Thursday, September 18, 2014
Monday, September 15, 2014
Sunday, September 14, 2014
Friday, September 12, 2014
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Monday, September 8, 2014
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
This is a page for the graphic novel which I just finished penciling.
While I really struggle with perspective, my good friend Dan (of Space Mullet fame) always sets me straight with good advice. The top panel on this page was made ten times easier from a trick he showed me a while back.
Thank you again, Dan; I owe you for so many things that I'm losing track.
If you haven't seen Dan's work, go here now. You won't be disappointed.
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Monday, July 28, 2014
Sunday, July 27, 2014
Friday, July 18, 2014
I've discovered that if I rest the tip of one of my fountain pens on my finger and let it sit there for about ten seconds, capillary action goes wild.
I warn you, it's addictive once you've started. I don't recommend this activity the night before a job interview or if you are a dental hygienist.
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Sunday, July 13, 2014
Monday, July 7, 2014
Here is an illustration I did a while back for Issue #38 of Ghettoblaster magazine. The article the illustration accompanied was showcasing a curated collection of detective inspired music.
As always, many thanks to my friends at Ghettoblaster for always bringing me such fun assignments my way.
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
This is an illustration did a little while ago for New Escapologist magazine. The image accompanied a short story entitled, "A Danger" written by Scottish emerging author Allan Wilson.
You might be able to tell that this illustration looks a little different than my typical style. I decided to try experimenting using a felt brush pen as opposed to my Lamy fountain pens.
Many thanks to my friends over at New Escapologist and for all the incredible thought, dedication, and inspiration. Really, you should check them out.
Sunday, May 11, 2014
Saturday, May 10, 2014
Sunday, May 4, 2014
Here is a portrait sketch I did last night of the famous Czech composer Antonín Dvořák. He certainly has a face that I could draw over and over again, just as I can listen to his music over and over again.
I saw Dvořák's opera "Rusalka" a few months back and it left me enchanted. Up till then, I had only been familiar with his more famous symphonies and slavic dances. Perhaps it was the visual elements layered on top of his music, or the inherent tragedy within the story, or even my state of mind that evening, but regardless, the opera surpassed all my experiences with Dvořák prior. I highly encourage anyone to seek it out.
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
I am excited to announce that I just finished up a new art book, which is a curated collection of some of my favourite portrait drawings that I have done over the years. The book will be sold online soon, but they will first be available at my table at C2E2 later this week.
If you are going to be at C2E2 (4/25-4/27), please stop by and say hello. I will be in Artist Alley at table number S4. In addition to my books, you will also be able to see the progress on the graphic novel I am currently illustrating (The Hunting Accident).
I will be doing a limited number of commissions at the show, so if you would like to reserve one in advance send me an e-mail in the next couple days.
Lastly, rumor has it that I will be giving out free stickers to those who ask.
I hope to see you this weekend!
Thursday, April 10, 2014
This is an illustration I did a while back for issue #37 of Ghettoblaster magazine.
The article the illustration accompanied was entitled, "It's a Scream How Levine Does the Rhumba," and was a review of a compilation of Jewish-Latin music from 1930-1980.
Please don't try to dance the steps I drew.
Many thanks to my friends at Ghettoblaster for giving me this fun assignment.
Friday, March 21, 2014
Last week I had an exciting project come my way: I was one of fourteen people asked by Converse to come up with a design and then hand draw it on a number of pairs of sneakers for a promotion they are doing with Nordstrom.
I will post some more photos later of the process of drawing on the shoes, but click here to see Nordstrom's promotional piece on all the different artist's designs.
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Saturday, March 1, 2014
I did not know about the writer Robert Walser until very recently while reading a back issue of New Escapologist, in which Reggie Chamberlain-King wrote a wonderful article about Walser.
Walser was a fascinating man with a life–and death–steeped in mystery.
I started searching for photos of him, was taken by his face, and consequently decided to do a sketch the other night.
Many thanks to the New Escapologist team for their consistent gems of stimulation.
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Thursday, February 20, 2014
Saturday, January 18, 2014
The illustration was for an article entitled, "How to think about 'How to change the world' in a world of wicked problems," written by the brilliant designer Neil Scott.
Many thanks to my pals at New Escapologist for asking me to do this for them.
If you don't what New Escapologist is, go here. Now.