgement. The price for sin will be payed. As for me, if that time comes in my lifetime I will be found doing His work.

I almost included this illustration with my previous post, as I felt they worked so well as book end concepts: accepting Jesus in your heart and then living in light of His return. But then I decided that while that is true, most people won't invest the time required to read a post that is long enough to describe both concepts. No need to drive people away.

This pencil sketch was done with a Pentel .7mm P207 mechanical pencil in a Pentalic Sketchbook on 70lb paper. It was scanned and then colorized in PhotoShop. I hope you enjoyed this post, and that it encouraged you, made you think, or challenged you. God bless, and have a great day! --Ryan

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Sunday Sermon Series October 14, 2020

Hello folks. Here again we have a drawing I did while listening to a sermon at church. The topic here is that Jesus tells us we have to pick a side. You can listen to the sermon that I heard here, I recommend it. Luke 11:14-35 is the scripture we are looking at today.

The verse I focused on was 23, the second half in particular:

"Whoever is not with me is against me, and whoever does not gather with me scatters."

Jesus draws a line here. He tells us we have to make a choice about Him, and His Father. Admit your need. (I am a sinner) Be willing to turn from your sins. (Repent) Believe that Jesus Christ died for you on the cross and rose from the grave. Through prayer, invite Jesus Christ to control your life through the Holy Spirit.

After that, we are given other commands, but it's really pretty simple. Love God, and love one another." That's it. So simple, and yet so very hard at the same time. I am on this same journey too my friend. I struggle and work at it every single day. I make a few hundred course corrections each day, turning back towards Jesus, away from myself. Praying.

This drawing was done in my Pentalic sketchbook on 70lbs. paper with a Pentel mechanical pencil, then I scanned and painted the color in Photoshop.

Thank you for stopping by. I hope this post encouraged, or challenged you. May God richly bless you. Merry Christmas.

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Sunday Sermon Series: Prayer

Hello folks. Here again we have a drawing I did while listening to a sermon at church. The topic was prayer, and here Jesus gives us instructions on how to pray. You can listen to the sermon that I heard here, I recommend it.

First Jesus tells them (after one of his disciples asks Jesus the question how should we pray?) to remember God's position, he's our Father. Praise Him, revere Him.

Then Jesus reminds us to talk with God. Tell Him what is going on, what you are thankful for, what you need, what those around you are going through. Ask for guidance. You have a relationship with your creator, to have a relatioship you have to communicate.

If a friend or family member comes to you and asks a favor you would help. If we the fallen and broken people can do this then how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him?

Finally, this point really struck me(verse 13): in this passage Jesus (the Son) is telling us how God (the Father) sends the Holy Spirit to us. As a limited capacity human I may never fully understand the Trinity, but the Bible spells it out, it is something worthy to spend my time dwelling on.

For more on prayer I have to send you to my friend Dennis Fuqua. He knows more about prayer than anyone I know. You should check him out here.

Thank you for stopping by. I hope this post encouraged, or challenged you. May God richly bless you.

Friday, April 17, 2020

Time Lapse “Consoling Slugger”

Time Lapse: Consoling Drawing from ryanloghry on Vimeo.

Hello again. Here is another time lapse video of another drawing I just finished today. As you can see one of the characters is having a rough time of it, and his buddy is consoling him. The title is "Consoling Slugger".

I'm working my way through my book, replacing the rough drawings with these finished drawings, and as long as I am able I will keep producing these time lapse videos to share with you.

This drawing was done using a 7mm mechanical pencil on 80 lbs. paper I cut out of an old Utrecht sketchbook. I won't be colonizing these drawings in photoshop like I usually do, if I get published the book will be in black and white, so there is no need.

I hope you enjoyed this and I thank you for stopping by. I hope you are well, and that God will richly bless you this day.

Drawing time lapse

Hello, it has been quite some time since I have posted her. I spent a couple of years devoting all of my spare time to a freelance job. Now I am working on my book project, which I began about... six or seven years ago? I forget, it has probably been in the works longer than that.

Team Meeting Time Lapse from ryanloghry on Vimeo.

Here is a time lapse video of a drawing I just completed. For now all I have is the still. I’ll have to post to Vimeo and then post the mp4.

The drawing is pencil shading done on 80 lbs. paper cut from a Utrecht sketchbook.

I hope you are well, God bless you. Check back later for the animated time lapse.—Ryan

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Sunday Sermon Series July 29, 2018 -- Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus

Good day everyone, I hope you are well. I see that my last entry here was March 5th. The reason for the long delay between posts is that the good Lord has blessed our family once again. On March 6th Benjamin David Loghry was born. We have been extremely busy to say the least and this prevented me from taking the time to create a post.

Today I have an illustration for you from a sermon by Pastor Shaun Hart. Shaun was preaching on Matthew 5:8, which reads: "Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God."

As you can see I created a loose cartoony sketch based on one comment by Pastor Shaun which you can clearly see quoted in the illustration. As Christians we don't seek holiness to win our salvation. Instead we choose to look to God in what we do and say because we love God.

We sang this hymn often when I was a kid at Trinity Baptist. These words mean a lot to me, more now than they did when I was a child. They are true, and so much more important than all the garbage we spend a lot of time thinking and talking about. And I think they perfectly encapsulate the struggle so many face in life, and the beautiful rescue plan God has put in place for us:

Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus
written by Helen Howarth Lemmel

O soul are you weary and troubled?
No light in the darkness you see?
There's light for a look at the Saviour,
And life more abundant and free:
[Chorus:]
Turn you eyes upon Jesus,
Look full in His wonderful face;
And the things of earth will grow strangely dim
In the light of His glory and grace.

I would normally post a link to the audio version of the sermon (so that you might listen to a much better speaker in Shawn), but the file on the church website is not worth listening to as at about 13 minutes in the audio cuts out every couple of seconds (which is annoying), and then cuts out for good(which makes it pointless).

This pencil sketch was done with a Pentel .7mm P207 mechanical pencil in a Pentalic Sketchbook on 70lb paper. It was scanned and then colorized in PhotoShop. I hope you enjoyed this post, and that it encouraged you, made you think, or challenged you. God bless, and have a great day! --Ryan