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Jell Ring

Jell Ring

Most commonly found in Kosher Delis or supermarkets in Jewish neighborhoods, Jell Ring, a product of the Joyva corporation, is a favorite treat for Jewish families, especially on the Sabbath. Known primarily for its sesame-based, halvah products, Joyva was started by Nathan Radutsky, a Russian immigrant who arrived in the U.S. in 1907. Available as either rings (shown) or bars, with a chocolate covered Jelly center, these brightly colored Jell products are the perfect subject for a hyperrealistic drawing. Chocolate itself, however, presents a challenge to execute accurately. Finding the right balance between colors that are too muddy, or tones that are not the right shade to communicate actual “chocolate” and not a dark mess, takes patience and a lot of careful shading. I hope you think the end result works!


Printed from the highest resolution scans, all prints are museum quality, using the Giclee fine art process on Epson Legacy cold press (19ml), a bright white, lightly textured, acid-free, archival paper.

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“Colored pencils have traditionally gotten a raw deal. Today, however, the vast range of available pencil colors, the vibrance of each pigment and ease of color blending has taken them out of the kindergarten and into the fine art world.”