Artist Bill Leavell of Bill Leavell Studios in Stone Mountain Village captures emotions through his circle shade technique.
Bill Leavell can capture vivid emotions in black and white. Leavell, who's located in the Center Town Gallery in Stone Mountain Village (951-A Main Street), recently completed a portrait of City of Stone Mountain mayor Pat Wheeler. He's also drawn producer Jack Sartain and celebrities such as Whitney Houston and Angelina Jolie. Leavell's technique is called "circle shade." As intricate and time-consuming as it looks, he said he can often finish a piece in a day or less. He's inspired by people's emotions, especially in the eyes (see video) - that's clear from his provocative work.
The organizer shared several comments from those who came to the event, the first in a series.
Saturday, April 21, 2012
Music on Main organizer and producer Bill Leavell of Bill Leavell Studios/Leavellgraphis sent Patch additional photos from the last week's first concert in the series (see our Pics & Clips gallery for others) as well as comments written by several who attended: " I was at the Music on Main event and totally enjoyed the music that was presented to the public for free! I encourage everyone to come out and support these talented individuals on these occassions!" - M. Bain-Phillip "I loved the show! I want more jazz!" - Lady-T "We loved the event and really loved the last band Candi-Ray" - Deborah Loftis "I enjoyed the show. They were awesome! I hope someday soon I will be as good as the guitar player. He showed me that I have a long way …