This blog was created to chronicle my creative adventures. It is also a spot for me to talk about what I am up to artistically, what inspires me, and what art, culture, or fashion I am compelled to explore at the moment. I try to make posts that contain useful or interesting information, while at the same time, always updating and elaborating on my own works. Post topics will range from theatre to crafting to body-art to beautiful landscapes! Anything that I find visually stimulating or otherwise noteworthy, you can find it here!
My name is Shauna Leva. Currently, I am enrolled as a full-time student at the University of Hartford Art School because I want to be an Illustrator. I have always wanted to be an Illustrator; I was drawing at a very young age and creating and depicting stories through my doodles was one of my favorite things to do. I could keep myself busy for hours illustrating my thoughts and ideas on a stack of white printer paper.
Because of my talents, I was always known as the “art girl” at school, and I was awarded the superlative “most artistic” during my senior year of high school. I always had a wide range of styles: I was encouraged throughout my elementary schooling to depict the world both realistically, and through cartooning. I was very interested in the style of manga when it came to America, and I taught myself to draw like the Japanese manga-ka in no time. At age thirteen I began selling my manga work at Anime Conventions. My work was very well received and so I continued to sell at conventions and festivals for the next few years. In 2006 and 2007 I published the first two volumes of an original Manga series: Celestial Condemnation.
The exposure that I gained from selling my work prompted me to begin this website where I could display, promote, and possibly sell my work or services as an illustrator. Shortly after starting this website back in 2006 I began teaching how to draw workshops in libraries and community centers in the Boston area.
Though illustration is a very important part of my life, I have interests in other creative areas as well; I sew, scrapbook, and cosplay for fun. I also have a great interest and aptitude for other areas of art such as ceramics, drawing, painting, and design. I’m also a big fan of science and knowing how things work.
While in school, I aim to further develop and diversify my skills as an artist. I continue to take commissions year-round, and I attend anime and comic-book conventions to cosplay seasonally. After I graduate, I plan to become a full-time Illustrator, but I hope to always have a wide range of hobbies and interests.
|If you have any questions about commissions, workshops, or any of my work, I’d be happy to send you more information.
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