Good afternoon. My name is Ric Evans and I am a former college student. I attended Memphis College of Art but was unfortunately unable to finish my last semester due to financial reasons. So to avoid any further student loan dept, I opt out with hopes of returning once I saved up the necessary funds to finish. However, I’ve been working literally everyday since with no success yet with my current job and circumstances beyond my control. I am a self-taught artist whom have been doing art my entire life literally(since I was 2 or 3 years old). So as you can see, I’ve come too far to give up on my goal of having a career as an artist and to finish college. One late night, I was researching art commissions and projects when I decided to log into my wordpress account. Immediately started reliving those memories of staying up late nights to finish blogging before the nest class. I’ve been using it as a platform throughout my college career. I love the freedom it gives artist, and it has been my go to place for inspiration with also being the means of keeping in touch with my best friend whom I met in college. So you can imagine my excitement of remembering and seeing my old work in the blog posts. This brings me to my current state. My fight with depression. I just want some means of making art that means something.
This drawing is a portrait of an old friend whom I haven’t talked to in years. Long story for another day I guess.
A pen sketch of a little boy eating a candy apple in the park.
I did this illustration in college as part of an assignment. I was inspired by Greg Simkins also known as Craola. My concept was nature meets machine, and how the two would evolve together as one.