Adrian De Leon

Environmental Charter High School

As a graffiti artist, I have always liked making precise lines and designs. Creating this canvas was way out of my comfort zone. The background of my canvas is a paint wash where I mixed yellow, pink, red and orange to create that messy feel. The lion was spray painted from a giant stencil that I created using an X-Acto knife. Being a lion hearted artist is what I had to become to create this art piece. Making the big lion stencil and the paint wash was something I had never done before. This is what my piece is all about. The lion represents being that determined person. The lion is stepping out into that unknown messiness which is what the background represents. Sometimes we have to step out of our comfort zone and go to that unknown place. Although is might be frightening, and messy, we have to become that lion hearted person and challenge oneself to the unknown.
As a graffiti artist, I have always liked making precise lines and designs. Creating this canvas was way out of my comfort zone. The background of my canvas is a paint wash where I mixed yellow, pink, red and orange to create that messy feel. The lion was spray painted from a giant stencil that I created using an X-Acto knife. Being a lion hearted artist is what I had to become to create this art piece. Making the big lion stencil and the paint wash was something I had never done before. This is what my piece is all about. The lion represents being that determined person. The lion is stepping out into that unknown messiness which is what the background represents. Sometimes we have to step out of our comfort zone and go to that unknown place. Although is might be frightening, and messy, we have to become that lion hearted person and challenge oneself to the unknown.