Thursday, December 29, 2011

3 pigeons

pigeons by Jason Dryg
pigeons, a photo by Jason Dryg on Flickr.

Heres some pigeons, painted. No real pigeons we're beaned to make these paintings. I thought they were fun. I probably won't do a hundred.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Dex portrait

Dex portrait by Jason Dryg
Dex portrait, a photo by Jason Dryg on Flickr.

It's hardest to draw the ones you love. This is a Christmas present I did for Jen, my wife. It is Dexter, our son. She took the photo it was based on.

Monday, December 19, 2011


Bunny by Jason Dryg
Bunny, a photo by Jason Dryg on Flickr.

You know when a song gets stuck in your head and you have to listen to it to get it unstuck? Sometimes an image is like that. I drew this a long time ago and it wouldn't go away. Now it's done.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011


Santa! by Jason Dryg
Santa!, a photo by Jason Dryg on Flickr.

Old Drawing is now new painting. I still need practice, but I'm getting there. tried to be looser with the style and ran into some trouble.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Santa ornament

Santa ornament by Jason Dryg
Santa ornament, a photo by Jason Dryg on Flickr.

Two sided painting, 3 little paintings in as many days. That's gotta be a record for me.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Spidey Mini-painting

Spidey Mini-painting by Jason Dryg
Spidey Mini-painting, a photo by Jason Dryg on Flickr.

Here's a Spidey I did 'cause my 3 year old asked me to. I can't throw stuff away. There is all kind of junk in my place to paint on. This was painted on red oak nubs leftover from when I built shelves for spices. It measure 2 1/4" x 3".

Green Goblin Mini-painting

Green Goblin Mini-painting

He needed a bad guy tou fight with his Spidey painting so I did this. It measures 3" x 3".

Saturday, December 3, 2011

"Sea", acrylic on board 2011

Another one, I'm taking advantage of what appears to be momentum.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

"Air", acrylic on board 2011

I only have, like, 10 cutting boards left. I like the weight and feel of the finished work. I'm as concerned with the presentation as the image itself. I bought a bunch of cutting boards and have been working through them slowly. This one might be the first in a series. I think I'm a folk artist(?)!

"Owl", acrylic on board 2011

I wanted an actual hand painted version of my owl. I now have one. I love art objects. My digital prints just don't give me the same satisfaction.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Holiday cards are ready!

The color is a little off from my original, but oh well. Sets of ten are available in my Etsy store.

Happy holidays, Jason

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

100 pigeons

1-20 of 100 Pigeons21-40 of 100 Pigeons41-60 of 100 Pigeons61-80 of 100 Pigeons81-100

While the drawings don't seem very complex, I must explain that I am the king of excuses when it come to not finishing a project. I am desperate to change. So, for me, this is huge.

100 pigeons, a set on Flickr.

Monday, October 31, 2011

100 pigeons project

100 pigeons project by Jason Dryg
100 pigeons project, a photo by Jason Dryg on Flickr.

Had an idea about a game where you kick a pigeon.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays! by Jason Dryg
Happy Holidays!, a photo by Jason Dryg on Flickr.

I went and made a holiday card! If printing goes well, I will be selling these via my Etsy store end of next week. I'll let you know when they "drop". Happy Holidays!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

That's better.

That's better. by Jason Dryg
Guess I better get back to work.

Ready to paint my horrible dark green studio.

Ready to paint my horrible dark green studio. by Jason Dryg
My studio is oppressively green. Not for long.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Space Girl

Space Girl by Jason Dryg
Space Girl, a photo by Jason Dryg on Flickr.

Did a request for my friend Tim.

Angry Poodle

Angry Poodle by Jason Dryg
Angry Poodle, a photo by Jason Dryg on Flickr.

Got a bunch of unfinished frames and am finally using them.

Friday, May 27, 2011


Yolked. by Jason Dryg
Yolked., a photo by Jason Dryg on Flickr.

Apparently I'm in the midst of a portrait phase. I had such lofty hopes when i started to to paint today. For some reason I liked the idea of a cute character with huge arms.

