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About Varied / Hobbyist Jon-Lawrence Esnard de CespedesMale/United States Recent Activity
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Alternative Portraits, Dream Mementos, etc.
Chitinous Consolation (2014) by Jon-Laurence
The Abrasive Wear of Augmentation (2014) by Jon-Laurence
Kampf der Liebe (2014) by Jon-Laurence
Mezmerize (2014) by Jon-Laurence
Pseudologia fantastica  (2014) by Jon-Laurence
Gentleman in Suit IV (2016) by Jon-Laurence
Commissions, Alternative Portraits (Digital and Traditional), Photomanipulations, Dreamscapes, Sci-Fi & Fantasy Conceptual designs.

Above are examples of "Alternative Portraits"

NOTE: I am not merely limited to the styles you see above and I am open to new ideas and artistic challenges, even those which may seem to contrast my other-worldly appeal. I am willing to negotiate on price and in some cases, would be willing to trade depending on what it is you have to trade.

The price listed is ONLY a "guide" for digital commissions in which the buyer will be provided with a hi-def print.  The price for traditional art forms varies according to the requirements of the piece.

Newest Deviations

It should be noted that the order in which I upload my pieces often has little chronological relation to order in which they were completed.



"Once upon a time, a woman was picking up firewood. She came upon a poisonous snake frozen in the snow. She took the snake home and nursed it back to health. One day the snake bit her on the cheek. As she lay dying, she asked the snake, "Why have you done this to me?" And the snake answered, "Look, bitch, you knew I was a snake."-Natural Born Killers
if only you could see
what it takes to be me.
through bliss & misery;
to kiss & break my knees;
truth missed & brand-new keys.
won't you please just leave me be?
don't you tease and set me free.
I have had several "near misses" with true love throughout my life: puppy love, infatuation, romantic lust, best friendship with benefits, and its many other manifestations of romantic relationships...but true love?  I guess i feel "in love" during many of the "honeymoon" periods of my former relationships, but when it fades and time takes it inevitable toll, it seems no more significant than any of the relationships preceding it...I imagine (and hope) that true love will endure..i don't imagine it as being flawless, but rather aware of its flaws and growing towards something greater than the sum of its parts. I imagine true love as being a perfect partnership in which both parties recognize the mutual benefit of living, loving, and growing together as one. Thats what i yearn for.


Jon-Laurence has started a donation pool!
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The purpose of this donation pool is to be able to accumulate enough points to assist me in paying the first year's fee of a DeviantArt premium membership so that I am able to share my art with a wider audience. Currently, I am a full time student at the University of Phoenix and only seven months away from earning my Master's degree in Human Services Management (fancy terminology for Social Work). I tutor undergrads as a way of supporting myself. Unfortunately, I simply can't afford to pay for this membership until I am finished with school and able to work a full-time job. If you enjoy my art and would like to help the cause than please donate. Everything counts!

After making a donation, send me a message providing the name of your favourite Jon-Laurence Deviation so that I can send you its Hi-Res image file as a small token of my appreciation.

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Jon-Lawrence Esnard de Cespedes
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
United States
Hello and welcome to my online gallery. My name is Jon-Laurence and I am a Social Worker currently residing in South Miami, Florida. I have had no formal training in any aspect of visual arts and in no way consider myself a "professional". Simply put, creating these works bring me peace and grant me a sense of spiritual serenity. My techniques and execution are inspired by the dark/modern age of comics, the surrealist movement of the 1920s, political propaganda, corporate art, and nature herself.

The majority of my artwork consists of colages, freehand drawings, and paintings that are scanned, uploaded, and then digitally manipulated using Photoshop until the desired results are achieved. However, that is not to say that I do not dabble in more traditional art formss. One will notice that many of my pieces find their inspiration from the fields of science-fiction, religio, and the ever-growing prevalence of consumerism in Western Civilization.

I have decided to post some of my work with the hopes that these pieces may entertain and enlighten those of you who care to view them. Thank you and I hope that you enjoy them.

Jon-Laurence (2014/updated 2015)

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Lolita-Artz Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Lolita Fav Thanks (Gift) by daniya-ART Lolita Artz by SilviaMS
circusdreamsandmagic Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks for the fave!
Jon-Laurence Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
you're welcome :)
ZimmyRose Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday!!!!!
Jon-Laurence Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
sorry for the late reply i'm sure youve noticed i've taken a bit of a hiatus from creation...unfortunately my fiance' left me on my birthday (which is already a depressing time for me), however, i've been able to use that in order to make some really positive changes in my life.  New job, new location, new perspectives...nevertheless, i do still post my poetry (just posted two today) - i just need to start drawing/painting/creating again.  Thank you for the birthday wishes and hopefully i'll start creating again soon.
ZimmyRose Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Best of wishes to you, I'm sorry to hear about your finace :/
But, the new-ness sounds good. :hug:
Jon-Laurence Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you my dear. Loving your most recent work(s)!
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Brian-Athey Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much for the +fav on my portrait of Robin Williams. I'm glad you liked the piece. :)
Jon-Laurence Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
it brought me joy during this dark time. i was more than a his films and manic-brand of comedy helped me cope with and understand some of the more dramatic events of my youth. As an adult, his off-the-big screen comments and comedy routines which he were often woven in his various interviews and stand-ups regarding his battle with substance abuse and mental health disorders helped me in feeling less alienated during my early and mid 20s in that even this pillar of my youth which represented pure nostalgic joy also struggled with the all-too-human problems that i was facing at the time.
Brian-Athey Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I feel much the same. Odd sometimes to feel so close to an entertainer, but to me he was so much more than that.
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