Leviathan League | Levi Hastings Illustrator, Visual Artist, Graphic Designer


 

Levi Hastings is a freelance illustrator, visual artist and full-time graphic designer. This was his website for several years. The domain registration expired and the new owner of the domain decided to keep the spirit of the original site alive by creating one page which shows an edited version of Levi Hastings work.
Content is from the site's 2010-2014 archived pages.

Levi Hastings has quite a presence on the web. Just google his name.
His current site is found at: http://www.levihastings.com/

 

Levi Hastings 

I'm an illustrator, visual artist and graphic designer in Seattle.

My work has been featured in The Stranger, Portland Mercury, City Arts Magazine, Willamette Week and Hello Mr. among other publications..

My paintings have been exhibited frequently in the Seattle area and along the West Coast,  most recently at LTD Gallery and True love in Seattle and Modern Eden in San Francisco. 

My work revolves around suspicious characters, talking beasts, fallen empires, foreign adventures, aquatic exploration and historical scandals. Raised on a steady diet of dinosaurs, comic books and National Geographic, I developed a taste for bizarre and ridiculous things. It only seems natural for me to make art about them. Ink and watercolor are my weapons of choice. I find that bold, sloppy color combined with fine lines and ink washes result in surprising effects. These mediums demand a lot of flexibility, which keeps me from taking my subjects or my process too seriously.

From tattooed bar brawlers to wigged aristocrats, foreign streets to fashion footwear, my work reflects a lifelong obsession with high and low culture, tied together with fine lines and loose watercolor.   

CONNECT

I'm always interested in freelance assignments, commissions, collaborations and exhibitions. 
Please contact me with any inquiries at levi.hastings@gmail.com

SELECTED CLIENT LIST:

The Stranger | Portland Mercury | City Arts Magazine | Hello Mr. | Willamette Week | Three Dollar Bill Cinema | Big Sky Documentary Film Festival |  Digital Americana Magazine | Wolfram Productions | The Better Bombshell  | Rock, Paper, Scissors Games

 

 

 

BLOG POSTS

New year, new paintings

Saturday, January 8, 2011 at 05:40PM

The first batch of 2011! 

Astrodame 4"x6" ink and watercolor


Nut-head  4"x6"  ink and watercolor


Another Layover  5"x7"  ink and watercolor

Bullbeak  4"x6"  ink and watercolor

Lothario  7"x5" ink and watercolor

Conjoined  7"x5" ink and watercolor

All images © 2011

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Try It

Tuesday, January 4, 2011 at 11:28PM

 

This painting was featured in the Rock the Terminal Show at Art/Not Terminal gallery in Seattle, December 2010.

11" x 14" ink and watercolor ©2010



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Keep the Crown

Wednesday, December 29, 2010 at 12:08AM

5" x 7" © 2010

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Teeth

Wednesday, December 29, 2010 at 12:04AM

 

5" x 7" © 2010

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Launch

Wednesday, December 29, 2010 at 12:03AM

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Mossman and Coos Beast

Tuesday, December 28, 2010 at 11:57PM

10" x 13" © 2010

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ROAM

Tuesday, December 28, 2010 at 11:50PM

 10" x 13" © 2010

 

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Tosser

Tuesday, December 28, 2010 at 11:49PM

8" x 10"  Ink and Digital © 2010

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Lunge

Tuesday, December 28, 2010 at 11:46PM

8" x 10" Ink and Digital © 2010

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Don't Mess With Me

Tuesday, December 28, 2010 at 11:40PM

10" x 13" © 2010

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Keep it Hidden

Tuesday, December 28, 2010 at 11:32PM

 

10" x 13" © 2010

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The Mighty Whales of K-Pod

Tuesday, December 28, 2010 at 11:21PM

 

10" x 13" © 2010

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Behold!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010 at 11:07PM

10" x 13" © 2010

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Wednesday, November 24, 2010 at 01:46AM

 

 

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Boots + Books

Saturday, November 13, 2010 at 05:35PM

9 x 12 watercolor original  © 2010



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Three Unforgettable Knights

Saturday, November 13, 2010 at 05:26PM

 

Do you like chainmail?

8 x 10 watercolor original  © 2010

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More Minotaur

Saturday, May 22, 2010 at 05:21PM

After several attempts, I finally got one I like.

