Long Time No See!


It has been a rather long time since I’ve posted on this blog.
I apoligize for being absent for so long, I have been working on my masters and just finished my final project. I would like to post on this blog more in hopes to talk about projects and art related things.

So far, I intend on starting my first Inktober this year. After studying for university for 4 years, I wanted to be able to do Inktober when I don’t have a lot of work. I’m not going by Jake Parker’s official list, but I’m going toward a more halloween themed prompt list which should have some spooky themes for each day.

Whilst doing so, I have also got two book cover designs to work on, a logo design and possibly merchendise design as well. I also intend to write more of my novel and even attempt to start on a short story which could have some illustrations within… It sounds like a lot, but I am going to take things slowly and try and think more before jumping into things. I know what I want my work to go towards: Comics and Book Illustrations.

I have a lot to begin and a lot of work to do in terms of making a living on this and just being able to possibly freelance. Though this is something i know little about, I want to learn… but I also would like to find a job with a steady income. I need to make a start and hopefully, go upwards from here!

Thank you!


Short Comic Book Idea

Hello guys,

Despite being so full of university work and deadlines early January, I am intending on starting a (hopefully) small project based on a story idea I had in a dream. I barely remember any of my dreams to actually remembering this and liking it so much to dig more into the idea is usual for me!

I am hoping to create a comic book about a late teen – young adult girl called Aiode who lives on an island that needs an annual music show/or festival of sorts to appease to an entity that had been known to keep the island alive and afloat, she is chosen to either become the new entity or has been conned and her should will be consumed. When it comes to this, I would rather have the whole story idea be done as I am unsure with what I want to happen after a certain part and some details that go with the story.
Though I want this to be a comic, I also want to have part of it as a novel as well… The intended idea was to have most of the Aiode’s soul parts as a comic, and anything to do with reality as a novel as such… of course being an artist and illustrator I want to get the drawing done first as it is something I love to do, which means development of the characters and possible creatures in the story, even if they are in the writing to have development for them.

I do not intend on giving myself a deadline for this as I would like to give myself time to properly think about where I want this project to go and if I should create a physical book or have it as something that should just stay online. Also, because university work is piling up and I am intending to dive more into it once my deadlines are over.
I intend to post development and overall ideas on my instagram (@brillustrationss), to show what I can do when it comes to artwork… a possible starting date of this idea will be late January by putting together visual research and mood boarding my ideas.

Sorry it has been so long since I posted
See you guys later!

Bryony Ryan

Art Station!

Hello Guys!

I have just recently made myself an Art Station account.
From having experience a few art based sites, the only one I am commonly on when it comes to my artwork is Instagram, I wanted to create an Art Station account for a while but my Masters course has given me more of a reason to do so!
I have not added a lot of work onto this account, but I am getting there, mostly wanting to add any most recent artwork that isn’t already on my portfolio website.

The link to this account is above as part of the menu, I only really have one project on it at the moment, but I intend to start adding another (The Kimono Project) once I get around to starting on the second piece.

I do also plan sharing some concept sketches for my story when I finally start doing some thumbnails and digital sketches for it as well :]

Thank you for reading!

First Fiction Novel/Graphic Novel book!

Hello everyone!

I have finally started doing something I’ve been wanting to do for a long time now. Once I finished university i had the idea to start writing stories for my main four characters from my concept art project called Lasarith. Though I am currently doing a small project now i am wanting to make a start on this one.
I have decided to start writing my story for character number one: Maxine Mitchell. Once I have writting the very first draft of my first chapter I want to start developing characters and looking into the city it is based in.

‘An apathetic politican for Vampyr Rights, takes things into her own hands and become Soul Drinker after finding out about a recent and arrest agains the Vampyr Royal Family’s eldest son. Herself, his family and the whole vampyr community know they have the wrong person but they are not being heard. She is contacted by the family to investigate it further along side with an allie of the family, a dark elf named Himeldir.
Who is the real murder? Political rivals? other races wanting the Vampyrs out? or did the prince murder the victim afterall?’
(reworded synopis) 

With this character, I want her to be able to overcome her lack of emotions, I want her to realise that their is nothing wrong with showing emotions and trusting people. Maxine is the first of my characters that will be overcoming some form of emotional trauma and trying to push through with self help, I want her struggle with emotions to be noticed in this story because it will be a big part of her.

Thank you for reading.

P.S. Since I am now a student again, it is going to take me a little longer than expected to get this story anywhere near finished (writing wise), I am intending to see if I can do character/environment development for my final project on my current course and I hope to get at least possible two chapters done…

The Kimono Project


I thought I’d write a blog about a project I have been thinking of doing for a while and have been slowly researching into.

I have now finished my undergradute course and I am happy with my result, but whilst I was waiting for my results, I did an expo and sold some pieces and because of that, I felt inspired and decided to try and give myself a small project. That is when I came up with The Kimono Project.

The Kimono Project I plan on researching and showing the differences between the Korean Hanbok, the Chinese Cheongsam and the Japanese Kimono. I want to look more into the garments themselves, look into traditional colours used, patterns and the shape of the garment. Along with they hairstyles that would go with these garments. I am curious about Asian cultures but mostly interested in the traditional clothing side of them, I would like to produce 3 or 6 illustrations based on these garments. Three with the traditional colours and patterns, and the other 3 based on a generated colour pallette and more modern patterns.

I plan on using a digital medium (possibly Clip Studio Paint) but I want to try and use a style of colouring I don’t usually go with. I want these pieces to look like paintings with a bit of roughness around the edges of them. With this in mind. I have a few programs in mind to try this with: Coral Painter, Art Rage or Pro Create.

Whilst doing this project, I am hoping that I will be able to improve on the folds of fabric and shading of colours that are not skin colour based.

This is all the info I have currently on this project, my objectives, what i hope to acheive. My deadline for this project is sometime next year, nothing specific as of yet. I hope you like the sound of this project. Because once I have finished the pieces, I plan on selling them as prints on my etsy store!

Thank you for reading,


I have not used this website in a very long time.
My name is Bryony Ryan, I am an illustrator and character artist. Currently a student studying my Masters in Concept art. And I do not have a lot to say about myself…
I like to write fiction in my spare time and come up with small projects to do whilst I’m not too busy.
I am looking for illustration work (fiction book illustrations, graphic novels) I would like to work with a game company to create concepts for characters one day as well as collaborate with an author to make their book cover come to life.
But I feel like I need to find a way to show off my work better, I do have an official website! you can visit it by clicking the link below and I hope to post on here more about projects I am currently working on as well as new projects.


Thank you guys!