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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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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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Breath

Posted by Stan Levine on Wednesday, May 26, 2010, In : Acrylic Paintings by Stan Levine 


"Breath"
24" X 30"
Acrylic on Canvas
by Stan Levine

When I paint on a canvas as big as this, I have to have a reason; I have to be inspired.  I have an archive of photos my wife takes from her Nikon that I go through when I need a reason to paint where I found a fantastic landscape of Mendocino's coast.  I like how the light travels through the painting along with the water.  There's something about it that makes me think of breathing in a meditative state. 
Before I painted "Breath," I began wit...

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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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What I've Been Working On

Posted by Stan Levine on Thursday, May 6, 2010, In : The Artist's Journal 

Last month I met Edward Zeidan, owner of an award winning computer support/maintenance business in Lafayette, California called Nerd 4 Rent.  He asked me to create a series of promotional post cards that will be mailed to customers.  I drew a few concept drawings, and the Nerd Bucks, concept seemed to appeal the most.  Here is the concept drawing that was selected for the next phase of production:




I used Flash Professional 8 to import the concept illustration.  Then, in a separate layer, I sta...
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What I've Been Working On

Posted by Stan Levine on Friday, April 30, 2010, In : The Artist's Journal 
On April 18, 2010 I found an art coach.  In a book I've been reading called "How To Get Started Selling Your Art" (surefire methods and expert advise lead you to sales of your art) by Carole Katchen I read on page 24 that every artist needs a mentor, or someone who knows the art business that has time to help you make good decisions about selling your art.  My first assignments from my art coach, Paula Swenson, was to create a physical embodiment of my muse, keep a list of what I am feeling w...
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Acrylic Tribute Portrait Painting of Corey Haim By Stan Levine

Posted by Stan Levine on Thursday, March 25, 2010, In : Acrylic Paintings by Stan Levine 
Corey Haim was a famous teen actor that lived from December 23, 1971 and recently died on March 10, 2010 (38 years old) as a possible result of a drug overdose.  It was known that Corey was troubled by drug addiction through out the later portion of his acting career. I remember him as Sam, from the movie "The Lost Boys," directed by Joel Shumacher in 1987.  He played the role of Michael's little brother.  Michael (Jason Patric) was lured into a family of vampires by "David," (Kiefer Sutherla...
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How To Draw A Basketball

Posted by Stan Levine on Friday, March 19, 2010, In : How to Draw 
Before we begin this tutorial make sure you have a basketball to look at.  If you don't own one, you can find a high quality photo of on online by doing an image search.  You will need this list of materials (below) to follow along with this tutorial:

1.  A set of 12 Prismacolor Art Markers, available for purchase from Amazon using my associates link for $21.61 (save $32.59 (60%)).  This set includes primary and secondary colors. 
2.  A set of 12 Prismacolor  Colored Pencils, available for pur...
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Stan Levine: Artist's Bio and Discription of Creative Process

Posted by Stan Levine on Tuesday, March 2, 2010, In : The Artist's Journal 

I was a child when my talent as an artist was discovered by peers, parents and family members. I attended various classes in recreational community programs around the neighborhood of my hometown of Walnut Creek, California. I've studied ceramics, life drawing, cartoon drawing with creator of “The Tick,” Ben Edlund, painting, photography film, video, performance, acting, animation, karate, clarinet, guitar, and dance. I endeavored in many things creative, but what I have always been most...


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