8 x 10 watercolor original  © 2010

Update on Saturday, November 13, 2010 at 05:25PM by Levi Hastings

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The Spartan

Saturday, May 22, 2010 at 05:17PM

7 x 9 watercolor original.  © 2010

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Turban of Mystery

Saturday, May 22, 2010 at 05:16PM

It's too bad they went out of style.

5 x 7 watercolor original © 2010

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Kolokotronis to the Rescue

Saturday, May 22, 2010 at 05:13PM

I've gotten pretty obsessed with the Greek War of Indepence from Turkey in the 1820s. 

Kolokotronis was one of the famous generals, and certainly one of the more fashionable.

5 x 7 watercolor original © 2010

 

 



 

 

Opening of Wunderkammer show at True Love Gallery | July 2012

SELECTED SHOWS

2014

  • Baggage Claim | Solo Show | Poco Wine + Spirits | Seattle, WA | June 2014
  • Super Kaiju Monster Show | True Love Art Gallery | Seattle, WA | June 2014
  • Winter is Coming: A Game of Thrones Tribute Show | LTD Gallery | Seattle, WA | March 2014
  • Ex Libris | Axis Pioneer Square | Seattle, WA | March 2014
  • Nostalgia | Modern Eden Gallery | San Francisco, CA | February 2014

2013

  • Wanderlust | Modern Eden Gallery | San Francisco, CA | December 2013
  • Pictures Worth A Thousand Words | LTD Gallery | Seattle, WA | November 2013
  • Saturday Morning | LTD Gallery | Seattle, WA July-August 2013
  • Grand Opening Show | Axis Pioneer Square | Seattle, WA | August 2013
  • Over The Line: A Coen Brothers Tribute show | LTD Gallery |  Seattle, WA | June 2013
  • Natural Science  | True Love Art Gallery | Seattle, WA | June 2013
  • Mint Condition2 Comic Book Show | LTD Gallery |  In conjunction with Emerald City Comicon | Seattle, WA | March 2013
  • Telephone | Group Show | Bherd Studios | Seattle, WA | March 2013
  • Dystopia 2013 Group Show | True Love Art Gallery | Seattle, WA | Jan 2013

2012

  • Speak Now! A Marriage Equality Group Show | Gay City Health Project | Seattle, WA | November-December 2012
  • POP! 2: First Anniversary Group Show | LTD Gallery | Seattle, WA | November 2012
  • Triumphs and Tragedies Group Show  | Tasty | Group show | Seattle, WA | November 2012
  • B: A Tribute to B Movies | LTD Gallery | Seattle, WA | October 2012
  • Waterline: Solo Show | Poco Wine Room | Seattle, WA | July 2012
  • Wunderkammer | Group Show | True Love Gallery | Seattle, WA | July 2012
  • Between Heaven and Hellboy | Group Show | Urban Light Studios | Seattle, WA | July 2012
  • Whiskey and Watercolor | Solo Show | Georgetown Liquor Company | Seattle, WA | July 2012
  • Creatures Featured | Group Show | Tasty | Seattle, WA | July-August 2012
  • Portraits of Pride | Group Show | Gay City Health Project | Seattle, WA | June-July 2012
  • Hometown Sideshow | Solo Show | American Pie Bakery & Cafe | Seattle, WA | June 2012
  • Heroes, Vixens and Villains at Tasty | Group show | Seattle
  • Sound Spirits | Solo show | Seattle, WA | March–April 2012
  • Beards, Broads & Beasts | Solo show | Calamity Jane's | Seattle, WA | January 2012

2011

  • "Environs" Group show curated by pun(c)tuation at Art/Not Terminal Gallery | August 2011
  • RAW: Natural Born Artists | Seattle Showcase | June 2, 2011
  • Julia's of Wallingford | Solo Show | Seattle, Wa | May 2011
  • Zero Zero Salon | Solo Show | Seattle, WA | February 2011

2010

  • Rock the Terminal | Sub-T Gallery @ Art/Not Terminal |  Seattle, WA | December, 2010
  • Tattoo Show (2nd Place winner) | Starkweather Arts Center  Romeo, MI  | July 2010

 

 



 

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