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Newly completed artwork

Posted by Stan Levine on Sunday, August 11, 2013, In : The Artist's Journal 

Women's Mud Run
Chalk Pastels and Vine Charcoal on 18"X24" charcoal paper
This took about 2 weeks to complete; about 6 hours total.
I enjoy working with the chalk pastels because they are so much easier than paint.
The colors blend so smoothly. Mixing colors to create shades or tints happens right on the paper instead of the laborious, time staking, and expensive process used with mixing paints to get the right colors before applying them on the canvas.
The process of applying the color to the pa...
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August 2013

Posted by Stan Levine on Saturday, August 10, 2013, In : Update 
Since January I have successfully completed 12 caricature gigs. I got to work with Zach Trenholm  at Fed X NFL Family Fun Day at the Oakland Colosseum. There were celebrity 49er football players there being interviewed by spectators at the event during the lunch break. I also got to work with Zach and Jon Casey  at the Drop Box Developers Conference in San Francisco Fort Mason. At this event we drew caricatures digitally using an app for iPad called Procreate. It was cool to get my first paid...
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How to Draw Portraits

Posted by Stan Levine on Thursday, January 17, 2013, In : How to Draw 
The human head can be one of the most challenging things to draw because there are subtle details of a person's face that we recognize in each other, and if they are not shown in a drawing other people won't know who the person is. Seeing those specific things about people's faces that make them who they are and being able to describe them visually with line in a drawing is a skill that can be honed using a few simple guidelines.


The above illustration shows some ways we can start thinking ab...
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March 2012

Posted by Stan Levine on Monday, March 5, 2012, In : The Artist's Journal 
Last month I joined the Lamorinda Arts Alliance.  I am looking forward to painting with there plein air painting group this week.  It turns out that my instructor Mira White is a member of the LAA too.  I am looking forward to making new creative and artistic friends.  Here is one of my recent drawings that I drew as part of a study in the class I am taking with Mira White:

You can see more of my illustration work by clicking on the illustration link from this website. 
Another new thing that ...
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September 2010 Update Continuted...

Posted by Stan Levine on Wednesday, September 29, 2010, In : The Artist's Journal 
Where do cows go to have fun?



To the MOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO-VIES!

This drawing took me all day to complete.  I began with an 2H pencil to plan out the perspective and shapes of the movie theater.  Then I used a 4B to sketch in the different cows posing in the theater.  I went over all my marks with a Sharpie Ultra Fine Point  Permanent Marker, and erased all my pencil marks using a kneaded eraser.  That's almost half the day right there!  In a drawing like this, it's important to plan.  In a painting...
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Friday June 4, 2010 What I've Been Working On

Posted by Stan Levine on Friday, June 4, 2010, In : The Artist's Journal 
Last week I got sick.  I think it was some kind of flew, but I'm better now. 
I've been working on promoting my photo realistic portrait charcoal drawings.  Here are a few ads I designed with Flash:




These are some high resolution images, so they'll probably take some time to load on your computer screen.  How much time depends on your connection speed.  If you have a slow connection speed, now is a great time to stand up, stretch, use the bathroom, maybe get some more coffee or tea.  It will p...

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May 26 2010 What I've Been Working On

Posted by Stan Levine on Wednesday, May 26, 2010, In : The Artist's Journal 
It seems that I just can't make up my mind about what I want to specialize in.  I am so talented at so many things, that when I try to commit to just one discipline of the arts I feel trapped; like my fate has been sealed and there's no time anymore for self discovery.  Then every day is like a repeat of the last one, and that is just not good, so I had to jump out of painting for a little while and learn somethings about Flash Actionscript programming, and Javascript.  I've been learning abo...
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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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