A Brief Look: The Sketches of Artist Ryan Humphrey

 

 

Pencils can only do so much. They’re a rudimentary tool. Scratch a phone number on a cheeseburger wrapper. An appointment on a greased receipt. These things happen.

In art they can be inaccurate — graphite feels false as flesh and sunlight. A pencil is a blunt tool that takes force to work but artist Ryan Humphrey’s line work is soft and loose. His drawings are raw and untethered. A spark of the spontaneous shines through. He takes images from the Hollywood lexicon and makes them human.  Honest.

There’s a coziness to his drawings, like an overcast day that you enjoy despite the weather.

 

 

'Buffet' by Ryan Humphrey

‘Buffet’ by Ryan Humphrey

 

'Sailor | Wild At Heart' by Ryan Humphrey

‘Sailor | Wild At Heart’ by Ryan Humphrey

 

'Mathilda' by Ryan Humphrey

‘Mathilda’ by Ryan Humphrey

 

'Finn' by Ryan Humphrey

‘Finn’ by Ryan Humphrey

 

'Ellen Ripley with Jones | Alien' by Ryan Humphrey

‘Ellen Ripley with Jones | Alien’ by Ryan Humphrey

 

'B.A.N.A.N.A.S' by Ryan Humphrey

‘B.A.N.A.N.A.S’ by Ryan Humphrey

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