I have been drawing longer than I can remember. Through out my
childhood anyone who looked at my school work would find plenty
of drawings all over my worksheets, my homework, pretty much any
piece of paper that I could put to use for a drawing.
I have occasionally referred to my drawings as my second voice.
It was the voice I would use where every other method of communication
would fail. By drawing what is in my heart, my mind, or what I
observe was able to speak even when I was at a loss of words. Over the
years I've had enough difficulties communicating with others that there
are several points in my life during which the pictures I've draw would
have more meaning to me than any words I have ever spoken or written.
Through out middle and high school I took numerous drawing classes, as
well as some computer graphics courses while I was in high school. I
never thought it was needed to pursue any further training after high
school for the arts.
There was a period of time for a couple of years after high school during
which I had largely stopped drawing because an art class I had taken my
senior year had shaken my confidence as an artist. It wasn't until more
recently I really picked up my sketch books and started to fill them again.
Eventually I started to make use of my hand drawn pictures (some of of which
date back to 2003) within my computer graphics projects. Today, my artwork
is mostly digital utilizing hand drawn components pictures, or photographs as
my starting point, with a smaller number of pictures use no hand drawn or
When I was younger I considered becoming an artist briefly and was strongly
discouraged from pursuing art as anything more than hobby, even in good
times when people had money to splurge. Since times turned hard very soon
after I was finished with high school and I knew already I did not belong
in college I sought work for several years with very little luck. That's
what eventually drove me to start my own business, pursing the one part of
the American dream I always thought wasn't for me.
With passion for computers (and computer programing and web-design in
particular) as well as the arts at the age of 22 I finally launched
espdigiart.com. A site displaying my artwork for the world to see and
enjoy. And only first of many dreams this ambitious artist was able
to bring to life.
A work of art from the pictures themselves being displayed to the coding
of the website itself.