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Samson Rebirth and My Creative Process Explained

Posted by Stan Levine on Tuesday, February 23, 2010, In : Acrylic Paintings by Stan Levine 

Samson Rebirth
14" X 18"
Acrylic on Canvas Board (unframed)
By Stan Levine

Samson was my brother's dog who recently passed. I used a photo reference I found on Facebook to paint this pet portrait. As I was painting Samson, I felt his presence around me. It was almost as if my painting somehow invoked the spirit of the dog around me. I could even smell his distinct canine smell in the room. Samson is a very loyal dog who protects the innocent with his strong canine powers.

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New Orleans Inspired Painting

Posted by Stan Levine on Thursday, February 18, 2010, In : Acrylic Paintings by Stan Levine 

New Orleans Railroad
36" X 36"
Acrylic on Canvas
By Stan Levine

    Last night I painted this acrylic landscape of some railroad tracks near the Mississippi River in New Orleans.  It was Mardi Gras, and I really wanted to walk down Bourbon Street with my wife and a large Rat Attack.  New Orleans is a magical place of art and happy people.  There is so much to do and see in this fun-filled town.  By day you can see the French Quarter.  Enjoy delicious beignets with chicory coffee at CafĂ© du ...

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How to Draw Cloth By Stan Levine

Posted by Stan Levine on Tuesday, February 2, 2010, In : How to Draw 
   When I was a kid in college, I thought drawing cloth was one of the most frustrating endeavors a human being could participate in.  Later on, I realized that as hard as it is to draw clothing and drapery, it vastly increases the options an artist has when deciding to draw something.  The ability to draw cloth makes an artist versatile.  As cloth bends and folds according to the limitations  the fabric offers in terms of its thickness and weight, a light source illuminates its form and soft...
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LIGHT AND SHADOW: How to Render Your Drawings

Posted by Stan Levine on Monday, February 1, 2010, In : How to Draw 

    Before reading this tutorial, make sure you have a solid understanding of how to draw the basic shapes (sphere, cube, cone, and cylinder) and you know how to use the rules of perspective when drawing them.  The preceding tutorials explain these concepts, so once you have viewed them you will be ready to learn how to render light and shadow in your drawings. 

    Drawings that are rendered with light and shadow have presence.  The objects in them have weight and are much more convincing th...

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How to Make Your Drawings Look 3D

Posted by Stan Levine on Monday, February 1, 2010, In : How to Draw 

How to Make your Drawings Look 3-D

Welcome back to the Stanimation Productions Drawing Tutorials. Today we are going to learn how make your drawing look three dimensional. The way to accomplish this is to follow a few rules of perspective. In order to make your drawing dynamic, you have to have a horizon line. A horizon line is the area where the sky meets the ground. Imagine you are standing on flat, level ground right over some railroad tracks. You see the set of railroad tracks ...

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