Hidden Master (2014)

All my life, ever since 1985 when my mother took me and my brother to see the film, “The Last Dragon,” was one of the most greatest moments in my childhood. I remember asking and begging my mom after the movie was over, “can we see it again?” So we sat there and watched the movie twice, LOL!

This piece, “Hidden Master,” tells a story similar to the movie about one who constantly keeps searching for a master and then realizes later in life that the key to finding the master is to master self and understand that one is the master all along. 🙂

“Only one who devotes himself to a cause with his whole strength and soul can be a true master. For this reason mastery demands all of a person.”

~ Albert Einstein


“Work hard for what you want because it won’t come to you without a fight. You have to be strong and courageous and know that you can do anything you put your mind to. If somebody puts you down or criticizes you, just keep on believing in yourself and turn it into something positive.”
~ Leah LaBelle

Future Master (2014)

Lately, I have been spending most of my time in the lab. After developing my skills in Acrylics, I’ve decided to go back to my original style of Tradigital Art, with now putting into more into practice of my pencil work in order to blend my colors more proficiently. Feels good to return to what you are comfortable with; there is always room for growth. 🙂

Future Master is s standalone portrait, bring you into the light of the realities of American Education and how it affects the African-American community. This piece was meant to bring an awareness as well as a motivation for black youth to keep developing their education and never settle for less.

On-going price for this piece is $360.00, 18×24. The Artpiece with be available for sale soon on eltonleonard.com. In the meantime: for any inquiries, custom artwork requests or sales, please contact me directly at eltonleonard@gmail.com.