Xiao Pai Long

Original size 8.5x11 2015 Alex Ledante

The working title of this piece was Hong Kong Hipshot, which is still a pretty nice title but I ended up going with Xiao Pai Long which is Cantonese for "Small White Dragon" because of the white dragon graffiti in the background

Actually, it began as a wardrobe test for Hardboiled but it looked so nice I decided to work it up as a standalone piece. I'm a huge fan of Hong Kong cinema in general and John Woo in particular, so this is yet another one of my HK inspired works