Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Celtic Cross

Hi everyone! Here is my latest drawing. As you can see I really enjoy drawing these Celtic crosses.

This particular drawing has significantly more detail than any other cross I have drawn so far. I added more Christian symbolism this time; the alpha and omega on either side of the globe, and the seven roses. The gears represent the intricate workings of God's creation. The distressed quality on the gears is meant to reflect the fallen nature of our world.

As usual this drawing was done with a mechanical pencil. This time I used a paper with a much smoother tooth, which allowed for more detail. I hope you enjoy it, as always feel free to leave a comment.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Race Caption

Hey everybody!

I saw a FaceBook post/image last week on a friend's wall that talked about Coffee hitting the bench, and Beer suiting up and getting in the game. The image had an old fashioned coach character yelling from the sidelines. Of course that made me start thinking about the race we are all in each week, and drawing my own version. Now you get to join in the fun! Post a caption for the image below. Be witty. Interact. Have fun.

I love the determined look on Coffee's face. He's worked so hard all week, and he is going to MAKE that hand-off. And Beer, just look at his goofy grin. You just know he's going to have fun this weekend.

Have a great week everyone. --Ryan

Monday, February 9, 2015

Celtic Cross and Rose

Hello everyone,

I hope you are enjoying the new year. We have been hit hard by the cold season in the Loghry home, thus my absence for the last few weeks.

I've uploaded another Celtic cross drawing to my store on Etsy. The image in this blog post is a close up, click here to view the item in my storefront on Etsy. This cross features a rose in the center, a tribute to my maternal grandmother who grew beautiful roses.

As usual this drawing is 5x7 and pencil on paper. This paper has a pretty heavy nap, so there is not a lot of intricate detail. There is of course a broad range of shaded values. I always try to give the illusion of depth in my work using pencil shading. This time however I didn't include a drop shadow for the cross itself (cast onto the background as in previous drawings).

As always, I hope you enjoyed this drawing, and will pass the link on to your friends and family. I hope you have a great day, thanks for stopping by!