Category: illustration

16 Sep

Two new name illustrations

Chris Lane / illustration / / 0 Comments

A few months back I held a contest to win a custom name illustration to one lucky subscriber and showed an example of such. Tanner L was the winner and a while ago I finished his illustration, and thought I should share it here also. It works as a great example that the illustration can have any kind of names, not just family. Tanner chose four directors, Robert Rodriguez, Quentin Tarantino, Stanley Kubrick, and Martin Scorcese, whose work has influenced him and his own work. I am rather happy with the result and Tanner was very much so as well. He left the color choice to me and I thought it was fitting to put this one as various shades of red on a black background as it fit with Tanner’s personality as well as the darker nature of the work of the directors.

Tanner's name illustration © Chris Lane Photo

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11 May

Featured Artist – Patrick Loehr

Chris Lane / Art, Featured Artist, illustration, Painting / / 3 Comments

This month’s Featured Artist is Patrick Loehr. I came upon his work in an accidental way by picking up his first children’s book, Mucumber McGee and the Half-Eaten Hot Dog in a bargain bin.
Mucumber McGee and the Half-Eaten Hot Dog © Patrick Loehr
I liked the artwork from the start and read maybe a page or two at the store and decided it was definitely worth a purchase. I got it home and read it to my son. For any of those that have a two year old, you can understand that it isn’t easy to keep one still long enough to finish a book, even one so short, but he was attentive the entire time. As for me, I loved not only the illustration style but the writing as well. I highly recommend picking it up whether you have kids or not.

I don’t have it yet, but Patrick has a second children’s book
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04 May

Win a custom illustration!

Chris Lane / Giveaways, illustration / / 6 Comments

Here is a new illustration project that I recently did for my own family. I am giving the chance to win a similar customized illustration to one lucky reader. See the bottom of this post for details.

Family Name Illustration © Chris Lane Photo

This idea came to me out of my love of typography and particularly illustrated style. It started from sketching the name of my son before he was born. I think we were still in the process of deciding on a name, just playing around passing time. I had come up with something that I liked and thought,
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24 Feb

Stream of Consciousness Drawing #1

Chris Lane / illustration / / 1 Comment

This will probably be a fairly random bonus post as I do them, but here is the first drawing from a stream of consciousness. Most of the stuff on here is quite random, just passing the time while I do other stuff. I just filled an entire sketchbook page. You can click on the image to see a much larger size, so you can see more detail.
Stream of Consciousness drawing #1

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