Saturday, December 13, 2008


hermione, originally uploaded by Rymann.

This is my son's new kitten Hermione. We adopted her shortly after our other cat had died. She's extremely feisty, but hilarious.

I think I used up 3 microns filling in the black. But I liked the texture versus coloring the black in with a marker.

Friday, December 05, 2008


bookshelf, originally uploaded by Rymann.

This is our Ikea bookshelf. Probably one of the most expensive pieces of furniture we've invested in. Sad, I know. I collect books faster than I can read them. I kind of took over the lower 6 shelves with the more relevant books. Then I filled the upper 2 shelves on the left with MY art stuff. Then my wife walked in and wonder aloud whether there would be any room left for HER art supplies. Being as that was the major reason we had purchased the bookshelf.

Well, let's just say I stopped what I was doing, consolidated what I could of the supplies, and got out of the way.

I guess I thought the shelves were going to be bigger.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving!!

My son collaged this turkey during his after school art class taught by my lovely wife ( His legs were actually longer, but it wouldn't fit in the scanner.

Sunday, November 23, 2008


fish, originally uploaded by Rymann.

I just realized I'd never drawn a fish. I tried to find a photo of an interesting creature in its natural environment. I think I did this dude a favor...he was much uglier in the picture.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Artists to watch for...

I just wanted to take this opportunity to draw attention to an incredible artist, locowhiteboy. I've been following his drawings on flickr for quite a while now and he has finally started a blog. So go check him out.

Also, unless you've been hiding under a rock lately, you've probably heard about Gabi's new project Urban Sketchers. Trying to describe the talented people contributing would not do it justice. If you haven't already, go check it out. That is where I discovered the work of Tin Salamunic. His work is incredible. His drawings appear simple and consist mostly of contour drawings with with maybe one or two colors. Amazing stuff really.

Lastly, Dan Price is currently in the midst of a trike tour around the Hawaiian islands. Check out his progress as he documents his travels at See his photos at flickr or get updates on facebook. Become a fan while you're there.

Saturday, November 08, 2008


chevrolet, originally uploaded by Rymann.

I took a picture of this car on a site several years ago and decided tonight was the night to finally draw it. I distorted it a bit . Pigma micron and warm gray Pitt marker.

Thursday, November 06, 2008


bocedwards, originally uploaded by Rymann.

I've wanted to draw this for the last couple years. Its right next to a job site I worked on two years ago. I recently started working on a site next door, so I finally took the opportunity to draw it.

It is a huge tank of some sort. Two cannon looking things are mounted on top. They remind me of those telescope things at the beach you pay a quarter to use. The staircase winds around probably half the perimeter down to a landing.

Here are a couple other recent sketches.

grill (by Rymann)

coffee cups (by Rymann)

Saturday, October 18, 2008

SE Portland

SE Portland, originally uploaded by Rymann.

Here's another computer-colored drawing of a building in SE Portland, drawn with d.Price.

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...everybody's doing it.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Building...downtown Portland

Building...downtown Portland, originally uploaded by Rymann.

I recently did some drawing with d.Price in downtown Portland. Sitting on the cold hard concrete sidewalk I sketched this fairly ornate building. I colored in on the computer. You can see the original drawing below.

Building...downtown Portland

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

trailer in color

trailer in color, originally uploaded by Rymann.

I've always felt I have so much to learn in terms of values using just black ink and cross-hatching I rarely venture out and use color. This trailer didn't have much in the way of color so I thought it would be an easier place to start. I've been keeping up with d.Price's computer colored Moonlight Chronicle pages and thought it would be fun to try.

Here's the original trailer.

Tuesday, October 07, 2008


cigs, originally uploaded by Rymann.

Saw this sad, smashed, hardly used pack of cigarettes laying in a recently harvested wheat field. As Joan Y pointed out, there is likely a story behind this. Given the abundance of beer cans and vodka bottles in the vicinity, I'm guessing someone was so drunk they didn't even realized these were missing until they got home.

I'm not sure what's worse, having lost a nearly full pack of cigarettes or actually considering them an interesting subject for a drawing.


book, originally uploaded by Rymann.

I recently read this book A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle.




From my drawing vacation in Eastern Oregon with d.Price and Danny Gregory.

Sunday, September 14, 2008


trailer, originally uploaded by Rymann.

This "thing" has been sitting at the end of the alley behind our office (a converted house) for quite a while now. Snapped a photo for future drawing recently. One day I walked by the opened door and noticed the whole interior was crammed full of stuff (i.e. junk). Its parked behind a house that has been unprofessionally added onto such that the back reminds me of Swiss Family Robinson's tiered treehouse.

Isn't it weird how when you draw...something like this seems like a good subject. I'm certain the neighbors recoil in disgust when they walk by this thing.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Moonlight Chronicles Online!

For those of you who haven't heard d.Price is now publishing weekly spreads of his current issue of the Moonlight Chronicles zine online. This will be an ongoing project starting with issue 66. For subscribers of MC this will give you the opportunity to view some of Dan's work in color. And don't worry you will still receive your bi-monthly (or thereabouts) delivery of the MC to carry around in your pocket for impulsive inspiration.

Go to and click on the button labeled "weekly spreads"!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008


Oatmeal, originally uploaded by Rymann.

During my recent camping and drawing adventure in Eastern Oregon I had my breakfast of oatmeal and coffee sitting in front of the fire pit along the Wallowa River.

Damaged Barn

Damaged Barn, originally uploaded by Rymann.

I recently had the opportunity to head out to eastern Oregon to draw with hobo artist d.Price, author of the Moonlight Chronicles zine. I spent several days traveling around the area drawing with Dan, Danny Gregory, and Danny Gregory's son Jack.

This barn was severely damaged in a storm almost a year ago. Even with so much damage it is still standing.

In action (phone pict)...

Drawing Vacation

Friday, July 18, 2008

Palm Router

Palm Router, originally uploaded by Rymann.

Work was a little slow, so I took off early today and made sure that with my extra time I got a little drawing in.

This is my Bosch Colt Palm router. Let me tell you, this thing is so far as routers go. You have to hold it. The black curved area is a slightly spongy rubber grip that fits snuggly against the "palm" of your hand.

This will be in my next zine. Finally, making some progress!

Saturday, July 05, 2008


router, originally uploaded by Rymann.

This is my Ryobi plunge router. I haven't taken the time to sit down and work on a drawing that took more than a few minutes as of late. But, after an inspirational visit from friend Dan Price I decided to make time.

I've wanted to do another little zine for a long time, a series of my tools. So, this is another installment towards that goal.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Wednesday, February 06, 2008


domino, originally uploaded by Rymann.

I know, I know, finally. I have become obsessed with a new hobby, it can be expensive, so I'm not sure if it will stick - woodworking. This is the Festool Domino - $700 (OUCH!). I don't own one. Its a crazy innovation taking the woodworking world by storm. Guess its kind of old news now. This was a drawing from a photo I snapped in a local woodworking store.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008


DIY, originally uploaded by Rymann.

This will revolutionize the way zines are distributed from here on out. Well, maybe not, but I think its a good idea none the less (is that one word?).

I'm offering up my first zine again. That's right. For a limited time only. The only catch have to print it, cut it, fold it, and staple it.

Just download the pdf here. Print back to back. Cut the sheets in half horizontally, collate, fold and staple. It's that easy. This will print two covers. So you can make two copies and give one to a friend.

Drop me a note a let me know what you think.