It’s time for the next installment of our Artist Spotlight!
Today we will get to know a local illustrator- Stephen a little better. I’ve been knowing Stephen for quite a few years now- since elementary school! Can you believe that? Through social media we got back in touch and were happy to see each other pursuing artistic endeavors!
What is your name?
Stephen Leon… Some folks also know me as MastaMind Dj
Where are you located?
Prince Georges County, MD
What do you do?
I marry colorful shapes and mix them with different sized lines going in all types of different directions… also known as art, but technically I am a Digital Illustrator.
Illustrator? Hmm… probably about the last 6 years. But before that, I always kept my hands busy with the arts whether it was graffiti as a teenager or creating my own cartoons and painting them on shirts in middle school. Honestly I can say I’ve always been an illustrator at heart.
I like to work with my hands so everything i do must incorporate that. Besides art, I Dj. I’ve been Djing since the age of 12 and found that my personal recipe for happiness consists of both. Color and art can have the same affect music has on people. So i can’t have one without the other.
What inspires you?
Anything really, a movie, a certain sound in a song, anything that causes me to think and want to discover more.
What keeps you motivated?
The need to want to create something new everyday.
Any other fun tidbits we should know about you?
I have a weakness for dusty records, dogs especially the bully breeds and Honda motors! I try to always keep busy in all 3 of those categories along with my art.
Just work hard. Although everyone says that, honestly its the only proven method to work. Longevity should be key and your main concern. Don’t allow any time to slip by without you working harder than yesterday. Stay humble and come original.
Where can we find you online?