Saturday, May 21, 2011


Stu. by Jason Dryg

Stu., a photo by Jason Dryg on Flickr.

I love Ed Helms and his character Stu, from "The Hangover". This painting is Stu from part 2, the only sequel I've been excited about in a long time.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

The Spectators, again.

The Spectators, again. by Jason Dryg
The Spectators, again., a photo by Jason Dryg on Flickr.

The Spectators.

The Spectators. by Jason Dryg
The Spectators., a photo by Jason Dryg on Flickr.

Finished version of an earlier post. I'll get a better pic soon. And I think I have the perfect frame in storage. Based on all the years since art school, this has been the most productive for sure.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

The Spectators

  by Jason Dryg
, a photo by Jason Dryg on Flickr.

Here is a little drawing I've been working on. I am building the drawing around the idea of the fish smoothie that came up in a conversation with my 3 year old son. He likes smoothies.

Thursday, April 28, 2011


John. by Jason Dryg
John., a photo by Jason Dryg on Flickr.

While I think the likeness is okay, today's drawing/collage lacks the spontaneity of yesterday's. It seems forced. But hey, 2 days in a row.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011


Vince by Jason Dryg
Vince, a photo by Jason Dryg on Flickr.

I like Vince Guaraldi. I was not at home and decided to use the materials I could find at the office, sorry Rusty (my boss). Anywho, this is what happened.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Ghost Rider Bunny

Ghost Rider Bunny by Jason Dryg
Ghost Rider Bunny, a photo by Jason Dryg on Flickr.

Here's one. My 30 for 30 drawing challenge is officially a failure. However, I did draw a lot and am confident next month will be better. It was the "finished" aspect that tripped me up.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Cruisin with Food Pyramid

This is my current favorite band. I can't get enough.

Food Pyramid - "Cruisin" from moon glyph on Vimeo.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Clicking his heels.

Clicking his heels. by Jason Dryg
Clicking his heels., a photo by Jason Dryg on Flickr.

The 30 drawings in 30 days challenge is not
going as well as I had hoped. I figured I would sit down an draw and every session would result in a drawing. This is not how it is playing out. I am drawing everyday though and that is great.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Leapfrog Pigs

Leapfrog Pigs by Jason Dryg
Leapfrog Pigs, a photo by Jason Dryg on Flickr.

I am doing at least a drawing a day for April and here's drawing #2, I drew the first full idea i had, unedited. I don't know why this was the first thing I thought of.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

A Flaming Skull

flamingSkull by Jason Dryg
flamingSkull, a photo by Jason Dryg on Flickr.

This is gonna be a fun show. A bunch of us donated work to help a friend and fellow artist get his tooth fixed. The show is called "Root Canal". All of the members of Local 303 have donated work, even though I didn't make the flier. Our good friend Leef has donated the gallery at his shop, Mission: Comics & Art, and there is a reception on Thursday, 4-7-11, starting at 7:00 pm.
Come by and get some art and comics.

- Jason

Where are the Wild Things?

TextingMax4-1-11 by Jason Dryg
TextingMax4-1-11, a photo by Jason Dryg on Flickr.

For the month of April, I have decided to complete a drawing a day for the entire month. I think it's more about discipline than the quality or complexity of the drawing itself. Discipline is my greatest weakness. I feel I need improve and a challenge on public record seemed like a good way to wage war on one weakness with another, pride. Just joshing, sort of. I hope to post daily. If you are interested in buying a piece, Let me know.

- Jason

Wednesday, January 12, 2011


Originally uploaded by Jason Dryg
This was a painting based on a drawing I did at our annual "Not Camping Trip". His name is Ed. I have no name for the duck. The exercise was to limit my palette. Working in Illustrator, I've gotten lazy. Illustrator allows you to add a different color whenever you want. I tend to let this freedom complicate my images. By limiting color I hope to learn a cleaner and more economical design style I can apply to t-shirt design. That's where the money's at!