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Todd Lane

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  • Young Bull Kenya Series Image 3 artwork by Todd Lane - art listed for sale on Artplode

About Artist:

"Todd. A fellow traveler in the world of wonders." -Walter Matia

Polymath Artist: I am a former exclusively black & white newspaper comic strip/trade publication cartoonist, clay and wood sculptor and illustrator.

I received my formal art training at Montgomery College in Rockville, Maryland. There I studied a myriad disciplines to include: cartooning, illustration, drawing (all levels), advertising art, design, and sculpture. In addition, I studied human anatomy, physiology and kinesiology for 18 months which has benefited me enormously in giving life to my work.

Following art school, I served an extended seven year apprenticeship under master wildlife sculptor Bart Walter. I also studied under master sculptor Walter Matia for over one year.

As a result of my years of formal training and professional understudy, I have come to understand that creating fine art is fundamentally about developing the ability to see your subject--any subject--with uncommon clarity. You will not be capable of imbuing your art with a true sense of life until you have learned to see in this way.

And to do so, you must consciously be thinking about: shapes, distances (i.e. positive and negative space), mass, movement and symmetry as you sculpt or draw. It's an ongoing exercise in problem identification and problem solving.

In addition to my personal mentors, the artists that I've been most influenced by are: Jacob Epstein, Alexander Pope, Felix de Weldon, Henry Moore, August Rodin, Alberto Giacometti, Bill Watterson, Gary Larson, Jim Unger, Wiley Miller, John Callahan and Berkley Breathed.

Artist's statement: Regardless of the medium, I believe it is only art which speaks truth that has a lasting resonance with the viewer. Therefore, I do demand anatomical accuracy from my work. However, since art is an interpretation, I also believe that my work is enhanced by incorporating a judicious degree of exaggeration. These are my goals.

 

About Artwork:

This drawing is image #3 of my "Kenya Safari 2005" series.

*Interesting Facts:

Elephants eat a wide range of plant material, including grass, leaves, woody parts of trees and shrubs and flowers and fruits (when available). After rain, they will dig for roots. Asian elephants feed on more than 100 species of plant, and both African and Asian elephants take crops such as millet. An adult needs to eat up to 150kg of food a day – that’s 50 tonnes a year.

Todd Lane

Young Bull Kenya Series Image 3

  • 2005
  • 10 x 13 inches
  • Fine Art Category: drawings
  • Medium: Pencil
  • Origin: USA
  • Certificate of Authenticity: yes
  • Issued by: Artist
  • Provenance: Original piece being sold by the artist
  • Signed: Signed lower left
  • Comments:

     I produced this original graphite drawing utilizing high quality Staedtler Mars Lumograph drawing pencils and Strathmore 400 series medium surface paper. This artwork will be professionally matted and framed and includes non-reflective glass. It is available for shipping internationally.

    My artwork has been jury selected and purchased through galleries in the Washington D.C. area as well as galleries in Florida.

    "Quality is not an act but a habit." -Aristotle

    Please contact me for further details.

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  • Price: $1,000.00 USD
  • Seller: Todd Lane, USA

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  • Artplode ID: 4633
  • Artplode Seller ID: 9310

About Artist:

"Todd. A fellow traveler in the world of wonders." -Walter Matia

Polymath Artist: I am a former exclusively black & white newspaper comic strip/trade publication cartoonist, clay and wood sculptor and illustrator.

I received my formal art training at Montgomery College in Rockville, Maryland. There I studied a myriad disciplines to include: cartooning, illustration, drawing (all levels), advertising art, design, and sculpture. In addition, I studied human anatomy, physiology and kinesiology for 18 months which has benefited me enormously in giving life to my work.

Following art school, I served an extended seven year apprenticeship under master wildlife sculptor Bart Walter. I also studied under master sculptor Walter Matia for over one year.

As a result of my years of formal training and professional understudy, I have come to understand that creating fine art is fundamentally about developing the ability to see your subject--any subject--with uncommon clarity. You will not be capable of imbuing your art with a true sense of life until you have learned to see in this way.

And to do so, you must consciously be thinking about: shapes, distances (i.e. positive and negative space), mass, movement and symmetry as you sculpt or draw. It's an ongoing exercise in problem identification and problem solving.

In addition to my personal mentors, the artists that I've been most influenced by are: Jacob Epstein, Alexander Pope, Felix de Weldon, Henry Moore, August Rodin, Alberto Giacometti, Bill Watterson, Gary Larson, Jim Unger, Wiley Miller, John Callahan and Berkley Breathed.

Artist's statement: Regardless of the medium, I believe it is only art which speaks truth that has a lasting resonance with the viewer. Therefore, I do demand anatomical accuracy from my work. However, since art is an interpretation, I also believe that my work is enhanced by incorporating a judicious degree of exaggeration. These are my goals.

 

About Artwork:

This drawing is image #3 of my "Kenya Safari 2005" series.

*Interesting Facts:

Elephants eat a wide range of plant material, including grass, leaves, woody parts of trees and shrubs and flowers and fruits (when available). After rain, they will dig for roots. Asian elephants feed on more than 100 species of plant, and both African and Asian elephants take crops such as millet. An adult needs to eat up to 150kg of food a day – that’s 50 tonnes a year.







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