Friday, December 19, 2014

Sunday Sermon Illustration

Hello everyone! Here is another post from my Sunday Sermons Series.

This illustration is from a sermon on November 30, 2014. The main theme was that God is always with you. You may not always be able to see Him, I've chosen fear, and apathy as my visual representation of ways we can blind ourselves to God, there are many more.

And He isn't planning on leaving Me in the darkest place. He's walking with me on my journey, which means I will walk out of it one way or another. It might not be the way I thought, or that I would prefer. But it is according to His will, not mine.

As always, thank you for stopping by, I hope you enjoy my work. God bless. --Ry

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Celtic Cross 2 on Etsy

Hello all, and merry Christmas to you and yours!

This morning I posted a new drawing to Etsy, a Celtic style cross. I really enjoy doodling Celtic crosses, and decided it was time I did a few for the store. I took a lot of pictures of carved stone crosses in graveyards all over Ireland when my family went over in 1993. That was an amazing trip. I plan to draw more, and hopefully the future designs will be more intricate.

Click here or on the image to the left to see the whole image in my Etsy store.

As always thank you for stopping by and encouraging an artist in your midst. --Ry

Saturday, December 13, 2014


Last week in Sunday School we discussed forgiveness.

Romans 12:14-16 14 Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. 15 Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn those who mourn. 16 Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited.

Andy (teacher of the day) and Chip (Chip Ingram, the speaker on our DVD curriculum) talked about forgiveness being ongoing, not just a momentary thing. He said that you choose to forgive, that's the first step. Then you live out the rest of forgiveness by praying for the person that wronged you, and then being joyful when good things happen to them (live in harmony).

As there is quite a bit about it in the news lately I mentioned that I think I would have serious trouble forgiving someone who tortured and/or murdered my children because we are Christian. Forgiveness is one thing when you're sitting at your desk as a concept, it's a whole other thing out there in the world where you have to live it.

Monday, November 3, 2014

The Searcher, and The Daydreamer by Ryan Loghry now available on CreateSpace, and Amazon!

Hello everyone! As of last week both of the books I have written and illustrated The Searcher, and the exciting sequel The Daydreamer are available to purchase on CreateSpace (The Searcher and The Daydreamer), and also on Amazon(just search for my name: Ryan Loghry)! I've been working on these titles literally for years now. The Searcher started out as random sketches of goofy characters done while riding the bus back and forth to work way back in 2004. Thanks to Amazon, and their print on demand business CreateSpace authors and illustrators like me can finally take our products directly to the market place. If you can, please order through CreateSpace, the royalties I receive are SIGNIFICANTLY higher if you order my books there (don't ask me why, Amazon owns both websites). I'd like to offer a special thanks to my wife Angela for helping me achieve my dreams. I really don't know what I'd do if I didn't have this creative outlet. Once again thank you for stopping by. -- Ryan

Monday, September 22, 2014

The Searcher's World on Etsy... Update

Hello all! The new store has been pretty successful in it's first two weeks. I've had to hustle to keep drawings on the virtual shelves. I've posted three new drawings, and here is a link to them: The Searcher's World Etsy store. An ironic turtle, adventuresome tree pirates, and a Halloween trick or treaters drawing. I hope you enjoy them, and as always thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

The Searcher's World on Etsy

Hello everyone. I have opened an Etsy shop in order to raise funds to get The Searcher and The Daydreamer up for sale on before Christmas. I am very close, but need to get the ISBN number for The Daydreamer. If you would like to buy an original pencil drawing, and help an artist reach his goals, please drop by, and please share the link to my store with your friends:

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Pitching Sequence Third Pass

So here is the last pencil test version of this animation. I've roughed out all the frames I need to create a compelling and convincing animation. It will take me a couple weeks at least to produce the 34 final drawings of the main character, and then I still have to put a little action in the crowd in the background.

I hope you've enjoyed reading about and watching this process, and the end result when I get it posted. Have fun and God bless. -- Ryan

Monday, January 27, 2014

Secondary Pass

As promised here is the second pass of the pitching sequence animation. With my schedule the way it is anymore it took me a few days.

When I was finally able to view what I have here I realized that his back leg lands right next to his front leg, and if he were really throwing a pitch the follow through would carry his back foot way out in front of his front foot. Also, I need to speed up the second half of his motion, to give his pitch some ZIP. SO... I'll need to re-animate the last few frames, and add some more. Then I can get back to the crowd in the background. Once I get that doped out I can start on the final drawings. Easy Peazy.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Pitching Sequence

Here is a pencil test for a new project I'm working on. I threw the background in to make it a bit more interesting for you the viewer. I'll do finished drawings for the pitcher next, maybe add a little more exaggeration, and then I'll draw the crowd a couple times over, to give them a little movement, not much but just enough so that they aren't frozen. That crowd part will probably be take the longest.

I'm going to add a few in between frames to this, but I like the flow of his pitching action, so I don't think I'll make any big changes.

This is a small part of a bigger project I'm working on, a children's book and animation. With digital books/apps being what they are these days I'm excited about adding little clips of animation that the reader/viewer can activate within the story. I'm hoping it will add to the experience.

Speaking of children's books, remember you can still get "The Little Leaf" (written by Jairo Penaranda Illustrated by yours truly) at Amazon or Barnes and Noble. If you have an iPad you can get an interactive version of my book "The Searcher" (written and illustrated by yours truly) via iBooks. As always thank you for stopping by, and have a terrific day.