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David Deleal

"Pano" - David Deleal

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"Drawing and tattooing help me escape when I feel these prison walls are closing in on me."

⚖ Description

The artist is currently incarcerated in California. He specializes in panos and chicano style drawings.

All original artworks are created by artists previously or currently incarcerated. They use whichever materials they have access to, and prove creative ingenuity beyond the norm. These original paintings and drawings are born in the heart of a prison cell, from the hands of an outsider artist to adorn the walls of your space. Each art piece is a one-of-a-kind that not only enhances your interior but also makes you actively participate in reforming the prison and criminal justice system.

The incarcerated artist receives 50% of the sales proceeds. The artists set their own prices based on the costs of materials (it can vary greatly from one facility to another), the time spent on the piece, their experience, and simply - what they think it’s worth. Alongside with offering a financial outlet, we aim to empower their confidence and reinstitute their status as human beings - not a number behind bars. For most, art is an escape, a path to self-discovery and healing. Through art, they can reconnect with society so the gap is not so unbridgeable when they get out. Through the sales, they can stay connected with their families, afford daily commissary items, pay societal debts, relieve the economic burden on their loved ones, and save up for the release date. So they have the financial means to get ahead of reinsertion and get a fair chance at that second chance.

✎ Product Details

14" x 14" | Pencil on linen

✑ Artist's bio

Aka Ryderdie 41 yrs young Tattooed from head to toe. 2 beautiful kids. My daughter goes to college. She is studying to be a lawyer. I’m beyond proud of her. She did it all on her own too. Arianna if this makes it in the book baby, I’m so proud of your and my son Ryder all he wants to do is skate. I love you son. I pick up a tattoo gun when I was 14 and I never put it down. My first tattoos where garbage lol But I kept at it. Now I slang that shit on a level. I didn’t really start drawing till I was about like 34 I guess. Why draw when I could tattoo. But I found myself in seg in prison with nothing to do lol So I pick up a pencil. You would think after tattooing for years it would have come easy for me lol The shading technic is way different. I find it easy to be able to powder shade or pepper shade with a needle. I taught myself on a single needle when I moved up to a pro gun (I prefer a rotary gun) it was an easy transfer. But I kept at it with the pencils. I finally bought an art set with the different pencil shade and fell in love. I am a fine black and white guy. I love the black and white contrast. But drawing and tattooing help me escape when I feel these prison walls are closing in on me. My favorite tattoo that I did on myself is a Taylor Swift that I did on my leg while sitting on lock down on a level 4 yard. And yes, I am a big fan! This drawing I submitted is my first time with a color pencil. Completely out of my comfort zone. .

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