I've been doing quite a bit of work over the last year and it's been different. So much so that I had to redo my website. On my site now are not only illustration for kids but editorial, infographics and graphic art treatments spanning a few genres. Take a look see and contact me with any questions you might have. www.levinlandstudio.com
I couldn’t sleep this morning so I got up and surfed the net and came to a site run by an illustrator named Olusola Akinseye who hails from Nigeria. Interested I look at his work and was struck by the cultural differences as well as the similarities to my work in the children’s area. As I probed further I found that Olusola had illustrated a presentation for Ebola Exposed! It is a free illustrated publication commissioned in the wake of the West Africa Ebola outbreak.
The goal of the booklet is to provide basic information about the Ebola Virus Disease using colorful cartoon illustrations. According to Olusola the initial awareness is cooling off but sadly there is still need for care and concern. So I’m passing this info along because it literally illustrates something important to everyone in a clever and inviting way. Check out the Eboloa Exposed
In addition check out Olusola’s art on Behance. Look art cuts across countries like a hot knife thru butter. The look might be different, the colors may take on different combinations and the content may be regional but the creativity behind the art is the same. We artists are all trying to use our visions to illustrate our point-of-view about the world around us. Check out this terrific piece of art below created by Olusola.
The art of LA lives
Today started out as a day I thought I’d be taking pictures of the Color Bomb Run at Elysian Park in Los Angeles. I left my house at 8:00 AM this morning and headed for Dodger stadium where the runners were supposed to gather. I got there quick.There wasn’t any traffic which had me confused but I ventured on. When I got to the stadium no one was there. I parked my car and walked around. (The full walk was around 2 miles which I figured could be an early morning workout) I finally approached some other confused people and asked if they knew where the run was. They didn’t know. I turned to my iPhone and the net to check if I had the place and day right. I did. Then I saw the same person I had asked before signaling me over to her car. “They cancelled it”…
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Out of some of the work I’ve been doing with a good friend and USC’s School of gerontology emerged these pieces of artwork. I was unsure what kind of affect they would have on people until I posted a few on my Facebook page
I am now convinced I should continue my efforts. It is important to remind people that many people suffer around the world. Some of the suffering is inhuman and it is up too us to keep it in front of everyone so they don’t forget. The fact that torture and suffering still goes on all over the world is reason enough to find new ways to confront the issue. It’s certainly a strange endeavor to paint scenes of these horrors but every new way of presenting it to you the audience is important. Hopefully someone is touched and in their own way is moved to act or speak up.