Tag: drawing

12 Mar

Keeping creative when debilitated

Chris Lane / inspiration / / 1 Comment

House in progress

For the past year and a half I have been quite busy at work building a house. I’ve worked on it nearly every day since I started and I have made great progress with help from friends and family from time to time. But it has nearly taken over my life, in what I do. I haven’t had much time to do anything in the creative arts. I certainly haven’t done anything with this blog in ages. I recently started working with a new look to the site, but again, haven’t had much time setting it up properly. That quickly changed one afternoon, while I was up on a ladder stapling housewrap to the wall. The ladder slid out from the ground and I rode it down about 16 feet and in landing I smashed my knee. I smashed it so hard I broke the kneecap in about 4 or 5 pieces. Needless to say, I won’t be working on the house again for a little while.

Broken kneecap

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06 Nov

a little sketchy

Chris Lane / illustration / / 2 Comments

For my blog night this week I wanted to do something a little different, or at least something I am way overdue. I sat down and filled some sketchbook pages. I started with some quick gesture sketches of my wife and kids as they were sitting or playing around in the living room.

gesture sketches

Then I looked around for something else to draw from and we had a framed antique photo of a couple that I am presumably related to. I don’t really know them, as it is quite an old photo, but I know it came from my grandmother’s box of photos. Anyway, this is Mrs. John Holm. She sure was a handsome woman!

Mrs. John Holm

Finally, I filled a page with some surreal stream of consciousness type sketching. I’ll leave the interpretation up to you, though I have my own ideas.

gesture sketches

I’d love to hear what you think of that sketch. Can you make up a story of the thoughts behind it? Sound off in the comments below.

09 Nov

Stream of consciousness drawing #3

Chris Lane / illustration / / 0 Comments

I present another drawing from the stream of consciousness. These are just an exercise in putting down my imagination to paper. There is no story or reason to anything, just simple drawing. Sometimes they give rise to an idea that I will go further with, but most of the time they aren’t really anything besides imagination practice. I definitely recommend giving it a try, and don’t hold back! Put anything and everything down that comes to mind.

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Stream of consciousness drawing #3 © Chris Lane Photo

If you like these, take a look at the others I have done so far:

21 Oct

I need your help

Chris Lane / 3D Modeling / / 8 Comments

See, I want to work on some more personal 3D projects, but the main problem is, I need an idea. Well, I like to doodle in my sketchbook and one day I decided I would draw out a page full of various robots. Then, I thought, why not make one or more into 3D and animate them. Now what I want to know is, which do you think I should make 3D? So, take a look at this sketch of robots and let me know what you think in the comments. When there are some votes, I’ll decide on the winner and make some progress posts of the 3D project as I work.
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Robot sketches © Chris Lane Photo

12 Oct

Featured Artist – Illustrator Dwight Donarski

Chris Lane / Featured Artist, illustration / / 1 Comment

As a young boy I always had the great opportunity to know a real live artist. Before I really knew of any famous artists both modern and historical I could look up to my uncle Dwight Donarski. He is a phenomenal illustrator that gave my parents a drawing of my brother and I of which they proudly hung on the wall. I was always amazed at his skill with the pencil and fancied that I could one day grow up to be like him. I still don’t think I have the technical skill that he empowers. He was the first to teach me shading with my crayons as a child and I have been encouraged and inspired by him ever since. I thought to share an interview I conducted with him so that others may be inspired by him as well.

I’m the younger one in this drawing from 1988:
Brothers illustration

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